Garment life & corporate value

Increase margins & customer satisfaction


Next to labor, acquiring and replacing corporate uniforms and industrial gear is the second largest expense in industrial cleaning operations, typically representing 20-25% of operating costs. 

TERSUS analysis of publicly-available financial information for major textile rental companies reveals that increasing the useful life of workwear from 2 years to 2.5 years would improve margins by 4% (from 18% to 22%) while reducing CAPEX from 19% to 15% of sales. 

Workwear currently has a useful life of between 2-5 years, leading to: 

  • High CAPEX that reduces free cash flow; 
  • High depreciation that reduces operating margins, and; 
  • Higher prices for industrial laundry customers. 

Currently deployed water-based laundry operations accelerate garment degradation, increasing costs to service providers. Until now, an alternative to water-based cleaning was not available. TERSUS is the only technically- and economically-viable alternative to water-based industrial laundry. 


Factors contributing to garment degradation: 

The combined components of water-based cleaning of corporate workwear and industrial gear produces tangible damage to textiles after each cycle. Now there is an alternative to water-based cleaning that is gentler to textiles, restores technical function, and can increase garment life.


Fiber degradation due to water-based laundering: 

The potential margin improvements and CAPEX reductions from increasing the useful life of workwear are significant. Ask us to assess your unique situation and provide guidance on margin improvement. 

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