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46% of textile experts analyze fabrics but struggle with time delay - how about you?

Get insight into the results of our recently conducted survey and find out whether the market shares your opinions on textile analysis.

Valerie Morris
Valerie Morris

Jan 09, 2022

Do you conduct textile analysis, or do you solely rely on the information supplied by suppliers? Are you happy with the way it’s currently done, or would you like to change to a more efficient testing method? These are a two of the 30+ questions that we have asked the participants of our market survey. Now we would like to give you the opportunity to get insight into the results and draw your own conclusions.

The goal of the survey was to better understand the challenges that professionals like you face in their line of work. We wanted to know what problems they are dealing with regarding textile analysis, how these problems are currently solved, and what we can do to simplify their workflow.

Some of the outcomes were expected, others were quite surprising. All the feedback we receive helps us to continuously tweak and improve our products and services. It has led us to come up with the SenoLab, a package used to mobilize and simplify textile analysis for you, while at the same time enabling us to develop further applications.

Let’s dive into some of the results and find out whether you would have given us the same answers.

We have asked: How do you currently identify textile materials?

This question received one predominant answer: nearly 47% of those who participated in the survey stated that they conduct tests and analysis to identify textiles. This number shows how important it is to develop efficient testing devices that ensure timely and reliable results, catering those who already conduct textile analysis and encouraging the remaining 53% to consider shifting their approach.

Another 25% of those surveyed stated that they rely on the information on the label. Unfortunately, we know that it isn’t always complete or accurate, which was also confirmed by a number of experts from the textile industry that we interviewed as part of our market survey.

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We have asked: In your opinion, what are the main disadvantages of your current solution?

When looking at the graphic below it becomes clear that the biggest issues with the current solutions are the time delay and the cost. Some factors driving up the cost are the prices for extensive laboratory testing and the money spent on training employees. With laboratory tests often taking up to 3 days, it requires a lot of valuable time to get necessary results.

Another disadvantage of the current solutions is that samples are often destroyed during analysis. This leads to unnecessary waste and, ultimately, to an increase in cost as samples can’t be used anymore once they have been analyzed.

The demand for a better solution is very clear - it needs to be cost-effective, easy to use, non-destructive and ensure a high enough accuracy.

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We have asked: How much do you spend annually on textile analysis?

It was astounding to see that nearly 30% of those surveyed spend more than 7,000€ annually on textile analysis. Another 35% spend less than 500€.

We also asked those surveyed which payment option they would prefer if they were given a choice. Even though we expected people to prefer a pay-per-use-scheme, most actually prefer monthly lump sums or a one-time payment.

Based on these findings we have come up with the pricing and payment scheme for our SenoLab package, which we offer under a monthly or annual subscription to suit your individual needs. It is sold at a great pricing point and includes a free application, as well as comprehensive support from our team and first access to newly released applications.

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What do you think? Do the answers we received reflect your own views? Through the survey we got clear insights into the textile industry and into the challenges professionals like you face in their line of work. This helps to adapt our solutions accordingly.

 

If you would like to share your opinions with us or are interested in the SenoLab, send us an email to marketing@senorics.com.

Valerie Morris

I’m Senorics’ Content Creator. Most of the things you read on our website or on our social media accounts were written by me. I started working here in March 2020 when I was still living in Dresden. Now I have moved to New Zealand and work remotely from the opposite time zone.

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