Research & Development projects
Innovations and developments are an ongoing process. Based on changing demands of customers and societies, new materials, processes, ICT tools, logistics and service concepts are developed. Over the last couple of years various research & development projects were organised.
European Roadmap Textile Service 2030
By this study the industries vision of the future for textile services 2030 was published. Based on a sound market study, workshops with participants from the entire textile care chain and efforts of many specialists and experts, market profiles for 2030 and 8 business cases have been developed, which is used to set up a market driven research agenda. This innovative research agenda was used to set up consortia and partnerships (within the chain and internationally) to realize the “App store textile service 2030 with 80% energy savings”.
Innovations & New Technologies
In this project PTC innovations are demonstrated and evaluated. Changing customer demands require new enabling technologies allowing PTC companies to provide more advanced services. Demonstration projects provide the textile service and textile cleaning companies information about relevant future developments. New PTC services, new solvents, processing technologies, automation, functional materials, and more are subject to pilots and demonstrations. An overview of these developments are published in The CINET Book 3: The World of PTC: Innovations & New Technologies. Continuous updates and reviews of innovations and developments are organised to keep the information updated.
Logistics & Online Services
Services on a personal level are demanding mass customisation, concepts based upon flexibility in the process, automation and ICT tools to produce tailor made solutions in an efficient and effective way. These needs are the starting point for the development of new service concepts and business cases. The project SteamChallenge is developing an online service portal and logistic solution for textile cleaners. Together with universities and research institutes new logistical concepts are developed and pilots are performed to demonstrate the abilities and applicability of sustainable logistic solutions for textile care services. An overview of these developments is published in the CINET Book 4: The World of PTC: Innovations & New Services.
By stimulating research and development within the PTC industry and cooperating with international experts, CINET is working actively on an extensive knowledge database. This database consists of information on state of the art textile care processes, quality performances, textile materials, logistics, ICT & online developments, energy efficiency, sustainability and more.
This knowledge is made available to the industry by workshops, educational programs, books, brochures and the CINET website (Library).
The Technological Knowledge centre Textile care (TKT) is a broker of knowledge in the textile care industry. By registering and mapping the need for knowledge, TKT initiates and participates in research projects and maintains in contact with international knowledge institutes, companies and experts. In addition TKT supplies information and knowledge to the textile care industry by providing training, workshops, presentations and brochures.
TKT and CINET cooperate on various research and technology projects.