CINET (Comité International De L`Entretien du Textile) was founded 35 years ago and grew to become a global umbrella association with 100+ members (national associations, international suppliers, research institutes and individual companies). CINET aims to build a global network of experts, stimulate the implementation of innovation by exchanging information and profile the capabilities of the industry (a.o. with Global Awards).
To work on these goals CINET executes a yearly research agenda and offers an International Certification Program on best practices through step-by-step e-learning, workshops and on the job training. This leads to accredited (CERTEX®) or non-accredited (CERCLEAN®) certification with ISO and EN (hygiene) standards.
To be a well-structured, strong and reputed international umbrella organisation for the global professional textile care industry to both consumer and business-to-business applications.
CINET organisational structure
The 8 Executive Board members meet regularly, they actively support CINET activities around the world and represent international markets or TC/TS market segments
The Advisory Board Committee was installed in 2016, by advising on operational matters, act as a think tank and by reflecting on the long term strategy and other developments, they assist the Executive Board and CEO.
Mr. Geert Böttger
Mr. Marcus Taslim
Mr. Henk van Dijk
Mr. Jaap Reinders
The General Assembly convenes once a year, preferably at an international event, it is the highest authority in the association. CINET Boards, Committees and International Working Groups report on their previous year’s activities. CINET Liaison Officers report on trends and developments in their respective markets and delegates exchange information on significant events in their own countries. Speakers are invited who contribute expert knowledge and advise on selected topics, and exchange views with members.
PTC Professionals that are the contact persons for the CINET secretariat for a specific region, country or project area, consistent with their expertise. Able to inform on current events & news, provide presentations & educational sessions and represent CINET at conferences & meetings.
Mr. Pan Wei
Mr. Gabrio Renzacci
Mr. Gabriel Cuppini
Mr. Leonid Bertsev
Mr. Geert Böttger
Mrs. Zarina Ismail / Mr. Omar Adam Hon
Ms. Kathy Bowry
Mr. Jorge Cristina
Mr. Antonio Fernandez Vaca
2 International Working Groups; one for Textile Cleaning and one for Textile Services, set-up and execute projects and activities coordinated by Working Group Coordinators. In their efforts they are supported by the CINET secretariat, which is responsible for the execution.
Board & committee members, liaison officers, project leaders and other appointed persons can call upon the secretariat to assist them wherever possible.
Ir. Henk Gooijer
As a member of CINET you have access to the CINET website ‘Members Only Area’, which is the primary source of information, additionally information is shared by using the following channels:
- Participation in International Working Group sessions (registration secretariat).
- By requesting information from the CINET secretariat (on operational issues).
- Through biweekly E-Newsletters.
- In CINET Brochures, Reports, Benchmark Studies and other documents.
- Through Monthly Press Mailings.
- By advertorial content in international trade magazines.
- Access to the CINET website/ knowledge database (CINET Library) through an easy, onetime login.