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Best E-learning Course For ITS Starters: Get The Basic Knoweledge 100% Online

Now it’s the best time to strengthen your team’s knowledge. For Industrial Laundries newcomers, we recommend the E-INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRY STARTERS course. This module is a part of the e-learning courses for the Industrial Textile Services specialists. The basic principles will educate the basics of textile care. The industrial laundry process and the used equipment are explained. The complete washing process with its important factors are explained.

Among the course’s chapters, you can find the following:

  • Professional laundry technology
  • Washing
  • Drying
  • Finishing

By attending the (online) E-INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRY STARTERS course from the Level C of The World of PTC Business School, you will gain and strengthen the following skills:

1) Get to know the industrial laundry process

  • Know the processes in industrial laundry operations
  • Know the importance of the sorting process
  • Know the drying processes and operation of tumble dryers
  • know different designs and layouts of dryers, garment finishers and flatwork ironers

2) Have basic knowledge of the washing process

  • Know the different steps in a washing process
  • Know different washing processes and have basic knowledge of the important factors influencing the wash quality
  • know different designs and layouts of washer extractors
  • Be able to distinguish different designs, loading and unloading possibilities of wash extractors, water flow diagrams and chemical dosing possibilities
  • Know different designs and layouts of tunnel washers
  • Understand the differences between standing baths and counterflow washing
  • know the process of extraction presses and centrifugal extractors

The World of PTC – Business School is a training initiative developed by CINET in cooperation with international suppliers, specifically designed for professional laundry and dry cleaning stakeholders. Through this initiative CINET aims to strengthen and stimulate the development of the PTC (Professional Textile Care) industry.

You will find easy accessible information on Retail Textile Cleaning and Industrial Textile Services on the following levels:

  • Starters (Level C): Basic level of education and knowledge for people who likes to start in the textile cleaning industry:
  • Operational Excellence (Level B): Advanced level for operators, employees for detail knowledge and skills of the textile cleaning process
  • Management (Level A): Excellent level for managers and employees on legislation, improvement methodologies, operational management, business modelling & cost structures and marketing

The product range of The World of PTC – Business School consists of E-learning & (on the job) Training courses, Practical Workshops & Webinars and a vast PTC online library & Book series. Select the courses that match your professional (both individual and company) needs and become a Master in PTC!

More info, on the E-INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRY STARTERS course  in The World of PTC – Business School – here!

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High-Efficiency Solar System Installed at Unifirst’s Plant in Texas (USA)

UniFirst announced that it has begun generating solar power at its industrial textile services facility in San Antonio, Texas, according to a news release. The structure consists of a 232.5 kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar system with 612 high-efficiency solar panels, which will cover 25% of UniFirst’s plant annual energy use.

In terms of costs, the UniFirst’s solar power system will generate more than $25,000 in energy savings in its first year of operation. As the cost of electricity is expected to rise over time, the system will deliver long term benefits including an estimated $1,000,000 in lifetime utility cost savings.

The UniFirst Corporation provides workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing in the United States, Canada, and Europe. It operates through US Rental and Cleaning, Canadian Rental and Cleaning, Manufacturing, Specialty Garments Rental and Cleaning, and First Aid segments

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PTC is The Better Way to do Laundry:

Almost zero impact on plastic soup

Although highly publicized measures have been taken, such as eliminating plastic straws and charging fees for plastic bags at stores, small plastic fragments continue to be produced in homes through domestic washing. Many experts all over the world raise the topic of the negative impact domestic washing has for growing the plastic soup problem. A study of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, showed that samples of wastewater in Tokyo contained 420 microplastic particles per liter, with most of them being fibers. “We are surrounded by plastic,” said Ryota Nakajima, a researcher at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology who runs a blog on how to reduce plastic use in our daily lives.

 

Solution? Professional Textile Care, the only sustainable choice.

OSPAR Commission confirmed last year that professional textile cleaning hardly contributes to plastic soup. In its report “Assessment document of land-based inputs or microplastics in the marine environment” (2017) it is established that domestic washing/cleaning of textiles contributes 30% to the total amount of synthetic microfibers that end up in the ecosystem. Industrial cleaning hardly contributes to that 30%; the estimate is a small 0.03%.

 

CINET’s representative in the Dutch Infrastructure and Water Management Commission

Dr. ir. Henk Gooijer, Technical Manager of TKT, works also as a member of the Dutch Infrastructure and Water Management Commission, representing the The Netherlands’ Professional Textile Care sector. This initiative aims to identify the impact of microfibers on the environment and to propose and implement effective and practical solutions. Also in other countries initiatives are taken to deal with this. CINET is actively partnering up to stimulate information exchange.

 

 

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Battistella’s 45 Years Anniversary

If the 40 years of Battistella BG of Rossano Veneto in the province of Vicenza were celebrated five years ago, it would have been in the sense of tradition and of family history. However, today in 2020, the celebration of the 45th anniversary had a totally different flavour.

According to Daniele Battistella, the company’s president, on 18 and 19 September the company has planned to celebrate 45 years with two days dedicated to the company and products. But in the current situation, where all the economic operators navigate on sight and in which the health and behavioural protocols are rather rigid, Battistella had to suspend everything. What has not been suspended is the will to innovate. Michele Battistella, commercial director siad that in September the company will launch our new website which will be simpler, more functional and of immediate use. A new commercial and marketing strategy to make the functioning and quality of the products understood in a direct and immediate way .

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Good Signs From The Fashion Industry: H&M is Back to Profit

Despite the Corona effects, hopeful news from Sweden has been published. The H&M company indicated that sales development in the third quarter reflected the Covid-19 situation. At the beginning of the quarter approximately 900 of the group’s more than 5,000 stores were temporarily closed. At the end of the quarter just above 200 stores were temporarily closed.

In the third quarter 2020 – 1 June 2020 to 31 August 2020 – the H&M group’s net sales decreased by 16 percent in local currencies compared with the corresponding period last year. Converted to SEK net sales decreased by 19 percent to SEK 50,870 m (EUR 4,7 m). As a result of appreciated collections together with rapid and decisive actions, the H&M group’s recovery is better than expected.

More full-price sales combined with strong cost control enabled the company to already turn to profit in the third quarter. Preliminary results show profit before tax of approximately SEK 2 billion (EUR 188,5 m). The final results for the third quarter and the nine-month period 1 December 2019 – 31 August 2020, will be published on 1 October 2020.

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Trends To Be Taken Into Account By Laundries Operating in The Hospitality Sector

Hotel technology is often used to deliver excellent customer experience. It will be highly important to remain doing so in COVID times. Here are some technology trends within the hotel industry that may also affect our industry.

According to Revfine, a knowledge platform for the hotel industry, the use of robots is a fascinating and rapidly improving. The robots have the potential to assist with housekeeping activities, such as vacuum cleaning floors and killing germs, which can be especially important for making your property COVID secure. During these times, virtual reality (VR) proves to be the ultimate way to experience a hotel before making a booking. Many hotel websites use VR tours and 360 videos  to attract additional sales.

Smart technology is being used to provide guests with a fully customised experience. It will help to reinforce the brand identity of the hotel in question and increase customer loyalty. Self-service automation will place the decision-making process with the guests. It will not remove traditional staff from their duties, but their services are being improved with a heightened sense of in-house automation. Finally, facial recognition applications will provide various benefits for hotel management. For instance, increased levels of security and authorised personnel will only get access to specific areas.

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‘New Normal’ Trends in the Laundry Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an environment in which customers are acutely aware of health standards and hygiene protocols. Watching store personnel clean the machines, the folding tables, the seating units and the restrooms creates confidence cleanliness is taken seriously.

Another trend is the increased reliance on technology. For instance in the coin-operated laundries, the pandemic led to an unexpected coin shortage, so laundry owners started to offer multiple payment options. Together with leverage remote monitoring to meet their customer’s needs, it induced the laundry sector to transform from an analog to a more digital approach. The current situation has only accelerated this development.
In other ways too, technology has provided advantages. Payment systems provide the ability to program washer cycles and offer special services. Apart from that, it enables machines to work in concert with chemicals, pump systems, ozone or UV disinfection systems, an important feature during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Increased focus on staff training in light of the current pandemic has also become imminent, as well as focus on store layout with wider aisles, more and better-spaced folding tables, sanitization stations, and soak sinks. Finally, new services have emerged, such as wash-dry-fold, as well as the growing availability of residential pickup and delivery.

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Excellence Knowledge Level For Laundry Managers with CINET’s E-learning Program (100% Online!)

The hygienic treatment of textiles is one the most important topics concerning laundries all over the world during the Coronavirus pandemic. In a previous article we’ve presented how is CINET’s World of PTC – Business School Program addresing this topic in its curricula in the E-Hygiene Management courses: for Industrial Laundries (link: here) and for Dry-(Wet)cleaners, link – here! Apart from the E-Hygiene Management course, you can improve your Professional Textile Care knowledge through one of the Excellence courses in the Level B. You can find below some of the numerous benefits of this course for both ITS and RTC

 

Do you work as a Supervisor/Manager in an Industrial Laundry? Then this course is for you!

By attending the (online) E-INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRY EXCELLENCE course from the Level B of The World of PTC Business School, you will gain and strengthen the following skills:

  1. A better understanding of the functions of water in the laundry process:
    • Know what the important parameters are for the water quality
    • Know the term liquor ratio and influence on the process
    • Know the options for water recycling
    • Know the basic principles of water use
    • Know the directives concerning water
    • Know the treatment options of waste water in the laundry
  2. A better knowledge of the energy saving the washing process
    • the main sustainability parameters of the laundry processes
    • the influence of temperature on the energy efficiency of washing
    • the influence of humidity on the energy efficiency of drying
    •  good housekeeping measures to increase energy efficiency
    • the basic knowledge of drying
    • the options to save energy in the washing process
    • the principles of heat exchangers

 

Are you in charge of a drycleaning operation? This course is tailored upon your needs!

By attending the (online) E-DRYCLEAN EXCELLENCE course from the Level B of The World of PTC Business School, you will gain and strengthen the following skills:

1) Have a basic understanding of different solvents

  • know the major physical and chemical properties and safety aspects of perchloroethylene, hydrocarbon, siloxane D5, acetal and glycol ether solvents
  • have a basic understanding of cleaning processes of perchloroethylene, hydrocarbon, siloxane D5, acetal and glycol ether solvents
  • have a basic understanding of spotting processes
  • know how to treat the most common spots
  • know the basic principles of detergents
  • know the different types of detergents

2) Have a basic understanding of different dry cleaning machine

  • have a basic knowledge and understanding of specific machine technology of perchloroethylene, hydrocarbon, siloxane D5, acetal and glycol ether solvents
  • have a basic knowledge of leakage prevention and good prevention practices
  • have a basic knowledge of good solvent storage practices
  • have a basic understanding of solvent recycling
  • know the do’s and don’ts to prevent solvent emission to the environment and health risks
  • know the basic principles and demands of contact water treatment

The World of PTC – Business School is a training initiative developed by CINET in cooperation with international suppliers, specifically designed for professional laundry and dry cleaning stakeholders. Through this initiative CINET aims to strengthen and stimulate the development of the PTC (Professional Textile Care) industry.

 

The World of PTC – Business School is a training initiative developed by CINET in cooperation with international suppliers, specifically designed for professional laundry and dry cleaning stakeholders. Through this initiative CINET aims to strengthen and stimulate the development of the PTC (Professional Textile Care) industry.

You will find easy accessible information on Retail Textile Cleaning and Industrial Textile Services on the following levels:

  • Starters (Level C): Basic level of education and knowledge for people who likes to start in the textile cleaning industry:
  • Operational Excellence (Level B): Advanced level for operators, employees for detail knowledge and skills of the textile cleaning process
  • Management (Level A): Excellent level for managers and employees on legislation, improvement methodologies, operational management, business modelling & cost structures and marketing

The product range of The World of PTC – Business School consists of E-learning & (on the job) Training courses, Practical Workshops & Webinars and a vast PTC online library & Book series. Select the courses that match your professional (both individual and company) needs and become a Master in PTC!

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Register As An Online Participant And Get A Free Access Link To GBPAP2020!

Be part of the event the entire PTC industry is waiting for! Witness the competition of the best Professional Textile Care profiles, support and vote your favourites, get an online copy of the World of PTC – Book 7 and join of a global movement: The Sustainability Manifest. All online and free of charge. All you have to do is fill in the registration form below. Only registered participants will receive the access link to the online streaming event.

The GBPAP2020 Event will be streamed LIVE ONLINE from Amsterdam (NL) on 4-5 November 2020, with participants from some 40 countries. For more info on the Awards Program, download the Official GBPAP2020 Brochure – link here!

 

REGISTRATION FORM. 

Fill-in your registration details below, select the sections you want to attend and you will receive (by the end of October next) the access link for the GBPAP2020 online streaming!

Global Best Practices Awards 2020 sponsors:

 

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Ready to Measure Your Sustainability Level With Ecotool?

Sustainability is now just a cool word. It is a movement and a philosophy for more and more PTC companies all over the world. These companies use ECOTOOL as the most accurate tool available for measuring the sustainability according to international best practices. By using ECOTOOL, you will know exactly what your laundry’s eco-footprint is through the complete supply chain based on: CO2 emission, primary energy content of a product, water consumption, consumption of chemicals, land use and mass balance.

With ECOTOOL’s features, the laundry managers will have a complete life cycle analysis (LCA) tool of textile products and you will be able to quantify the sustainability of the textile for its entire lifetime. This way, you will be able to benchmark your current operation with other type of textiles or machinery and with OPL / domestic laundry setups.

Sustainability seen as a process

Among the benefits provided by ECOTOOL is benchmark your operation with a number of processes (e.g. differences between laundry machinery) and a number of standard products like:

  • Workwear industry, general
  • Workwear food industry
  • Roller towel
  • Uniform health care
  • Bedsheet health care
  • Residential care garments, underwear
  • Residential care garments, shirt
  • Towel (100% cotton, 80/20 cotton / PET and with recycled cotton

Measure your Sustainability levels now!

Register for ECOTOOL – here! in the Level A e-learning module (Industrial Textile Services – ITS) of CINET’s World of PTC Business School. For more info, you can contact CINET Secretariat (cinet@cinet-online.com)

 

Central GBPAP2020 topic

Sustainability, Hygiene and Digitization will be the central subjects during the Global Best Practices Awards Program 2020. The GBPAP2020 Event will be streamed LIVE ONLINE from Amsterdam (NL) on 4-5 November 2020, with participants from some 40 countries. More on the Awards, on the CINET Website – here

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