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The pre-registration procedure has already started at EXPOdetergo International, Italy

The quick access to the show will not only allow the visitors to dedicate time to the programmed visits but also to spend the extra time to check all the new products and solutions on display. They will undoubtedly draw the attention of the visitors guiding them to examine the dominant topics of the textile care sector such as energy saving and new chemical products

The online pre-registration procedure has already started. The threshold of sixteen thousand square meters booked was overcome at the end of April 2018 (15.000 square meters at the end of March) for the total of 213 direct and represented exhibitors. Less than five months before EXPOdetergo International 2018, scheduled at Fiera di Milano Rho from 19th to 22nd of October, and the world leading exhibition of textile care is preparing to reach, as expected, a complete sold out of 17.000 square meters divided between Hall 1 and Hall 3.

Find out more about ExpoDetergo International from the most recent press release, here: 

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Carrington introduces Satinized Silver technology for antimicrobial textiles

Carrington introduces Satinized Silver technology for antimicrobial textiles

Carrington, is a leading producer of workwear fabrics in the UK, producing over 50 million metres of fabric annually, and exporting to more than 75 countries worldwide. It has recently presented a novel technology of wash-resistant, antimicrobial textiles for the healthcare industry under the name Satinized Silver. Taking into account that in health care, the spread of germs and secondary infections through service clothing is a significant threat, the temperature-resistant “Sanitized Silver” equipment technology represents an interesting solution.

Sanitized Silver delivers safety in hygiene and healthcare products, and protects from bacterial growth and odors. The technology is based on the antibacterial effects of silver and expands those properties to fabrics. By using silver ions embedded in an innovative carrier system, free from any nano particles, the technology claims to offer significant benefits, not only in hospitals but in primary care – including doctors and dentists’ surgeries, clinics, nursing homes and residential homes for the elderly.

The Sanitized treatment is environmentally safe, conforms to bluesign and Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX and retains an extremely high antibacterial effect, even after multiple industrial washes. It can be applied to a wide range of fabrics that are used for different applications in medical environments – including garments and bedding.

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Kunz Pressing creates Atelier de Lisette training organization

Kunz Pressing creates Atelier de Lisette training organization in France

Kunz Pressing has recently developed the Atelier de Lisette, its own training organization, to enable everyone to understand and master the techniques related to the laundry business. By doing this, the company plans to support its expanding network of stores all over France. The training organization, located in the heart of La Roche-sur-Foron, provides training ranging from four days to one month depending on level and specialization. Beyond the initial training of each Kunz Pressing licensee, the workshop is also open to all professionals in the business.

The Kunz network is expanding with entrepreneurs choosing to invest in a family franchise. According to the company, seven new stores opened since the begining of this year and 10 more are still expected the following months. The plans include an expansion to Paris, Grenoble and Chamonix.

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China Laundry Expo

A record number of exhibitors and visitors expected at China Laundry Expo in Shanghai (July 18th -20th, 2018)

More than 200 exhibitors from China and the entire world have already booked their booths at the 19th China International Laundry Industry Exhibition (known as China Laundry Expo), that will take place between 18th and 20th of July, 2018, at New International Expo Center (No. 2345 Longyang Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China).

The visitors are expected in a 23,000 sqm exhibition area. The annual China International Laundry Industry Exhibition has already become an important platform for the domestic and overseas industrial elites to exchange their ideas to the industry. China Laundry Expo is the most influential and authoritative annual event in China laundry industry, which is preferentially supported by National Ministry of Commerce.

2018 is the 40th anniversary of China’s Reform & Opening-up. The Chinese laundry industry has become an indispensable and important industry which closely connects with the daily life of citizens. Through the 40 years, we have witnessed an several outstanding companies  have emerged in the Professional Textile Care industry, leading the country’s sector forward steadily.

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CERCLEAN® Certification: Maglificio Erika

After performing the audit, the CERCLEAN® certification will be granted to company Maglificio Erika. They were one of the first pilot companies to receive the CINET International Certification for 2014-2017; they will be re-certified for 2018-2021.

In the first week of May CINET travelled across the Northern part of Italy to visit some of the most extraordinary laundry facilities in Italy. Due to the many years of experience, the companies have a tremendous know-how in fabrics and how to process them. In some cases it’s truly extraordinary how the company advises on the care label with washing instruction based on experiences in the past.




Safe storage, also for the other chemicals and detergents.


Chemicals are properly stored on spill trays with sufficient capacity.


Maglificio Erika has a wonderful setup with 2 PERC machines and 1 hydrocarbon.


Proper maintenance of the machine is done every 2-3 cycles, daily, weekly, quarterly and yearly.



For each garment that is produced the company finds out the best cleaning process to be put on the carelabel, sometimes in collaboration with the fashion brand. An extraordinary level of know-how is build up on fabric care throughout the years.




The CERCLEAN® International Certificate is developed in the Netherlands in cooperation with international suppliers and experts. It was launched in 2016 and is meanwhile adopted in several European and Asia countries. It includes a full package of training and consultancy; E-Learning materials, workshops and practical (on the job) training. It is available in several languages. In 2018 CINET will aim to implement CERCLEAN® certification in 10 countries across the globe, focusing on high quality businesses that are able to set the international standard.

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Diversey appoints Henrique Andrews to the position of vice president, corporate development

Diversey appoints Henrique Andrews to the position of vice president

Diversey has appointed Henrique Andrews to the position of vice president, corporate development. In his new role, Andrews will lead Diversey’s mergers and acquisitions programme, and brings extensive experience of M&A transactions, corporate development, and strategic planning and will spearhead Diversey’s ambitious acquisition plans.

Previously, Andrews served as group corporate development director for Johnson Matthey Plc, a FSTE 100 company, where he was responsible for acquisition, disposal and joint venture activities, as well as M&A strategy and deal origination. Prior to that role, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in London.


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Elis acquires Wäscherei Waiz in Germany

Elis acquires Wäscherei Waiz in Germany

Elis has recently announced it has acquired 100% of Wäscherei Waiz GmbH in Germany. The closing of the transaction is subject to standard regulatory conditions and shall occur at the beginning of June. Wäscherei Waiz is a family business that runs one laundry near Nuremberg. It generated revenues of 10 million euros in 2017. The company is fully dedicated to flat linen treatment for Healthcare clients for both short and long stays.

With this transaction, Elis continues the consolidation of its footprint in Germany in the dynamic Healthcare segment. Thus, Elis continues to consolidate in the German market with this acquisition in the Northern part of Bavaria, a region where Elis was not previously present.

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Whirlpool presents a new Maytag multi-load washer production line

Whirlpool presents a new Maytag multi-load washer production line in USA

Whirlpool Corporation Commercial Laundry, a division of Whirlpool Corp. has presented its new commercial laundry production facility and distribution center in the Fall River, Massachusetts. The Fall River manufacturing facility is intended to support strong customer demand for Whirlpool-built commercial laundry equipment. The $35 million project includes upgrades to the 300,000-square-foot facility, which will be Whirlpool’s largest plant in the world dedicated to commercial laundry.

The latest platform advancement is a production line solely dedicated to Maytag Commercial Laundry’s rigid- and soft-mount multi-load washers. The facilities will produce models ranging in size from 20 pounds to 65 pounds. The new machines are due to start rolling off the line this summer. Sales and service support have also been expanded to include more resources and an enhanced call center at Fall River.

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Girbau is launching Girbau Experience Spring

Girbau is launching Girbau Experience Spring

Girbau is launching Girbau Experience Spring, a programme that sets out to bring Girbau’s innovative offer within the reach of all laundries in Europe in a totally personalised way. The programme is run at the Girbau Experience Center (GEX), a meeting place for companies in the laundry industry and Girbau, with innovation as its nexus.

GEX, housed in the company’s headquarters in Vic (Barcelona), enables visitors to find out more about the full range of products and services, try out new experimental tools like GIRBAUMax (a virtual reality tool developed by Girbau for the laundry industry), undergo specific training or take part in product development and improvement workshops. When companies request a visit, an adviser will prepare a personalised agenda in line with their interests, with the right group of experts in each case. Activities are chosen to fit the professional profile and the purpose of the visit.

Those wishing to find out more about Girbau Experience Spring can register at:

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Positek RFID has appointed John Hamilton as director of business development for healthcare

Positek RFID (UK) has appointed John Hamilton as director of business development for healthcare

Positek RFID, the RFID systems, solutions and integration company serving the textile maintenance industry, has appointed John “Jack” A. Hamilton as director of business development for healthcare. With over 35 years of professional experience, Hamilton will oversee the development and management of large scale projects involving Positek RFID’s patented RFID technology to help hospitals reduce overall costs, manage their product inventories and identify opportunities for improvement in efficiency of inventory tracking.

Hamilton has implemented RFID solutions for healthcare linen laundry and in-hospital linen management. He has directed the research, development and production of medical products, supplies, equipment, instrumentation and related services during his career as an industry subject matter expert for sterilized surgical linens and the processing of surgical and healthcare textiles.


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