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Interclean VIRTUAL Professional Laundry Conference Powered by CINET (Nov. 6th next)

CINET and the RAI Amsterdam will organize a virtual professional laundry conference during the upcoming INTERCLEAN online show, streamed live on November 6th from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The conference is focused in the following topic: ‘Best Practices = Safe & Sustainable Profit’ for stakeholders in commercial laundries. Through the CINET network a number of speakers have been selected resulting in the program below. The participation is free of charge.

 

‘Best Practices = Safe & Sustainable Profit’

Date: 6 november Online, virtual event
Fee: free of charge

 

Moderator: Peter Wennekes

9.30 AM CET  Welcome by Robert Stelling RAI Amsterdam Exhibition Manager Interclean Global Events. Welcome by Peter Wennekes (President & CEO of CINET) 

9.35 AM CET Major trends in the exciting world of professional textile care by Leon Wennekes, TextileCare Research

9.45 AM CET Laundry vs. professional textile care by Geert Böttger, CEO of Expo+Consulting Associates

  • Key values of professional textile care
  • How does professional textile care contribute to society? (results EY study 2019)
  • Market developments & Roadmap to 2030

10.00 AM CET Master Class best practices in professional textile care by Dr. Ir. Henk Gooijer, technical project director TKT and Simon Hemmes, technical consultant & former Senior Application Specialist @ Diversey

  • Laundry flow & design
  • Detergents & bleach
  • Green cleaning: safe & sustainable processing
  • Quality management
  • Microbiology & hygiene management for professional laundry operations in Corona times
  • International Hygiene Advisory Committee
  • Automation & IT: the Smart Laundry
  • Benchmarking washing technology in terms of:
    • Sustainability
    • Hygiene
    • Total cost of ownership
  • Ecotool: how can professional textile care contribute to lower the eco footprint of your laundry operation

10.30 AM CET Business case presentation: How a joint venture of hotels leads to state-of-the-art central laundry processing by Ron Davidson, President of the Guild of Cleaners & Launderers from the UK.

10.45 AM CET Business case presentation ‘Laundry on demand’: Uberization of the laundry industry by Rick Rome of WashClub NYC

11.00 AM CET End of program

Free registrations: here 

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Free Management Training Course (Retail Textile Cleaning), on November 4th

The first GBPAP2020 day (November 4th) will open in style. Mr. Geert Böttger (Senior Professional Textile Care expert) will provide a Management Training course in an online streaming session from 09:00 AM CET to 10:00 AM CET.

Free Management Training Course

– Retail Textile Cleaning –

by Mr. Geert Böttger,

Live Streaming, on Nov 4th, 09:00 AM CET

Retail Textile Cleaning companies all over the world aim to delivering services and products that meet customer requirements. The mission became more difficult since the beginning of Corona pandemic and the managerial skills are more important than ever.

Mr. Geert Böttger, Senior Professional Textile Care Expert

If your company operates in the Retail Textile Cleaning segment (drycleaning and/or wetcleaning) and you  are interested in generating new business and getting new customers during and after Corona, this course is for you!

FREE REGISTRATIONS – LINK HERE!

The participation at the online Management Training is FREE OF CHARGE. In order to participate, you have to fill-in the form for Registration at the Global Best Practices Awards and select the sessions you would like to attend. You will then receive a link with the code you need in order to join the Event. Looking forward to welcome you at the GBPAP2020 Event!

 

GBPAP2020: The Very Best Showcases

DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE – CLICK 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:

 

 

Professional Textile Care: The Better Way to do Laundry!

 

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Free Management Training Course (Industrial Textile Services), on November 5th

In the second GBPAP2020 day (November 5th), Mr. Geert Böttger (Senior Professional Textile Care expert) will present a Management Training Course for Industrial Textile Services in an online streaming session from 09:00 AM CET to 10:00 AM CET.

Free Management Training Course – Industrial Textile Services –

by Mr. Geert Böttger,

Live Streaming, on Nov 5th, 09:00 AM CET

Industrial Textile Services companies all over the world aim to deliver services and products that meet the (B2B) customer requirements. Depending on their area of operation, the ITS companies’ mission became more difficult since the beginning of Corona pandemic. The course aims to point out the necessary skills to be strengthened in developing successful new services and business in Industrial Textile Services. How should Textile Services companies organize themselves to be able to deliver new opportunities.

Mr. Geert Böttger, Senior Professional Textile Care Expert

FREE REGISTRATIONS – LINK HERE!

If your company operates in the Industrial Textile Services segment and you  are interested in generating new business and getting new customers during and after Corona, this course is for you!

The participation at the online Management Training is FREE OF CHARGE. In order to participate, you have to fill-in the form for Registration at the Global Best Practices Awards and select the sessions you would like to attend. You will then receive a link with the code you need in order to join the Event. Looking forward to welcome you at the GBPAP2020 Event!

 

GBPAP2020: The Very Best Showcases

DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE – CLICK 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:

 

 

Professional Textile Care: The Better Way to do Laundry!

 

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Professional Textile Care Businesses BEWARE! Protect your ICT infrastructures from hacking attacks

According to ABS Laundry Business Solutions (ABS), businesses worldwide are threatened by professional hacking teams with ransomware. Over the past five years the damages to companies have increased from approx. $325 million in 2015 to an expected $20 billion in 2021.

In the past 18 months malware in the ICT infrastructure has put daily operations at risk in various businesses in the laundry industry. In general the hackers work according to the following approach:

  • A hacker compromises an end-user workstation, often starts from spam or targeted emails
  • Gathers credentials to access other workstations and servers (Credential Theft)
  • Destroys backups / de-activates backup system
  • Copies valuable data
  • Encrypts or ‘takes hostage’ server infrastructure and as many workstations as possible
  • ‘Requests’ a large ransom to decrypt data and release systems

The company advises that your backups should be able to bounce ransomware attacks and should be tested on a regular basis. In general, ICT infrastructure and operating systems should be kept up to date, periodically patched and hardened against Credential Theft. Finally, in case it actually happens to your organisation, it is very important that there is a recovery plan in place. You must be sure that you can rely on your backup solution and standby systems – if necessary.

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German-Dutch Innovation – New recycling process for used clothing made from blended fibres

An innovative, independent development and engineering company, based in Mönchengladbach, Germany – imat-uve –  is working with a German-Dutch project consortium on an industrial solution for the recycling of old clothes made from mixed fibres. The recycled yarns and woven fabrics made from them, are primarily intended for use in the automotive industry.

Old textiles are a valuable raw material that can be easily reused. Research shows that in Germany alone 1.01 million tons of textiles, old clothes and new garments that have never been worn end up in the trash every year (source: BSVE). The company indicates that until now it has not been possible to process these old textiles in a high-quality way; most of them are burned or processed to low quality nonwovens. The problem seems to be that in most cases the textiles are not made of pure but mixed fibres.

This is now about to change, the company declares. The engineering and development service provider is developing – together with a consortium of German and Dutch partner companies – a mechanical recycling process that recycles used textiles made from blended fibres for use in vehicle interiors.

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Lapauw Streamlines Operations and Focuses on High Performance in View of COVID-19

After the departure of long-serving CEO Steven Renders, laundry solutions manufacturer Lapauw’s owner Philippe D’Heygere now holds the positions of both CEO and president. In this new capacity he is also faced with the COVID-19 effects and therefore he has rapidly started to change some ‘imperfections’ in the company’s structure.

 

The measures taken are:

  • Overhead costs have been reduced to their most efficient level.
  • The R&D department has moved into a ‘War Room’ with a team of excellent engineers not only focusing on producing high performing laundry machines, but also on the very important ecological parameters.
  • Weekly follow-up, and direct video call contact with all salespeople in daughter companies.
  • The company’s factory in the Czech Republic will help to reduce the labour cost and add the needed extra production capacity.

D’Heygere stated that the Group is getting lean and mean and is ready to face the fierce competition. Apart from that he said that the Covid-19 crisis eventually showed the world that hygiene and healthcare are of vital importance. In that respect the company anticipated to that awareness and stated to have invented and patented its Mediwave and the Medistream barrier washers and dryers for cleanrooms and hospitals.

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New Acquisition Expands EVI Industries Distribution and Service Network in Northeast USA

EVI Industries, Inc. (NYSE American: EVI) recently announced that it executed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Barrington, New Hampshire based Yankee Equipment Systems, Inc. – a distributor of commercial laundry products and a provider of related technical installation and maintenance services.

This addition to the company clearly demonstrates the company’s continued leadership aspirations in the transformation of the North American commercial laundry industry. Apart from that the merger adds approximately $31 million in revenue that is well distributed over 2,200 industrial, on-premise, vended, and multi-family laundry customers.

Henry M. Nahmad, the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated that the newly acquired  Yankee Equipment Systems will not only continue to be led by its current leader – Peter Limoncelli –  but will also operate under its current name, from its present location, and with its existing team to provide business continuity to its customers, employees, and vendor partners

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The GBPAP2020 Finalists!

It was an amazing global quest for selecting and bringing together the best showcases from the whole world, despite an unprecedented and challenging Corona context. An unique series of outstanding pre-selections events (both physical and online) supported the curation and selection process. Now it’s the moment to present the list of the Global Best Practices Awards Program 2020 Finalists, selected according to the evaluation made by the GBPAP2020 International Pre-selection Jury. The selection was based upon the GBPAP2020 criteria: quality, sustainability, business model, innovation and keynote.

They were invited by CINET to deliver a virtual Pitch-Presentation of 3 minutes in front of an online GBPAP2020 International Jury, consisting of 20 independent experts worldwide. These presentations will be take place November 4th next (streamed from Amsterdam NL). The pitches are in 3 categories RTC-A for SME Retail Textile Cleaning companies, RTC-B for big retail companies and for ITS Industrial Textile Service companies. The Winners will be presented at the GBPAP2020 Ceremony on November 5th.

The most outstanding company profiles of GBPAP2020 are the following (arranged in alphabetical order):

RTC-A:

  • Canada: Gibson’s Cleaners Company LTD.
  • France: SAS Palais – Palasse Pressing
  • Greece: Carpet Clean Tsaknakis
  • India: Laundromania Laundry Services LLP
  • Italy: Lavariva SAS
  • Scotland: Elite Drycleaners
  • Spain: WOSH
  • The Netherlands: Silk & Satin
  • The Netherlands: Stomerij van Kan
  • The Netherlands: Medoclean B.V.
  • UAE: Champion Cleaners
  • UK: Acorns of Lancashire Limited
  • USA: Greene’s Cleaners Inc.
  • USA: Oceanside Cleaners
  • USA: Hallak Cleaners
  • USA: Country Club Cleaners

 

RTC – B: 

  • Australia: Karl Chehade Dry Cleaning
  • Brazil: LavemCasa
  • China: Mr. Shoes Cleaning Tech Co.,Ltd.
  • India: LaundroKart (Kleenco On-demand Services Pvt Ltd)
  • Indonesia: Jeeves PT Jeevesindo Gemilang (“JEEVES INDONESIA”)
  • Italy: Pierotti Laundry Network Group
  • Japan: LINET WHITEPLUS, Inc
  • Korea: KLC (KOREA LAUNDRY CO., LTD)
  • Russia: Open Joint-Stock Company UFAKHIMCHISTKA
  • Russia: OOO «ICLEANING»
  • Spain: Telelavo
  • Spain: Mr. Jeff
  • Thailand: BOX24 Co. Ltd.
  • The Netherlands: Dobbi
  • UAE: Washmen
  • UK: Oxwash Ltd.
  • UK: American Dry Cleaning Company
  • USA: Margaret’s Cleaners

 

ITS

  • Argentina: Lavadero Berazategui
  • Canada: Crouse’s Cleaners
  • France: GCS BIH 77
  • Germany: Coburger Handtuch + Matten-Service (CHMS)
  • Germany: Servitex GmbH
  • India: INTENSIVE CLOTHING CARE UNIT
  • India: Quick Clean Hospitality PvT. Ltd.
  • Italy: L.I.G. Centro Sud S.r.l.
  • Paraguay: Lavatt
  • Poland Prawol Alicja Wolska Jerzy Wolski Sp.j. Warsaw
  • Poland: Firma Handlowa Pretty Jolanta Wielgus
  • Spain: Romeral Lavandería Industrial
  • UAE: Balghailam Bubble Works Laundry LLC
  • Wales: CanDo Laundry Services

 

Goodluck

CINET whishes all FINALISTS good luck at the Pitch Presentations streamed virtually from Amsterdam November 4th next.

 

 

GBPAP2020: The Very Best Showcases

DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE – CLICK 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:

 

 

Professional Textile Care: The Better Way to do Laundry!

 

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Professional Textile Care Means Guaranteed Hygiene

Be virtually present at GBPAP2020 online event (Nov 4-5), where Guaranteed Hygiene Textile Service will be one of the key topics, with a focus on:

  • New ways of thinking
  • New perspectives
  • New experiences

 

Challenges during the CORONA pandemic

COVID 19 Corona has forced the complete laundry industry to focus on hygiene as the # 01 priority. And this didn’t happen exclusively in de laundry industry, but also their major customers – hospitals, the hospitality industry, the food industry, pharmaceutical companies, etc, etc – had to redefine their priorities.  These industries – in addition – have adapted collection and transport protocols, simply because of the contagious nature of this new Corona virus.  At GBPAP 2020 one will explain the backgrounds why CINET has initiated creating The International Hygiene Advisory Committee. The idea is not only to have the laundry industry better prepared when a new outbreak emerges – but also to bring all hygiene aspects to the forefront of both the laundries and their customers.

Handling linen that is contaminated with virusses isn’t uncommon in the laundry industry. Localised outbreaks of Norovirus happen more frequently than one might think. Example: Between Sept 1 2019 and July 31 2020 there have been 1032 reported outbreaks in the USA alone.

 

New: The International Hygiene Advisory Committee

An independent Committee on international experts, chaired by Mr. Simon Hemmes, was created with the following goals:

  • recommendations for the laundries, their customers and staff
  • maximise hygiene awareness
  • approve laundry protocols
  • monitor epidemiologic outbreaks
  • advise in case of a new outbreak

 

 

CINET International Hygiene Reference (RTC)

For a long period of time, the retail textile care industry was focussing on stain and spot removal and a high level of garment finishing quality. However, the global corona-crisis led to an increasing demand from customers for hygienically clean and corona-free garments and textile products.

This demand is new to the retail textile care industry, contrary to the textile service industry for whom this is more standard. Hygienical laundry processes for e.g. hospital and health care are state-of-the-art, however what about dry-cleaning processes and hygiene. And all kinds of new question pop up

CINET has set up a Hygiene Reference Guide which is aimed to enable professional textile cleaners to answer questions about and to inform the cleaner how to deliver hygienically clean laundry in line with internationally accepted reference values.

 

What is hygienic clean?

Hygienic clean is that no or only a limited number of bacteria (most guidelines focus on bacteria) are present on the garments and laundry after cleaning. These guidelines vary from country to country. The guidelines describe the maximum number of bacteria (expressed in c.f.u.) allowed per surface area of the product after cleaning. So, hygienically clean is not the same as sterile (= no bacteria)!

CERCLEAN® / Certex® Certified = better equipped for Corona and the future

Consumers and companies are becoming more critical when it comes to hygiene standards and guarantees, contamination risks for consumers, end-user and employees. The certified companies will therefore have a significant competitive advantage. CERCLEAN® / Certex® International Certification can help your business to gain more trustworthiness an professionalism.
More on CERCLEAN® / Certex® International Certification, its benefits and quotations – on this link (here)

 

GBPAP2020: The Very Best Showcases

Virtual Streaming from Amsterdam (NL) Nov 4-5

For CINET, 2019 and 2020 were marked by an amazing global quest for selecting and bringing together the very best showcases from all over the world. Assisted and supported by a growing number of sponsors and members, over 125 applications from some 40 COUNTRIES were received. Untill COVID 19 Corona came 5 Pre-selections were already organised and the winners automaticly qualified for the final presentation. Some 6 pre-selections needed to be cancelled or were organised virtually.

In spite of the fact that due to Corona, the GLOBAL BEST PRACTICES 2020 could not be organised from Texcare International in Frankfurt, CINET is extremely pleased to organise this eventvirtually from AMSTERDAM NL, in collaboration with the INTERCLEAN Streaming event.

DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE – CLICK 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:

 

 

Professional Textile Care: The Better Way to do Laundry!

 

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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:

 

 

Professional Textile Care: The Better Way to do Laundry!

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