CINET’s Corona ITS Webinar: An International Open-Platform for Laundries

As PTC’s global umbrella organization, CINET has created an international open-platform for sharing knowledge and experience during the coronavirus crisis, with the support of reputed experts. One of the goals is to support the companies and national associations in all parts of the world to actively promote the interests of the Professional Textile Care sector towards a “crucial status” of the industry in every country.

The most recent initiative was the CINET Webinar: Coronavirus Recommendations for Industrial Textile Services, held on Thursday, April 9.

The CINET International ITS Webinar on Coronavirus impact and solutions!

Participants from 14 countries shared their experiences and challenges of their countries’ laundry industry is facing regarding the Coronavirus crisis. Elements of  Industrial Textile Services protocols as well as references and recommendations were discussed, with input on the procedures applied in each country. A common denominator was the increasing importance of hygiene in laundries. The main conclusion was that a joint effort in building and sharing knowledge and protocols in all regions, combined with a strong call towards governments to support the industry as a crucial domain. It should facilitate a smooth recovery of the PTC industry in the post-corona phase.

The main chapters of the ITS Webinar mediated by Peter Wennekes (CINET’s President & CEO) were the following:

  • The Corona impact, by Leon Wennekes (Secretary General CINET),
  • Safe Working Procedures and Guidelines in the Netherlands, by Frank Aarts (Executive Director Certex and CERCLEAN International Certification),
  • Corona Free Laundering by Simon Hemmes, CINET Certified Trainer & Auditor for Industrial Textile Services,
  • Questions on effectiveness of COVID-19 control measures (Panel with a reputed microbiologist, Anton Buiting)
  • The Future Perspective, by Peter Wennekes (CINET’s President & CEO)


Does your company operate in Retail Textile Cleaning? Join CINET Webinar: CORONAVIRUS Recommendations RTC (Tue, Apr 14, 15:00-16:30 CET). Info and registrations – here!