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1st copy book ‘Bosatex; Sell your Plume’ presented

Former Director-General of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment in The Netherlands Hans van der Vlist receives the 1st copy of the book Bosatex; Sell your Plume.
Phase 1 Sector Approach Soil contamination textile cleaning completed!
On the occasion of the completion of the current Phase 1 of the Bosatex remediation of historical soil contamination in textile cleaning, Friday March 17th Bosatex chairman Tom Goutier presented the first copy of the book ‘Sell your Plume’ to the former director-general of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Hans van der Vlist.

In about seven years, a complex problem of historical VOCl- pollution was addressed by Bosatex. Over 300 locations nationwide were examined and remediated when necessary. The book provides an overview of backgrounds and activities and its significance for the textile cleaning industry. Because of this project the industry can look forward to an optimistic future again.

Starting approach
In 2010 at the start of the project is this future was very uncertain. Textile Cleaning companies were faced with a complex problem of great magnitude, which threatened the survival of many companies. Because the polluter pays, even if you are not aware of this of and are working properly according to the rules. Netex trade association and the Ministry of Environment needed almost 23 years to come to a satisfactory solution to address and resolve the historical soil pollution. With this solution, the foundation was laid for the future development of the industry.

Textile cleaning; 3 times more environmentally friendly than washing at home
Meanwhile, because of investments in the industry businesses are 3 times more environmentally friendly than washing at home with household appliances.
By also addressing the historical soil contamination there is again plenty of room for improvement in services to consumers and business customers to contemporary needs.
Working in dry cleaning is ‘cool’ again and dry cleaners serve their clients with a quality product and easy online ordering and delivery capabilities.

The Bosatex Foundation is the coordinating entity for the remediation of historical soil contamination in the Dutch Textile Cleaning Industry.
Within the Bosatex operation eventually over 130 remediations were carried out which involve more than €40 million of investment. The necessary resources are partly coming from to the dry cleaners and partly from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment. It is expected that another 2 years are needed for completion and aftercare. in order to achieve this result Bosatex worked closely with the Ministry of Infrastructure, competent authorities, contractors, engineering firms and consultants.

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A literary start of 2017; The World of PTC Book Series

January offer:  start the year with knowledge on new business models. Volume V of The World of PTC Book series.

The latest publication in the series: Volume V: ‘New Business Models & Showcases’ demonstrates today’s and future market perspectives in PTC. Including 100 successful showcases of companies in the textile cleaning industry worldwide, and the winners of the Global Best Practices Awards 2016. As a New Year’s offer this publication is now available for €95 (ex VAT).

Can’t get enough? Contact CINET receive all 5 volumes for only €475 (ex VAT).

Volume IV ‘Innovations & New Services’ the aim is to serve the PTC industry with information to anticipate on a rapidly changing society. Volume 4 continues where the third volume left of. Not only innovations inside the textile care company can enhance the market share of the industry, but also anticipating on the changing society and the opportunities for new service concepts.

Volume III ‘Innovations & New Technologies’ gives an overview of multiple innovations and new technologies. Not only recent, but also future developments are covered. Several experts in the field of PTC contributed to this book.

Volume II: ‘Market Characteristics & Trends’ is written with the aim of sharing information and creating opportunities in emerging and mature markets with new business cases towards a bright future in professional textile care industry. This book concerns the PTC markets worldwide.

Volume I: ‘Safe & Sustainable Processing in PTC’ describes the working methods in textile cleaning and textile service. It provides an extensive description of the International Standard Best Practices in Safe & Sustainable PTC processing.