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First Volume of 'The World of PTC’ presented at JET EXPO, Paris


At the JET EXPO, CINET Board Members Mr Peter Wennekes, CEO, and mr Dirk Vanmeirhaeghe, Chairman, present mr Benoît Jourjon, representative of the French Ministry, Head of Division Chronic Hazards and Environmental Quality) the first edition of the book series ‘The World of PTC: Safe & Sustainable Processing in Professional Textile Care’

At the JET EXPO show in Paris, held a little over a week ago on October 11 – 14, the first volume of the CINET project ‘The World of PTC’ was presented to mr Benoît Jourjon, representative of the French Ministry of Environmental Affairs. Both the audience and mr Benoît Jourjon were impressed by this 350-pages, full-colour book, chock-full of valuable information hitherto unavailable in the Professional Textile Care industry.

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New CINET members: the network is growing steadily


CINET is pleased to announce that in addition to the new members earlier in 2013, four other organisations in the field of Professional Textile Care have joined our membership.

Earlier in 2013, we welcomed Sankosha Manufacturing Co. Ltd from Japan; Hr Bjorkmans Entremattor AB from Sweden; the Chinese Laundry Association, Electrolux from Italy and Dibella GmbH from Germany and The Netherlands.

Recently, the following four members joined the CINET network:

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Indian textile chemical companies focus on product innovation


According to “India Textile Chemicals Market Forecast and Opportunities 2018”, the major players in the textile chemicals market in India are emphasizing towards product innovation through preparation of eco-friendly products as well as high end products, which add functional properties to textiles.

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Report: Personal Protection Textiles Fabrics


Market research store Research and Markets has added a new report to their offering: “Personal Protection Textiles Fabrics – For Harsh, Hazardous and Hostile Environments”. The report outlines the global market for personal protection clothing in the institutional, work wear and private sectors.

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Xeros brings sustainable textile cleaning to North America


Ultra low water cleaning system innovator Xeros has announced to have officially opened its North American headquarters in Manchester, NH.

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Dutch company Van Puijenbroek Textiel opens factory in Macedonia


The Dutch company Van Puijenbroek Textiel has opened VPTEX Macedonia, the new factory for production of industrial and protective work wear, in the Municipality of Ilinden, reports the Netherlands Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia.

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CSC ServiceWorks to acquire Mac-Gray for $524 million


Commercial laundry solutions provider CSC ServiceWorks Inc. and laundry facilities management services provider Mac-Gray Corporation have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger. CSC will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Mac-Gray for $21.25 per share, presenting a premium of 42% over the company’s closing stock price on 14 October.

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Alliance plans another major expansion


Ripon’s biggest employer may be about to get even bigger, reports Ripon Press. Last year, Alliance Laundry Systems created 270 jobs through a $25 million expansion project, and this year, the companies is seeking to sink another $46 million investment into another 150 jobs.

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Textile Sustainability Conference: “The Future is Now” in Istanbul


The 2013 Textile Sustainability Conference is right around the corner, taking place from 11 to 14 November in Istanbul, Turkey. The theme of the conference is “Sustainability: The Future is Now” with as subtitle “Unifying Our Industry through Integration and Collaboration”.

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Tide taking advantage of new “Carrie” movie


Tide is taking advantage of the new “Carrie” movie, a reimagining of the classic bestseller by Stephen King, with a Vine that is launching off a string of Halloween mini-ads, reports Business Insider. Within no time, the ad received about 200 RTs and Favorites each since being posted.

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DashLocker plays role of doorman


Modelled after the 24/7 Laundry Locker dry cleaners, which provides San Francisco with convenient dry cleaning services in apartment buildings, condos, offices, fitness facilities and more, DashLocker is attempting to replace traditional dry cleaners and Laundromats in New York City, reports the New York Times. And in some ways, play the role of a full-time doorman.

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PurThread Technologies creates microbe-resistant textiles for hospitals


PurThread Technologies in Durham, North Carolina, uses silver salts as part of its anti-microbial protection in the creation of textiles that prevent hospital acquired infections. Instead of treating the clothing and fabric after they are produced, the company is creating micro-resistant textiles by adding a protective coating at the beginning of the process with the thread.

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