The immense transformation of the industry was demonstrated by the CINET webinar; “Robotization & Automation for Sustainable Processing?” in which worldwide leading suppliers of these new technologies, Laundry Robotics (find them on the Biko stand), Inwatec/Jensen and Kannegiesser presented the practical advantages of available technologies. They are ready for use and creating a new future for the laundry industry; higher productivity, better efficiency, less human labour needed for heavy and/or dangerous work, leading to 100% automated processing at short notice.
This will create a transformation of the industry. It will also create an important further improvement for even better sustainability up to CO2 neutral processing, as was presented by TBR from NL.
TKT presented the conclusion of the latest studies on the effects of Intensifying the use of garments and textiles: 50% CO2 savings as a result of using garments twice as often as up till now, for instance using shirts 10 times stead of 5 times. It was a gigantic opportunity for the professional textile care industry, which comes on top of the 2- 3 times better performance of professional textile cleaning compared with domestic washing.
Additionally, the International Hygiene Advisory Committee (IHAC) advised via Chairman Simon Hemmes to keep on using the Cinet Reference Protocol for treating contaminated textiles.