“Experts of the Hohenstein Institute evaluated more than 1,000 different garments in a wide range of material composition labelled as cleanable in organic solvents only. The results did not show any undue deviation of the original dimensions as documented upon receipt of the garments before they were returned to the customer”Therefore, the requested dimensional stability of the newly developed wet cleaning system was successfully approved by the Hohenstein experts Water-based cleaning Cleaning with water is defined as a cleaning procedure in EN ISO 3175-4:2003 standard and is common practice in many facilities. EN ISO 3758 allows garment manufacturers to label their products with care instructions that include wet cleaning technology”The use of water-based cleaning processes in professional textile care helps to decrease the use of organic solvents and thus reduces the environmental impact caused by the emissions associated with the process, according to Hohenstein Institute”Until now, wet cleaning technology was, unfortunately, only usable for textiles suitable to be washed in water. The majority of such textiles are labelled with the washing tub care symbol. The wet cleaning care symbol is less commonly used


Source:Business Standard