GINETEX Switzerland
The National Association For Textile Care Labelling

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Professional textile care

The symbol gives information on the professional dry- or wet-cleaning. The circle symbolizes the dry-cleaning and wet-cleaning process for textile articles carried out by professionals. It provides information to different cleaning processes.

Dry-cleaning

The letters within the circle are intended for professional textile cleaners. They give information on the solvents that can be used during the cleaning process.

The bar below the circle indicates that certain limitations in the dry-cleaning process are required. These may concern mechanical action, addition of moisture, ley and/or drying temperature.

When choosing the cleaning process, the professional textile cleaner must also take into account the nature of the textile materials and the degree of soiling (normal/mild process).

Professional dry-cleaning in: perchloroethylene, hydrocarbons. Normal cleaning process with no restrictions. Commercial stain removers on a solvent base may be used with some restrictions. A trial on a concealed part of the article is advisable beforehand.
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Professional dry-cleaning in: perchloroethylene, hydrocarbons. Mild cleaning process with stringent limitation of added humidity and/or mechanical action and/or temperature. Commercial stain removers on a solvent base may be used with some restrictions. A trial on a concealed part of the article is advisable beforehand.
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Linie Professional dry-cleaning in: hydrocarbons. Normal cleaning process with no limitations. Commercial stain removers on a solvent base may not be used.
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Professional dry-cleaning in: hydrocarbons. Mild cleaning process with stringent limitation of added humidity and/or mechanical action and/or temperature. Commercial stain removers on a solvent base may not be used.
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Linie Do not dry-clean. No professional dry-cleaning allowed. Do not use stain removers which contain solvents.
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Wet-cleaning

The symbol for wet cleaning is used for articles which may be treated in water by a professional wet-cleaning process.

The requirements placed on the professional equipment, the aids used and the finishing methods cannot be achieved in household washing machines.

The following symbols appear (if they are used) immediately below the dry cleaning symbol.

Professional wet-cleaning. Normal wet cleaning methods with no restrictions.
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Mild professional wet-cleaning. Wet cleaning technique for sensitive textiles with reduced mechanical action.
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Linie Very mild professional wet-cleaning. Wet cleaning techniques for very sensitive textiles with much reduced mechanical action.
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Do not wet clean. No professional wet-cleaning allowed.
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