GINETEX
The International Association For Textile Care Labelling

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Hints for drying

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General information about drying...

Drying

Tumble drying

The square is the symbol of the drying process. The circle in the square is a reference to tumble drying.

The dots in the dryer drum indicate the severity of the to temperature of the tumble drying process.

In the absence of a tumble dry symbol, the symbols for washing and ironing give indications as to drying. The more intensive the permitted method of treatment, the simpler drying will be; the lower the washing and ironing processes, the more caution is necessary when drying. The program text does not at present permit a clear determination for all appliances as to which textiles are suitable for tumble drying (household appliance).

Some articles (e.g. cotton knitwear because of shrinkage, wool because of felt formation, silk and polyacryl articles because of heat damage and curtains because of the risk of creasing) should preferably not be tumbler dried (note the care symbols).

Normal drying processes. Drying in the tumble dryer is possible under normal load without limitations.
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Mild drying processes. Caution is appropriate when tumble drying. Select mild process with reduced thermal action (temperature, duration of treatment).
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Do not tumble dry. Articles unsuitable for tumble drying.

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Natural drying

The symbol containing horizontal or vertical line ( s ) in the square indicate the natural drying process, line drying, drip line drying, flat drying, drip flat drying. The oblique line
symbolizes the respective natural drying process to be carried out in the shade.

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Line drying.
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Drip line drying.
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Flat drying.
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Drip flat drying.
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Line drying in the shade.
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Drip line drying in the shade.
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Flat drying in the shade.
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Drip flat drying in the shade.
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