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VEB RWTX (Germany)

Industrial textile washing and painting plant. The company was founded in the 1830s. For a period of time, it was the biggest industrial textile washing group in Germany, which furthermore played a leading role in the field of chemical washing technology. Around the 1920s, the group became a VEB (Volkseigener Betrieb) – a company owned by the people.

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TLP (Belgium)

The immense concrete coal washing plant was completed in 1954 with the financial aid of the Marshall plan (a plan funding projects in Europe after the Second World War). The washery, an ingenious concrete maze, could process up to 3000 tons of coal a day. In 1969, after only 15 years of service, the plant closed down. Reconversion plans were developed in 2005 and this (protected) industrial monument is now being transformed to be able to house the offices and archives of a myriad of cultural organizations.

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Charbonnage de Martinet (Belgium)

Built in 1923, shaft number 4 of the Monceau-Fontaine, called the ‘Martinet’, was used until 1967. Together with the coal washing part, the buildings were left abandoned in 1972.

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Lavoir et Carbonisage de D (Belgium)

Wool washing and carbonisation plant in the east of Belgium. After years of neglect, the plant will soon be reconverted.

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Lavoir de Laines (Belgium)

The wool washing plant became abandoned in 2004. In its productive years, the plant used to turn freshly shaven wool into a clean wool product, ready to be used by the different textile factories in the area.

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D’Hooghe (Belgium)

Manufacturer of industrial washing machines.

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