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DLI Graduates Its Fall 2019 Classes

Students across four classes learn the science of dry cleaning and stain removal

LAUREL, Md. — The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI), reports that its School of Drycleaning Technology trained 15 students in its 377th General Drycleaning course, composed of a five-day Introduction to Drycleaning course, October 21-25, and ten-day Advanced Drycleaning course, October 28-November 8.


“Eight more students graduated from a special stand-alone one-week Introduction to Drycleaning course, August 19-23,” DLI relates.


“Four students graduated from a special two-day Stain Removal course, September 26 and 27,” the Institute adds.


In these courses, DLI explains, its students learned about the following areas:

  • Sorting loads for dry cleaning;

  • The science of dry cleaning;

  • Fibers and their characteristics;

  • Fabric construction;

  • Cleaning silk, stain, and other fabrics;

  • Soil and cleaning theory;

  • Operating a drycleaning machine;

  • Stain removal chemistry and procedures;

  • Removing coffee, ink, grease, and other stains from clothing;

  • Pressing pants, coats, blouses, ties, pleated garments, and skirts;

  • Using tensioning equipment to improve finishing quality;

  • Using bleaches without damaging fabric color;

  • Distillation procedures; and,

  • Understanding the differences between solvent types.

“Founded in 1927,” DLI points out, its School of Drycleaning Technology has, it notes, “Helped shape the careers of thousands of dry cleaners worldwide.”