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;
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.”