LAUREL, Md. — The Drycleaning & Laundry Insistute’s (DLI) School of Drycleaning Technology recently trained 16 students in its 383rd General Drycleaning Course, composed of the five-day Introduction to Drycleaning Course and 10-day Advanced Drycleaning Course.
Founded in 1927, the organization says its School of Drycleaning Technology has helped shape the careers of thousands of drycleaners worldwide.
In these courses, students learned about:
- Sorting loads for drycleaning
- The science of drycleaning
- 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
- Understanding the differences between solvent types
DLI will have one more round of on-site courses available in 2023, with the Introcution to Drycleaning course taking place from Oct. 16-20, and the Advanced Drycleaning course occurring Oct. 23-Nov. 3.
For more information about the courses or to register, visit the DLI website.
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