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Helping Cleaners Succeed — For the 376th Time!

Thirty students graduate from DLI’s Advanced and Introductory drycleaning courses

LAUREL, Md. — “DLI exists to help dry cleaners succeed!” So says its motto.

To that end, the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) School of Drycleaning Technology, last year, trained 30 students in the art and science of running a successful drycleaning business, it reports.

Students attended DLI’s 376th General Drycleaning Course, comprised of the one-week Introduction to Drycleaning and two-week Advanced Drycleaning Courses. In these courses, students learned about:

• 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;

• Understanding the differences between solvent types;

• Wet cleaning wool, silk, and more;

• Designing a drycleaning plant with the most effective workflow.

The next complete DLI courses offered in 2020 are on these dates:

• Introduction to Drycleaning: February 24-28;

• Advanced Drycleaning: March 2-13.

Founded in 1927, DLI’s School of Drycleaning Technology has, as it notes, Helped shape the careers of thousands of dry cleaners worldwide.