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  • Cleaning means washing clothes, other textiles and leather products using solvents or detergents, in their original forms. It is classified roughly into dry cleaning with organic solvents and laundry with water. The dry cleaning process is a process for removing dirt, stain, soil, etc. on textile products with organic solvents and detergents.
  • Dry cleaning is any cleaning process for clothing and textiles using an organic solvent other than water -- generally known as dry cleaning fluid, and typically this is tetrachloroethylene. Dry cleaning is necessary for cleaning items which would otherwise be damaged by water and soap or detergent. It may also be sought if washing by hand.
  • The modern solvents used in dry cleaning are perchloroethylene, high flash point hydrocarbons , modified hydrocarbons blends , glycol ethers , cyclic silicone decamethylcyclopentasiloxane and liquid CO2 . Dry cleaning is a chemical-dependent operation. Each type of dry cleaning uses a blend of chemicals, detergents, and additives for cleaning. Spot or stain-removal operations are also heavily chemical dependent.
  • Dry-cleaning operations generate wastes and emissions from many sources. Residuals from industrial dry-cleaning operations may also contain various aromatic and chlorinated solvents, oils and greases, and other hazardous materials from the rags and clothing cleaned. Mask cleaning has always been a challenge for the semi-conductor industry mainly because of the mask material susceptibility to the chemistry applied. Nonetheless, the industry was able to successfully develop wet cleans based on sulfuric and ammonia chemistry with good cleaning efficiencies and minimum impact on the mask optical properties.
  • A novel dry cleaning technology has been developed by GaSonics, which was successfully applied to post etch residue removal. Densified Fluid Cleaning (DFC) is a dry source, liquid mode cleaning technology. It is based on application of densified gases at elevated pressures and low temperatures. When used together with microwave downstream plasma treatments, DFC enables the damagefree removal of heavy post etch residues, containing Al, Ti or Cu, not readily affected by other wafer cleaning methods.
  • One of the troubles in dry cleaning is color patch occurrence. It doesn't usually happen during cleaning but in drying, through transfer of colorants and residue left on fabric. In short, colorants that have less affinity to fabric shift through evaporation of the solvent then are left on the spot, thereby producing a color patch.
  • People in big cities are now inclined to use more sophisticated measures to cleaning their clothes. These people range from middle class to upper class. The major target market for the dry cleaning services will depend on the location where dry cleaning business is situated. The target customers for proposed business will not only be general public but also the commercial sector i.e. hostels, catering companies, film industry and hospitals.
  • The new regulations and dry-cleaning processes have prompted a new crop of dry-cleaning start-ups that provide a more environmentally-friendly approach to dry-cleaning. The trend for U.S. consumers to spend less on dry-cleaning because of environmental concerns and changes in workplace dress will continue to impact the dry-cleaning industry.
  • The drycleaning industry is very fragmented. The International Fabricare Institute reports that approximately 30,000 dry-cleaning businesses currently operate in the U.S. today, employing 200,000 people. 
   General and Process Flow
  • Dry Cleaning Information
  • History and Solvent Processing
  • Dry-Cleaning Operation
  • Dry Cleaning Chemical-Dependent Operation
  • Dry Cleaning - Process Modifications
  • The Perc Dry Cleaning Process 
  • Dry Cleaning Process - Process Map

   Dry Cleaners

  • Alex's Dry Cleaning Valet
  • The Dry Cleaners
  • Central Florida Dry cleaning Inc
  • Johnson Cleaners
  • Martinizing Dry Cleaning
  • The Masters Cleaners
  • Sonic Dry Clean Inc
  • Vogue Cleaners & Alterations
  • Wash point
  • Vic's Dry Cleaners


  • International Fabricare Institute
  • Laundry Consultants
  • Certified Restoration Dry-cleaning Network
  • Sidney Chelsky
  • Dry Cleaners Consultants Ltd
  • Intota
  • Business Development Consultants
  • Alastair Campbell
  • Mario Michael

  Material Safety Data Sheet

  • Recycled Perchloroethylene
  • Fabric Restoration Dry Cleaner
  • SafeChoice Safety Clean
  • Dry-erase Cleaner Spray


  • Dry Cleaning Process
  • Wet- Dry Vacuum Cleaner
  • Accessory kit for converting a home dryer to a dry cleaning machine
  • System and Method for Dry Cleaning Articles
  • Button Protector For Laundering, Dry Cleaning and Ironing Operations
  • Wet/dry floor cleaning unit and method of cleaning

   Projects and Plant

  • Perchloroethylene dry cleaning plant flow diagram
  • Busy Dry Cleaning Plant
  • Biggest Dry Cleaning Plant
  • Design for the Environment Dry Cleaning Project
  • Dry Cleaning Pollution Prevention Projects
  • Dry-cleaning with CO2, a sustainable Alternative
  • Pollution Prevention Center Projects
  • A Comparative Analysis of Perc Dry Cleaning and an Alternative Wet Cleaning Process
  • Managing a Stacks Cleaning Project

  Control of Safety and Hazards 

  • Control of Ergonomic Hazards in Commercial Dry-cleaning
  • Control of Spotting Chemical Hazards In Commercial Dry-cleaning
  • Control of Fire Hazards in Commercial Drycleaning Shops Using Petroleum-Based Solvents
  • Control of Exposure to Perchloroethylene in Commercial Drycleaning (Ventilation)
  • Control of Exposure to Perchloroethylene in Commercial Drycleaning (Machine Design)
  • Hazards in Commercial Drycleaners
  • Safety and Health

  • Advanced in-situ Dry Cleaning and Metrology Process 
  • EPA’s Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment for the Dry Cleaning Industry 
  • Novel Dry Clean Technology Using Densified Fluid Cleaning 
  • Cool Clean Technologies
  • Transfer of Colorants in Dry Cleaning


  • Dry Cleaner Switches to Eco-Friendly Method 
  • Alternative Aqueous Cleaning Systems for Dry Cleaners
  • Laundry chain White Tiger plans  Rs 70-cr expansion
  • Save Money on Dry Cleaning
  • Laundries and Dry-Cleaners in Australia
  • Outlook for Dry Cleaning and Laundry Services in Greater China
  • Proposed Amendments to the Dry Cleaning Regulation 


  • Laundry & Dry Cleaning 
  • RCRA in Focus - Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry & Dry Cleaning Industry Report
  • Integra Report
  • Air Quality Control General Permit for Dry Cleaning Facilities
  • The Dry-Cleaning Solvent Cleanup Act Program 
  • Johnsons builds for the future with Clean Way
  • 1995 Project Report
  • Rachel's Environment & Health News
  • Post Show Report
  • 9th International Trade Fair for the Cleaning Industry
  • Parts2clean is Well on its way to Becoming a Leading Trade Fair

   Service Providers

  • Dry Cleaning Chemicals Suppliers
  • Dry-cleaning & Laundry Franchises
  • Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services
  • Dry Cleaning & Laundry Systems Suppliers
  • Morris & Eckels Company
  • Dry Cleaners & Laundry in Hyderabad
  • Laundry Services/dyers/dry Cleaners
  • G P Enterprise
  • Dry Cleaning Industry
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Supplies, UK

   Equipments Suppliers and Buyers 

  • Dry Cleaning Machinery
  • Super Fab India
  • Air Filter Dry Cleaning Machine Manufacturers
  • Gulf States Laundry Machinery Company
  • Kingson Corporation
  • Machineries Suppliers
  • Techno-Dry
  • Dry Cleaning Equipment Buyers List


  • Dry Cleaning Adviceguide
  • Environmental Guide for Ohio Dry Cleaners
  • Wet Cleaning and Dry Cleaning Alternatives
  • Laundering & Drycleaning Symbols
  • Guide for the Dry Cleaners
  • Regulations and Permitting Requirements for NYC Dry Cleaners
  • Pollution Prevention Guide for the Dry Cleaning Industry
  • Environmental guide for Georgia Dry Cleaners

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