In December 2020, EPA released the final risk evaluation for perchloroethylene (perc) under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Perc which is still used by at least 50% of the industry could face additional regulations by EPA, which may also include a ban on its use as a drycleaning solvent.
Q: What does "fogging" mean?
In the past, the color of suede was a good indicator as to its authenticity. However, many skins are dyed to imitate the range of colors used in the world of imitation suedes.
Natural suede is made by abrading an animal skin to produce a napped, velvet-like surface. Suede skins usually contain inconsistencies in the surface hairs, skin defects from disease and wounds, and a coarser surface texture on the reverse side.
Need help removing milk stains on a garment?
Milk stains contain albumin, a component in many foods of animal origin. Eggs, milk, blood, urine, perspiration, certain types of glue, and gelatin have high contents of albumin. Fresh albumin stains are water-soluble and easily removed with wetside stain removal agents, such as steam. The longer the stain remains on the garment, the more difficult they are to remove.
The following procedure is proven to safely remove albumin stains:
1. Flush thoroughly with steam.
Q: My plant stays hot throughout the entire year. I have ventilation fans, swamp coolers, and all of my pipes are covered with insulation, but the heat is still high. Financially, I’m not able to put in an air conditioning system. Is there anything else I can try?
Q: Upon delivery of her finished goods, a customer noticed a shifting and distortion of the yarns appearing as thin areas in the underarm of her blouse. What could have caused this?
Q: A few people wearing hospital scrubs that I have been processing complained about skin irritations. I have modified my laundry formula to reduce alkali and bleach but they are still breaking out in rashes. What is causing this?
Q: How can a drycleaner save fuel without investing capital?
Q: When I drive up to my plant in the mornings I see lots of steam blowing out of the return tank exhaust. This seems like a lot of steam being wasted and it’s sure to be costing me money. Is there some way I can capture all this steam and recycle it?
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