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Category Garment Solutions

Color Loss from Bleach

Coat with bleach color loss

Have you ever drycleaned an item in a normal process only to notice localized areas of color loss on a certain item? What went wrong? In many cases the color loss was caused by contact with an oxidizi...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/22/2019 12:51:25 PM

Stains Around Buttons

Button Dye Stains

Q: While pressing a dress I noticed staining around the buttons. What caused this? A: The dyes in the buttons are usually colorfast to drycleaning solvent, but may bleed upon contact with moisture or ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/16/2019 8:51:54 AM

Discoloration of Colored Dress Shirts

Dress Shirts

DLI’s Analysis Department has seen men’s colored dress shirts with local or blotchy discolorations. Testing shows the dyes on these shirts are acid sensitive and will change to pink or orange. In most...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/3/2019 1:41:13 PM

Removing Grass Stains

Grass Stain

Grass contains both chlorophyll (a green coloring matter found in plants) and tannin (a yellow-to-tan colored substance found in plants). Chlorophyll is removed with amyl acetate; tannin is removed wi...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/28/2019 11:09:51 AM

Mildew Stains

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Mildew is one of the most common effects of damp or flooded conditions. Mildew and mold are from the same family of organisms. The mildew fungus causes staining with an irregular shape. The appearance...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/19/2019 10:40:47 AM


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