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DLI presents introductory and advanced drycleaning
The Drycleaning and Laundry Institute will do its part to educate students on both basic and
advanced principles in drycleaning.
During the week of July 16 to 23, DLI will host an offering of its Introduction to Drycleaning
course at its School of Drycleaning Technology located in Laurel, MD.
The curriculum is designed for those new to the industry with less than one year of
production experience and will cover a lot of ground: sorting loads, drycleaning science, fibers
and their characteristics, cleaning silk, satin and other fabrics, soil and cleaning theory, how
to operate a drycleaning machine, stain removal chemistry and procedures, pressing pants,
coats and skirts and using tensioning equipment.
Tuition is $1,095 for DLI members and $1,449 for non-members. There are additional
discounts for two or more attendees from the same member company.
Those who finish the introductory course will be qualified to take the ten-day advanced one
that is suitable for those with more production experience. It will take place from July 23 to
Aug. 3.
It covers some of the same topics as the first class, though more in-depth, plus other
subjects such as: fiber identification through burn testing, maintaining and changing filters,
distillation procedures, troubleshooting problems with the drycleaning machine, customer
service techniques, understanding the differences between solvents including K4, GreenEarth,
perc and hydrocarbon, pressing laundered shirts and designing an effective work flow for a
drycleaning plant.
The advanced class costs DLI members $1,549 each and non-members $2,049 each. There
are additional discounts for two or more attendees from the same member company.
Both classes will be offered again later this year: the introductory course will run from Oct.
15 to 19 and the advanced class will run from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2.
Those who take both classes together can save additional money. Tuition is $1,895 for DLI
members and $2,795 for everybody else.
For more information or to register, visit DLI online at www.dlionline.org or call (800) 638-
PDCA heads to Baltimore for its Nov. Expo
Plans are underway for the Pennsylvania and Delaware’s Cleaning Association’s 2018
Drycleaning and Laundry Expo Convention and Exhibit.
This year, the association will host the event in Baltimore, MD, from Nov. 9 to 11.
The Baltimore Convention Center is located in the city’s Inner Harbor sightseeing hub, close
in proximity to the National Aquarium, home of the USS Constellation and near Oriole Park at
Camden Yards.
It is only about 15 minutes away from the Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
The exhibit hall hours will be open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Sunday.
PDCA has secured a discounted block of rooms at the host hotel, the Hyatt Regency
Baltimore Inner Harbor. The cost for a room will be $159 nightly for single or double
To make reservations, contact them at (410) 528-1234 and mention your affiliation with the
PDCA 2018 Drycleaning and Laundry Expo.
For more information on the show, contact PDCA at (215) 830-8490 or visit