Things You Don’t Know About “Dry Cleaning”.
Dry cleaning is a common term we may know or come across with in our daily life. Many times we do have given our cloths for dry cleaning but do you actually know what is done during dry cleaning and why not all cloth needs a dry cleaning but only few fabrics are recommended for it?
Here we will tell you why!! Just read the article patiently.
It is a process of cleaning any clothing or textiles using a specific chemical solvent other than water. It is commonly used to clean fabrics that can be degraded if washed in water, or fabrics that are too delicate to withstand the roughness of washing machine or clothes dryer.
Although, this process is known as dry cleaning, but the process is not as dry as it seems. Clothes are soaked in chemical solvents such as –
- Supercritical Co2 , and other more similar type of industrial solvents.
Dry Cleaning As A Process.
Dry cleaning process consists of four part/steps through which all fabrics have to go through to be cleaned.
- First part
1). A holding tank which contains the dry cleaning solvent.
- Second part
2). A Pump that pushes the solvent through the machine.
- Third part
3). Solid impurities and soil are extracted through filters and are removed from solvent or fabric.
- Fourth part
4). Clothen are placed on wheel or cylinder where cleaned fabrics are placed.
In all this process, pump pushes solvent from tank and send it through the filters to extract/remove impurities. Then the filtered solvent enters the cylinder and removes the remaining dirt/soil from the fabric. The solvent is then finally pushes back to the tank for begin this process of cleaning again.
During this process, fabrics are exposed to the stream of warm air because of the traces of solvents left during the process which later on are evaporate and hence are removed.
Typical dry cleaning process last for 8-15 minutes depending on the type of fabrics and degree soiling.
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