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Wet Cleaning Reports and Information

Wet Cleaning Video

Mark Isabelle of Silver Hanger Cleaners describes his experiences with garment wet cleaning Read more...

Silver Hanger Cleaners - Feasibility and Cost Comparison of Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning to Professional Wet Cleaning. 2010.

  The Toxics Use Reduction Institute has been working with the dry cleaning sector for over ten years — focusing on the ultimate goal of replacing the use of perchloroethylene (PCE) in this sector with safer and feasible alternatives, particularly professional wet cleaning. In 2008, the Institute provided a matching grant to Silver Hanger Cleaners in Bellingham, Massachusetts to convert their operations from perchloroethylene-based to water-based processes. Two years of data have been collected from the facility, reflecting one year of solvent use and one year of dedicated professional wet cleaning. The analysis of the data is presented here, including capital costs, performance metrics, operational costs, and resource use and associated costs. Download PDF file (2.99 MB)

For Dry Cleaners: Where to Find Wet Cleaning Equipment

  TURI developed this document to help dry cleaners find manufacturers and distributors of wet cleaning equipment in the New England area. Currently, there are a number of companies who manufacture professional wet cleaning washer and dryer systems, tensioning equipment presses and professional wet cleaning detergents and additives. This report provides an overview of the technologies involved and manufacturers and distributors in the New England area for you to contact for more information about their equipment and materials. Download PDF file (1.90 MB)

CA fact sheet

  A fact sheet on the viability of wet cleaning in California. Download PDF file (1.01 MB)

Wet cleaning fact sheet

  Overview of viability and facts of wet cleaning. Download PDF file (1.04 MB)

Viability of wet cleaning

  A technical paper published on the viability of wet cleaning as an alternative to perc in dry cleaning. Download PDF file (136.41 kB)

Wet Cleaning Demonstrations & Events

Dry Cleaning Facilities Learn about Wet Cleaning Technology to Reduce the Use of Perchlorethylene Read more...