b'Velvet: Check for areas that are at, as opposed to theCOATED FABRICS rest of the velvet which stands up.Areas such as the seat, underarm,andlapareverysusceptibletothistypeofPolyurethane(PU) :Checkforbubblingorblisteringof damage. Viewed at dierent angles, the attened pile canthelmcoating.Polyurethaneisalmthatcanbe lookshinyorshadowed,sincethelightreectionhasbondedtoabasefabric.Thedrycleaningsolventcan been altered. Some velvets are moisture-sensitive.If thedissolve the bonding material causing separation of the velvetpilebecomesdampandpressureisappliedthelm. This can result in blistering and peeling. The coating pile can atten and may not return to its original uprightcanbreakdownandbecomesticky,tacky,and/orpeel position.Thiscanhappenduetocontactwithwater,due to the age of the garment and storage conditions.food,beverages,andperspiration.Customerservice representativesshouldadvisecustomersthatthe drycleaner will try his or her best, but the velvet pile may not be restored.Bubbled Fusibles: Check the chest areas of suit jackets for bubbles or blisters. The problem occurs when a fusible interfacing material that is bonded to the outer fabric begins to separate during normal use and care procedures. The interfacing fabric may not have been properly fused during manufacture or shrinks at a dierent rate than the outer fabric, and therefore results in bubbles or blisters.Severestieningofthisjacketoccurredduring drycleaning, so it will now stand up on a table.Vinyl(polyvinylchlorideorPVC) :Vinylisacoating applied to a base fabric. Check for areas of the garment that are sti or peeling. Drycleaning will usually result in stiening, cracking, and/or shrinkage of the vinyl coating. CONCLUSIONThe condition of some garments and stains can create The interfacing bonded to the fronts of this suit jacketpotentialcleaningproblems.Thecustomerservice personnel should have a strong knowledge of the types of separated in cleaning and these areas are now blistered. garments and stains that are prone to these possibilities.Examine all garments thoroughly and bring any potential ShirtSeamStains:Aftercommercialwashingandproblemstothecustomersattention.Identifyingthese pressingsomeshirtshavedarkstainsintheseams,problemsbeforethecleaningwillsaveeveryonethe usually the armhole. There are many kinds of permanentheadachesthatoccurwhendamagedgarmentsare press polyester blends and wrinkle-free all cotton shirts onreturned to the customer.the market. Some of these shirts have an adhesive appliedto the seams to keep them from puckering. When the shirtis pressed on commercial shirt equipmentMidwest Drycleaning & Laundry Institutewww.MWDLI.org / 765-969-5745 7'