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Chapter 2: Overview of Professional Fabricare Technologies

Table of Contents for Chapter 2
  • SUMMARY
  • 2.1  TECHNOLOGIES EVALUATED IN THE CTSA
  • 2.2  CLOTHES CLEANING PROCESS
  • 2.3  PROCESS EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTIONS
    • 2.3.1 Perchloroethylene Processes Equipment
    • 2.3.2 Hydrocarbon Processes Equipment
    • 3.3.2 Machine Wetcleaning Processes Equipment
  • 2.4  CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF TECHNOLOGIES
    • 2.4.1 Drycleaning -- Solvents
    • 2.4.2 Machine Wetcleaning -- Detergents
  • 2.5  COMMERCIAL FABRICARE INDUSTRY MARKET PROFILE
    • 2.5.1 Introduction
    • 2.5.2 Perchloroethylene Market Share and Volume
    • 2.5.3 Hydrocarbon Solvents Market Share and Volume
    • 2.5.4 Machine Wetcleaning
    • 2.5.5 Fabricare Industry Trends
  • REFERENCES

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SUMMARY

This chapter provides an overview of the professional fabricare technologies covered in the Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment (CTSA). The technologies evaluated in the CTSA are listed in Section 2.1.1. Section 2.2 gives background information on clothes cleaning. Section 2.3 describes the clothes cleaning processes equipment. Section 2.4 gives the chemical characterization of the technologies evaluated in the CTSA. The chapter closes with Section 2.5, a market profile of the commercial fabricare industry.

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