Regular Dry Cleaning

This cleaning procedure involves Traditional Dry-cleaning method using MTO (Mineral Turpentine Oil) or Commonly known as White-Petrol in India.It was widely used in USA from 1900 till about 1930, after which PERC became the most widely used Dry Cleaning Solvent in US (you can refer our evolution of Dry cleaning). Subsequently by the year 1991 PERC was declared to be a toxic chemical and likely carcinogen in US followed by many countries in European Union. But here in India, approximately 95-98% of dry cleaners still use MTO as the preferred choice of solvent for Dry cleaning the garments, mostly due to the fact that it is cheap & readily available. Also the machinery involved is inexpensive to procure and operate. We at Astor The Organic Drycleaners, have a separate setup for this cleaning method, away from our Hydrocarbon & Wet Cleaning facility, where we still process the garments with this method for our price conscious customers who desire decent quality at affordable prices. But to maintain our standards we have employed highly skilled labor with decades of experience & use good quality dryers to remove 99% petrol odor from your garments. We also constantly filter the MTO Oil to remove suspended particles & keep changing the oil at regular intervals to maintain optimum cleaning standards.


Italian Dry Cleaning Organic Dry Clenaning Regular Dry Cleaning
Machinery / Equipments Imported Machines from Italy Imported Machines from Sweden Domestic Indian Origin
Chemicals/ Solvents German (Meeting European Standards of Cleaning) Swedish ( woolmark approved ) Domestic Indian Origin
Solvent Type Used Hydrocarbon Special Imported Detergents + Water Petrol (MTO)
Drying Method With Humidity Control Enabled Special Dryers With Humidity Control Enabled Special Dryers Conventional
Ironing/Pressing Type Italian Ironing/Pressing Equipments Italian Ironing/Pressing Equipments Conventional Indian Pressing
Dermotologically Tested
Tested for allergies
Anti Bacterial Properties
Anti Moth Protection
Possibility of Shrinkage
Possibility of Color Loss or color Fade
Possibility of Damage (LongTerm) to Cloth Fibre
Suitability on Regular woolens
Suitability on cashmere/Pashmina
Suitability on Silk Garments
Suitability for casual cotton Garments
Suitability for Designer/Special Garments
Suitability for Grease/Oil Based Stains
Suitability for Soil & other stains
Envoirnmental friendly
Odor of Chemcials used
Overall Difference in terms of cleaning Method