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Toxics Use Reduction Institute · Surface Solutions Laboratory
Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Surface Solutions Laboratory

Client Information

Client Number 195 (General)

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Project Number 1

Summary: Three products were successful in removing the lacquer finish from the cherry wood sample provided by the client. Take Off Green and Citristrip removed the coating with little trouble whereas SI#4 required more effort to clean the coating. In addition to the client specific trial, additional reports from similar cleaning testing have been sent.

Test Objective: Replacement and or substitution of methylene chloride based furniture remover

Problems with Current Method: In violation of mc exposure standards

Purpose of Cleaning: Preparation for repair, restoration, refinishing of furniture

Product Use: Furniture

Cleaning Chemicals: Methylene chloride

Trial Number Date Run Purpose Success Rating
0 11/08/02 To identify alternative lacquer remover for methylene chloride Results suggest a scale-up feasible match for cleaning chemistry and equipment. Pilot plant study with actual parts recommended.