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Toxics Use Reduction Institute




Surface Solutions Laboratory

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Client Number 259 (General)


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Project Number 1



Summary: Ten trials were conducted on the various paints used in painting golf balls. During the evaluations, one of the current cleaning chemicals was used as a bench mark. Successful products were identified that could be used to clean the manufacturing equipment, i.e. spindles. Oakite Inproclean 4000 T and Gemtek SC Actisolv were successful on each of the paints. Both products cleaned the supplied spindles very well when using ultrasonic energy. The client has tested the alternatives on-site.

Test Objective: To remove paint from equipment

Problems with Current Method: Inefficient process

Purpose of Cleaning: To remove overspray from production related equipment

Product Use: Spindles, ink cups and fixtures from painting equipment

Cleaning Chemicals: Safety Kleen Armakleen M100; Solvent Kleen D-Solve 1012

Trial Number Date Run Purpose Success Rating
0 05/02/06 To evaluate selected alternatives for removal of primer coating from steel. Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined. 
1 05/02/06 To evaluate selected alternatives using ultrasonic cleaning. A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
2 05/02/06 To evaluate successful alternatives on the second supplied paint formulation using ultrasonic cleaning. A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
3 05/04/06 To evaluate alternative products on cleaning a primer-topcoat combination using ultrasonic cleaning. A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
4 05/08/06 To evaluate selected products on cleaning supplied parts. A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
5 05/09/06 To evaluate selected cleaners on second supplied paint mixture using ultrasonic cleaning A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
6 05/09/06 To reevaluate selected products at longer cleaning times. A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
7 05/10/06 To evaluate selected products on supplied parts using ultrasonic cleaning. A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
8 05/11/06 To evaluate selected products on third supplied paint using ultrasonic cleaning. A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
9 05/11/06 To evaluate selected products on third set of spindles using ultrasonic cleaning A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
10 06/05/06 To perform a follow up evaluation of product tested on other supplied contaminants. A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
11 06/06/06 Summary of testing performed on alternatives for paint removal from steel spindles. Final Report. 


Project Number 2



Summary: Five trials were conducted on the supplied painted balls. During the evaluations, one of the current cleaning chemicals was used as a bench mark. Testing included immersing the balls in a cleaning product and cleaned using ultrasonic energy. Time and temperature were modified in an attempt to find optimum conditions for products that showed signs of removing the paint. Testing was conducted using 30 minutes of cleaning and 130-150 F.

Test Objective: To remove ink from golf balls

Problems with Current Method: Odor of solvent

Purpose of Cleaning: Remove ink from golf balls with safer/cheaper material

Product Use: Golf ball

Cleaning Chemicals: Solvent Kleene D Zolve 1012

Trial Number Date Run Purpose Success Rating
0 05/09/06 To evaluate products for paint/ink removal from supplied products Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined. 
1 05/17/06 To evaluate additional products for paint/ink removal from supplied products A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
2 05/22/06 To evaluate additional products for removing paint and ink from supplied parts A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
3 06/06/06 Summary of testing performed on alternatives for paint removal from golf balls. Final Report. 
4 09/08/06 To evaluate supplied alternative product on removing coating from golf ball A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
5 09/12/06 To evaluate more products for paint and ink removal from supplied parts. A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
6 06/28/07 To test more paint strippers for removing paint from golf balls. A follow up test, usually based on company input.