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

Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report

Trial Number 216

(Client Number 153, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: Laboratory evaluations of alternative cleaning products

Date Run: 10/16/02

Experiment Procedure:
Degasing :Degasing the solution by keeping solutions in ultrasonic crest for 5 min at 120 F.
Cleaning : Ultrasonic for 5 min. at 120 F.
Rinsing : NONE
Drying: wiping with paper towels, 10 passes to remove adhesive

Contaminant: Aroset PS 8078, Ashlan Chemical (Lot# 071901). Very thick adhesive
CAS#'s 141-78-6 Ethyl Acetate, 142-82-5 Heptane, 67-63-0 Isoproanol

Trial Results

Success Rating
Lab evaluation based on vendor data.

This is a very tough adhesive. Four of the cleaners were successful in working on the adhesive and loosening or softening it making removal by wiping or scraping a possibility. This adhesive does not respond well to low flow water rinsing and air drying or blow off.