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Toxics Use Reduction Institute




Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report



Trial Number 264

(Client Number 153, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: Laboratory evaluations of alternative cleaning products

Date Run: 09/09/03

Experiment Procedure:
Five products were used at full strength, heated to 120 F on a hot plate. Fifteen preweighed coupons were coated with Quaker Chemical Ferrocoate 5815-LVO protective coating and allowed to dry overnight and reweighed.
Three coupons were cleaned in each solution for 5 minutes using stir-bar-agitation, rinsed in a tap water bath for 15 seconds at 120 F and dried using air blow off for 30 seconds at 68 F. Coupons were allowes to dry overnight and then reweighed a final time. Efficiencies were calculated.

Note: Bio T Foam Plus was sprayed onto coupons at room temperature and allowed to sit for 5 minutes. The cleaner was then wiped clean.

Trial Results
Only one product was partially successful in removing the coating.  Additional contact time may improve efficiencies for others as there was signs
that the coating was starting to crack.


Success Rating
Lab evaluation based on vendor data.

Conclusion
No products removed over 85% of the coating.