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Toxics Use Reduction Institute




Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report



Trial Number 427

(Client Number 153, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: Laboratory evaluations of alternative cleaning products

Date Run: 10/03/07

Experiment Procedure:
Cleaning : 5 min. Immersion Soak cleaning at 130 F with stirbar agitation.
Rinsing with Tap Water
Drying: 30s Air blow off using hose
Contaminant: Paint
Substrate: 3"x 4.5"x0.125 - FiberGlass Coupons

Trial Results


Success Rating
Lab evaluation based on vendor data.

Conclusion
The four products did not remove a lot of the paint. One product, Envirosolve, increased in weight, possibly signifying that the product was being absorbed into the paint, softening the paint. Increased agitation may hellp to remove the softened paint.