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Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report



Trial Number 485

(Client Number 153, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: Using non-toxicbiobased cleaning products to remove cutting/tapping fluid off of steel using a manuel wipe method.

Date Run: 03/17/09

Experiment Procedure:
Weight the steel coupons to get an original weight before adding the cutting/tapping fluid. The weigh the dirty coupons get a second reading. Setup the manual wipe machine for 20 cycles = 30 seconds and add the cleaning solution to the coupons that is designated to be tested with this cleaning product. After that reweigh the coupons to get a final reading and see what percentage of the tapping/cutting fluid has been taken off.

Trial Results
Cleaner      Initial wt   Final wt   % Removed
Orison 
Marketing VPW SC 1000
             0.0798       0.0028      96.49
             0.1703       0.0005      99.71
             0.2608       0.0003      99.89
Soly Solv ind. Cornsolv
             0.3243     0.0014     99.57
             0.2309     0.0008     99.65
             0.4084     0.0024     99.41
Soly Solv ind. Soysolv II
             0.2868     0.0060     97.91
             0.2961     0.0046     98.45
             0.1905     0.0052     97.27
Spartan Chemical company graffiti remover SAC
             0.2976     0.0033     98.89
             0.1763     0.0028     98.41
             0.3393     0.0026     99.23
Spartan Chemical Company soy strong
             0.2537     0.0055     97.83
             0.3062     0.0055     98.20
             0.3220     0.0087     97.30
Tarksol inc. Tarksol npb
             0.2603     0.0070     97.31
             0.3032     0.0096     96.83
             0.3161     0.0098     96.90
United Laboratories smart solve 605
             0.3140     0.0066     97.90
             0.3762     0.0068     98.19
             0.3503     0.0069     98.03
Vertec biosolv vertec bio gold 3
             0.3233     0.0055     98.30
             0.3227     0.0051     98.42
             0.3308     0.0103     96.89


Success Rating
Lab evaluation based on vendor data.

Conclusion
All eight products removed more than 85% of the cutting fluid from steel using manual wiping