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Toxics Use Reduction Institute




Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report



Trial Number 0

(Client Number 373, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: Comparative product was used at the supplied ready to use dilution.

Date Run: 09/16/14

Experiment Procedure:
Preweighed glass coupons were coated with SSL Soil 2 (Glass soap scum: Water 51.5%, Hair
gel 25.6%, Toothpaste 10.4%, Shaving cream 5.3%, Hair spray 3.7% and Spray deodorant 3.5%) using a hand
held swab and allowed to dry for 24 hours at room temperature. The contaminated coupons were weighed again
to determine the amount of soil added.

Three coupons were placed into a Gardner Straight Line Washability unit. A Wypall X60 reinforced wipe was attached to the cleaning sled and soaked with 1 spray of cleaning solutions. Each coupon was sprayed 1 times with the same cleaning solution. The solution was allowed to penetrate for 30 seconds followed by cleaning in the SLW unit for 5 cycles (~10 seconds). At the end of the cleaning, coupons were wiped once with a dry paper towel. Final weights were recorded and efficiencies recorded. Visual observations were made on the coupons for spotting and filming following the general guidelines set forth in the CSPA DCC 09A. Filming is best recognized as "haziness" or overall "milkiness", while streaking is best identified as dried droplets or "spotting", usually found strung together into thin white lines. Each coupon was evaluated separately for filming and streaking, (i.e., product residues without added soil), according to a scale of "1" to "7" with;

Filming Streaking
7 = high filming 7 = high streaking (poor performance)
1 = no visible filming 1 = no visible streaking (excellent performance)

ChemistriesEvaluated: Force of Nature; Windex;

Trial Results
Cleaner  Initial wt    Final wt      % Removed
ForceOfNature_SSLSoil2_Glass
          0.0416         0.0031         92.55
          0.0452         0.0036         92.04
          0.0385         0.0017         95.58
ForceOfNature_SSLSoil2_Glass
          0.0769         0.0036         95.32
          0.0561         0.0030         94.65
          0.0790         0.0034         95.70
ForceOfNature_SSLSoil2_Glass
          0.0747         0.0017         97.72
          0.0691         0.0015         97.83
          0.0522         0.0008         98.47
Windex_SSLSoil2_Glass
          0.1006         0.0071         92.94
          0.0740         0.0058         92.16
          0.0814         0.0036         95.58
Windex_SSLSoil2_Glass
          0.0921         0.0097         89.47
          0.0618         0.0039         93.69
          0.1034         0.0036         96.52
Windex_SSLSoil2_Glass
          0.0499         0.0017         96.59
          0.0490         0.0021         95.71
          0.0637         0.0039         93.88

Cleaners                Subs     S1     F1    S2    F2    S3    F3   Avg. S    Avg. F
Force of Nature         Glass    5      3     5.0   2.5   4     2    4.67      2.50
Force of Nature         Glass    4      2     5.0   2.0   3     2    4.00      1.50
Force of Nature         Glass    3      3     4.5   1.5   2     1.5  3.17      1.50
Force of Nature         Glass    4      4     4.0   3.0   5     4    4.33      2.75
Force of Nature         Glass    5      4     3.0   3.0   4     4    4.00      2.75
Force of Nature         Glass    3      2     3.0   2.5   3     3    3.00      1.88
Force of Nature         Glass    2      2     3.0   2.0   2     2    2.33      1.50
Force of Nature         Glass    2      1     2.5   2.0   1.5   1.5  2.00      1.13
Force of Nature         Glass    2      1     2.0   1.5   1.5   1.5  1.83      1.00
Windex                  Glass    4      3     3.5   3.5   4     3.5  3.83      2.50
Windex                  Glass    3      3     4.0   3.0   3     3.5  3.33      2.38
Windex                  Glass    4      5     4.0   5.0   4     5    4.00      3.75
Windex                  Glass    6      4     6.0   4.0   6     4    6.00      3.00
Windex                  Glass    4      2     5.0   3.0   4.5   3    4.50      2.00
Windex                  Glass    3      6     4.0   6.0   5     6    4.00      4.50
Windex                  Glass    4      6     4.0   6.0   4     6    4.00      4.50
Windex                  Glass    6      2     6.0   4.0   6     3    6.00      2.25
Windex                  Glass    6.5    3     6.0   3.0   6.5   4    6.33      2.50


Success Rating
Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined.

Conclusion
The Force of Nature cleaning solution cleaned a little bit more than the Windex comparative product. This translated to a much better rating for both streaking and filming, showing that Force of Nature performed as a better glass cleaning product.