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Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report



Trial Number 1

(Client Number 373, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: To evaluate the supplied products for bathroom cleaning using manual cleaning

Date Run: 11/11/14

Experiment Procedure:
The comparative cleaning products were used at the ready to use concentrations. Preweighed coupons were coated with SSL Soil 1 (Bathroom soap scum: All-in-one shampoo and conditioner 28.6%, Dry skin lotion 21.4%, Liquid hand soap 21.4%, Liquid body wash 14.3%, Deodorant bar soap 7.2% and water 7.1%.) 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 2-3 sprays of cleaning solutions. Each coupon was sprayed 1-2 times with the same cleaning solution. The solution was allowed to penetrate for 30 seconds followed by cleaning in the SLW unit for 20 cycles (~33 seconds). At the end of the cleaning, coupons were wiped once with a dry paper towel. Final weights were recorded and efficiencies were calculated and recorded.

ChemistriesEvaluated: Force of Nature, SC Johnson Scrubbing Bubbles; Lysol Power Bathroom Cleaner

Results:
Force of Nature
pH = 7.03
Concentration = 310 ppm

Trial Results
Cleaner  Initial wt     Final wt      % Removed     Average         Std Dev
HealthierCleaning_BathroomSoil_ForceOfNature_Porcelain
         0.3953         0.1607         59.35         83.41         15.88
         0.3299         0.0271         91.79                  
         0.3106         0.0222         92.85                  
         0.3396         0.1522         55.18                  
         0.3403         0.0303         91.10                  
         0.4315         0.0082         98.10                  
         0.2985         0.0679         77.25                  
         0.3207         0.0209         93.48                  
         0.2860         0.0240         91.61                  
HealthierCleaning_BathroomSoil_ForceOfNature_Ceramics
         0.3463         0.0104         97.00         95.68         1.45
         0.4215         0.0144         96.58                  
         0.5296         0.0165         96.88                  
         0.4166         0.0110         97.36                  
         0.3864         0.0181         95.32                  
         0.3480         0.0172         95.06                  
         0.3863         0.0159         95.88                  
         0.4833         0.0328         93.21                  
         0.4021         0.0248         93.83                  
HealthierCleaning_BathroomSoil_ScrubbingBubbles_Porcelain
         0.2593         0.0981         62.17         66.48         10.22
         0.3080         0.1037         66.33                  
         0.2862         0.1091         61.88                  
         0.3139         0.1358         56.74                  
         0.2825         0.1459         48.35                  
         0.5447         0.1456         73.27                  
         0.4124         0.0804         80.50                  
         0.3745         0.0931         75.14                  
         0.3204         0.0836         73.91                  
HealthierCleaning_BathroomSoil_ScrubbingBubbles_Ceramics
         0.2736         0.0171         93.75         80.53         20.62
         0.3130         0.0085         97.28                  
         0.2553         0.0255         90.01                  
         0.5037         0.0333         93.39                  
         0.4535         0.0411         90.94                  
         0.5518         0.0274         95.03                  
         0.2857         0.0974         65.91                  
         0.2808         0.1147         59.15                  
         0.2440         0.1481         39.30                  
HealthierCleaning_BathroomSoil_Lysol_Porcelain
         0.4480         0.0265         94.08         91.36         5.65
         0.2807         0.0221         92.13                  
         0.4557         0.0138         96.97                  
         0.3277         0.0630         80.78                  
         0.4081         0.0177         95.66                  
         0.3795         0.0315         91.70                  
         0.4628         0.0108         97.67                  
         0.2785         0.0361         87.04                  
         0.3950         0.0544         86.23                  
HealthierCleaning_BathroomSoil_Lysol_Ceramics
         0.3183         0.0631         80.18         87.35         10.36
         0.2417         0.0654         72.94                  
         0.4099         0.0170         95.85                  
         0.3971         0.0313         92.12                  
         0.2953         0.0879         70.23                  
         0.4936         0.0193         96.09                  
         0.2487         0.0231         90.71                  
         0.4437         0.0080         98.20                  
         0.3306         0.0335         89.87


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

Conclusion
All three products had a wide range of cleaning performance as indicated by the standard deviation for the surface materials cleaned. The Force of Nature compared well with the Lysol Power Bathroom product in average performance and was only less consistent. The product had a higher soil removal rate than the Scrubbing bubbles and was more consistent in the cleaning over the two surfaces.