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Pilot testing of selected solvents for removal of adhesives.
Sec-butyl acetate and tert-butyl acetate were supplied to workers at Ideal Tape to test on the line during production using manual wipe techniques.
Results from the operator trials were mixed. The alcohols did a suitable job removing small amounts of adhesive contamination, but in situations where larger amounts of adhesive had built up on rolls, it was unable to remove it. In these cases, it also seemed to smear the adhesive rather than dissolve and lift it off of the substrate.
Success Rating:Test showed little or no promise.
Further analysis and testing are necessary to determine what solvents or solvent blends should be tested next.