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Trial Number 15

Trial Purpose:

To test the effectiveness of Pine Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner in the removal of Hucker's Soil from various substrates

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

A Pine Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner solution was created by mixing 1 part Pine Sol with 64 parts water. Then, 3 coupons of each substrate (ceramic, plastic, painted metal) were collected and initial weights were taken. Hucker's Soil (Creamy Peanut Butter, Salted Butter, Wheat gluten, Egg Yolk, Evaporated milk, DI water, Printer's ink with boiled linseed oil, India Ink, Saline Solution) was applied to each coupon and allowed to air dry for 2 hours. After the 2 hour dry time, the weights of the newly contaminated coupons were measured. All coupons were placed into a Gardner-scrub Abrasion Tester machine. Wypall cleaning cloths were attached to each of the 3 cleaning blocks used for the test. Each Wypall cloth and all coupons received 2 sprays of the Pine Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner solution and the Gardner-scrub Abrasion Tester was run for 20 repetitions, simulating 20 manual wipes. Once cleaning concluded, the cleaned coupons were allowed to air dry for 24 hours. After 24 hours, the weights of the cleaned coupons were measured. 

Trial Results:

Cleaner Substrate Initial wt of cont. Final wt of cont. %Cont Removed % AVG % Overall
Pine Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner Ceramic 0.0688 0.0051 92.59 96.10 84.08
0.1228 0.0044 96.42
0.1281 0.0055 95.71
Plastic 0.1221 0.0004 99.67 86.29
0.1286 0.0074 94.25
0.1298 0.0455 64.95
Painted Metal 0.1313 0.0034 97.41 69.87
0.1292 0.0105 91.87
0.1112 0.0886 20.32

Success Rating:

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


Pine Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner was effective in the removal of Hucker's Soil from ceramic, plastic, and painted metal substrates 

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