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Trial Number 20

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate the effectiveness for the removal of Huckers soil from ceramic, painted metal, and plastic using Bona cleaner.

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

Three coupons of each substrate (ceramic, painted metal, and plastic) were collected and initial weights were taken. Huckers soil was applied to each coupon and allowed to air dry for 24 hours. After the 2 hour dry time, the weights of the newly contaminated coupons were measured. All coupons were placed into a Straight-Line Washability (SLW) machine. A KC Wypall cleaning cloth was attached to the cleaning block used for the test. The Wypall cloth and all coupons received 2 sprays of the Bona Cleaner and the SLW machine 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:

Bona was effective at removing Huckers soil from ceramic and plastic with an average of 91% removal for ceramic and 92% removal for plastic. There was some soil left on the painted metal coupons and had an average effectiveness of 83% removal. 

Substrate Initial wt. of cont. Final wt. of cont Average Combined Average
Ceramic 0.1112 0.0077 93.08 91.02
0.1117 0.0116 89.62
0.1028 0.0099 90.37
Painted Metal 0.1056 0.0146 86.17 83.03
0.1296 0.0210 83.80
0.1053 0.0220 79.11
Plastic 0.1241 0.0085 93.15 92.12
0.1484 0.0093 93.73
0.1208 0.0127 89.49

Success Rating:

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


Bona was effective for the removal of Huckers soil from ceramic and plastic, but left behind some soil on painted metal.

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