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Trial Number 0

Trial Purpose:

Looking for an alternative solvent to remove ink from the typewriter's platens and roller

Date Run:

12/10/2001

Experiment Procedure:

I am working with a local business that performs repairs on typewriters. They are looking for an alternative solvent to remove ink from the typewriter's platens and roller. They are currently using a solvent that is 50% perchloroethylene and @40% aliphatic solvent.

I have conducted some research using SAGE and the P2 tech archives. However, I have not located any recommendations specific to this application. Any recommendations or sources of information is greatly appreciated.

Trial Results:

Using the laboratories databases, two lists of products were generated. The first is based on the parameters listed prior to the table of products. The products with the larger numbers met more of the parameters (The highest in this case would be 4). These are based on vendor information.
The second table contains a list of products evaluated by the lab for ink removal.
Results

Vendor Products      
Parameters      
Contaminant Equipment Substrate Total
Inks Immersion/Soak Rubber 69
Inks Immersion/Soak Stainless Steel 137
Inks Ultrasonics Rubber 63
Inks Ultrasonics Stainless Steel 104
Company Product Classification Parameters Met
Accurate Manufactured Products Safety Layout Blue Remover Terpene 1
AGA Chemical AK 225 HCFC 2
AJ Associates Dynadet Caustic 2
Albemarle Corp Abzol Cleaners Organic 2
Alconox, Inc. Det-O-Jet Alkaline Aqueous 2
AW Chesterton 278 Super Solv Petroleum Distillate 1
Blue Wave Ultrasonics, Inc. Dirl-Lum 603 Powdered Detergent Alkaline Aqueous 1
Blue Wave Ultrasonics, Inc. Dirl-Lum 603 Powdered Detergent Powder Detergent 1
Blue Wave Ultrasonics, Inc. Dirl-Strip 606 Powdered Detergent Caustic 1
Blue Wave Ultrasonics, Inc. Dirl-Strip 606 Powdered Detergent Powder Detergent 1
Broco Products Inc. Broco OC-HDD Powder Detergent 1
Brulin Corporation Brulin 1696 PNC Neutral Aqueous 4
Buckeye International Shopmaster Alkaline Aqueous 2
Buckeye International Shopmaster FF Alkaline Aqueous 2
Buckeye International Shopmaster LPH Alkaline Aqueous 2
Bush Boake Allen Inc BBA Solvent K312 Terpene 1
By*Pas & Star Cleaning Products  By*Pas #1500 Alkaline Aqueous 4
By*Pas & Star Cleaning Products  Star Cleaning Miracle # 50 Alkaline Aqueous 4
Calgon Corporation SMS 206 K Alkaline Aqueous 2
Chem Tech Solutions Westech CT-4712 Acidic Aqueous 1
Chemtronics Super Bio Wash Semi-Aqueous 2
Chrisal USA, Inc. Super CMF 240 Alkaline Aqueous 4
Diversey Gangbusters Organic 1
Dynamold Solvents, Inc. DS-104 Petroleum Distillate 2
Dynamold Solvents, Inc. DS-108 Petroleum Distillate 2
Envirosolutions, Inc. Bio T Foam Plus Terpene 2
Envirosolutions, Inc. Bio T Max Semi-Aqueous 2
Envirosolutions, Inc. Bio T Max Terpene 2
Envirosolutions, Inc. Bio T V-50 Terpene 4
Envirosolutions, Inc. Green Stuff (6325) Alkaline Aqueous 4
Envirosolutions, Inc. Neutral Green (8020) Alkaline Aqueous 4
Envirosolutions, Inc. SOLSAFE 245 Petroleum Distillate 4
Finger Lakes Chemicals 1/1/02 Terpene 1
Florida Chemical Co D-Limonene Terpene 1
Gemtek Products SC 1000 Alkaline Aqueous 4
Gemtek Products SC Supersolve Organic 2
General Chemical Corporation Aquaclean 4874 Caustic 2
Hazwell International Biosolve Neutral Aqueous 4
Hotsy Cleaning Systems Hotsy Tub & Pressure Wash Alkaline Aqueous 4
Inland Technologies Inc Citrasafe Terpene 1
Inland Technologies Inc EP 921 Organic 1
Inland Technologies Inc Safety Prep Terpene 1
International Products Corp Micro Alkaline Aqueous 2
International Products Corp Micro 90 Alkaline Aqueous 2
ISP Technologies N Methyl Pyrrolidone Organic 2
ISP Technologies Ship Shape Resin Cleaner Organic 1
Kyzen Corporation Metalnox 6304 Alkaline Aqueous 2
Kyzen Corporation Misprint Stencil Remover Hydrocarbon 2
Loctite Corporation 7360 Ester 2
LPS Laboratories LPS Precision Clean Alkaline Aqueous 4
MacDermid ND 17 Alkaline Aqueous 4
New Pig Corporation New Pig Degreaser Semi-Aqueous 1
New Pig Corporation New Pig Degreaser Terpene 1
Northern Products, Inc. Necco Super Cleaner Alcohol 4
Northern Products, Inc. Necco Super Cleaner Alkaline Aqueous 4
Oakite Products Citradet Semi-Aqueous 2
Oakite Products Inproclean 2300 Alkaline Aqueous 2
Oakite Products Inproclean 3800 Alkaline Aqueous 2
Oakite Products Inproclean 4000 T Organic 2
Purac America, Inc. Purasolv Els Organic 1
Safe Science Safe Science All Purpose (Industrial) Alkaline Aqueous 2
Safe Science Safe Science Concrete/Graffiti Alkaline Aqueous 4
Safe Science Safe Science Engine Degreaser Terpene 1
Savogran HD-34 Cleaner Degreaser Semi-Aqueous 1
Savogran Safety-Solve Organic 1
Savogran SI #3 Coating Remover Organic 1
Savogran SI #8 Coating Remover Alcohol 1
Savogran SI #8 Coating Remover Organic 1
Simple Green All Purpose Cleaner/Degreaser Alkaline Aqueous 2
Simple Green Industrial Strength Cleaner/Degreaser Alkaline Aqueous 4
Simple Green Simple GreenD Disinfectant/Cleaner Alkaline Aqueous 4
Sky Products Co., Inc. Cleaner #10 Alkaline Aqueous 4
Solvent Kleene, Inc. D-Greeze 1000 Petroleum Distillate 2
Solvent Kleene, Inc. D-Greeze 500 LO Organic 2
Soy Envrinonmental Products Soy Clean Organic 1
System One Technologies QSOL-100 Petroleum Distillate 4
System One Technologies QSOL-110 Petroleum Distillate 4
System One Technologies QSOL-200 Organic 4
System One Technologies QSOL-220 Organic 4
Tarksol, Inc. Tarksol HTF-10 B Terpene 2
Tarksol, Inc. Tarksol HTF-50 Semi-Aqueous 1
Tarksol, Inc. Tarksol HTF-60 Terpene 1
Today & Beyond Beyond-2001 Alkaline Aqueous 4
Today & Beyond Beyond-2002 Alkaline Aqueous 4
Today & Beyond Beyond-2003 Alkaline Aqueous 4
Today & Beyond Beyond-2004 Alkaline Aqueous 4
Today & Beyond Beyond-2005 Alkaline Aqueous 4
Today & Beyond Beyond-2006 Alkaline Aqueous 4
Today & Beyond Beyond-2007 Alcohol 4
Tower Products, Inc Tower 270 Cleaner Concentrate Alkaline Aqueous 2
Twin Rivers Corp Graffiti Remover Organic 1
Twin Rivers Corp Methyl Ester 1618 Ester 1
U.S. Polychem Corp. Hydropurge 36 Alkaline Aqueous 4
U.S. Polychem Corp. Polychem 2000 P Alkaline Aqueous 4
U.S. Polychem Corp. Polychem A 2000 XS Alkaline Aqueous 4
U.S. Polychem Corp. Polychem Acra Strip 600 Neutral Aqueous 2
U.S. Polychem Corp. Polychem DE-144 Petroleum Distillate 4
U.S. Polychem Corp. Polychem DEOX 007 Alkaline Aqueous 4
U.S. Polychem Corp. Polychem Hydropurge 21 Alkaline Aqueous 4
U.S. Polychem Corp. Polychem Hydropurge 36 XS Alkaline Aqueous 4
U.S. Polychem Corp. Polychem Hydropurge XS-790 Alkaline Aqueous 4
U.S. Polychem Corp. Polychem PW-147 Alkaline Aqueous 4
U.S. Polychem Corp. Polychem QS-85 LO Petroleum Distillate 2
U.S. Polychem Corp. Polychem RCC-25 Petroleum Distillate 4
U.S. Polychem Corp. Polyspray Jet 790 C Caustic 4
U.S. Polychem Corp. Polyspray Jet 790 P Alkaline Aqueous 4
U.S. Polychem Corp. Polyspray Jet 790 XS Alkaline Aqueous 4
U.S. Polychem Corp. Polyspray Jet ST-21 Alkaline Aqueous 4
U.S. Polychem Corp. Product 69 MC Alcohol 1
Valtech Corporation Valtron SP 2250-2LF Alkaline Aqueous 2
Valtech Corporation Valtron SP 2270 Alkaline Aqueous 2
Valtech Corporation Valtron SP 2700-KB Acidic Aqueous 2
W.R. Grace & Co. Daraclean 121 Alkaline Aqueous 1
W.R. Grace & Co. Daraclean 203 Caustic 4
W.R. Grace & Co. Daraclean 212 Neutral Aqueous 4
W.R. Grace & Co. Daraclean 235 Neutral Aqueous 4
W.R. Grace & Co. Daraclean 236 Neutral Aqueous 4
W.R. Grace & Co. Daraclean 238 Alkaline Aqueous 4
W.R. Grace & Co. Daraclean 257 Alkaline Aqueous 4
W.R. Grace & Co. Daraclean 282 Alkaline Aqueous 4
W.R. Grace & Co. Daraclean 282 GF Alkaline Aqueous 4
W.R. Grace & Co. Daraclean 283 Alkaline Aqueous 4
W.R. Grace & Co. Daraclean 294 xx Semi-Aqueous 1
Warren Chemical Co Sea Wash Cleaner Alkaline Aqueous 4
Watson Technical Associates Drain Away Alkaline Aqueous 2
Watson Technical Associates Watson Formula 7000 Alkaline Aqueous 2
Westford Chemical Corporation Biosolve Neutral Aqueous 4
Lab Evaluated for Ink Cleaning        
Company Product Classification Substrate Trials
Accurate Manufactured Products Safety Layout Blue Remover Terpene Stainless Steel 1
AG Environmental Products Soy Gold 1000 Organic Stainless Steel 1
Envirosolutions, Inc. Bio T Max Semi Aqueous Terpene Stainless Steel 2
Finger Lakes Chemicals 1/1/02 Terpene Stainless Steel 1
Inland Technologies Inc EP 921 Organic Stainless Steel 1
Oakite Products Inproclean 4000 T Organic Stainless Steel 1
SWR Corp SWR One Alkaline Aqueous Stainless Steel 2
Tarksol, Inc. Tarksol HTF-60 Terpene Stainless Steel 2
Warren Chemical Co Sea Wash Neutral Neutral Aqueous Stainless Steel 1

Success Rating:

Technology Transfer.

Conclusion:

Cleaning projects vary from case-to-case.  To identify a specific cleaning agent, testing with any of the above listed products should be performed.  If you would like the SSL to perform this testing, please contact the lab at (978)934-3133 to arrange delivery of parts and samples of specific contaminants.

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