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Trial Number 2

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate successful cleaners on cloth substrate

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

Four products from previous trials were selected to be evaluated for ink removal from cloth substrate. Three products were used at full strength. The fourth was diluted to 20% using DI water in a 600 ml beaker. All four were used at room temperature. Four pieces of cotton cloth were photographed using a Kodak Digital Science DC260 Zoom camera. These pieces were then contaminated in several spots with PolysOne Kennesaw Wiflex MX Mixing Colors -black (85-68-7, 9002-86-2) using a hand held swab. A second photograph was taken. A paper towel was soaked with each cleaner and used to manually wipe the ink from the cloth. A maximum of ten minutes was allowed for cleaning each spot. Final photographs were taken and observations were made.

Trial Results:

The three semi-aqueous products had some success, removing most of the ink from the cloth.  All cleaners resulted in smearing the ink across the cloth.  The figures show pre-soil, soiled and after cleaning of each cloth strip.

Success Rating:

A follow up test, usually based on company input.


Additional testing will be performed to further test the effectiveness of the semi-aqueous products.

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