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Trial Number 0

Trial Purpose:

To generate a list of alternative cleaning products that can be used for adhesive cleaning

Date Run:

09/02/2003

Experiment Procedure:

Using the laboratory's database for solvent cleaning substitution, the lab generated the following lists of products.  The products have been evaluated at SSL under similar conditions to the client's criteria.

Trial Results:

The lab generated a list of products that have been used to remove various adhesives from either stainless steel or steel.  The first table is a list of the adhesive specifics and the second table is the products used to remove the adhesives.

Cleaning adhesives from stainless steel and steel    
CompanyName ProductName Total Of TrialNumber
Bio Chem Systems Bio T Max 4
CSA Inc Bio Safe 1023 1
Dynamold Solvents Inc DS 104 6
Ecolink Positron 1
Ecolink Safe Strip 1
Ecolink VG 151 1
Inland Technologies Inc Citrasafe 1
International Products Corporation Surface Cleanse 930 1
MacDermid ND Supreme 1
National Diagnostic Opti Clear 1
Safe Science Safe Science All Purpose  2
Safe Science Safe Science Concrete/Graffiti 2
Safe Science Safe Science Engine Degreaser 1
Today & Beyond Beyond 2009 2
US Polychem Corporation Hydropurge HPL 790 1
ContaminantSpecificsInfo Total Of Effective?
Adhesive 4
Adhesive - AC-059 adhesive (108-88-3) 5
Adhesive - Ashland Chemical Acrylic Sealant 5504 (108-88-3, 141-78-6, 142-82-5, 67-63-0) 1
Adhesive - Ashland Chemical Aroset PS 8078,  (Lot# 071901). (141-78-6 Ethyl Acetate, 142-82-5 Heptane, 67-63-0 Isoproanol) 1
Adhesive - Duro-Tac toluene-heptane based adhesives 1
Adhesive - Insta-Cure adhesive (7085-85-0), Insta-Set (64742-89-8, 99-97-8) 1
Adhesive - Morton 717 (108-88-3, 108-05-4, 110-54-3, 142-82-5, 67-63-0) 5
Adhesive - Resin compounds 1
Adhesive (108-88-3, 9010-98-4, 65997-13-9, 68083-03-4) 1
Adhesive (108-88-3, 9010-98-4, 65997-13-9, 68083-03-4, 657-13-9) 3
Adhesive (9010-98-4, 65997-13-9, 68083-03-4, 108-88-3, 67-56-1, 1314-13-2, 119-47-1, 8052-10-6) 3

Success Rating:

Technology Transfer.

Conclusion:

Cleaning varies from case to case.  The SSL recommends process specific testing on potential replacement cleaning chemicals.  If more information is needed on a particular product, or you are interested in conducting cleaning trials, please contact the lab at (978)934-3133.

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