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Trial Number 0

Trial Purpose:

To identify alternatives to ammonia for cleaning polymer

Date Run:


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:

One product has been used successfully on a styrene based coating (Coating - Styrene Butidiene)
Finger Lakes Chemicals Resineater

Several other have been used on other resins. (Resin - Ashland Specialty Chemical Co, Acrylic Resin, Aroset 1872 Z 40 (108-88-3, 141-78-6, 142-82-5, 67-63-0); Resin - Formaldehyde Based Resin; Resin - Solutia Inc. Gelva Multipolymer Resin Solution 2895 (50862-46-9, 141-78-6, 142-82-5, 67-63-0, 64-17-5, 108-05-4)

CompanyName ProductName Total Trials
Bio Chem Systems Bio T 300 B 2
Bio Chem Systems Bio T Max 2
Bio Chem Systems Solsafe 245 3
Chrisal USA Inc Super CMF 240 1
Du Pont DBE 1
Ecolink Safe Strip 1
Finger Lakes Chemicals Resineater 1
Gemtek Products SC 1000 1
ISP Technologies Ship Shape Resin Cleaner 1
Magnaflux Daraclean 232 1
Oakite Products Inproclean 3800 1
Solvent Kleene Inc D Greeze 500 LO 1
Tarksol Inc Tarksol HTF-50 1

Success Rating:

Technology Transfer.


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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