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Trial Number 6

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate floor strippers at higher concentration levels.

Date Run:

08/20/2007

Experiment Procedure:

The products from the previous trials were retested at 100% dilution and 5 minutes of stripping. Full vinyl tile coupons (12"x12") were coated with the Johnson Wax Show Place floor coating using a paint brush. The coating was allowed to dry for an hour. After completely dry, additional coats were applied. A total of four coats were used.
Initially, each solution was applied to one tile and allowed to soak for 5 minutes. At the end of the soaking, the tile was stripped manually using sections of the scrubbing pad. During scrubbing, hot water was added to the tile and stripping solvent, simulating the procedure witnessed during an on-site visit to the client's facility. Observations were recorded on the effectiveness of the strippers. In addition, three lab personnel independently ranked the strippers for performance. An average of the three assessments were made.

Trial Results:

Manufacturer Product Ranking      
    1= Most Efficient;19= Least Efficient
    Employee 1 2 3 Overall Average
Abatement Technologies Citrus Pure Remover 17 12 14 14.3
Bio-Kleen Super Stripper D1:3 7 4 7 6
Bio-Kleen Super Stripper D1:5 7 4 7 6
Bi-O-Kleen SL-100 12 11 13 12
The Clean Environment Cycle-Strip 14 16 17 15.7
Ecolink Safe-Strip 3 5 4 4
EnvirOx, LLC Grout-Safe 18 17 18 17.7
Finger Lakes Chemicals Graffiti Remover 4 6 5 5
Finger Lakes Chemicals Resineater 6 13 6 8.3
Franmar Soy-Gel 1 1 1 1
Franmar Soy-Strip 2 2 2 2
Gemtek SC Maxi Solve 8 8 8 8
Green Products, LLC Amaizeing 9 18 16 14.3
Inland Technologies Citra-Safe 16 15 12 14.3
Inland Technologies EP 921 10 10 9 9.7
Soysolv Ind Products SoySolv 15 3 15 11
Spartan Graffiti Remover SAC RTU 11 9 11 10.3
Spartan Green Solutions 5 7 3 5
Vertec Ink Zapper 13 14 10 12.3

Success Rating:

Results suggest a scale-up feasible match for cleaning chemistry and equipment. Pilot plant study with actual parts recommended.

Conclusion:

These same products will be evaluated at full strength for 10 minutes of contact time.

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