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To evaluate full strength products at 10 minutes.
The products from the previous trials were retested at 100% dilution and 10 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 10 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 stirpping 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.
100% Solvent and 10 minutes
|1= Most Efficient;19= Least Efficient|
|Employee 1||2||3||Overall Average|
|Abatement Technologies||Citrus Pure Remover||16||9||14||13|
|Bio-Kleen||Super Stripper D1:3||7||5||7||6.3|
|Bio-Kleen||Super Stripper D1:5||7||5||7||6.3|
|The Clean Environment Co||Cycle-Strip||13||12||15||13.3|
|Finger Lakes Chemicals||Graffiti Remover||3||7||3||4.3|
|Finger Lakes Chemicals||Resineater||8||8||8||8|
|Gemtek||SC Maxi Solve||4||3||4||3.7|
|Green Products, LLC||Amaizeing||5||11||6||7.3|
|Inland Technologies||EP 921||10||14||17||13.7|
|Soysolv Ind. Products||SoySolv||15||4||16||11.7|
|Spartan||Graffiti Remover SAC RTU||12||16||11||13|
Success Rating:Results suggest a scale-up feasible match for cleaning chemistry and equipment. Pilot plant study with actual parts recommended.
The products will next be assessed for odor levels.