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Trial Number 7

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate full strength products at 10 minutes.

Date Run:

08/20/2007

Experiment Procedure:

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.

Trial Results:

100% Solvent and 10 minutes

Manufacturer Product Ranking      
    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
Bi-O-Kleen SL-100 14 17 13 14.7
The Clean Environment Co Cycle-Strip 13 12 15 13.3
Ecolink Safe-Strip 2 6 5 4.3
EnvirOx, LLC Grout-Safe 18 15 18 17
Finger Lakes Chemicals Graffiti Remover 3 7 3 4.3
Finger Lakes Chemicals Resineater 8 8 8 8
Franmar Soy-Gel 1 1 1 1
Franmar Soy-Strip 9 18 9 12
Gemtek SC Maxi Solve 4 3 4 3.7
Green Products, LLC Amaizeing 5 11 6 7.3
Inland Technologies Citra-Safe 17 13 12 14
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
Spartan Green Solutions 6 2 2 3.3
Vertec Ink Zapper 11 10 10 10.3

Success Rating:

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

Conclusion:

The products will next be assessed for odor levels.

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