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Trial Number 1

Trial Purpose:

To generate a list of alternatives for dissolving polystyrene.

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

Using the laboratory's database for solvent cleaning substitution, the lab generated a list of products based on similar testing situations.
Contaminant: Polystyrene scrap

Trial Results:

Searching the database for resin cleaning resulted in the following products that have been tested successfully.

Company Product Classification
Bio Chem Systems Bio T 300 B Terpene-Semi-Aqueous
Bio Chem Systems Bio T Max Terpene-Semi-Aqueous
Bio Chem Systems Solsafe 245 Petroleum Distillate
Chrisal USA Inc Super CMF 240 Alkaline Aqueous
DuPont DBE Ester
Ecolink Safe Strip Organic
Finger Lakes Chemical Resineater Terpene
Gemtek Products SC 1000 Alkaline Aqueous
ISP Technologies Ship Shape Resin Cleaner Organic
Magnaflux Daraclean 232 Alkaline Aqueous
Oakite Products Inproclean 3800 Alkaline Aqueous
Savogran Company SI #4 Coating Remover Organic
Solvent Kleene Inc D Greeze 500 LO Organic
Tarksol Inc Tarksol HTF-50 Semi-Aqueous

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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