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Trial Number 3

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate Methyl 408 and Ethyl 408 on their removal effectiveness for wax removal

Date Run:

06/11/2015

Experiment Procedure:

Three waxes were applied to stainless steel surfaces and then cleaned using immersion and manual cleaning.

Trial Results:

Both Methyl 408 and Ethyl 408 are not very effective and absorb into the synthetic and bees wax. The absorption caused a lack of gravimetric information on removal. Ethyl 408 is the best option for carnauba wax removal. The Methyl 408 only slightly took off the carnauba wax.

       
Cleaning Category Wax
Soil type Bees wax Carnauba wax Synthetic
Substrate stainless stainless stainless
Methyl 408 Not Effective Slightly Effective Not Effective
Ethyl 408 Slightly Effective Mostly Effective Not Effective

Success Rating:

Test incomplete or inconclusive.

Conclusion:

Limited effectiveness for wax removal using supplied solvents.

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