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Trial Number 2

Trial Purpose:

To determine the color removal from a cloth that has been saturated with the foam cleaner.

Date Run:

06/25/2014

Experiment Procedure:

Four different types of cloths were saturated with the cleaning foams. These were allowed to sit for 15 minutes to soak in the foam. After 15 minutes, each set of colored fabric was covered in a paper towel and patted down to determine color leakage. These paper towels underwent a gloss meter testing to determine how close the towels were to the initial value using the formula FINAL/INITIAL *100%.

ChemistriesEvaluated: Resolve, SRC;

Trial Results:

Only 2 of the cloth types, the red stripped and the solid brown, had any visual color absorption from the cloth. Our visual analysis could not effectively differentiate between the two types of staining, resulting in the need for a gloss based analysis. The other two cloths did not undergo a gloss analysis.

  Initial       Cleaned       % Original      
Resolve L a b G L a b G L A b G
Striped 88.93 -0.97 4.27 1.8 87.1 3.47 6.93 1.6 97.94% -357.73% 162.30% 88.89%
Brown 88.93 -0.97 4.27 1.8 80.66 3.64 10.96 1.5 90.70% -375.26% 254.33% 83.33%
                         
SRC                        
Striped 88.93 -0.9 4.27 1.8 87.68 3.23 6.21 1.6 98.59% -332.99% 145.43% 88.89%
Brown 88.93 -0.97 4.27 1.8 81.95 2.7 9 1.5 92.15% -278.35% 210.77% 83.33%

Success Rating:

Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined.

Conclusion:

Both products exhibited a similar level of carpet color removal. Branbuzz demonstrated a better level of color compatibility when compared to the Resolve cleaner.

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