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Trial Number 0

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate the effectiveness of the Better Life All-Purpose cleaner and a comparative product in removing Hucker’s Soil from plastic, ceramic, and painted steel coupons.

Date Run:

06/28/2019

Experiment Procedure:

Nine pre-weighed coupons, three of each substrate per cleaner, were contaminated with one gram of Hucker's Soil Formulation (Jiff Creamy Peanut Butter 9.2%, Salted Butter 9.2%, Arrowhead Mills stone ground wheat flour 9.2%, Egg Yolk 9.2%, Evaporated milk 13.8%, Distilled water 45.8%, Printer's ink with boiled linseed oil 0.9%, Shaws saline Solution 2.7%) using a hand held swab and dried for 24 hours at room temperature (68 F). The contaminated coupons were weighed before placing three coupons per cleaner of the same substrate into a Gardner Straight Line Washability (SLW) unit.  A Kimberly-Clark Wypal reinforced paper towel was attached to the cleaning sled. The Wypal and each coupons was treated with three sprays, and cleaned for 20 cycles (~30 seconds of cleaning). Cleaned coupons were wiped once with a dry paper towel before final weights were taken.

Trial Results:

 

Cleaner Substrate Initial wt. of cont. Final wt. of cont. %Cont. Removed
Better Life  All Purpose Clary Sage Plastic 0.3612 0.0477 86.81
0.3545 0.0454 87.19
0.3431 0.0436 87.29
Ceramic 0.3467 0.0925 73.32
0.3420 0.0413 87.92
0.3441 0.0443 87.13
Painted Steel 0.3409 0.0500 85.33
0.3546 0.0496 86.01
0.3614 0.0611 83.09
7th Generation All Purpose Morning Meadow Plastic 0.3543 0.0226 93.62
0.3566 0.0397 88.87
0.3538 0.0393 88.89
Ceramic 0.3489 0.0143 95.90
0.3658 0.0423 88.44
0.3509 0.0083 97.63
Painted Steel 0.3604 0.0529 85.32
0.3668 0.0727 80.18
0.3628 0.0507 86.05

Success Rating:

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

Conclusion:

Better Life All Purpose Clary Sage cleaner is as effective as 7th Generation All Purpose Morning Meadow cleaner.

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