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Trial Number 0

Trial Purpose:

To generate a list of products that could be used to replace alcohol in various cleaning operations.

Date Run:

09/09/2003

Experiment Procedure:

Using the laboratory's database for solvent cleaning substitution, the lab generated the following lists of products.  The products have been evaluated at SSL under similar conditions to the client's criteria.

Trial Results:

The lab generated two lists of products that have been used to remove various contaminants using ultrasonic cleaning.  The first table is a list of the metal working fluids and the second table is the products used to remove inks, coatings and waxes.

ContaminantDescription CompanyName ProductName Total
Cutting/Tapping Fluids AW Chesterton 181 Low Alkaline Cleaner 1
Cutting/Tapping Fluids DA Stuart Company Dasco Kleen 3250 2
Cutting/Tapping Fluids Ecolink Bulldog 1
Cutting/Tapping Fluids Heatbath Corporation Multi-Kleen 1568 1
Cutting/Tapping Fluids Houghton International Certa Kleen 5387 1
Cutting/Tapping Fluids Innovative Organics Inc Amberclean Q3 1
Cutting/Tapping Fluids Metabolix Inc Metabolix E3HB 4
Cutting/Tapping Fluids Oakite Products Inproclean 3800 2
Cutting/Tapping Fluids Phase III Ink California Parts Washer Solution 1
Cutting/Tapping Fluids Simple Green Crystal Simple Green Industrial Cleaner 1
Cutting/Tapping Fluids Today & Beyond Beyond 2001 2
Cutting/Tapping Fluids Watson Technical Associates Watson Formula 7300 2
Greases Bio Chem Systems Green Stuff  (6325) 1
Greases Brulin Corporation EXP 1400 2
Greases Brulin Corporation Formula 815 GD 3
Greases Gemtek Products SC Aircraft & Metal Cleaner 1
Greases International Products Corporation Micro 90 1
Greases International Products Corporation Surface Cleanse 930 1
Greases Magnaflux Daraclean 282 GF 2
Greases Matchless Metal Polish Company MC 132 2
Greases Metabolix Inc Metabolix E3HB 2
Greases Oakite Products Inproclean 3800 3
Greases Simple Green Crystal Simple Green Industrial Cleaner 2
Greases Texo Corporation Texolite 1734 XL 1
Greases Today & Beyond Beyond 2001 2
Greases Today & Beyond Beyond 2005 1
Greases Tomah Products Tomadyne Mix 1
Greases United Laboratories United 450 All Clear 2
Greases US Polychem Corporation Polychem A 2000 XS 1
Greases Valtech Corporation Valtron SP 2250 2LF 5
Greases Watson Technical Associates Watson Formula 7300 2
Oil Alconox Inc Citranox 4
Oil Alconox Inc Det-O-Jet 1
Oil Alconox Inc Liquinox 1
Oil AW Chesterton KPC 820 N 1
Oil Bio Chem Systems Green Stuff  (6325) 10
Oil Brulin Corporation Formula 815 GD 9
Oil CAE Cleaning Technologies Evercycle UCI 1
Oil Calgon Corporation AK 6215 5
Oil Carroll Company Blue Gold Industrial Cleaner 2
Oil Church & Dwight Armakleen M Auto 2
Oil Fine Organic Corporation FO 2085 M 1
Oil Gemtek Products SC Supersolve 1
Oil Heatbath Corporation Uni Kleen 10 1
Oil Kyzen Corporation Ionox HC 2 1
Oil MacDermid ND 17 2
Oil MacDermid ND LF Supreme 1
Oil Magnaflux Daraclean 212 1
Oil Magnaflux Daraclean 232 2
Oil Magnaflux Daraclean 235 2
Oil Magnaflux Daraclean 282 12
Oil Magnaflux Daraclean 282 GF 12
Oil Magnaflux Daraclean 283 10
Oil Magnaflux Zyglo Emulsifier ZR 10B 4
Oil Man Gill Chemical Gillite 0650 Cl 1
Oil Matchless Metal Polish Company MC 580 2
Oil Metabolix Inc Metabolix E3HB 4
Oil Oakite Products Inproclean 3800 14
Oil Oakite Products Inproclean 4000 T 1
Oil Sky Products Company Inc. Cleaner #10 2
Oil Today & Beyond Beyond 2001 10
Oil US Polychem Corporation Polychem A 2000 XS 3
Oil Valtech Corporation Valtron SP 2200 3
Oil Valtech Corporation Valtron SP 2275 4
Oil Warren Chemical Company Sea Wash 700 New 1
Oil Warren Chemical Company Sea Wash Neutral 2

Other Contaminants

ContaminantDescription CompanyName ProductName Total
Coatings Bio Chem Systems Solsafe 245 2
Coatings Chrisal USA Inc Super CMF 240 1
Coatings DA Stuart Company Dasco Kleen 3250 11
Coatings Dynamold Solvents Inc DS 108 1
Coatings Ecolink Safe Strip 2
Coatings Florida Chemical Company Citrus Burst 7 1
Coatings Heatbath Corporation Multi-Kleen 1568 7
Coatings Houghton International Certa Kleen 5387 10
Coatings Innovative Organics Inc Amberclean 527 L 1
Coatings Kyzen Corporation Ionox FCR 1
Coatings Kyzen Corporation Ionox HC 2 2
Coatings Oakite Products Inproclean 3800 11
Coatings Today & Beyond Beyond 2001 14
Coatings Univar USA Inc Pot Ash Liquid 1
Coatings Vertec BioSolvents VertecBio Gold 2 1
Inks AW Chesterton 181 Low Alkaline Cleaner 1
Inks Gemtek Products SC 1000 1
Inks Loctite Corporation 7360 1
Inks Metabolix Inc Metabolix E3HB 4
Inks Simple Green Crystal Simple Green Industrial Cleaner 1
Inks Solvent Kleene Inc D Greeze 500 LO 1
Waxes Alconox Inc Alcojet 1
Waxes Bio Chem Systems Bio T 200 A 1
Waxes Metabolix Inc Metabolix E3HB 2
Waxes National Diagnostic Histo Clear 1
Waxes National Diagnostic Opti Clear 1
Waxes Oakite Products Inproclean 3800 1
Waxes Texo Corporation Texolite 1734 XL 2

Success Rating:

Technology Transfer.

Conclusion:

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.