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Trial Number 0

Trial Purpose:

The purpose of this test is to check whether the cleaners Artik, Fabuloso, and Formula 409 All Purpose Cleaner are effective in removing Huckers Soil from the surface of the Plastics, Painted Steel and Ceramic coupons or not.

Date Run:

04/28/2014

Experiment Procedure:

Three coupons were placed in a Gardner Straight Line Washability unit. A Kimberly-Clark Wypal reinforced paper towel was attached to the cleaning sled and soaked with 4-6 sprays of cleaning solutions. Each coupon was sprayed 3-5 times with the same cleaning solution.  The cleaning unit was run for 20 cycles (~33seconds). At the end of the cleaning; bottom part of the coupons were wiped once with a dry paper towel.  Final weights were recorded, efficiencies were calculated and recorded.

Trial Results:

The Huckers Soil was already made and was soiled in the surface of the coupons. Coupons were left for 2-3 hours to dry. Dirty weight was recorded and the coupons were cleaned using manual wipe and left overnight to dry. After cleaning, the weight was recorded and was calculated.
All of the three cleaners were effective after the first round of cleaning. The percent removal was on the effective range. If looking at the average after cleaning, Artik was more effective in Plastics then Painted Steel and Ceramic. Fabuloso was effective in all the coupons but little less effective in Ceramics compared to Plastics and Painted Steel. Similarly, Formula 409 All Purpose Cleaner was more effective in Plastics and Painted Steel compared to Ceramic but for all three types of coupons they are below the range of 80 percent.
The table lists the amount of soil added, the amount remaining after cleaning and the calculated efficiency for soil used.

Cleaner Initial wt Final wt % Removed
Artik_Plastics_Hucker'sSoil      
  0.4860 0.0570 88.27
  0.3886 0.0846 78.23
  0.3918 0.0328 91.63
Artik_PaintedSteel_Hucker'sSoil      
  0.1977 0.0418 78.86
  0.3913 0.0572 85.38
  0.2100 0.1134 46.00
Artik_Ceramics_Hucker'sSoil      
  0.6091 0.2709 55.52
  0.4624 0.3272 29.24
  0.3078 0.1517 50.71
Fabuloso_Plastics_Hucker'sSoil      
  0.1983 0.0083 95.81
  0.1734 0.0076 95.62
  0.3870 0.0167 95.68
Fabuloso_PaintedSteel_Hucker'sSoil      
  0.2107 0.0330 84.34
  0.2498 0.0263 89.47
  0.4062 0.0728 82.08
Fabuloso_Ceramics_Hucker'sSoil      
  0.3669 0.0875 76.15
  0.3582 0.1149 67.92
  0.3830 0.0859 77.57
Formula409_Plastics_Hucker'sSoil      
  0.3715 0.1023 72.46
  0.2791 0.1160 58.44
  0.2089 0.0048 97.70
Formula409_PaintedSteel_Hucker'sSoil      
  0.2495 0.0369 85.21
  0.1559 0.0224 85.63
  0.2809 0.1433 48.99
Formula409_Ceramics_Hucker'sSoil      
  0.2748 0.1313 52.22
  0.4087 0.2036 50.18
  0.2608 0.1165 55.33

Success Rating:

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

Conclusion:

Similarly, Formula 409 All Purpose Cleaner was not effective at all on all three surfaces of the coupons. The overall performance of Artik was comparable to the Formula 409 product.