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The purpose of this test is to check whether the cleaners Artik, Fabuloso, and Formula 409 All Purpose Cleaner are effective in removing DCC-17 from the surface of the Ceramics, Plastics and Painted Steel coupons or not.
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.
The DCC-17 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.
Fabuloso and 409 All Purpose Cleaner were effective in cleaning the DCC-17 soil from the surfaces of the coupons used whereas Artik was not able to clean up the coupons and has an efficiency of 78%.
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|
Success Rating:Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined.
Cleaner Artik was effective at removing over 80% of the DCC-17 grease soil from the surface of the all three coupon types. The product closely matched the performance of Fabuloso and was slightly less effective than the 409 All Purpose Cleaner.