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Trial Number 0

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate supplied product for painted tile, coated wood, and ceramic surface cleaning effectiveness.

Date Run:

01/30/2015

Experiment Procedure:

The supplied cleaning products were used at the recommended concentration. Preweighed painted tile, coated wood, and ceramic coupons were coated with a layer of DCC-17 soil using a hand held swab and allowed to air dry for 24 hours at room temperature. The contaminated coupons were weighed again to determine the amount of soil added.

Three coupons were placed into a Gardner Straight Line Washability unit. A Wypall X60 reinforced wipe was attached to the cleaning sled and soaked with 1 spray of cleaning solutions. Each coupon was sprayed 1-2 times with the same cleaning solution. The solution was allowed to penetrate for 30 seconds followed by cleaning in the SLW unit for 20 cycles (~33 seconds). At the end of the cleaning, coupons were wiped once with a dry paper towel. Final weights were recorded and efficiencies were calculated and recorded.

Trial Results:

Only one of the products supplied of the three were effective at removing the DCC-17 soil from the three surfaces using manual wiping. The Pledge profuct resulted in the lowest efficiency, removing at an average of just 64.36% of the DCC-17 soil. The table lists the amount of soil added, the amount remaining after cleaning and the average calculated cleaning efficiency for each coupon cleaned.

Cleaner Initial wt Final wt % Removed
Artik All Purpose - Ceramic 0.4948 0.0767 84.50
Artik All Purpose - Ceramic 1.1071 0.0544 95.09
Artik All Purpose - Ceramic 0.4172 0.0384 90.80
Artik All Purpose - Painted Tile 0.2630 0.1452 44.79
Artik All Purpose - Painted Tile 0.3926 0.1047 73.33
Artik All Purpose - Painted Tile 1.0805 0.1361 87.40
Artik All Purpose - Coated Wood 0.4680 0.1441 69.21
Artik All Purpose - Coated Wood 0.2395 0.1086 54.66
Artik All Purpose - Coated Wood 0.7335 0.1074 85.36
Artik Floor - Ceramic 0.2800 0.0906 67.64
Artik Floor - Ceramic 0.4795 0.0889 81.46
Artik Floor - Ceramic 0.4808 0.1970 59.03
Artik Floor - Painted Tile 0.5538 0.2303 58.41
Artik Floor - Painted Tile 0.9540 0.1309 86.28
Artik Floor - Painted Tile 0.4543 0.0895 80.30
Artik Floor - Coated Wood 0.4287 0.0980 77.14
Artik Floor - Coated Wood 3.0777 0.5881 80.89
Artik Floor - Coated Wood 0.3097 0.0616 80.11
Pledge - Ceramic 0.5787 0.2359 59.24
Pledge - Ceramic 1.3070 0.7001 46.43
Pledge - Ceramic 0.2125 0.0049 97.69
Pledge - Painted Tile 0.4409 0.0826 81.27
Pledge - Painted Tile 0.3661 0.0819 77.63
Pledge - Painted Tile 0.2929 0.1055 63.98
Pledge - Coated Wood 0.5373 0.1093 79.66
Pledge - Coated Wood 0.3887 0.2069 46.77
Pledge - Coated Wood 0.5036 0.1680 66.64

Success Rating:

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

Conclusion:

The Artik All Purpose cleaning solution was found to be most effective at removing the DCC-17 soil from the ceramic substrates as it yielded a 76.13% on average. Both supplied products removed more than comparative product Pledge.