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Summary:

After unsuccessful testing with ultrasonics and aqueous solutions, baking soda media blasting was implemented. Parts were cleaned in under five minutes with no rubber remaining.

Test Objective:

To find an effective method for cleaning mold surfaces

Product Use:

Mold for curing truck/bus radial tires
Trial Number Date Run Purpose Success Rating
0 09/04/1997 To identify more effective cleaning method. Test showed little or no promise.
1 09/18/1997 Evaluate sodium bicarbonate media blasting Results suggest a scale-up feasible match for cleaning chemistry and equipment. Pilot plant study with actual parts recommended.