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Trial Number 205

Trial Purpose:

Laboratory evaluations of alternative cleaning products

Date Run:

08/16/2002

Experiment Procedure:

Cleaning: 5 min Immersion cleaning with stirbar agitation @ Room Temp 68 F
Rinsing: 1/2 min, manual, in 68 F water (tap)
Drying : 1 min with heatgun @ 500F
Contaminant: ITW, Dykem Corp, Ink, Steel Blue - DX - 100
CAS#'s 64175, 123864, 71363, 9004700, 67630, 8004873

Success Rating:

Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.

Conclusion:

Two products were effective of the * tested, Ecolink Safestrip and Savogran SI# 4. They were 101.33 & 100.08 % effective respectively. The SI#4 is very thick and was not able to be stirred at 100% with a sirbar and needed more then just manual rinse. It should either be a wipe or a spray rinse. There were also 3 products that added weight to the coupons, 2 significant weight; Soygold 2000 & ME 1612.

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