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Trial Number 5

Trial Purpose:

To find other alternative cleaners for the cleaning of adhesives

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

Three products were selected for the cleaning trial based on vendor information. Twenty-five milliliters of each cleaner were poured into a 30 mL vial. Approximately 0.5 gram of the contaminant was weighed and placed into each beaker. Each vial was covered with the supplied cap and shaken for 30 seconds. Observations were recorded. The shaking and observation cycle was repeated.
CONTAMINANTS: Adhesive (neoprene with resin base with mix of toluene, hexane and MEK)

Trial Results:

Only one of the three cleaners showed any immediate signs of dissolving the adhesive.  After sitting for three nights, a second cleaner did begin to dissolve the contaminant.  Table 1 lists the results for each cleaner.


Table 1.  Cleaning Observations








HD 34


5 minutes


good dissolving


no dissolving


no dissolving


10 minutes


more dissolving


no dissolving


no dissolving


2 hours


Similar to Resineater Results


no dissolving


no dissolving


3 days


Similar to Resineater Results


Some dissolving


no dissolving

Success Rating:

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


SI No 4 showed good dissolving capability of the adhesive.  It performed very similar to Fingerlakes Resineater from previous testing.  MSDS for this product has been included as well as a  contact name.

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