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Trial Number 1

Trial Purpose:

To generate a list of low surface tension solvents for cleaning in small openings.

Date Run:

08/26/2004

Experiment Procedure:

Using the laboratory's database for solvent cleaning substitution, the lab generated a list of products.  The products have low surface tensions and are ideal for cleaning intricate parts.

Trial Results:

Product Surface tension
  dynes/cm
Asahiklin AK 225 16.2
CCA 18.8
MCA 15.2
Heavy Duty Deagreaser C 18.8
Flux Remover C 18.1
HFE 7100 13.6
HFE 71DE 16.6
HFE 7200 13.6
Ensolv 25.9
Ensolv A 25.9
LENIUM ES TBD
LENIUM GS 25.9
Metalnox M6960 25.9
SolvonĀ® PB 25.9
SolvonĀ® IP 24.2
OS 10 15.2
OS 20 16.5
OS 30 17.3
VersaTran 27.5

Success Rating:

Technology Transfer.

Conclusion:

Cleaning varies from case to case.  The SSL recommends process specific testing on potential replacement cleaning chemicals.  If more information is needed on a particular product or you are interested in conducting cleaning trials, please contact the lab at (978)934-3133.

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