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Trial Number 3

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate top cleaning products on supplied parts using spray bottle and wiping.

Date Run:

02/04/2009

Experiment Procedure:

The top seven products from the previous trial were selected to clean the supplied parts. The client's current products also was included for comparative purposes. Each product was sprayed onto the dirty part coated with carbon black. The cleaning product was then wiped with minimal agitation using a Kimberly Clark Wypall X60 reinforced wiper. Observations were made and products were ranked based on visual observations and wipe rankings.

Trial Results:

Many of the alternatives worked better that the current product. The visual rankings are listed in the table below.

Product Ranking
EnviroCare Glass Cleaner 6
Clorox Glass & Surface 7
Clorox Natural Glass Cleaner 4
Stay Clean Glass Cleaner 8
Biorenewables Glass Cleaner 5
Glass and Window Answer 2
101 Neutral Glass Cleaner 1
Amberclean Q3 3

Success Rating:

Results suggest a scale-up feasible match for cleaning chemistry and equipment. Pilot plant study with actual parts recommended.

Conclusion:

Parts returned to client for follow up analysis. Lab piloting of top products may be conducted to determine the optimum cleaning conditions.

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