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Toxics Use Reduction Institute




Surface Solutions Laboratory

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Client Number 88 (Electronics Manufacturer)


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Project Number 1



Summary: After two trials using aqueous products proved unsuccessful, four semi-aqueous products were found that removed the oil from the Teflon in under one minute.

Test Objective: To replace mineral spirits with an effective alternative

Problems with Current Method: Distilling solvent for reuse gives a strong "burnt" odor

Purpose of Cleaning: Post-machining degreasing

Product Use: Coaxial connector components

Cleaning Chemicals: Mineral spirits

Trial Number Date Run Purpose Success Rating
0 01/19/99 To replace mineral spirits with an aqueous cleaner. Test inconclusive. 
1 01/21/99 Evauating ultrasonic cleaning. Test inconclusive. 
2 01/25/99 To replace mineral spirits with a semi-aqueous cleaner Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined. 
3 02/01/99 To further evaluate the semi-aqueous cleaner. Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined.