Acetone Replacement

A company which manufactures composite pressure vessels was manually cleaning resin contaminated stainless steel components with Acetone and manual scraping.  The company wanted to find a better way of doing this and approached Magnus Engineered Equipment.  In order to be successful, fully cured and partially cured resin materials needed to be removed from a variety of stainless steel substrates.  Magnus Engineered Equipment provided a process which uses novel bio-degradeable chemistry to economically remove cured and uncured resin in very fast times (less than 30 minutes).  The novel chemistry lasts longer and costs less overall than the acetone it replaces, and no manual labor is required.  Furthermore, operator exposure to acetone and acetone disposal issues were eliminated.  This “green” process can also be used to replace other common cleaning agents such as Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK), toluene and other thinners as well as remove other organics such as polyester, vinyl ester or epoxy resin, gel coats, adhesives, urethanes, waxes, paints and stains.

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