A new customer approached Magnus Engineered Equipment looking for help cleaning parts from adhesive and hot glue dispensing label machines. In their current process, parts are soaked overnight in MEK and then manually brushed clean.
MEK is a highly toxic and unfriendly solvent to humans and the environment, in addition to the costly removal of the hazardous waste by-product.
Two separate removal applications were submitted to Dave Stankiewicz at MEE for cleaning.
Adhesive (Henkle) Removal –
Hot Glue (DURA PRO – M-749) Removal –
Once MEE received the customers parts, Dave partnered with our in-house chemical engineer to determine a less toxic solution. Upon their investigation they developed and refined an eco-friendly, bio-degradable cleaning solvent for both cleaning applications.
Test Results –
We were successful in removing the adhesive (Henkle Aquence PS 2417/GELVA GME2417) and Hot Glue (DURA PRO-M-749) from the adhesive & hot glue dispensing label machines. We used a 50/50 blend of the eco-friendly cleaning solution in a heated, wash/agitation tank and a heated, clean water, rinse/agitation tank.
Final Product –