Using Hansen Space to Optimize Solvent Based Cleaning Processes
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Using Hansen Space to Optimize Solvent Based Cleaning Processes

What is an optimized cleaning process?

Is it based solely upon removing the residue, or is it more? Of course it is more. We do not want to remove the labels or other parts markings, or degrade or damage the substrate of individual components. It is not desirable to swell elastomers or create new residues or otherwise affect the product being built.

Dissolving manufacturing residues, without affecting the materials of construction, is difficult when working with organic solvents and solvent blends. Water being the great solvent that it is, is all around us. We generally design our widgets to be compatible with water. On the other hand, solvents and solvent blends are not routinely found in the environment in which our widgets are used. Why would a designer design a widget to be tolerant of organic solvents?
Sponsor: Austin American Technology Corp.
Date: Jun 15, 2009