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RE: solvent for gripper installation & RE: Solvent Substitution Website


Another useful software for solvent substitution is PARIS II developed by
the EPA and marketed by TDS.  PARIS II takes some environmental factors into
account.  See : http://www.tds-tds.com/parfact.htm

Denis Begin, MSc
Research Assistant
Universite de Montreal
Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health
PO Box 6128, Main Station
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3J7
Tel : 514-343-2170
Fax : 514-343-2200

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : owner-p2tech@great-lakes.net
> [mailto:owner-p2tech@great-lakes.net]De la part de Karl DeWahl
> Envoye : 5 novembre, 2001 12:55
> A : P2tech(response) (E-mail)
> Objet : RE: solvent for gripper installation & RE: Solvent Substitution
> Website
> Sherry
> A soapy solution is a good thing to try - my suspicion however is
> that the
> soapy residue will stay and either it will make the handles easy to come
> off also - for a long time,  or there may be appearance problems
> or worse,
> corrosion problems over the long term.  but it is simple to try and
> environmentally friendly so give it a try.
> Other similar materials that are likely to have similar pros & cons are
> glycerin and lubricant for feeding electrical wire through conduit during
> electrical installations.
> Next steps
> Toluene has a number of problems so finding less hazardous
> solvent also has
> advantages.
> 1. try mineral spirits, or a terpene - both should evaporate over a
> reasonable time, so there should not be problems with residues.
> 2. do a search on http://www.solventcentral.com/ to look for
> other solvent
> alternatives
> Jeff Lewis was looking for responses on Solvent Central two weeks ago.
>  Here are my observations
> It was a nice lead to a new web resource - Thanks Jeff
> The site is a chemical solubility modeling service where you enter the
> current solvent used (what works now) and describe your application.  The
> site responds with the best 10 substitute solvents (or you can
> ask for 2 or
> 3 component mixtures) with similar solubilities.  A perfect
> application for
> Sherry's question.
> The downside is model does not by default account for any environmental
> factors,  so a user needs to go an extra. and tedious step of checking
> health data afterwards to determine if you would really want to use the
> suggested alternatives.
> The Solvent Central model does allow the user to filter the results using
> the Hazard Management Information System (HMIS) ratings for health, fire
> and reactivity as a first heath/environmental factor screening
> cut, but it
> is far from a final answer.
> I have used the site to look for alternatives to methylene chloride
> strippers and have hopes we may be able to test one or more of the
> alternatives so I may have more feedback later.
> Sincerely,
> Karl DeWahl
> MnTAP / University of Minnesota
> 612-624-4645
> dewah001@tc.umn.edu
> -----Original Message-----
> From:	sdavis@oznet.ksu.edu [SMTP:sdavis@oznet.ksu.edu]
> Sent:	Monday, November 05, 2001 10:18 AM
> To:	P2tech@great-lakes.net
> Subject:	solvent for gripper installation
> Dear P2techers:
> I'm working with a tool company using toluene to soak a soft
> plastic handle
> before sliding it on a metal tool handle.  Tools are mostly pliers and
> such.  The client says the toluene "stretches" the plastic, although I
> think it may just soften it, making it easier to slide onto the tool
> handles.  Does anyone have experience with this type of application and
> know of a different material that may work here?  My first thought is
> heating the handle in a soapy solution from the inside (like a test-tube
> washer system) and then sliding it on...
> Any ideas would be appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> Sherry Davis
> From:	Jeff Lewis [SMTP:Jeff.Lewis@epa.state.oh.us]
> Sent:	Thursday, October 18, 2001 2:29 PM
> To:	p2tech@great-lakes.net
> Subject:	Solvent Substitution Website
> Do any P2 Tech members have experience with the following solvent
> selection/solvent solvent substitution tool at:
> http://www.solventcentral.com/ ?
> I'm looking for comments and remarks on the usefulness of the tool for P2
> technical assistance providers.
> Thanks,
> Jeff Lewis
> Ohio EPA/Office of Pollution Prevention
> Lazarus Government Center
> P.O. Box 1049
> Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
> jeff.lewis@epa.state.oh.us
> phone:  614.644.2812
> fax:  614.644.2807