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Cleaning Fluid

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000083829D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Silkensen, RD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

One useful form of cleaning fluid for magnetic tape and magnetic tape systems is described in the IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, Volume 13, No. 7, December 1970, page 1860. Related formulations are now provided having a flash point of 150 degrees F, Tag open cup method.

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Cleaning Fluid

One useful form of cleaning fluid for magnetic tape and magnetic tape systems is described in the IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, Volume 13, No. 7, December 1970, page 1860. Related formulations are now provided having a flash point of 150 degrees F, Tag open cup method.

An example of such a cleaning solvent is a mixture of about 10%, by volume, 1,1,2 - trichloro - 1,2,2 trifluoroethane; 40% 1,1,1 - trichloroethane (methyl chloroform); 25%, by volume, odorless mineral spirits (Stoddard solvent) and 25%, by volume, naphtha. It is preferred that the mineral spirits and naphtha meet the state of California quality standard, as set forth in Rule 66.

This formulation has utility similar to that of the formulation set forth in the above reference. Additional utility and benefits of this formulation include its rapid evaporation under ambient conditions, its low residue, and low toxicity. In addition, the formulation has a low-moisture content, a low-acid content and an aromatic content of less than 5%.

Volumetric variation of ingredients and additions of other ingredients to modify the specific properties of the cleaning fluid is possible. This cleaning fluid, or modified forms of this cleaning fluid, are useful for a wide range of other uses.

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