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  • Cleaning petrolatum off tools and equipments

    Posted by YoungLia on February 16, 2016 at 4:35 am

    Hi, Just wondering what is commonly used in the industry to clean off petrolatum from tools and equipments (incl. glass, teflon, stainless steel and alumina). 

    Thanks heaps in adv.
    Lia Young

    YoungLia replied 8 years, 2 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • OldPerry

    February 16, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Hot water and surfactant (like sodium lauryl sulfate).  I always used shampoo.

  • David08848

    February 16, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    I was advised by more than one cosmetic chemist to use “Dawn” dishwashing liquid.  It seems that it is used in many cosmetic labs for that purpose!

  • Bobzchemist

    February 16, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    You could soak things in hot mineral oil first, to dilute the petrolatum, but that’s an extra step that’s usually only required if you get residue in nooks and grooves, etc.that won’t come out with normal cleaning.

    Ultrasonic cleaners work really well for small parts.
  • YoungLia

    February 17, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Thank you all for your time replying and sharing!

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