The constant exposure to fibres and fibre impurities such as cotton seed oil in the presence of dust make the regular cleaning of rubber cots and metal rollers in yarn
spinning mills a necessity. The requirement appears to increase with rising humidity and is thus more prevalent in coastal areas. Although the raw material poses a tremendous fire risk in itself, suprisingly some flammable substances have been found as cleaning agents in use too.
The substances listed below have been
found already in use for cleaning of rubber cots and metal rollers. No performance assessment of these products has been carried out yet.
Substance in use
·Cleaning of rollers and spindle
holders. No information on specific applications or user satisfaction
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)
·Cleaning of rubber cots in the
spinning section. Successful replacement of CTC yielding satisfactory
·Cleaning of rubber cots.Limited
information on specific use or user satisfaction available.
another cleaning agent used by some industries. Its use is
strongly discouraged because of the inherent cancer risk.
HAZARDS TO CONSIDER
Every substance has limitations. While every solvent is toxic to a certain extent, the harmfulness varies from one substance to another. A given substance may be hazardous on skin contact, be a fire hazard, harm the environment and/or cause cancer (i.e. red category). The table shows the ratings for each hazard category on a comparative scale. Click
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Kerosene, ordinary *
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)
Petrol, unleaded *
The classification is based on international data. A re-evaluation is pending.
Find information on prices, physical properties and heath risks of common, non-proprietary solvents in our publication
Solvent Alternatives. However, this edition may not provide information on every solvent listed above.
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presented above, GTZ Proklima accepts no liability for its correctness. The
reader is advised to confirm its correctness prior to use or purchase of any
GTZ Proklima makes no claim in respect of the suitability of any substance as
substitute for CTC in any specific industrial process. Suitability remains to
be verified through trials with due consideration of health and safety
Information provided here does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation
of any product by GTZ Proklima. While preference is given to non-proprietary
products information on selected proprietary products may be included if they
appear to have a better environment, health and safety performance or if they
are already widely adopted by the industry.