Resins​

Resins can be aqueous forms of polymers, solid forms of polymers, or highly viscous substances of plant or synthetic origins that are typically convertible into polymers

Resins are usually mixtures of organic and inorganic compounds. Some can be non-reactive or reactive or self-cross-linking. To know the proper method for cleaning the surfaces of tanks or vessels that transported these materials, one must determine the proper chemical type of the resin by reviewing the SDS.

Some typical resins are: Acrylates, Epoxy, Polyurethane, PVC or PVA, Rubber, and Styrene or Styrene-Butadiene.  (Just to name a few)

Cleaning procedures differ by the type of resin confronted, and by the degree of polymerization the material has undergone.

Pre-Solve
For low volume closed loop recirculation: John-Henry LIQUI-FIRE RX®
For fogging application: John-Henry LIQUI-FIRE LST®

Detergent Wash
John-Henry TC-202®
Caustic /John-Henry MAGNUM®

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Outside The Box Chemistry

Everything Has Changed

Polymer technology changes continually. Detergents and procedures that worked well ten years ago may no longer be effective. Perhaps some "Outside The Box" thinking will deliver the results you need.

Technical Data Sheets for products discussed in the this article

latex and resin presolve
LIQUI-FIRE RX
latex and resin presolve non hazardous
LIQUI-FIRE LST
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TC-202
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MAGNUM