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Silicone Remover
Chemically digests cured & uncured silicone elastomers

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SwanTek Silicone Remover is specially formulated to dissolve silicone elastomers and polymers. Can be applied by brush or in a dip tank. Proven in use for removing cured sealants, silicone coatings, moulded silicone part residues and manufactured encapsulations.

Key features

Readily digests cured silicones.
May be used on aluminium (except coloured/anodised aluminium) and its alloys, copper and its alloys, iron, steel, glass and ceramics, epoxy composites and most other substrates without adverse effect.
Has minimal attack on rubber and other elastomers.
Has minimal effect on most painted surfaces.
Does not contain halogenated solvents.
Does not contain heavy metal or cyanide.
Does not contain water.
Low evaporation, low odour.
Supplied ready to use: no diluting or heating required.

For professional use only. The above information is given in good faith but without warranty and does not constitute a technical specification. For technical support and application guidance call 01539 722247. Technical specifications and certificates of conformity and analysis available on request.

Instructions for Use
TEST A SMALL AREA BEFORE USE

Suggested Methods of Use

Immersion
Equipment - Put SwanTek Silicone Remover into a stainless steel or polypropylene tank. HDPE or mild steel tanks are satisfactory for short term use and glass may be used for laboratory or small scale work. If a lid is fitted it will help cut down on losses by evaporation and will minimise any risk of contamination by other liquids

Methodology - Immerse the parts to be stripped in SwanTek Silicone Remover and leave to soak for between 1 and 6 hours or overnight if necessary. Agitation of the system will enhance the digestion effect (i.e. Immersion time will be reduced). Do not dilute SwanTek Silicone Remover with water as this will reduce the effectiveness of product to remove silicones. Remove parts from the tank and drain. Rinse with water or hydrocarbon solvent.

Small Part or Contaminated Area Cleaning
Preclean with solvent cleaner to remove excess oil and grease.For thin layers of silicone, rub with a cloth wetted with SwanTek Silicone Remover. If large areas or large volumes of silicone are to be removed use two tanks for cleaning: one to remove most of the silicone, the other to complete the digesting operation.

Precautions in Use
Even at low levels of contact with water or oxygentated solvents such as alcohols or ketones the ionic state of SwanTek Silicone Remover changes irreversibly therefore contamination with these materials must be avoided as it will prevent the SwanTek Silicone Remover working as a silicone digestant and may cause it to affect other materials.
SwanTek Silicone Remover will attack nylon (polyamide): use PTFE (for tubing, seals, pipework etc). If in doubt, always test polymers with a small quantity.

Equipment Cleaning
Extrusion and moulding machinery, DPC injection pumps, sprayers, sealant dispensers etc should first be flushed with white spirit. SwanTek Silicone Remover should then be circulated in the equipment for at least 10 minutes (do not discharge the washings into clean SwanTek Silicone Remover).

Masonry Treatment
Removal of excess or oversprayed masonry treatment - i.e. Non aqueous silicone preparations for water repellency and antigraffiti purposes. Coat affected areas (window panes, frames, sills) and allow a 10 minute dwell
Application - can be by brush or cloth, using a vigorous scrubbing action. Wash off with white spirit or plenty of water. Repeat if necessary. Always ensure surfaces to be treated are dry as SwanTek Silicone Remover's effectiveness is affected by water. Repeat if necessary.

SwanTek Silicone Remover is a specific product - it will break down silicone sealants and mastics only. However it may have a softening effect on some non-silicone sealants (e.g. GP mastics, butly).
Storage - At least six months in original unopened containers. Store between 0C and 30C. SwanTek Silicone Remover may darken with age.

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Notes
1. Prices exclude VAT and are valid only for pack sizes stated. Prices subject to change without notice.
2. For volume discounts other than those shown above call 01539 722247.
3. Delivery is usually next working day for items in stock. Delivery charged by weight from 13.50 to a maximum of 45.00. Additional charges apply for delivery to Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland and offshore islands, and for timed deliveries, hazardous goods and branded lubricants.
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