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Advice on Silicone Removal 

When applying silicone products to a substrate, there is always a risk of excess product contaminating other surfaces, as well as the effect it has on application equipment and work stations. Dow have developed two products for the effective removal of silicone product, both in cured and uncured form. 

Dowsil DS-2025 Silicone Cleaning Solvent

Application: Cured Silicone 

DOWSIL DS-2025 Silicone Cleaning Solvent is a liquid used to clean surfaces, equipment, and manufacturing units contaminated with substantive cured silicone residues. DOWSIL DS-2025 Silicone Cleaning Solvent has been specifically developed to digest silicone deposits through depolymerisation and dissolution, leaving a silicone free surface. 

DOWSIL DS-2025 Silicone Cleaning Solvent works best in its pure form and by direct and continuous contact with substrate, either by immersing the equipment to be cleaned or filling the tanks and operating a recirculation

Dowsil DS-1000 Aqueous Silicone Cleaner

Application: Uncured Silicone 

DOWSIL DS-1000 Aqueous Silicone Cleaner is an aqueous surfactant solution used to clean surfaces, equipment and manufacturing units contaminated with non-substantive uncured silicone residues. DOWSIL DS-1000 Aqueous Silicone Cleaner has been specifically developed to solubilize and remove silicone oils, leaving a silicone free surface. 

DOWSIL DS-1000 Aqueous Silicone Cleaner recommended use level is a 10% aqueous solution and effective cleaning can be achieved in three ways: 

Immersing the equipment in the solution.  
Recirculation of the solution through piping. 
Recirculation of the solution through a spray nozzle. 
After cleaning, a rinsing step is required and/or further standard sanitization procedures can be followed as appropriate. 

Further Information

These two products are designed to work side by side, with DOWSIL DS-1000 following the use of DOWSIL DS-2025.

  

**Please Note: It is advisable to always test a small area before use as different substrates will react differently to the chemicals.**