The BYK-Gardner Abrasion Tester uses a reciprocating linear motion at approximately 37 cycles per minute with a constant speed over a 10 inch travel. It utilizes a brush, sponge, cotton cloth, microfiber or other wiper to simulate real life situations and can be used for testing either wet or dry cleaning.
Products demonstrating 85 percent soil removal using this method qualify as High Performance under the program, according to
IEHA plans to utilize the results of these findings and others as part of its High Performance Cleaning Product (HPCP) Report and to augment the IEHA Field Test published in Executive Housekeeping Today.
The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) is a 3,500-plus professional member organization for persons who direct housekeeping programs in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities. The organization was founded in 1930 in
About the Toxics Use Reduction Institute
The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell provides research, training, technical support, laboratory services and grant programs to reduce the use of toxic chemicals while enhancing the economic competitiveness of local businesses. The TURI Laboratory tests the performance of both industrial and janitorial cleaning products to encourage companies, institutions and product formulators, to choose and develop safer substitutes.