Korean Institute of Surface Engineering

pISSN : 1225-8024 | eISSN : 3399-8403


한국표면공학회지 (32권2호 109-124)

Field Application of an Alternative Cleaning Agent to Methylene Chloride

Methylene Chloride의 대체세정제 적용 사례 연구


수원대학교 화학공학과;삼성전기;삼성지구환경연구소;


A study for replacing methylene chloride for an alternative cleaning agent which can be utilized for cleaning aluminium parts of hard disk drives was carried out at Suwon factory of Samsung Electro-mechanics Co. Ltd. As a result, quite a good cleaning agent was selected through data collection of alternative cleaning agents, their analysis of environment effects and safty factors and testing of their cleaning power. As compared with methylene chloride, the selected cleaning agent has better cleaning power. It is also more environmental-friendly, less toxic and more economical. And the operating cost reduction due to adoption of this alternative cleaning agent in Samsung Electro-mechanics Co. Ltd. was more than ₩l46,000,000 annually without any capital instrument in addition to improvement of environmental and safty conditions in the plant.