Opportunity: The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Y-12 laboratory is seeking interested industry partners to fully commercialize its RonJohn technology.
Details: Now in its final application stage, Y-12’s RonJohn technology is a urethane and coating remover that was developed to replace hazardous or flammable solvents such as methylene chloride, acetone, toluene, xylene, and methanol. This technology has a high flashpoint of 145 degrees Fahrenheit, making it combustible rather than flammable.
Benefits: As a 2011 R&D Award winner, RonJohn improves safety in that it is more effective than many other solvents used to strip paint and remove adhesives, as well as provides a more complete removal of coatings. It lowers disposal costs thanks to its nonhazardous nature. RonJohn also reduces health risks and eliminates CERCLA, RCRA and HAP hazards.
Potential Applications: The RonJohn technology can be used in the industrial cleaning and hobbyist industries, and applied in the following ways:
- Paint stripping
- Adhesive, powder coat and wax buildup removal
- Urethane-foam potting machine cleaning
- Refurbishment and restoration.
Contact: For more information about the RonJohn technology, contact Y-12’s Office of Technology Commercialization Partnerships at OTCP@y12.doe.gov.
To view this technology’s original marketing fact sheet, visit http://bit.ly/2naYXkh.