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Cardinal Chemical Corporation
Manufacturing Chemists

719 Bush Street; Toledo, OH 43604
1-800-876-SOAP(7627) ;


Parts Detergents, Rust Inhibitors, Rust & Scale Removers-Metal Brighteners, Paint and Carbon Removers

Bulk Transport Tank and Tote Tank Cleaners

Steam Cleaning and Pressure Washing Compounds

Ink and Coatings Cleaners

Car and Truck Wash Products

Janitorial Products

Laundry Products

Miscellaneous Chemical Products

Booster Solvent

Add to detergent solutions to boost their effectiveness in removing substances that are difficult or impossible to remove with detergent solutions alone. See “Typical Applications” below for substances removed.

Add to solutions of alkaline detergents such as Metalterj #222 or Metalterj #286; it is harmless to all metals. Use at any temperature up to the boiling point of the mixture; effectiveness increases as temperature rises.

Quantity Required
Normally from 1% to 20% of the volume of the cleaning solution.

The most cost-effective concentration of Cardisolv #4850 depends on the quantity and the properties of the substance to be removed, on other components of the cleaning solution, on porosity of the surface, temperature, soak time, and the degree of agitation applied by the cleaning method. Initial trial is recommended using Cardisolv #4850 at 10% of the volume of the detergent solution; increase or decrease to find the most cost-effective concentration.

Typical Applications

Some of these substances may require Pre-Solv solvents to liquefy or soften the substance before washing; some may require a washing temperature over 180°F. A substance may be listed under more than one name.
Acrylic ResinsLatexesPolyvinylidene Chloride Resins
Adhesives LacquersPolyvinylFormal Resins
AsphaltsMethacrylatesPolyvinyl Butyral Resins
Alkyd ResinsMethacrylic ResinsPolyvinyl Alcohol Resins
Butadiene-Styrene ResinsNitrocellulose PolyvinylPyrrolidone Resins
ButyratesNitrocellulose ResinsPolycarbonate Resins
Cellulose ResinsNitrile Rubber ResinsPolystyrene Resins
Cellulose-Acetate ResinsOilsPolyethylene Resins
Cumarone-Indene ResinsPaintsResins
Chlorinated Rubber ResinsPlasticizersStyrene
Enamels PetroleumOilsSilicone Resins
Ethyl Cellulose ResinsPlasticsIntermediates Synthetic Rubber Resins
Epoxy ResinsPhenolicsUrea-Formaldehyde Resins
Ethylene Oxide Polymeric ResinsPolyurethanesUrethane Resins
GumsPolyvinyl ResinsVarnishes
InksPolyvinyl Chloride ResinsVegetable Oils
Isocyanate ResinsPolyvinyl Acetate ResinsVinyl Acetate
Properties – DOT Class – Precautions
Tested as low as 30°F liquid Viscosity as water
Appearance, 30°F-125° colorless Solubility in Water miscible
Odor mild Solubility in Hydrocarbons negligible
Specific Gravity 1.01 Flash Point, °F 242
pH, as is 7 DOT-Hazard Label none

Avoid contact with skin and especially eyes; in case of contact flush with water, eyes for at least 15 minutes and get medical attention. Use with adequate ventilation. For industrial use only. Keep out reach of children.