2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 5, 2017 8:19 AM by Brian Russo

    O-Xylene Question

    Brian Russo

      We use O-Xylene for Swell Ratio testing. The O-Xylene is heated to 120 Deg C and Crosslinked UHMWPE is soaked in it to check for degree of crosslinking. After 24 hours the O-Xylene is discarded. We go through a significant amount of Xylene and I want to recycle the Xylene.


      My question is: is recycled O-Xylene the same O-Xylene before and after recycling? I need to know this in order for our QA dept to sign off on buying a recycling unit.


      Any help would be greatly appreciated; let me know if you have questions.


      Thanks in advance