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Chemetall increases sustainability and lowers costs.

Significantly reduces energy use and material waste.

Realized gains in process efficiency

  • $200,000 USD in energy savings from lower operating temperatures.*
  • $375,000 USD in savings in material waste due to improved quality.*
  • Ambient temperature rinse aids.
  • Lower salts reduce filter maintenance.
  • Low conductivity and foam increase ease of use.

* Estimated

An international Chemetall plastic and rubber manufacturing customer in western Europe needed to improve an existing single step power wash prior to paint while reducing overall operational costs. The parts were Polypropylene/Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Monomer (PP/EPDM) and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) parts. Chemetall is a leading supplier of innovative cleaners and surface conditioners for the automotive industry.

Learn about Chemetall's innovations!

  • Gardoprep® 5635/1 neutral plastic cleaner.
  • Gardobond® Additive H 7359 rinse aid.
Previous process
Competitor A (neutral cleaner)
Operating concentration 0.5–1.5% by volume
High energy costs due to 55°C operating temperature cleaning

Chemetall's process improvement
Gardoprep® 5635/1 neutral plastic cleaner, followed by Gardobond® Additive H 7359 rinse aid
Operating concentration 0.5% by volume
Estimated $200,000 USD per year of energy savings due to ambient operating temperature cleaning and rinsing

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