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Chemetall increases sustainability and lowers costs.

Significantly reduces energy use and material waste.

Realized gains in process efficiency

  • $80,000 USD in energy savings from lower operating temperatures.*
  • $75,000 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.
  • Improve Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) performance.

* Estimated

An international Chemetall manufacturing customer in central 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.
Previous process
Gardoprep® 5626, mildly alkaline cleaner
Operating concentration 1.5% by volume
High energy costs due to 55°C operating temperature cleaning

Chemetall's process improvement
Gardoprep® 5635/1 neutral plastic cleaner
Operating concentration 0.5–1% by volume
Estimated $80,000 USD per year of energy savings due to ambient operating temperature cleaning

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