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Cleaners, In-process remove rust, grease, tar, adhesives and other shop soils, to name a few. Chemetall's in-process cleaners are developed with performance, process simplicity, worker safety, and the environment in mind.

Alkaline Compounds

Ardrox 1618 is a concentrated blend of surfactants, sequestrants, and caustic alkali that effectively cleans the ferrous parts of internal combustion engines. This cleaner removes carbon, rust, and lead deposits from components such as valves and cylinder header. Ardrox 1618 also effectively decarbonizes other components such as rubber molds.
Ardrox 185 is a powdered, highly alkaline product that removes rust and scale from ferrous metals in immersion tanks. Ardrox 185 can also remove carbon deposits and some paints. Because it is alkaline, Ardrox 185 will not cause hydrogen embrittlement. When used with Ardrox 188, Ardrox 185 can be used to remove heat scale from hot-end components of jet engines.
Ardrox 185 L is a liquid, highly alkaline product that removes rust and scale from ferrous metals in immersion tanks, but it is also capable of removing carbon deposits, and some air dried paints. Because it is alkaline, Ardrox 185 L will not cause hydrogen embrittlement.
Ardrox 6333 is an aqueous-based liquid concentrate comprised of a blend of alkali builders, sequestrants, corrosion inhibitors and biodegradable surfactants.
Ardrox 6333A is an aqueous based liquid concentrate comprising a blend of alkali builders, sequestrants, corrosion inhibitors and biodegradable surfactants.
Ardrox 6367 is a liquid alkaline product formulated to clean the compressor sections of gas turbine engines. A blend of detergents, it is solvent free and removes atmospheric soils, oils, carbon and salt deposits during “in-situ” hot-fired and cold motor washes. Ardrox 6367 is safe on all aircraft metal, plastics, windows, etc., and is non-flammable and biodegradable.
Ardrox 6375 is a liquid mildly alkaline product formulated to clean the compressor section of gas turbine engines. A blend of detergents and emulsifiers, it removes atmospheric soils, oils, carbon, and salt deposits during on-line "fired" and crank soak washes. Ardrox 6375 is safe on all aircraft metals, plastics, windows, etc., and is non-flammable and biodegradable.
Ardrox 6376 is a liquid non-phosphate multi-metal cleaner for tank immersion application. A blend of alkaline salts and wetting agents, it is inhibited to safely remove oils, greases, and other production soils from aluminum, copper, magnesium and titanium. Ardrox 6376 can also be used to clean ferrous metals and is free-rinsing.
Ardrox 6377 is a liquid alkaline product formulated to clean the compressor sections of gas turbine engines. A blend of detergents and emulsifiers, it removes atmospheric soils, oils, carbon, and salt deposits during "in-situ" hot-fired and cold motor washes. Ardrox 6377 is safe on all turbine metals, and is non-flammable and biodegradable.
Ardrox 6440-LF is a liquid alkaline product formulated to clean aircraft exteriors. A concentrated blend of alkaline builders, surfactants, and inhibitors that clings to the surface and rapidly wets out the soil and then rinses off completely, without streaking or spotting. Ardrox 6440-LF is low foaming and is phosphate-free and contains no organic solvents.
Ardrox 6471 is a heavy-duty, liquid cleaner formulated to remove difficult soils in agitated parts cleaning tanks. It will remove heavy soils, grease, cosmoline and other production soils. Because it is inhibited, it can be used to clean aluminum aerospace parts prior to chemical processing. Ardrox 6471 is a blend of alkalies, silicates, and low foam wetting agents. It is not affected by hard water, and is safe on most metals.
Dynadet is a powdered, heavy-duty, alkaline immersion tank cleaner that attacks and quickly removes tough greasy and oily deposits, carbon, drawing compounds and some paint films. It also removes light rust and brightens stainless steel.
Gardoclean R 1700 F is a caustic-based material designed to remove scale and other contaminants from spray washers, immersion process lines and heat exchangers. It can also be used as an alkaline builder with a separate surfactant for cleaning processes.
Gardoclean S 5065 is a liquid, phosphate-free, multi-metal, alkaline cleaner for spray and agitated immersion applications. This unique formulation can be used on iron, steel, aluminum, zinc, titanium, copper, brass and magnesium when operating within parameters. Because it's free-rinsing, Gardoclean S 5065 is ideal for use prior to pre-paint treatments and other conversion coating processes.
Inpro-Clean 3800 is a liquid, alkaline cleaner for in-process cleaning, as well as, pretreatment cleaning. Inpro-Clean 3800 removes buffing and polishing compounds, oils, greases, stencil inks and metal working fluids without the use of phosphates or chelates. It offers multi-metal safety, while delivering heavy-duty detergency usually found in highly caustic cleaners.
Inpro-Clean 5000 is a liquid, alkaline cleaner formulated for in-process cleaning, as well as, pretreatment cleaning by immersion. Since it is inhibited, it's especially suited for cleaning aluminum and clad aluminum. It can also be used safely on steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel, copper and magnesium. Inpro-Clean 5000 is used in still or agitated immersion tanks and ultrasonic applications. Inpro-Clean 5000 is free of strong chelates that can interfere with waste water treatment systems, and it is low in phosphorus content. It is formulated to meet Boeing BAC 5763, Alkaline and Emulsion Cleaning.
Liquid Power-Det is a mildly alkaline material with heavy-duty cleaning ability for removing oil, grease, fabricating soils and road films. It is recommended for plant maintenance cleaning and for washing trucks, diesel interiors and other transportation equipment. It is also used in meat packing and food processing plants as a general cleaner. Although designed primarily for pressure spray washing, it can be applied manually or (for cleaning steel and stainless steel) by tank immersion.
Liquid Rustripper is a heavy duty, highly alkaline material designed to clean glass and ceramic forms used in the manufacture of fabricated rubber products.
Low Heat Cleaner 3 is a heavy duty, low-foaming, highly alkaline liquid detergent. It's specially formulated for fast and thorough removal of stubborn soils, oils and greases from ferrous substrates at fuel-saving, low-to- medium operating temperatures. Formulated primarily for spray applications, Low Heat Cleaner 3 works well in agitated immersion applications as well.
LRS is a highly alkaline, liquid compound designed for cleaning, paint stripping and derusting. It removes iron oxides, phosphate coatings, resistant paint finishes, drawing and forming lubricants, light flash rust and typical shop soils all in one operation. Thus, it eliminates pickling, neutralizing and the rinses that are needed. LRS is low foaming and has excellent rinse properties; and, with built-in chelates and sequestrants, an outstanding performer in hard water areas. Application is by a soak or spray method.
Oakite 100, a highly alkaline material, has been developed to provide superior cleaning in many areas. In paper mills, it effectively removes tough stock system soils. In metalworking shops, it completely removes stencil inks, oils and other shop soils from steel and magnesium parts. The low foaming properties combined with rinsing agents make it ideal for cleaning metal parts (including those to be later zinc phosphated) by spray or tank application.
Oakite 302 AC is a water-base, moderately alkaline detergent that's specially formulated without objectionable butylated solvents. This innovative cleaner contains a unique blend of highly active modern surfactants that are exceptionally effective — at ambient temperatures — in removing extra stubborn oily-type soils. These are soils that usually respond only to solvents or highly alkaline cleaners at high temperatures.
Oakite 308 is a 100% active solvent cleaner formulated to mix and rinse with water. It removes heavy deposits of oil, grease, waxy and carbonaceous soils without heat. Oakite 308 penetrates and loosens these problem soils with an emulsifying action that keeps them dispersed for easy rinsing without redeposition.
Oakite 360 L is an efficient, highly alkaline aluminum etchant which combines uniform etching with light cleaning action, When etching aluminum, a light foam blanket will form to reduce mist. Depth of etch is easy to control. Sequestrants minimize scale build-up on equipment. Oakite 360 L may also be used as a heavy-duty cleaner.
Penetrant is an alkaline detergent with pronounced wetting ability for general cleaning, steam cleaning, floor cleaning, radiator flushing and light-duty still-tank cleaning. In pulp and paper mills, Penetrant has proven effective for felt washing.
Pyrene 1207-SD is a liquid, heavy duty, low-foaming, alkaline detergent. It’s specially formulated for fast and thorough spray or immersion cleaning of steel, cast iron and stainless steel. It is particularly effective in cleaning gasoline and diesel engine parts prior to overhaul.
Pyrene US 1006 is a heavy-duty, liquid cleaner formulated to remove difficult soils in agitated parts cleaning tanks. It will remove heavy oils, grease, carbon and many other tenacious soils. Because it is inhibited, it can be used to clean aluminum automotive parts prior to rebuilding. Pyrene US 1006 is a blend of alkalies, solvents, silicates, and chelates. It is not affected by hard water, and is safe on all metals.
A time-and money-saver, Rustripper is specially formulated for simultaneous alkaline derusting and descaling of ferrous metals where dimensional change or hydrogen embrittlement must be avoided. It's also used for paint stripper, degreasing and heavy-duty cleaning (separately or simultaneously) in metal, food, petroleum, railroad and other industries. Versatile Rustripper is recommended for removing light to medium heat scale from titanium. It finds application for cleaning molds in rubber manufacturing plants, too.
Super Rustripper a versatile alkaline compound, does the work of three materials, a rust stripper, a paint stripper and a detergent. In one operation, it removes rust, many paint finishes, phosphate coatings, as well as forming lubricants, carbon and shop soils. As a result, it replaces acid pickling to eliminate the danger of hydrogen embrittlement and blistering of subsequently applied plated coatings.
New Super Turbo-Det could truly be called "SUPER TURBO-DET" judging from the way it outperforms competitive products.

Low Alkaline/Neutral/Solvent Compounds

Ardrox 151-A is a blend of builders, wetting agents and dispersants. Ardrox 151-A penetrates and removes oil, dirt, lubricants and other soils. Ardrox 151-A is free rinsing, has a low working pH, and does not contain caustic soda.
Ardrox 405-V is composed of detergents and wetting agents. It has the solvency to remove oils, light greases, tire marks, and other common soils. It can be used to clean asphalt, linoleum, rubber, vinyl, terrazzo, and concrete floors and is safe on all metals, plastics, rubber, and painted surfaces. It’s for maintenance cleaning of floors, walls, office and production equipment, etc. Ardrox 405-V can be applied manually, by hand-held pressure spray, or by automatic floor scrubbing machine.
Ardrox 5410 is an effective cleaning solvent for removing oil, grease, wax and similar soils from metal surfaces. A blend of alphaolefins and surfactants, it provides a high level of cleaning efficiency and is completely corrosion safe for use on both ferrous and nonferrous alloys. It can be used as a general airframe maintenance cleaner and is especially effective as a Corrosion Inhibiting Compound (CIC) remover.
Ardrox 5515 is designed specifically as a wipe solvent cleaner. Ardrox 5515 is an effective, quick- drying solvent system for removing oil, grease and similar soils from metal surfaces. It is safe to use on both ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.
Ardrox 5529 is a NESHAP free solvent material formulated to clean paint spray guns and adhesive application equipment. A blend of solvents, it meets South Coast Air Quality Management regulations and has a VOC content of 549 grams/liter and a calculated composite vapor pressure of 17.9 mmHg. Specifically, Ardrox 5529 can be used as a wipe solvent under SCAQMD Rule 1124 and as a paint and adhesive application equipment cleaner under Rule 1171.
Ardrox 5564 is a non-chlorinated solvent formulated to clean aerospace components. A blend of solvents that meets South Coast Air Quality Management regulations and has VOC content of 780 grams/liter and a calculated composite vapor pressure of 33.2 mmHg. Specifically, Ardrox 5564 can be used as a wipe solvent under SCAQMD Rule 1124.
Form: Liquid
Cleans: Solvent-based multi-metal cleaner for removing heavy soils, oils and greases
Apply by: Immersion, ultrasonic
Gardacid N 4494/1 is a neutral pH corrosion remover and cleaner based on organic phosphate technology. This product can be used in recirculating spray, immersion, and spray wand applications. Gardacid N 4494/1 is designed to remove metal oxides, including rust, weld smut, oils and lubricants, and laser scale from ferrous metals. Gardacid N 4494/1 can help improve the phosphate deposition at welded areas in certain pretreatment applications, thereby improving the paint adhesion and overall paint performance.
Versatile Liqui-Det is a highly concentrated liquid designed for general maintenance cleaning either by hand or through mechanized spray or foam units. It finds application in almost every type of plant including metalworking shops, petroleum refineries, chemical processing plants, paper mills, automotive plants, textile mills and printing plants. It may be used on steel, stainless steel, aluminum, magnesium, wood, asphalt tile and many plastics.
SCN-9194 is a liquid, neutral pH corrosion remover based on organic phosphate technology. This product can be used in recirculating spray, immersion, and spray wand applications. SCN-9194 is formulated to remove rust, but will also help remove weld smut and laser scale from ferrous metals in some processes. SCN-9194 can help improve phosphate deposition at welded areas in certain pretreatment applications, and will improve the paint adhesion and performance. SCN-9194 is also used for corrosion removal and brightening of aluminum, copper, and brass. SCN-9194 can be used at ambient temperature, but performance will improve when the solution is heated.
SCN-9194CL is a neutral pH corrosion remover and cleaner based on organic phosphate technology. This product can be used in recirculating spray, immersion, and spray wand applications. SCN-9194CL is designed to remove metal oxides, including rust, weld smut, oils and lubricants, and laser scale from ferrous metals. SCN-9194CL can help improve the phosphate deposition at welded areas in certain pretreatment applications, thereby improving the paint adhesion and overall paint performance.
Tech Solv was developed due to the tremendous demand for new technology in industrial solvents as a result of increasing concern for both the environmental and employee safety. Tech Solv 334 offers the superior solvent cleaning action without the hazards associated with chlorinated/fluorinated solvents. Typical applications include parts washing, cleaning of motors, compressors and printing equipment, solvent degreasing applications where Freon and other chlorinated solvents cannot be used.

Acid Compounds

Form: Powder
Cleans: Inhibited acid removes mineral scale, rust and other metal oxides from ferrous and yellow metal substrates
Apply by: Immersion, ultrasonic
Form: Liquid
Cleans: Heavy-duty, low-foaming cleaner removes oxides, heat scale, rust, mineral deposits, flux and weld spatter from stainless steel and yellow metal substrates
Apply by: Spray, immersion
Oakite 31 is a liquid, acidic compound used for removing shop dirt, oxides, rust and heat scale, flux and welding spatter from steel, stainless steel, aluminum and other metals. It is also used for removing milkstone and similar mineral deposits in dairies, meat processing and other food plants.
Liquid Oakite 32 is designed for the fast and thorough removal of rust from ferrous metal equipment and of hard water salts from water-circulating equipment. Rust and hard water scale are removed right down to the base metal with no scraping or rodding needed.
Oakite 33 is a liquid acidic compound designed for removing light grease, oils, shop dirt, flux, rust, oxides and heat scale and for preparing metals for painting. It is also used for cleaning and conditioning aluminum prior to surface conversion processing. Another application, recommended by stainless steel manufacturers, is the use of Oakite 33 for cleaning stainless steel to remove dirt and embedded soils in the metal.
Oakite 131 is an inhibited acidic material for removing shop soils, light rust, heat scale and oxides from iron and steel. It is used in metalworking plants where a controlled etch of iron and steel is desired. It is also used for in-place cleaning and descaling of petroleum refinery processing units.

Additives

Defoamant SM is a liquid, highly-concentrated antifoamant/defoamant for acid and alkaline cleaners, detergent iron phosphates, metalworking fluids, waste water treatment systems, paint detackification systems and most anywhere else where foam is a problem. It is particularly effective in controlling foam in applications where soap-based lubricants are removed in spray washers.
Form: Liquid
Improves cleaning and rinsing in both alkaline and acid cleaner applications. Multi-metal.
Form: Liquid
Foam controlling additive for both acid and alkaline cleaner applications. Multi-metal.
Form: Liquid
Phosphate-free chelating agent that activates alkaline cleaning and stripping solutions. Multi-metal.
Texstrip 856ADD is a liquid designed for paint stripping. Texstrip 856ADD contains strong wetting and emulsifying agents, which aid in the quick penetration of acrylic, oleo resinous, lacquer, or enamel residues. Reaction with various polymers solubilizes the polymers to make their removal possible. Texstrip 856ADD is designed to be effective against most residues, which must be removed. Texstrip 856ADD is very effective in remanufacturing systems. Since Texstrip 856ADD is a liquid, it may be metered automatically.

Brighteners

Brighteners for metal finishing clean and remove oxide layers from substrates such as aluminum, stainless steel and copper. Chemetall has a complete product line of Brighteners designed for the metal finishing industry.

Fleetline 317 is a liquid acidic material which cleans and brightens (etches on prolonged contact) aluminum trucks and trailers as well as containers and other aluminum equipment. It also removes typical road soils from steel, stainless steel, brass, copper and painted surfaces (without affecting sound paint).
Brightener is a liquid solvent acidic material designed for cleaning and brightening aluminum transportation equipment. It can also be used on a variety of other aluminum surfaces.
Bright Dip CB is a chromate-free, highly acidic liquid chemical polish. It is used for brightened old and tarnished copper, brass and bronze parts.
FiSan Acid Brite brightens as it cleans and rinses freely. Its blend of grease cutting surfactants can also remove oily soils.

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