A Choice for Every Challenge℠

Whether you are using high pressure, soak/immersion, spray, ultrasonic, electrocleaning, etching, or mass finishing technologies, Hubbard-Hall offers over 70 aqueous cleaners – more than any other US-based industrial cleaner company.  This gives you the confidence that you can remove any type of soil (organic or inorganic), from every type of metal, with any application or cleaning process.

And, we regularly add new chemistries specifically designed to reduce steps, complexity, and the total cost of cleaning.

 

Reduce Rework. Reduce Rejects. Reduce Cost.

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Why Aqueous Cleaning Works

Aqueous cleaners are widely used because they are cost effective, relatively safe, readily available and able to remove both organic and inorganic soils.  Unlike solvents, which work by dissolving organic compounds, aqueous cleaners remove both organic and inorganic compounds through a number of mechanisms: solubilization, saponification, wetting, emulsification, and chelation.

Applications for aqueous cleaning include: precision parts cleaning, heat treatment, metal stripping, chemical polishing, paint stripping, pre-treatment, metal finishing, deburring, deep draw, impact extrusion and degreasing.

Did you know? 73% of metal parts finishing operations say they primarily use aqueous cleaners.*

* Based on a study of 285 metal parts cleaning operations and job shops, sponsored by Hubbard-Hall and conducted by Gardner Intelligence, October 2020.

Aquaease 2289

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Clean metal in fewer steps. Clean, dioxide and brighten in one step. Gain 60% productivity.

Aquaease Infinity

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Lower your total cleaning costs by 35%. Rethink how chemistry and technology work together.

Product Pairings

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Some problems are best solved with multiple products. View our Perfect Pairings to see examples.

The More You Know: Can Water Replace Solvents for Metal Cleaning?

The More You Know: Can Water Replace Solvents for Metal Cleaning?

For decades, ultrasonic and mechanical cleaning has proven effective and efficient. Understanding and appreciating these cleaning systems is critical when deciding whether to replace chlorinated solvent cleaning. Updated federal EPA regulations and mandates have been major driving forces in the focus

Want to know more?  Read our White Paper.

Which Parts Cleaner is Right for you?

Picking the right industrial cleaner isn’t just about the chemistry. Effective cleaning is a process, and many factors go into deciding which cleaner is right for your specific process to achieve optimal cleaning results. These factors include:

  • Cleanliness requirements
  • Part geometry
  • Available footprint
  • Throughput requirements
  • Energy demands
  • Environmental, Health, Safety and Regulatory requirements
  • Waste Handling Needs & Disposal Costs
  • Substrate (Alloy) and Soils
  • Total cost

With an average of 30 years of experience, our dedicated cleaning experts conduct on-site or virtual complimentary process audits to map out how you can get better results with less chemistry and total cost.

Organic Soils

Drawing compounds
Spinning lubricantsPolishing compounds
Machining oilsFingerprintsCorrosion-prevention compounds
Stamping oilsBuffing compounds

Inorganic Soils

Oxidation/corrosion/rust/tarnish Scale/Heat/Weld Carbonaceous soils
SmutsFluxMetallic compounds
Paints and coatingsMoldSalts

Meet Mike Valenti

Mike has over 25 years of experience in specialty chemical development and product management. His experience includes recommending cleaners (aqueous and solvent), non-ferrous surface preparation, equipment and testing protocols for a wide range of requirements for critical metal finishing operations.

Let our experts become part of your team and help you figure out the right cleaning solution for you.