Industry Leading Aluminum Cleaners:
Tough on Oils. Safe on Metal.

Worried about over-etching, difficult stains and damaging expensive aluminum?  These are common complaints from many metal finishers.  Why not choose best in class cleaners that remove stubborn contaminants while protecting the underlying substrate? By combining cleaning and conditioning agents into a single formulation, our formulations reduce processing steps and chemical costs – sometimes by as much as 50%.

One Step Cleaning


Watch, as our organic acid cleaner, Aquaease 2289, cleans, deoxidizes, and brightens aluminum all at once.

Increased Speed, Less Costs


Discover how an aluminum forging company was able to increase process speed, improve cleaning and be cost effective.

Out Performing The Competition


Our cleaner out performs the competition for an international company that manufactures deep drawn aluminum extrusions.

Special Considerations When Cleaning Aluminum

Special Considerations When Cleaning Aluminum

  1. How is the aluminum being used? Will a caustic soda based cleaner impact this?
  2. What’s the contaminant you are trying to remove?
  3. Is over-etched aluminum a concern?
  4. Have you thought about post-cleaning waste treatment?

How Do You Choose the Right Aluminum Cleaner?

Getting the right answer starts with asking the right questions.  That’s why we’re here. Let’s talk. 1-866-441-5831

Case Study: Emerald Acid Clean #1


The Challenge 
Mandated to transition away from toxic chlorinated solvents to an aqueous degreaser for health and environmental reasons, the company wanted to test products from several vendors.

The Approach
After a full briefing on the company’s needs, our experts recommended Emerald Acid Clean #1 (EMAC1). EMAC1 is a citric acidbased solution which can be applied as a soak, ultrasonic or spray cleaner. It contains a high percentage of EPA’s designed to the meet environment (DfE) acceptable surfactants and solubilizer standards.

Emerald Acid Clean is engineered to remove a variety of soils and oxides from aluminum, standard and stainless steel, cast iron, copper, brass, Monel, and other high nickel alloys. It excels at removing forming lubricants, machining oils, light rust and scale from these substrates.

Aluminum Spray Cleaners

ProductPowder or LiquidpHEtching vs. Non-EtchingNon-chelatedPhosphate-Free
Lusterclean 40 LFLiquidMildly AlkalineNon-Etchingxx
Aquaease PL 732LiquidMildly AlkalineNon-Etchingx
Aquaease PLA 915LiquidAcidicNon-Etchingx
Aquaease PL 165LiquidAlkalineEtchingxx

Aluminum Soak-Ultrasonic Cleaners

ProductPowder or LiquidpHEtching vs. Non-EtchingNon-chelatedPhosphate-Free
Aquaease 2289Liquid
Lusterclean 40 LFLiquidMildly AlkalineNon-Etchingxx
Aquaease SL 80LiquidModerately Alkaline Non-Etchingxx
Aquaease PL 72 A32LiquidMildly AlkalineNon-Etchingx