Hubbard-Hall was contacted by an international manufacturer that specializes in deep-drawn aluminum extrusion. Their products are used in the aerospace, automotive, and military industries, and have very demanding application specifications.
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 and we recommended our Emerald Acid Clean #1 (EMAC1). The results were clear and consistently favored the EMAC1. As well as outperforming the competitor’s chemistry and it was easier to control.
Why Emerald Acid Clean #1?
Emerald Acid Clean #1 is a citric acid-based soak, ultrasonic, spray cleaner that may be used for the removal of a variety of soils and oxides from aluminum, stainless steel, steel, cast iron, copper, brass, Monel, and other high nickel alloys.
- The EMAC1 thoroughly cleaned and removed any traces of the stearate lubricants without etching the aluminum.
- It was easier for contract plating company to anodize because of the superior cleaning of the EMAC1.
- There was a significant reduction of the cleaning process with a controlled etch rate.
- Increased productivity without increased equipment and unnecessary steps.