An international company that manufactures deep drawn aluminum extrusions used in the aerospace, automotive and military market was mandated to change from a toxic chlorinated solvent to an aqueous degreaser because of health and environmental issues.
This 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.