Solvent Cleaners and Degreasers etc.

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ICFD Aerosols

Fast evaporating solvent cleaner / degreaser / brake cleaner.

Brake Cleaner Aerosol

Fast evaporating solvent cleaner / degreaser / brake cleaner.

PSCG (Fpt <62’C), PSCH (Fpt 62’C)

PSC Range are highly refined, non aromatic general purpose solvent cleaner / degreasers. For the removal of grease, oils & surface dirt from metallic components in engineering. Additionally the preparations may be used to clean electric motors & electronics.

PE 101

Medium evaporating solvent cleaner and degreaser.

PE 103

Slower drying solvent cleaner for wipe or brush cleaning of metal.

PE 104

Odourless slow drying solvent cleaner.

PE 111

Methylene Chloride / Hydrocarbon based solvent cleaner / degreaser.

PE115

Non-chlorinated solvent cleaner dewaxer.

PE 120

Tar, glue & sealant remover.

PE 121

Methylene Chloride based multi-purpose solvent cleaner/degreaser.

PDS100

Solvent degreaser, cold immersion. Also ideal at fusing acrylic plastics.

PerfG1B

Terpene based solvent cleaner / degreaser / tar and wax remover.

PERF. G5A

Terpene based solvent cleaner.

Perf95

Non flammable, economical, all purpose solvent cleaner/degreaser.

PERF TPM

Solvent suitable for resin removal.

TRICHLOROETHYLENE

Vapour degreaser cleaning solvent – Safetainer delivery system available.
Water based solvent replacements for cleaning and degreasing

PNSC

Neutral, nitrite free, liquid spraywash cleaner, removing light oils, cutting fluids and swarf from ferrous and non-ferrous metals and plastics.

Surface cleaning materials are normally water based, for water is a highly polar material and acts as a solvent. Where greases and oils are involved, the products are called degreasers and the water may be used in conjunction with conventionally known solvents, or they may be used on their own.

Depending on the use, the water based cleaning materials may be acidic, neutral or alkaline, depending on the substrate being cleaned and the material it is designed to remove. For example, removing limescale uses acidic metal cleaning solvents or chemicals, whereas organic dirt, such as proteins and fats are removed using alkaline metal cleaning solvents. Neutral cleaners are pH neutral and will likely contain neutral surfactants for removing different types of dirt.

Removal of grease uses solvent degreasers that are solvent based or solvent containing materials that can have surfactants added, as well as passivating chemicals that are incorporated into the water fraction.

There are many possible variations of ingredients, and the use of each solvent based cleaner or water based cleaner will depend on a multitude of factors including concentration, temperature, material being cleaned and the environment where it is being used. As an example, cleaning in the catering trade often involves cleaning aluminium items using metal cleaning solvents that are alkaline. These however can severely attack aluminium, so the correct concentration and time of immersion must be used or else the parts can dissolve away during the process.

Establish the best solvent cleaner or metal cleaner for the job in hand and always read the safety guidelines to ensure that your health is not being compromised by using the products. A quote from an article by Jamie Smith Hopkins can illustrate: “Setting aside longer-term health concerns, such as cancer, the danger posed by methylene chloride is its one-two punch when fumes accumulate. Because it turns into carbon monoxide in the body, it can starve the heart of oxygen and prompt an attack. The chemical also acts as an anesthetic at high doses: Its victims slump over, no longer breathing, because the respiratory centers of their brains switch off. An open flame, meanwhile, can transform methylene chloride to phosgene. That’s the poisonous gas used to deadly effect during World War I, responsible for more fatalities than chlorine and mustard gas combined.”