Will Aqua-Cleen® work well in metal surface cleaning formulations?

Friday, November 5, 2021

Yes, Aqua-Cleen® is ideal for this purpose as it is non-corrosive to base metal. It can act as a tarnish-removing component for alkaline copper and brass cleaners and is effective in wide pH ranges. Aqua-Cleen® cleans metal to a bright, shiny, water break free surface.

What are the benefits of using ethoxylated sulfur based surfactants like Aqua-Cleen® instead of ethoxylated alcohols?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

The presence of sulfur imparts outstanding properties such as high wettability, high detergency and high solubility in oil phases. In addition, it allows the formation of foam-breaking byproducts, making it suitable for a variety of processes such as pulp and paper cleaning, wool scouring, and metal cleaning.

Does Aqua-Cleen® have a strong/unpleasant smell?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Aqua-Cleen® does not have a strong/unpleasant smell. Aqua-Cleen® has a pleasant citrus or grapefruit-like fragrance.

Is Aqua-Cleen® corrosive?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Aqua-Cleen® is not corrosive. In fact, Aqua-Cleen® has inherent properties that make it a corrosion inhibitor. The typical pH of Aqua-Cleen® is 3-5.

Is Aqua-Cleen® toxic or hazardous?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Aqua-Cleen® is classified as inherently biodegradable, non-hazardous as well as non-toxic to sewage organisms at moderate concentrations. More details can be found in the Aqua-Cleen® PDS and SDS.

Does Aqua-Cleen® foam?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Like any other surfactant, Aqua-Cleen® foams but it is not classified as a high foaming. Foam height, initial(1): 96 mm; foam height, five minutes(1): 0 mm ((1)ASTM D1173-53). More details can be found in the Aqua-Cleen® PDS and SDS.

Can I dilute Aqua-Cleen® with water?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Yes, Aqua-Cleen® can be diluted with water. A typical dilution range is between 1 and 5% by volume. A suggested base formulation for a heavy duty degreaser is Aqua-Cleen® 5%, EDTA 3%, Water 92% (by weight).

What type of surfactant is Aqua-Cleen®?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Aqua-Cleen® is a nonionic sulfur based polyoxyethylene surfactant.


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