Industrial precision cleaning is used in many areas where the pre-treatment or finishing of metal and plastic surfaces is required: from medical to specialised tools, fashion accessories through to electronics. The microscopic removal of contaminants from superficial surfaces is a fundamental aspect in reaching high quality standards. Today it is possible to carry out this industrial cleaning using environmentally friendly products without compromising on quality standards.
Industrial precision cleaning: Why is proper cleaning
Ineffective cleaning of a surface can lead to functional or aesthetic production waste. More so industrial cleaning carried out with products that are obsolete can create problems not only for health and safety but also in terms of compliance with environmental regulations for waste and emissions.
What are the requirements for the top industrial
The best products for precision industrial cleaning must reach the highest quality standards without compromising on worker safety or environmental sustainability.
They must guarantee business continuity in the post-cleaning phases, reducing the number of plant downtimes for replacing solvents, but also need to be compatible with existing degreasing machinery which is already part of the production process.
Which products and solutions can be used for high-
quality, sustainable precision industrial cleaning?
Garzanti Specialties has always been committed to finding, sourcing and offering environmentally sustainable solutions and has selected Chemours products within the Opteon and Vertrel ranges. These two lines offer cleaning solutions that guarantee top quality results whilst respecting both safety and environmental. regulations.
The Chemours Opteon e Vertrel products are safe, non-flammable, environmentally friendly solvents with low global warming potential (GWP <15), and zero ozone depletion potential. An optimal boiling point and fast-drying technical characteristics guarantee continuity in the subsequent operations of the cleaned components.
Another advantage in using these products in industrial precision cleaning comes from their compatibility. It’s generally possible to use existing steam degreasing equipment, often with little or no modifications being required. These fluids can also be reused and recycled, further reducing both the environmental impact and operational costs.
All these properties are extremely important and increasingly sought after in industrial cleaning applications, such as steam degreasing.
The Opteon and Vertrel range from Chemours.
Opteon and Vertrel products are the ideal solution to replace trichloroethylene (TCE), n-propyl bromide (nPB), benzene, perchloroethylene and methylene chloride. In applications requiring maximum cleaning power, they are also able to deliver superior cleaning performance than most in the category, making them an ideal replacement for most powerful solvents (KB values >100).
Chemours products are also an excellent alternative solution to products with medium solvent powers such as HCFC-225, HCFC- 141b, HFE, PFC, CFC and water based detergents.
The use of Chemours products for industrial cleaning also removes the need for. additional cleaning steps using surfactants, further reducing the time required to achieve residue-free cleanliness. Opteon and Vertrel’s inherent ability to absorb large amounts of dirt substantially increases productivity by reducing machine downtime, commonly associated with solvent-replacement operations.
Opteon and Vertrel fluids are characterised by their high solubility and low surface tension, both of which can improve the efficiency of steam degreasing. They are also easy-to-use cleaning fluids, especially in the latest immersion and vapour phase systems, ensuring maximum reliability and ease of maintenance.
Chemours fluids are thermally-stable and not subject to oxidation or degradation during storage. They also retain their original composition even during use in azeotropic mixtures.