Parts Cleaning Chemistries

An Overview of Parts Cleaning Chemistries

In the realm of industrial and manufacturing operations, cleaning parts is a critical step to ensure the functionality, longevity, and quality of finished products. The science behind this cleaning process is intricate and multifaceted, revolving around a myriad of cleaning chemistries. Here’s a comprehensive insight into parts cleaning chemistries:

Industrial Cleaning

Immersion & Ultrasonics

JC 210

Neutral detergent for removal of fingerprints, light soils, and particulate contamination. Suitable for use on metallic, glass, ceramic and plastic surfaces.

JC 250C

Mild alkaline detergent for medium duty soil removal. Safe on ferrous, non-ferrous alloys including copper, brass, aluminum, anodized aluminum, and anodized titanium.

JC 300

Heavy duty alkaline detergent for removal of machining oils, stamping oils, and grinding compounds. Safe on ferrous and non-ferrous metals including aluminum.

JC 400C

Heavy duty non-silcated alkaline detergent. Used to remove machining oils, grinding, polishing, and lapping compounds. Safe on steel, stainless steel, nickel alloys, carbide, and titanium.

JC 500

Acidic detergent for cleaning and brightening brass, copper, and aluminum. Used for removal of coolants, light machining oils, and stamping oils.

JC 600

Mild alkaline detergent with built-in corrosion inhibitors for removal of machining oils and stamping oils. Safe on ferrous and non-ferrous metals including most aluminum alloys.

JC 700

High alkaline detergent for removal of machining oils, grinding, polishing, lapping compounds and light carbon. Safe on steel, stainless steel, nickel alloys, and titanium.

JC CitraPass 5220

Passivate 300 series, 17-4, and 400 series stainless steel alloys (ASTM 967). Can be used for removal of fingerprints, light soils, and particulates.

JC Mold Cleaner

Caustic based cleaner formulated for the removal of residues from injection mold operations.

Spray

JC 201C

Neutral detergent for removal of light machining oils, fingerprints, and particulate contamination. Suitable for use on metallic, glass, ceramics and plastic surfaces.

JC 301C

Heavy duty alkaline detergent safe on ferrous and non-ferrous metals including aluminum. Used for removal of machining oils, stamping oils, and grinding compounds.

JC 401C

Heavy duty non-silcated alkaline detergent. Used to remove machining oils, stamping lubes, and grinding compounds. Safe on steel, stainless steel, nickel alloys, carbide, and titanium.

JC 501C

Acidic detergent for cleaning and brightening brass, copper, and aluminum. Used for removal of coolants, light machining oils and stamping oils.

JC 601C

Mild alkaline detergent with built-in corrosion inhibitors for removal of machining oils, coolants, and stamping oils. Safe on ferrous and non-ferrous metals including most aluminum alloys.

JC 631

Mild alkaline detergent with built-in corrosion inhibitors for removal of machining oils, coolants, and stamping oils. Safe to be used on ferrous metals only.

JC 701C

High alkaline detergent for removal of machining oils, grinding, polishing, lapping compounds, and light carbon. Safe on steel, stainless steel, nickel alloys, and titanium.

JC CitraPass 3210

Passivate 300 series, 17-4, and 400 series stainless steel alloys (ASTM 967). Can be used for removal of fingerprints, light soils, and particulates.

Corrosion Inhibitors / Rust Preventatives

JC 1550C

Highly concentrated – water soluble, in-process or short-term storage corrosion inhibitor. Prevents tarnishing and maintains brilliant appearance on polished parts. Suitable for aluminum, copper, and brass.

JC 1050C

General purpose water-soluble short term corrosion inhibitor. Low foaming.

JC 1150C

Water soluble. Short term corrosion inhibition. Specific formulation for use in rinse tanks to provide protection prior to PVD coating.

JC 1350C

High performance water-soluble rust preventative for short term corrosion inhibition. Specifically designed to provide humidity cabinet protection. Low foaming.

JC 1650C

Amine-borate formulation. Provides short term corrosion inhibition.

JC 1250N

Sodium Nitrite based water soluble short term corrosion inhibitor. Low foaming.

JC 3320C

Water displacing corrosion inhibitor specifically designed to provide humidity cabinet protection. Provides up to a year of indoor storage rust protection.

Maintenance

J-Clean 50

Multipurpose degreaser for general maintenance cleaning applications. Can be used full strength or in various dilutions. Contains no glycols or phosphates. Biodegradable.

J-Clean GC

Non-ammoniated, non-solvent, and VOC-free glass cleaner that uses new surfactant technologies and is safe on most plastics. Fast evaporating and streak free.

JC 10 Floor Cleaner

Alkaline based product using new surface-active technology. Used in general purpose, floor scrubbers, and wet mop applications.

JC 20 Floor Cleaner

High alkaline heavy-duty floor cleaner formulated to clean oil and stubborn floor residues in floor scrubbers and wet mop applications.

JC Defoamer 10

General purpose defoamer for many industrial applications. It is effective in a wide range of pH’s and operating temperatures. Used in plant manufacturing, wastewater, and effluent control.

Medical & Pharma

Immersion & Ultrasonics

JC 100M

Potassium Hydroxide based detergent for in-process and final cleaning. Safe on steel, stainless steel, nickel alloys, and titanium.

JC 200M

Neutral detergent for removal of light soils and particulates. Safe on ferrous, non-ferrous, anodized aluminum, anodized titanium, and plastics.

JC 400M

Heavy duty alkaline detergent used for in-process and final cleaning. Excellent for removal of machining soils, drawing, grinding and polishing compounds.

JC 700M

Potassium Hydroxide based heavy-duty detergent for in-process cleaning. Designed for removal of polishing and lapping compounds. Safe on steel, stainless steel, nickel alloys, and titanium.

JC CitraPass 5220

Passivate 300 series, 17-4, and 400 series stainless steel alloys (ASTM 967). Can be used for removal of fingerprints, light soils, and particulates.

Spray

JC 101M

Potassium Hydroxide based detergent for in-process and CIP cleaning. Safe on steel, stainless steel, nickel alloys, and titanium.

JC 201M

Neutral detergent for removal of light soils and particulates. Safe on ferrous, non-ferrous, anodized aluminum, anodized titanium, and plastics.

JC 401M

Heavy duty alkaline detergent used for in-process and final cleaning. Excellent for removal of machining soils, drawing, grinding and polishing compounds.

JC 800M

Acidic cleaning detergent. Formulated to remove a wide range of process residues including inorganic salts and rouge. Can be used in ultrasonics or low foam applications.

JC CitraPass 3210

Passivate 300 series, 17-4, and 400 series stainless steel alloys (ASTM 967). Can be used for removal of fingerprints, light soils, and particulates.

The Need for PARTS Cleaning Chemistries:

During manufacturing or operations, parts often accumulate contaminants such as grease, ink, paint, dirt, and rust. These contaminants can hinder the functionality of the part or the efficacy of subsequent processes like painting or assembly. Cleaning chemistries play an integral role in removing these contaminants and prepping the parts for the next stage.

Types of Cleaning Chemistries:

  1. Solvents: Organic or inorganic chemicals that dissolve or disperse contaminants. Their efficacy is often measured in terms of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
  2. Degreasers: Specifically designed to remove grease and oils. They can be solvent-based or water-based.
  3. Detergents: Typically water-based solutions containing surfactants, emulsifiers, and other agents to help remove dirt and other contaminants.
  4. Descale agents: Used to remove scale, rust, and other mineral deposits.
  5. Specialized Cleaners: Designed for specific contaminants like ink or paint.

Components of Cleaning Chemistries:

  • Surfactants: Compounds that reduce surface tension, allowing the cleaning solution to spread more easily.
  • Emulsifiers: Help mix oil and water, allowing the removal of oil-based contaminants.
  • Wetting Agents: Improve the spreading of the cleaning solution on the surface.
  • Dispersants: Prevent re-deposition of contaminants back onto the part.
  • Chelating Agents: Bind to metal ions, preventing them from interfering with the cleaning process.
  • Scale Inhibitors: Prevent the formation of scale or mineral deposits.
  • Biocides: Prevent microbial growth in cleaning solutions.
  • Defoamers: Reduce foam formation during the cleaning process.
  • pH Adjusters: Maintain the desired pH level of the cleaning solution.

Selecting the Right Chemistry:

  • Application: The nature of the contaminant and the substrate material will dictate the type of chemistry needed.
  • Equipment Compatibility: Some chemistries are designed for specific cleaning machines or systems, like immersion washers or parts washer equipment.
  • Environmental Concerns: VOC levels, biodegradability, and disposal considerations can influence the choice of cleaning chemistry.

Conclusion

Parts cleaning chemistries, with their diverse formulations, play an essential role in modern manufacturing and maintenance processes. Their judicious selection and application can ensure that parts are cleaned efficiently and effectively, readying them for subsequent operations or prolonging their operational lifespan.


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