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Cleaning is a essential process stage prior to any surface treatment. Its quality has a direct effect on the quality of the final products. To meet the variety of demands, we offer you a broad range of highly efficient and eco-friendly cleaner technologies.

The cleaning step is for most of applications a essential process prior to any further surface treatment activities. It should provide a residue-free and wettable surface, which meets the requirements of the following process steps, usually a water-based conversion coating. The quality of the cleaning process correlates directly with the quality of the final product.

Clean surfaces

The term “clean surface” stands as a synonym for very individual requirements to the surface quality. To meet the variety of demands and markets you can choose from one of the most comprehensive product ranges of cleaners: from standard products to high-performance and eco-friendly technologies.

Special requirements for cleaners are:

  • storage protection
  • to provide an uniform high reactivity for chemical surface treatment and galvanizing
  • weld-ability
  • protection from staining (important in the beverage can industry)
  • gloss properties (e.g. for application on polished Al-wheels) / matting or brightening
  • and of course suitable for paint application and bonding

Ecological and commercial advantages

Beside the qualitative requirements, economical and ecological criteria become more and more important. A part of this is for example a simple automated process control just as well the possibility for an efficient and cost-saving bath-maintenance to increase bath life-time. This could be for e.g. a wastewater-free unit with an evaporator or a static separator for demulsifying cleaner systems.

Technology portfolio:

  • Ardrox® interior cleaners for Aerospace applications
  • Ardrox® exterior cleaners for Aerospace applications
  • Ardrox® general cleaners for Aerospace applications
  • Ardrox® paint carbon and oxide removers for Aerospace applications
  • Ardrox® in-process cleaners for Aerospace applications
  • Gardoclean® cleaners as part of a pretreatment process
  • Gardoclean® T for anodizing processes
  • Gardoclean® P plastic cleaners
  • Gardoclean® R corrosion protection agents
  • Gardoclean® A for equipment care and interoperational cleaners
  • Gardacid® P pickling product

Industries served:

  • Aerospace
  • Aluminium Finishing
  • Appliances
  • Automotive Components
  • Coil Industry
  • Metal Forming
  • General Industry
  • Heavy Equipment, Off-Road