Ultrasonic Cleaning Fluids - Solutions For Ultrasonic Cleaners

Kemet offer the finest in biodegradable cleaning fluids. These are specialist formulated concentrated detergents available in neutral, alkaline and acid types. The detergents work in two ways: It reduces surface tension and intensifies ultrasonic cavitation & Dissolves and binds the dirt which has been loosened by the ultrasonics.

Disclaimer: Kemet recommend that any cleaning fluid should be tested on a sample of the component to be cleaned to ensure it does not damage the material and offer free trials to establish the optimum process.

With more than 400 high performance formulations providing a solution to most cleaning challenges.

  • Free consultations and trials to adapt formulations to specific requirements and optimise cleaning processes.
  • Environmentally aware process development to offer ecological solutions.
  • Physiochemical and physical wastewater treatment systems to comply with environmental legislation.
  • Compatible with Kemet range of ultrasonic cleaners.

For advice on which cleaning solution to use contact our cleaning experts. For examples of previous case studies of specific applications, click here.

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Industry Applications

Application / Contamination Type pH Product, compatibility and benefits Package Size Product Code Function
Polishing compounds, soluble oil, light pollutions Mild alkaline 8.1 GALVEX SU 737 - For Steel, Silver, Brass, Titanium, Zamak

Excellent emulsification and solubilisation of greasy substances. Leaves a temporary film that protects the surface from oxidation. Leaves a hydrophobic surface which facilitates the drying.
5 Litre 362988 Ultrasonic cleaning
25 Litre 362989
8.7 GALVEX 20.01 - Stainless steel, Titanium, Copper alloys Aluminium, Precious metals, Silver

Suitable for medical sector. Can be used as finishing product. Leaves a hydrophilic surface. Can be used in surface preparation prior to passivation.
10 Litre 363145
25 Litre 363146
10 GALVEX 20.02 - For all metals except carbides

No harmful components. High efficiency on brushed, satin and stippled parts (complex geometry). Increases wettability. Easily rinsed off, can beused as a finishing product
5 Litre 363473
25 Litre 363179
10.8 GALVEX 17.30 - All metals except Aluminium

Good for cleaning prior to plating/coating.
25 Litre 362940
Strong alkaline 12.6 RODACLEAN 2018 - For Titanium, Ceramics, Steels, Stainless steels

No harmful components. Suitable for medical sector. Can be used in surface preparation prior to passivation.
5 Litre 363758
25 Litre 363035
12.65 VACUKLEEN 2018 - For Titanium, Ceramics, Steel/Stainless steel, Carbides and hard metals

Excellent preparation of surfaces prior to vacuum metallisation (P.V.D). Does not attack cobalt. Excellent wetting properties. Favourablysubstitutes solvents.
10 Litre 363395
25 Litre 363258
Free iron oxide removal Passivation 2.4 DECOMET - For All metals and materials specific to the medical sector

Ideal for the passivation of stainless steel as an alternative to nitric acid. Safe use due to its citric acid base. Leaves no traces after drying.
10 Litre 363154 Soaking
25 Litre 363155
Neat oil, polishing compounds Mild alkaline 9.9 DECOSPRAY TM - For all metals (except carbides), Synthetic materials

Non-foaming product. Requires an oil seperator
25 Litre 363162 Spray or ultrasonic cleaning (Can be used in vacuum system)
Strong alkaline 12.3 VACUKLEEN 440 - For Titanium, Steels, Stainless steels, Carbides, Precious metals, Plastic materials

Favourably substitutes solvents. Preparation of surfaces prior to P.V.D. Used in pre-degreasing. Oil separator is necessary. Does not attack cobalt.
10 Litre 363396
25 Litre 363259
12.3 DECOCLEAN 440 - For Steel, Stainless Steels, Ceramics

Can be used for pre-degreasing. Requires an oil seperator. Non-foaming product.
25 Litre 362945
Anticorrosion additive Alkaline 11.1 KORROSTOP 5000 - For all metals

Biodegradable. Used as additive in final rinsing bath with demineralised water.
5 Litre 363150 Rinsing
25 Litre 363151
Deoxidation, brightening effect Acidic 2 RODASTEL 30 - For all metals

Deoxidation, neutralization and activation preparation of surfaces prior to P.V.D.
25 Litre 362947 Ultrasonic cleaning
Setters cement, wax, glue Solvent N/A ALLSTRIP - For all metals, including galvanised metal

Does not contain NEP. Excellent alternative to acetone. This product is not inflammable, (flash point > 65°C).
5 Litre 363167 Ultrasonic cleaning or Vacuum system

Type Package Size Product Code Alkaline or Acid PH approx Dilution % Suggested Temp °C Suggested Inhibitor Suggested Use Comments
A9 5 Kg 360477 Light Alkaline 9.5 3-15%, Suggest 10% 40-60°C Yes, short duration @ 1-3% Nearly neutral to suit all materials Temperature above 40°C can change the colour of non-ferrous materials
20 Kg 360478
210 Kg 360479
A 5 Litre 362189 Alkaline 13 15% 40-65°C General Purpose and all Steels Can lightly etch non-ferrous
20 Litre 362196
O2 5 Kg 360920 Alkaline 13 5-25%, Suggest 10% 40-75°C General purpose and all Steels (suitable for spray wash 1-5% dilution) Low foam detergent. Most lightly etch some non-ferrous materials
20 Kg 360921
210 Kg 360922
H14 20 Kg 360475 Strong Alkaline 14 3-30%, Suggest 15% 60-85°C85°C optimum Mould cleaning, carbon removal, Steels, Ceramics / Glass Powerful detergent. Will etch or attack non-ferrous materials. Steel may discolour at high temperature
210 Kg 360476
N 1 Litre 360404 Neutral 7 15% 40-60°C Neutral to suit all materials including plastics Temperatures above 40°C can change the colour of materials, water marks possible
5 Litre 360955
20 Litre 360984
ACA 1 Kg 361470 Very Light Alkaline 10 0.5-3% Ambient to 40°C Yes, Main Purpose Inhibitor in rinse to prevent corrosion Stops corrosion on ferrous metals
25 Kg 361469
S3 5 Litre 361441 Very Mild Acid 2.5 10-15% 40-70°C Tarnish, light corrosion of most materials. Brightens jewellery and coins Protect ferrous materials after cleaning. Not suitable for some plated metals
25 Litre 361283
I 5 Kg 360480 Acid 1 5-10%, Start at 5% 25-60°CStart 25°C Rust and oxide removal on all materials. Restore white ceramics Will etch all materials and brighten some non-ferrous. Cold rinse, dry immediately. Protect ferrous
20 Kg 360481
210 Kg 360482
M99 20 Kg 360486 - - 100% (Flash Point 97°C) <75°C Yes Dewatering. Removes water moisture, provides corrosion protection Dewatering fluid for moulds / parts going into storage. Immerse / drain over tank
C160 25 Litre E05615 - - 100% (Flash Point 158°C) <120°C Removing waxes, grease, polishes, lap compounds High temp solvent. Use heated dip tanks. Ultrasonics can be rinsed with aqueous

Other Cleaning Solutions

CO-42 Cleaning solution

A cleaning and degreasing fluid with many of the performance characteristics of 1.1.1 Trichloroethane, but without the ozone depleting properties.

CO-42 cuts through contamination such as lapping and polishing residue, grease, oils and general surface contamination.

CO-42 is relatively quick drying, but not so fast as to leave dried staining on the surfaces of products. The controlled wetting and evaporation properties of CO-42 make it extremely versatile and efficient.

Able to act as an extremely efficient cleaning agent for all metals, most plastics, ceramics, glass and similar materials.

Size Container Code
450ml Trigger Spray 302103
5 Litres Metal 302102
25 Litres Metal 302101
200 Litres Metal 302105

C70 Cleaning solution

Kemet C70 is a solvent cleaning and degreasing fluid with all of the characteristics needed to remove grease, oil and residues from parts. It is supplied in a pressurised container complete with detachable extended spray tube for reaching into the most difficult areas.

  • Highly efficient degreasing solvent
  • Very fast evaporation rate
  • No staining
  • Instantly removes lapping and polishing residue
  • Cost effective
  • Versatile and can be used on all metals, ceramics etc. (Always test small area first)
  • Contains no ozone depleting substances
Size Container Code
500ml Aerosol 302114
500ml Aerosols (Pk 12) 302115
C70 cleaning solution

Cleaning Test Centre

At our dedicated cleaning test centre in Maidstone, we have the latest demonstration and test facilities to develop cleaning processes tailor made to the customer's requirements. We are able to undertake free of charge cleaning trials using a large variety of ultrasonic cleaners.

For further details on our ultrasonic cleaning trials or mould cleaning trials, please contact our Ultrasonic Cleaning Manager or call 01622 755287

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