SOLVENT CLEANING

Test to Find Answers to a Cleaning Solution Dilemma

Finding the best cleaning fluid for a specific application is possible by carrying out practical trials, backed by lab analyses.

On the Line Podcast

PF’s On the Line podcast presents stories from the world of finishing in the voices of those who are in the trenches doing the work. Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.

EcoClean's EcoCcore Now Manufactured in U.S.

Location gives customers in North America more immediate access to knowledge, skills and resources for training, parts and service. 
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A Conversation with Joe McChesney, Kyzen

The global product line manager for solvents at Kyzen has more than 39 years of experience with solvent and aqueous cleaning processes, and has served on the EPA/Clean Air Advisory Board.
#leadership

Factors to Consider When Replacing Legacy Parts Washers

This article explores the benefits of replacing legacy parts washers, new innovations in parts washer systems and how to find the best parts washer for an application.

Finishing Hall of Fame

  • 2019 Finishing Hall of Fame Inductees

    Class includes Frank Altmayer, Arthur Brace, Ken Kreeger, Marc LeBaron, Ray Lucas, Joseph Manzoli, Jerry Poll, William Safranek and Don Snyder.

  • 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Frederick Gumm, John Horner, Dr. Leslie Lancy, John Lindstedt and Milt Stevenson Sr. were elected by a panel for their contributions to the surface finishing industry.

  • 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Jack Berg, Nathan Feldstein, George Hogaboom, Joseph Kushner, Harold Read and Charles Walker are honored.

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How To Reduce Steps Required In Nonferrous Surface Finishing

Mike Valenti

Mike Valenti

Product Manager, Cleaners and Nonferrous Surface Preparation, Hubbard-Hall

The finishing of parts made from various copper and aluminum alloys traditionally require many distinct and separate process steps, and Hubbard-Hall’s Mike Valenti explains how both come with their own unique needs .

The cleaning and surface preparation of nonferrous, soft metals can require multiple and complex steps. Manufacturers using these alloys continue to require more efficient and less complex processes. The finishing of parts made from various copper and aluminum alloys traditionally require many distinct and separate process steps, and both come with their own unique needs. Below we discuss the specific challenges that come with finishing copper ...READ MORE

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Top Reasons to Switch to a Better Cleaning Fluid

Venesia Hurtubise from MicroCare says switching to the new modern cleaning fluids will have a positive impact on your cleaning process.
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Choosing the Right Vapor Degreasing Method

Venesia Hurtubise with MicroCare says experience and expertise are helpful in optimizing and developing cleaning cycles that will best suit a specific job.
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INNOVATIONS IN SOLVENT CLEANING TECHNOLOGY

Norton Saint-Gobain Debuts Farécla Polishing Compounds

Norton Saint-Gobain has launched a new line of Farécla products for polishing and surface finishing within a wide array of markets.

Custom Precision Cleaning System for Additive Manufacturing

Layton Technologies designed a custom solvent cleaning system to remove wax from 3D-printed parts, replacing an inefficient manual process.
#additive-manufacturing

Hubbard-Hall’s Aquaease Infinity Line Cleaners Reduce Costs

The company says its line of cleaners and Arbortech membrane technology can reduce cleaning costs by 35% and reclaim 95% of production cleaner.
#surfin

Ecoclean Service App Available for IOS, Android

App enables two-way exchange between equipment users and Ecoclean customer service employees via video call and chat functions.

Fluorinated Solvent Formulated for Safer Metal Cleaning

Amolea AT2 from AGC Chemicals Americas is a fluorinated precision cleaning solvent designed to be compatible with metals and solvent with a variety of press, cutting, silicone and refrigerant oils; greases; asphalt pitches; and fluxes.