Galvanotechnik

Pre-Treatment Processes

The processes of electroplating require that the target substrate surfaces are perfectly clean. For decades, we have supplied our solvent free EKASIT®- and SURFACLEAN® cleaners and descaling products which have met all market demands. Our range of cleaners goes from liquid to powder form, catering for the different processes of soaking, spraying, electrolytic or even in combination with an ultrasonic application. All of our blended emulsifiers and wetting agents are biodegradable and do not include substances which could form complex compounds with heavy metals.

You will see that our product selection is quite extensive. If you cannot find a standard product within our range that will solve your cleaning problem, possibly due to particular conditions during your production cycle, then we can design a specific EKASIT®- or SURFACLEAN® cleaning / descaling program to meet your requirements.

Dip degreasers / Soak cleaners

Product Features State Containing surfactants Suitable substrates
Salt form Liquid Steel/ iron Zinc Alu-minium NFM
SURFACLEAN 900

Strongly alkaline degreasing agent for steel, with high cleaning power and excellent emulsification properties. Suitable for rack and drum systems. Free of silicates.

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SURFACLEAN 936

Salt-free, weakly alkaline universal degreaser (dip and spray) for steel and non-ferrous metals with an additive that temporarily (interim storage) protects the cleaned parts against corrosion. Free of silicates.

  x x x x x x
SURFACLEAN 980

Weakly alkaline immersion and ultrasonic degreasing  for non-ferrous metals and aluminium. Does not attack polished aluminium and  die-cast zinc surfaces. Forms temporary  corrosion protection on aluminium and non-ferrous metals. Free of silicates.

  x x   x x x
SURFACLEAN 995

Special degreasing agent for aluminium and non-ferrous metals. No attack on polished aluminium and die-cast zinc surfaces. Removes oils and pastes  with ultrasonic support. Forms a hydrophobic film that can be removed with alkaline cleaners. Free of silicates.

  x x   x x x
SURFACLEAN V-149

Strongly alkaline degreaser+C16 builder without surfactants. Combined with our different surfactant mixtures, to be used as a dip and spray degreaser. Likewise suitable as an electrolytic degreasing agent as well as for dephosphating. Free of silicates. 

  x   x      
SURFACLEAN V-160

Phosphate-free, strongly alkaline degreaser builder without surfactants. Combined with our various surfactant mixtures, to be used as a dip and spray degreaser. Likewise suitable as an electrolytic degreasing agent as well as for dephosphating. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT BTU 10

Low-temperature degreasing agent for steel and non-ferrous metals, strongly alkaline. Already works at temperatures from 30°C, high oil absorption. 

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EKASIT BTU 20

Low-temperature degreasing agent for steel, non-ferrous metals and aluminium, weakly alkaline. Works for the removal of oils at temperatures between  25 - 45°C and for the removal of polishing pastes between 60 - 70°C. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT BTU 40

Immersion and ultrasonic degreaser for steel, aluminium and non-ferrous metals, alkaline. Oils cream easily and can be separated from the bath surface.

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EKASIT V 102

Soak cleaning agent  - also useable electrolytically - for steel with a descaling effect. EKASIT V 102 is a free-flowing, strongly alkaline product that removes grease, drawing oils and rust film. 

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EKASIT CD

Strongly alkaline degreasing agent for steel and non-ferrous metals with excellent emulsifying properties. Suitable for rack and drum systems.

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EKASIT 028

Strongly alkaline degreasing agent for steel and non-ferrous metals with excellent emulsifying properties. Suitable for rack and drum systems.

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EKASIT 2028

Strongly alkaline, phosphate-free degreasing agent for steel and non-ferrous metals.  The wetting agents bring about fast creaming of the oils introduced.

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EKASIT BF

Special immersion degreasing agent for die-cast zinc, no attack on zinc, weakly alkaline. Used for removing polishing pastes and emulsions. Very good cleaning effect in combination with the liquid cleaning intensifier EKASIT TM BF. The hydrophobic film forming can be removed by subsequent immersion in EKASIT X 565. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT F 20

Surfactant-free, alkaline degreaser builder. Can be used in combination with our different surfactant mixtures as a spray and dip degreaser. Free of silicates. 

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EKASIT 613 F, Part 1

For ultrasonic and immersion degreasing, specially for non-ferrous metals, but also for aluminium and steel.   Particularly suitable for the removal of polishing residues. EKASIT 613/F, Part 1, is the builder component, EKASIT 613/F, Part 2, contains the necessary wetting agents and emulsifiers. Also combinable with other wetting agents. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT KA 800

Special immersion and ultrasonic degreasing agent for non-ferrous metals, steel and aluminium. Particularly suitable for the removal of polishing paste residues, greases and machining oils. The hydrophobic film forming can easily be removed in EKASIT X 565. Excellent emulsifying properties, effervescent. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT KA 800 G

Special immersion and ultrasonic degreasing agent for non-ferrous metals, steel and aluminium. EKASIT KA 800/G is a  two-component product (emulsifier G is dosed separately) for the removal of polishin paste residues, greases and machining oils. The film forming can easily be removed in EKASIT X 565. Excellent emulsifying properties, effervescent. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT UN 2000

Universal immersion degreasing agent for steel and non-ferrous metals. EKASIT UN 2000 is a free-flowing, strongly alkaline salt mixture for the removal of greases and oils. The wetting agents bring about fast creaming of the oils introduced. Free of silicates.

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Spray degreasers

Product Features State Containing surfactants Suitable substrates
Salt form Liquid Steel/ iron Zinc Alu-minium NFM
EKASIT Spray 1030

Spray degreaser for steel and non-ferrous metals. Weakly foaming, even at low temperatures. The wetting agents used bring about fast creaming of the oils introduced. 

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EKASIT Spray 1420/F

Spray degreaser for all metals, plastics and glass. Weakly foaming, even at low temperatures and high spray pressure. On steel it forms temporary corrosion protection. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT Spray 1440/F

Spray degreaser for all metals, plastics and glass. Weakly foaming, even at low temperatures and high spray pressure. On steel it forms temporary corrosion protection. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT Spray 1780

Spray degreaser for steel. Even removes strong greasing. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT AL 45 F

Spray degreaser for all metals, particularly suitable for aluminium. Already works at a low temperature. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT AL 41/2

Spray and dip degreaser for aluminium and its alloys for the removal of oils and polishing pastes. No attack on polished aluminium surfaces. Weakly effervescent and free of silicates.

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EKASIT BTU AL Spray

Spray degreaser for all metals, particularly suitable for aluminium. Already works at a low temperature.  Free of silicates.

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EKASIT V 129

Spray and dip degreaser for steel.  Even removes strong greasing. Oils introduced cream very well. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT F 15

Liquid builder component. In combination with different surfactant mixtures, to be used as a spray, electrolytic and dip degreaser. No etching of non-ferrous metals and aluminium.

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EKASIT F 20

Liquid builder component. In combination with different surfactant mixtures, to be used as a spray, electrolytic and dip degreaser. Slight etching of non-ferrous metals and aluminium. Free of silicates.

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SURFACLEAN 637

Weakly alkaline spray degreaser with simultaneous activation of the surface before zinc phosphating. Free of silicates.

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SURFACLEAN 936

Salt-free, weakly alkaline universal degreaser (spraying and dipping) for steel and non-ferrous metals with an additive that temporarily (intermediate storage) protects the cleaned parts against corrosion. Free of silicates.

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SURFACLEAN 947

Salt-free, weakly alkaline spray degreaser for steel and non-ferrous metals. SURFACLEAN 947 brings about creaming of oils introduced and should therefore only be used in combination with separators, oil skimmers etc. Free of silicates.

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SURFACLEAN V 149

Strongly alkaline liquid degreaser for steel. In combination with different surfactant mixtures, it can be used as a spray and dip degreaser. Suitable for dephosphating. Free of silicates.

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SURFACLEAN V 160

Strongly alkaline liquid degreaser for steel. In combination with different surfactant mixtures it can be used as a spray and dip degreaser. Suitable for dephosphating. Free of silicates.

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SURFACLEAN HE

Mildly alkaline degreasing additive, particularly suitable when zinc and aluminium are cleaned in combination (prevents the precipitation/cementing of dissolved zinc on aluminium). In combination with different surfactant mixtures, it can be used as a spray and dip degreaser. Free of silicates.

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Electrolytic degreasers

Product Features State Containing surfactants Suitable substrates
Salt form Liquid Steel/ Iron Zinc Alu-minium NFM
EKASIT 66

Descales and activates steel surfaces electrolessly or electrolytically. For rack and drum applications. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT 98

Descales and activates steel surfaces electrolessly or electrolytically. For rack and drum applications. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT AK

Combined electrolytic and dip degreaser for steel. EKASIT AK is a free-flowing, strongly alkaline salt mixture for the removal of greases, machining oils and rust film. For rack and drum applications. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT V 102

Soak cleaning degreaser - that can also be used electrolytically - for steel with descaling effect. EKASIT V 102 is a free-flowing, strongly alkaline product, that removes grease, drawing oils and rust film. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT 2002

Anodically functioning electrolytic degreaser for steel. EKASIT 2002 is a stongly alkaline salt mixture, that can also be used for removing machining oils and brush paste residues. For rack and drum applications. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT 2005

Combined electrolytic and immersion degreaser for steel. EKASIT 2005 is a free-flowing, strongly alkaline salt mixture for the removal of greases and oils. We developed EKASIT 2005 for strip, wire and tube electroplating plants. For rack and drum applications. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT FE

Electrolytic degreasing agent for steel. EKASIT FE is a free-flowing, strongly alkaline salt mixture for the removal of greases and oils. For rack and drum applications.

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EKASIT LX

Special electrolytic degreasing agent for die-cast zinc and non-ferrous metals. EKASIT LX is a free-flowing, strongly alkaline salt mixture for the removal of greases and oils.

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EKASIT E 50

Electrolytic degreasing agent for steel, non-ferrous metals and die-cast zinc. EKASIT E 50 is a free-flowing, strongly alkaline salt mixture. In EKASIT E 50, rack and drum products can be treated anodically or cathodically.

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EKASIT E 53

Electrolytic degreaser for steel and non-ferrous metals, useable cathodically or anodically. Good activation of non-ferrous metals. For rack and drum applications. Free of silicates.

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Ultrasonic degreasers

Product Features State Containing surfactants Suitable substrates
Salt form Liquid Steel/ iron Zinc Alu-minium NFM
EKASIT 613 F

For ultrasonic and immersion degreasing, especially for non-ferrous metals, but also for aluminium and steel.   Particularly suitable for removing polishing residues. EKASIT 613/F, part 1, is the builder component, EKASIT 613/F, part 2, contains the required wetting agents and emulsifiers. Can also be combined with other wetting agents. Silicate-free.

 x x x x
EKASIT KA 800

Special dip and ultrasonic degreasing agent for non-ferrous metals, steel and aluminium. Particularly suitable for the removal of polishing paste residues, greases and machining oils.  The hydrophobic film forming can easily be removed in EKASIT X 565. Excellent emulsifying properties, foaming. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT KA 800 G

Special dip and ultrasonic degreasing agent for non-ferrous metals, steel and aluminium. EKASIT KA 800/G is a two-component product (emulsifier G is dosed separately) for the removal of polishing paste residues, greases and machining oils. The film forming can easily be removed in EKASIT X 565. Excellent emulsifying properties, foaming. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT US 6 Concentrate

Ultrasonic cleaner (pH-neutral) for all metals. EKASIT US 6 Concentrate also dissolves hardened polishing paste residues without attacking the base material. The hydrophobic film forming can easily be removed in EKASIT X 565. Free of silicates.

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EKASIT US 90

Immersion and ultrasonic degreasing agent for steel, non-ferrous metals and aluminium for the removal of polishing pastes and polishing emulsions as well as of greases and oils. Free of silicates.

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SURFACLEAN 980

Weakly alkaline immersion and ultrasonic degreaser for non-ferrous metals and aluminium. Does not attack polished aluminium and die-cast zinc surfaces. Forms temporary corrosion protection on aluminium and non-ferrous metals. Free of silicates.

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SURFACLEAN 990

Weakly alkaline immersion and ultrasonic degreaser for non-ferrous metals and aluminium. Does not attack polished aluminium and die-cast zinc surfaces. Forms a hydrophobic film that can be removed with alkaline cleaners. Free of silicates.

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SURFACLEAN 995

Weakly alkaline immersion and ultrasonic degreasing agent for non-ferrous metals and aluminium. Dies not attack polished aluminium and die-cast zinc surfaces. Forms a hydrophobic film that can be removed with alkaline cleaners. Free of silicates.

  x x   x x x

Wetting agents

Product Features State Containing surfactants Suitable substrates
Salt form Liquid Steel/ iron Zinc Alu-minium NFM
Emulsifier G

Degreasing amplifier for EKASIT KA 800/G and other immersion degreasing agents for the removal of polishing pastes. Very good emulsifying properties. Emulsifier  G leaves a film behind on the surface. The film forming can be subsequen-tly easily removed in  EKASIT X 565. Contains nonionic and anionic surfactants.

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Wetting Agent V 149

Surfactant mixture for alkaline spray degreasers with defoaming effect. Contains noniongenic and cationic surfactants. Has oils and greases easily cream. Extends the service life. Contains cationic and nonionic surfactants.

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Wetting Agent V 229

Surfactant mixture for alkaline and acid spray degreasing agents with defoaming effect. Contains nonionogenic and cationic surfactants. Has oils and greases cream easily. Extends the service life. Contains cationic and nonionic surfactants.

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Wetting Agent V 956

Surfactant mixture for alkaline and acid immersion degreasers. Particularly suitable for the removal of contamination containing pigments. Is added as a cleaning intensifier to degreasing solutions free of surfactants (must not be mixed with other degreasing  solutions containing surfactants, as otherwise precipitation can occur). Contains cationic and nonionic surfactants.

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SURFACLEAN N 950

Surfactant mixture for alkaline and neutral immersion degreasers. Has a strong emulsifying effect and extends the service life of all kinds of soak cleaning systems. Contains nonionic and anionic surfactants.

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SURFACLEAN N 958

Surfactant mixture for alkaline and neutral immersion degreasing systems. Has a strong emulsifying effect and extends the service life of all kinds of soak cleaning. SURFACLEAN N 958 is foam-inhibted and can therefore be operated with air movement. Contains nonionic and anionic surfactants.

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SURFACLEAN N 970

Degreasing amplifier for  iron phosphating and alkaline/acid spray degreasers. Increases the cleaning effect and extends the service life. Contains nonionic surfactants.

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SURFACLEAN N 971

Degreasing amplifier for  iron phosphating and alkaline/acid spray degreasers. Increases the cleaning effect and extends the service life. Contains nonionic surfactants and anionic surfactants.

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SURFACLEAN N 975

Surfactant mixture for alkaline spray degreasing agents with defoaming effect. Extends the service life and makes oils introduced cream very well. Contains nonionic and anionic surfactants.

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SURFACLEAN N 977

Degreasing amplifier for acid and alkaline dip degreasers. Used for removing greases and pigment contamination with a strong  dispersing effect. Contains nonionic and anionic surfactants.

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SURFACLEAN N 979

Degreasing amplifier for alkaline/acid spray degreasers. Increases the cleaning effect and extends the service life. Contains nonionic and anionic surfactants.

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SURFACLEAN N 1000

Degreasing amplifier for iron phosphating and alkaline cleaners in spray and immersion systems. Removes the most extreme greasing, and also resinified oils and greases. Contains nonionic and anionic surfactants.

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SURFACLEAN N 1100

Degreasing amplier for alkaline cleaners in spray and immersion systems. Removes the most extreme greasing, and also resinified oils and greases as well as pigment contamination. Contains nonionic and cationic surfactants.

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Additives

Product Features State Containing surfactants Suitable Substrates
Salt form Liquid Steel/ iron Zinc Alu-minium NFM
EKASIT CA

Liquid product for the complexation of calcium ions. Precipitations of surfactants or soaps in degreasing systems are hence avoided. Compatible with all degreasing bath types. 

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EKASIT Additiv WE

Liquid product for the complexation of calcium ions. Precipitations of surfactants or soaps in degreasing systems are hence avoided. Compatible with all degreasing bath types. Contains neither EDTA nor NTA.

  x   x x x x
EKASIT 196

Cleaning intensifier for alkaline and acid cleaners. Very good solubility promoter for oils, greases and sealants. Is suitable for the removal of polishing pastes and top coats. Extends the service life of degreasing systems.

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EKASIT Additiv PL

Cleaning intensifier for alkaline and acid cleaners. Good solubility promoter for oils, greases and sealants , is suitable for the removal of polishing pastes. Odourless.

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EKASIT TM BF Cleaning intensifier for alkaline or neutral immersion and ultrasonic cleaners. Specially for the removal of polishing residues  from die-cast zinc  (optimally in combination with EKASIT BF). No attack on zinc surfaces.    x x x x x x
EKASIT Additive B 221

EKASIT Additive B 221 splits oil emulsions in waste water and alkaline and acid degreasing solutions. Makes emulsified oils cream easily.

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EKASIT Additive B 222

EKASIT Additive B 222 splits oil emulsions in waste water  and alkaline and acid degreasing solutions. Makes emulsified oils cream easily. Chloride-free. Hence no corrosion is caused.

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EKASIT Additve B 223

EKASIT Additive B 223 splits oil emulsions in waste water and alkaline and acid degreasing solutions. Makes emulsified oils cream easily. Only low application quantities are necessary.

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EKASIT Additive 2002

EKASIT Additive 2002 is used for complexing in degreasing baths. Does not contain any hard complexing agents such as  EDTA or NTA. It is compatible with all degreasing bath types. By means of the synergistic effect with the wetting agents of the baths, the degreasing  ect can even be increased. In the case of strongly alkaline degreasing agents EKASIT Additive 2002 reinforces the deoxidant effect.

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