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.

Immersion degreasing / Decoction degreasing

Product Features State Containing surfactants Suitable substrates
Solid Liquid Iron Zinc Aluminium NFM 
SURFACLEAN 900 Highly alkaline degreasing agent for steel, with high cleaning power and excellent emulsifying capability.
Suitable for rack and drum systems 
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SURFACLEAN 936 Slightly alkaline, salt-free universal degreasing agent (for dip and spray applications). Protects cleaned parts temporarily against corrosion. Particularly suitable for intermediate cleaning and interim storage.    x x x x x x
SURFACLEAN 995 Special degreasing agent for aluminium and non-ferrous metals. No attack on polished aluminium and diecast zinc surfaces. Removes oils and pastes with ultrasonic support. Forms a hydrophobic film that can be removed with the help of alkaline cleaners. Phosphate-free.   x x   x x x
SURFACLEAN V-149 Highly alkaline degreasing adjuvants without surfactants . To be used in combination with our various surfactant mixtures as a dip and spray degreasing agent. Suitable for  dephosphating.   x   x      
SURFACLEAN V-160 Phosphate-free, highly alkaline degreasing adjuvants without surfactants. To be used in combination with our various surfactant mixtures as a dip and spray degreasing agent. Suitable for dephosphating.   x   x      
EKASIT 028 Highly alkaline degreasing agent for steel and non-ferrous metals with excellent emulsifying capability. Suitable for rack and drum systems. x   x x     x
EKASIT 2028 Highly alkaline, phosphate-free degreasing system for steel and non-ferrous metals. The wetting agents bring about quick skimming of the oils incorporated. x   x x     x
EKASIT BF Special dip degreasing for diecast zinc, slightly alkaline. Serves the removal of polishing pastes and emulsions. Silicate-free and phosphate-free. Very good cleaning effect in combination with the liquid cleaning intensifier EKASIT TM BF. x     x x x x
EKASIT BTU 10 Low-temperature degreasing agent for steel and non-ferrous metals, highly alkaline. Works already at temperatures from 30°C, high oil absorption. x   x x     x
EKASIT BTU 20 Low-temperature degreasing agent for steel and non-ferrous metals, slightly alkaline. Works to remove oil at temperatures of between 25 - 45°C and to remove polishing pastes between 60 - 70°C. x   x x   x x
EKASIT F 20 Surfactant-free, alkaline degreasing adjuvant. In combination with our different surfactant mixtures useable as a spray and dip degreasing agent.   x   x     x