What are the Different Types of Industrial Degreasers?

Any industrial cleaning operation cannot be complete without degreasers! They are an essential part of the cleaning operation as they remove grease, oil, dirt, and other contaminants from various surfaces and equipment. Despite being formulated to be powerful and effective, they are safe for use in industrial environments.

There are various types of industrial degreasers available in the market, each with their own unique properties and applications. Let us understand what some of the most common types of industrial degreasers are and their uses –

  • Solvent-based degreasers:
    The most commonly used industrial degreasers are solvent-based degreasers. They are formulated with solvents such as hydrocarbons, alcohols, and chlorinated solvents, which are highly effective at dissolving grease and oil. These degreasers are highly used in heavy industries such as automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing. Muscle Clean HD 55 is a Victory Polychem solvent based industrial degreaser that is a perfect TCE replacement cleaning solution. Speciality of our solvent based degreaser is that it does not contain any objectionable solvent, has a solvent odor, and appears as a clear liquid.
  • Water-based degreasers:
    Water-based degreasers are becoming increasingly popular as they are environmentally friendly and do not pose the same health risks which may be possible using solvent-based degreasers. These degreasers are formulated with surfactants and emulsifiers that help to break down and remove grease and oil. Industries where chemical contamination is a concern mostly prefer the use of water- based degreasers. Eg: food and beverage industry. Victory Polychem presents Polyclean MT – 218, a water-based degreaser and a perfect replacement to MTO and diesel. It is suitable for spray and ultrasonic washing techniques and helps to achieve desired Millipore results and particle size. It has an aqueous base and provides good cleaning for all types of machined components.
  • Alkaline degreasers:
    These degreasers are formulated using alkaline substances such as sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide. They are highly effective at breaking down grease and oil and are thus used in the Alkaline degreasers. They are often used in heavy industries such as metalworking and engineering.
  • Enzyme-based degreasers:
    Enzyme-based degreasers are formulated with natural enzymes that break down grease and oil. Often industries where greasy surfaces and equipment need to be cleaned regularly use enzyme- based degreasers. It includes the hospitality industry. They are also used in oil and gas production, where they can help to remove hydrocarbons from equipment and surfaces.
  • Acidic degreasers: Acidic degreasers are formulated with acids such as hydrochloric acid or phosphoric acid, which arehighly effective at breaking down mineral deposits and rust. They are often used in industries suchas manufacturing and construction.

Every kind of industrial degreaser available in the market has its unique set of properties and applications. It is really important to choose the right type of degreaser for your specific application to ensure maximum and efficient results. Safe cleaning is only possible when you use the degreaser that is designed to meet your specific requirements.

Industrial degreasers by Victory Polychem offer comprehensive solutions. They not only remove dust and dirt but offer degreasing, anti-rust protection, leak detection, and a desired Millipore value. Thoughtfully designed, these cost-effective cleaning solutions achieve desired results in a record time. Additionally, these industrial cleaners are multi-metal and rubber compatible, thus, suitable for a range of machines, machined components, and tools.

Victory Polychem’s industrial degreasers meet your cleaning standards and are environment- consciously designed! With some of the best industrial degreasers in market, we are trusted by over 50+ OEMs like Cummins, Mahindra, KOEL, TAFE, etc.We, at Victory Polychem, ensure that all the Industrial Cleaning Chemicals offered by us meet your expectations.