Hydrocarbon based cold cleaners have the separation force
required for many hard to clean organic contaminants such as
oils and greases, tar and dried-on wax.
Due to their surface tension and outstanding creeping
properties they can penetrate into the smallest of cavities
and crevices. According to the principle of "like dissolves
like", hydrocarbon based cold cleaner lifts off contaminants,
penetrates dirt and intermixes with oil and grease.
Contaminants can then be easily rinsed off or cleaned off
with a brush.
Ill.: The cleaner penetrates dirt and lifts it from the
Two additional advantages offered by cold cleaners are their
harmlessness to health and sanitation in the workplace and
that they pose very limited risk. Both can generally be
documented with certificates of compliance, hypo-allergenic
test certificates and workplace exposure limit
Modern cold cleaners with a closed recycling loop are an
important contribution in reducing impact on the environment,
as they reduce waste, conserve resources and minimise risks.
What are cold cleaners?
Cold cleaners are products which are based on hydrocarbons -
a component of crude-oil. In crude oil obtained
directly from the well, all naturally occurring components
are still present. In addition to water and metals, crude oil
is largely comprised of carbon and hydrogen and their various
molecular structures, such as paraffin, naphthene and
Directly on, or at the end of the conveyor system for the
crude oil, the raw material is pre-cleaned (filtered,
centrifuged and determined) until the water and metallic
compounds are physically separated from the oil. This is how
crude oil is turned into petroleum.
In order to manufacture high quality products such as
petrol, heating oil and even cold cleaner, the petroleum is
further processed into mineral oil through separating
processes such as distillation and refining. In contrast
to its predecessor, mineral oil is primarily comprised of
three hydrocarbon molecular structures alone.
This is why hydrocarbon based cold cleaners are ideal
for the removal of greasy contaminants and coatings made from
mineral oil products. Furthermore, they are virtually 100 %
recyclable because they are made from hydrocarbons.