Safer Metal Degreasing

Cold Cleaning

Cold Cleaning of metal workpieces is often done with hydrocarbon solvents. Years ago, white spirit was used, then de-aromatized hydrocarbons and iso-paraffinic solvents took over, and this has been the standard for a long time.

The flash point of the solvents has been increased to limit the VOC emissions and lower the vapor exposure for the operators. However, there is still room for improvements such as reduction of VOC and improvement of the cleaning power of the high-boiling solvents.

Automatic Degreasing

Alkaline cleaners are used for a variety of automatic cleaning processes, whereas the solvents are often applied for cold cleaning. Examples of automatic degreases processes are spray cleaning, injection flood washing, dip tank cleaning, and ultrasonic cleaning. Efficient and low-foaming surfactants are needed for such products.

Safer Metal Degreasers for industrial use

Esti Chem offers a broad selection of products & technologies for the formulation of metal degreasing agents:





Key features:

Cold Cleaning


242, 260

Alternative to hydrocarbon solvent for difficult cleaning operations such as removal of heavy oils, greases etc.

Based on renewable solvents

CLP label-free

Cold Cleaning



Base-raw material for formulation water-miscible degreasers for manual parts washing and hard-surface cleaning

Based on renewable solvents

CLP label-free in formulation

Automatic Degreasing


264, 9114, LF139, LF200,

LF263, A100-40

Low-foam nonionic surfactants and hydrotropes for formulation of alkaline, low-foam metal degreasers

Efficient degreasing

Low foam

Low odour


For more information about formulation technologies use For information about products such as TDSs and samples use:

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