Aqueous Cleaning Blog

It’s Not Easy Being Green

 

 

The Journey to Green Certification 

ArmaKleen’s introduction of Bio24 as an environmentally-responsible parts-washing (PW) solution is a game-changer for the industry, thanks to its dual certification as a USDA Certified Biobased and Green Seal™ certified product. But what do these labels actually mean?

ARMAKLEEN™ M-100 BCR Tackles Baked-On Carbon and Brightens Metal Too

Ultrasonic washing, abrasive blasting and other techniques that remove baked-on carbon from automotive or industrial parts composed of steel alloys are not applicable typically to aluminum parts. Just one hour in an ultrasonic washer can result in deformation – namely starring and spiderwebbing – of the relatively soft aluminum surfaces, undermining aesthetic appeal as well as function.

Ask Andy: Use of Aqueous Cleaners and VOC Emission Enforcement

Ask Andy: Even though I’m cleaning with an aqueous cleaner, I’ve heard that regulators can come after me for VOC emission enforcement. How can this be? 

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are regulated at the federal and state levels because their environmental release results in photochemical reactions causing ground-level ozone, or smog, formation. Health impacts are also a concern, as VOCs have been implicated in various respiratory conditions.