Sustainable cleaning solutions for
paint pretreatment and metal finishing
Advanced cleaning processes
Function at low to ambient temperatures without compromising performance
Economical and environmentally friendly
Reduce energy costs and wastewater treatment burden, improve carbon footprint
Consistent cleaner performanced
Maintain long solution life and require less frequent cleaner make-ups
- Low temperature operation (25 – 50 °C), reducing energy costs and carbon footprint
- Long solution life, consistently achieving 2 – 3x increase versus conventional cleaners
- Consistent performance throughout cleaner life, improving quality
- Less frequent cleaner make-ups, reducing wastewater treatment burden
- Free of phosphorus, boron and alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs), minimizing environmental impact
UniPrep® – Alkaline long life cleaning solutions
A superior approach to cleaning
UniPrep® cleaners are an alternative to conventional degreasing products. UniPrep® processes are capable of long solution life and low temperature operation. UniPrep® cleaners promote the degradation of organic soils removed and emulsified during the cleaning process. This creates a more efficient and stable cleaning process, requiring less frequent cleaner make-ups and reducing wastewater treatment burden.
UniPrep® cleaners represent the pinnacle in sustainability, formulated without phosphorus, boron, and APEs, providing a solution for environmentally conscious applicators.
For superior process versatility, the UniPrep® cleaner portfolio offers a wide range of products developed for spray and/or immersion mode, ideal for pre-paint applications as well as rack and barrel plating. Spray cleaners offer high performing and low foaming solutions for applications in rotating drums, belt washers and the like.
What inspires us
Why we developed UniPrep® long life, low-temperature cleaners
Cleaning and degreasing of a metal substrate’s surface are essential for all high-performance paint applications. To ensure efficient coating deposition, uniform paint coverage, and adequate corrosion resistance, organic and inorganic soils or contaminants must be removed from the surface. For organic soils, conventional alkaline cleaners provide the necessary degreasing characteristics to prepare the metal for pretreatment. However, these cleaners often operate at elevated temperatures (55 – 80 °C), have a short solution life and a declining cleaning efficiency as the organic soils build up. Additionally, conventional cleaners often contain phosphorus, boron and alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs), all compounds considered substances of concern with increasing regulation globally, while also being a maintenance and wastewater treatment burden.
UniPrep® cleaners are the ideal alternative to conventional degreasing products. UniPrep® processes are capable of extended solution life by promoting the degradation of organic soils removed and emulsified during the cleaning process, creating a more efficient and stable process for applicators, requiring less frequent cleaner make-ups, and reducing wastewater treatment burden. UniPrep® long life cleaners are formulated without phosphorus, boron, and APEs. By utilizing sophisticated surfactant systems in combination with robust builders, UniPrep® cleaners can efficiently function at low to ambient temperature without compromising performance, reducing the energy costs and carbon footprint associated with conventional cleaning processes.