Aluminum Degreasing with Mild Alkaline Liquid and Powder Products

BONDERITE aluminum degreasers are developed specifically for the removal of contaminates such as oils, magnesium oxide and polishing pastes. BONDERITE degreasers are borate and silicate-free and suitable for high gloss aluminum, such as for ultrasonics.

BONDERITE degreasers support a very large temperature range and boost paint and lacquer adhesion.

Aluminum Degreasing is the First Step in the Process Chain

Aluminum degreasing is a very important step in a multi-stage aluminum process and is key before starting any other mechanical or chemical process.

Heavy-duty alkaline and caustic-based cleaners commonly used to clean steel will partially dissolve aluminum and can blacken the surface. In addition, the types of mill lubricants, cutting oils, and stamping compounds used on aluminum are different to those found on steel. 

Therefore, it is important to use a special aluminum degreaser to ensure proper surface characteristics for maximum paint adhesion. BONDERITE supplies degreasers in alkaline, neutral and acidic formulas, immersion or ultrasonic methods. Using an optimised cleaning product will substantially improve operational processes, saving time, money and energy.

Henkel assists customers closely and monitors the process through technical visits to ensure the strong performance of technology.

BONDERITE Degreaser Benefits

BONDERITE degreasers not only deliver outstanding cleaning performance and ease of use, but also exceptional sustainability. At Henkel, the global market leader in functional coatings, protecting the environment and human health has been embedded in corporate philosophy for years and is an integral element of every product development.

BONDERITE degreasers offer the aluminum industry the following benefits:

  • Low consumption
  • Best and constant quality
  • Water reduction
  • Oil and fat removal
  • Removal of pigments, polishing pastes
  • Removal of magnesium oxide
  • Energy savings due to high operational range temperature
  • Cost savings
  • Suitable for ultrasonic
  • Eco-friendly products
  • No etching
  • Borate and silicate-free
  • Products approved by specific anodising associations
  • Chemical analysis
  • No discolouration or staining
  • Easily automated
  • Available as surfactant-free
  • Highly concentrated
  • Powder or liquid
  • Biostable
  • VOC-free
  • Foam-free
  • Salt-free
  • Spot-free
  • Long bath life
  • Free of sludge
  • No attack on the base metal
  • Global team of experts

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Eco-friendly Degreasing

Henkel's borate and silicate-free products ensure easy rinsing, reducing the amount of water and wastewater. This means that BONDERITE degreaser products generate water savings and less pollution. 

Additionally, the large operating temperature range facilitates a substantial energy reduction and ultimately cost savings. Moreover, BONDERITE degreasers contain no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which means a reduction in hazardous waste.