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Acetone: An Economically Efficient Powder Coating Equipment Cleaner

Using Acetone as a Inexpensive Solvent to Clean Powder Coating and for Surface Preparation

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Coating system providers often dedicate their full attention to providing the highest quality and environmentally responsible products in their industry, a goal shared by us here at Ecolink. Powder coating products often contain no hazardous waste and have low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) or HAPs (Hazardous Air Pollutants) content, in order to meet today’s environmental demands. We have seen customers maximize transfer efficiency with up to 98% product utilization for coating operations, which in plain English means less product gets wasted during the coating process. With powder coatings, waste is further reduced since over sprayed material can still be re-used. Ecolink has provided cleaning products to the liquid and powder coating industry for many years and we want to show our support to the industry by offering chemical solutions with equal environmentally preferred specifications.

Recently we’ve noted the application of Acetone in cleaning equipment used for transportation and performance powder coatings. Acetone is an effective solvent for general cleaning and, unlike many alternatives, keeps overhead low. It is one of the least regulated options available while still remaining a safe choice.

Interested in spending less on Acetone? Call (800) 563-1305 to speak with a representative or email us at acetone@ecolink.com.

Surface Preparation and Equipment Cleaning

Acetone is a mild solvent that is proficient at cleaning critical surfaces of metal, plastic, and composite materials for powder coating color preparation. Additionally, it can be used to sanitize coating equipment before and after operations and remove powder coatings when needed. This product is commonly applied as a high-strength degreaser and can dissolve contaminants such as grease, paint, and organic substances.

With Great Cleaning Power Comes Great Responsibility

The chemical Acetone is not dangerous, however, it is a solvent and must be handled responsibly. The solution is a colorless liquid that is water soluble. Acetone has a low boiling point meaning it is flammable and should be kept away from heat. Dispose of any excess material properly in a sealed metal container to avoid spontaneous combustion. Acetone is not a hazardous air pollutant but safe handling precautions should be exercised to prevent consumption, inhalation, and absorption. Apply the solvent in an area with proper ventilation and do not use it on items that may dissolve such as fabric.

Purchase Acetone for Your Cleaning Needs Here

Ecolink offers a competitive price for Acetone in bulk with 55 Gallon Drums under $500! 5 Gallon Pails are available with low minimum quantities. Call (800) 563-1305 for aditional information or send an email to acetone@ecolink.com.

Looking for an Effective Electronic Circuit Board Cleaner? SAFE STRIP may be the Solution

PCB Cleaner

Why SAFE STRIP for Circuit Board Cleaning?

Recent interest in EcoLink’s SAFE STRIP product has highlighted its effectiveness at stripping conformal coatings, such as Dymax Multi-Cure® 984 LVUF and HumiSeal® 1B73, from PCB’s (printed circuit boards). These electronic circuit boards are developed for ruggedized displays to be used in multiple industries (Military, air traffic controlling, marine equipment,etc). Are you interested in cleaning electronics on FR4 grade boards, for use in LED and LCD displays? Your search is at an end! While often cited for its use in paint removal/clean-up, we are reminded of how SAFE STRIP can be a desirable and effective cleaning solvent for many applications.

If you’re already interested and would like to speak to someone, call (800) 563-1305 or email safestrip@ecolink.com

 

SAFE STRIP is Potent on Conformal Coatings

Our SAFE STRIP product is potent on all types of coatings, both cured and uncured. Through a single-step removal process, SAFE STRIP eliminates residue from tougher solutions like high-solids epoxy and polyurethane resin. Usage can range from a simple wipe on, rinse off to cleaning electronics such as PCBs in a parts washer with ultrasonics. Heat may be applied, up to 140°F, for faster results.

The “SAFE” in SAFE STRIP, No More “MEK”

SAFE STRIP gains appeal when seen as an environmentally friendly cleaning solvent. Compared to its peers using Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK), SAFE STRIP has a much lower Inhalation Hazard Index in addition to the following environmental and safety features:

  • Biodegradable
  • Low VOC emissions
  • Non-flammable

SAFE STRIP is Versatile and Environmentally Friendly

SAFE STRIP is recyclable and may be vacuum distilled or decanted to clean for reuse. Having a reusable solvent not only provides more bang for your buck, but adds to its benefit as a strong performing and environmentally preferred solvent. You might also take a look at our new product, SAFE STRIP G, which is a gel formulation that can adhere to vertical and overhead surfaces for residue removal. Click the product name to learn more about SAFE STRIP and the new gel solvent SAFE STRIP G.

If SAFE STRIP Sounds Right for You, Give Us a Call 800-563-1305

If you’re interested in this product and would like a sample, you can reach us at (800) 563-1305 or email us at safestrip@ecolink.com. SAFE STRIP is also available for purchase in our shop in the following quantities:

Paint Stripping Pains are now a Thing of the Past!

Removing Polymeric Coatings from Metals is Easy

industrial paint stripperPaint stripping metal pains are no more! Aquastrip ACB is a mildly acidic liquid concentrate that removes polymeric coatings from ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This coating removal liquid a list of impressive properties and attributes, a few of which are listed below.

  • Does not contain any chlorinated solvents (i.e. methylene chloride)
  • Provides faster results with decreased strip time
  • Lower costs
  • Versatile for applications
  • Works well on all substrates

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Did the above information on Aquastrip ACB, the paint stripping liquid, generate interest? Call or email Jackie for more information at 1-800-866-8240 or jhooper@ecolink.com.

 

 

Our Green Standard

Chemicals have a bad reputation among safety and other areas. Our promise to you is to replace bad with better. Aquastrip ACB removes coatings from ferrous and non-ferrous metals as a mildly acidic liquid concentrate. It removes paint films as “sheets” instead of dissolving them, therefore making it easy to filter solids from the operating tank, increase bath life, and reduce overall costs!

Aquastrip ACB can be used by virtually anyone involved in any industry. Manufacturing, tools, textile, and several other industries needing to strip paint from various metal surfaces will have a use for this product.

This concentrated coating removal liquid is better, safer, and faster than what is currently available for purchase from other manufacturers. How is Aquastrip ACB better? It works on all substrates and is versatile. How is this mild acidic liquid safer? It does not contain any chlorinated solvents like methylene chloride. How is this coating removal product faster? Its initial testing stripped the CARC between 20 to 120 minutes, when a similar product used for the same purpose took OVER twenty-four hours.

To prove our solution is better than the rest, check out the competition in the table below and see for yourself!

Company

Product Name

Description

Link

Super Kleen® Direct Oakite® EUROSTRIP Liquid acidic paint stripper that can be used on ferrous & non-ferrous metals to remove most paint films. Super Kleen® EUROSTRIP
Socomore SOCOSTRIP A0103N Activated by hydrogen peroxide, particularly adapted for epoxy, polyurethane and alkyd urethane paints. Socomore Paint Stripper
Eastwood Brush-on Stripper After application, use putty knife to remove paint. Do not let dry or reapplication will be necessary. After coating is removed, neutralize with water and dry with clean cloth. WARNING: this stripper will damage painted surfaces. Eastwood Brush on Paint Stripper

 

coating removal liquid

 

We all want our lives to be easier, so why not take the first step towards making it that way? Do you need more of an incentive to try Aquastrip ACB? Call or email Jackie to find out how you can receive a FREE sample today! See the results yourself! We have told you why this paint stripping product is better, safe, and faster—now let us show you why!

Call us at 1-866-8240 or email us at jhooper@ecolink.com!

 

 

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