WHAT IS A DEGREASER?
A degreaser is a product that can dissolve and remove unwanted substances that are not soluble in water such as fats, oils, and grease.
ARE ALL DEGREASERS THE SAME?
No. Degreasers are designed for a target application. For instance, a mild dish soap is a degreaser but you wouldn’t use it to degrease your car’s engine. In choosing a degreaser, think of your application first, then find the degreaser that best matches that application. Characteristics you may look for are:
Solvent or water based
Foaming or non foaming
Neutral, low or high alkalinity (PH)
Specific or broad range application
Domestic, commercial or Industrial
Your target: Kitchen cleaning
Construction adhesives removal
Industrial equipment cleaning
Heavy equipment cleaning
The following list makes it easier to choose the Degreaser that is right for you and your applications. All the products listed are concentrates and should be diluted before use.
(Spray K can be used as a Ready To Use product)
The most common uses are listed. But that in no way limits the myriad of uses they may have.
|DISHWASHING||CHARM||A mild detergent for hand washing|
|AUTO DISH||A high alkaline dish wash for low temperature automatic dishwashers|
|LIGHT DUTY DEGREASER||SPRAY K||Ideal for use around the home or office.|
|Use for removing dirty hand prints, some pet stains, kitchen grease, etc.|
|Can be used straight or diluted up to 5 times.|
|MULTI PURPOSE DEGREASER||SIMPLE ORANGE||This product has a million uses depending upon its dilution rate.|
|Mix 100 to 1 to clean windows.|
|5 to one for engine degreasing|
|and everything in between|
|MEDIUM TO HEAVY DUTY DEGREASERS||RIG WASH||Our most economical degreaser. Used for equipment cleaning|
|ED 6000||Used for equipment cleaning|
|CITRA POWER||A multi use degreaser with the added punch of natural citrus oil.|
|PINE SCRUB||An excellent multi purpose cleaner/degreaser and disinfectant with a pine scent.|
|HEAVY DUTY DEGREASERS||PINK POWER||Excellent as an engine cleaner. Use 5 -1|
|For other applications mix up to 15 -1|
|POWER WASH||Use as an engine cleaner or as a pre spray before pressure washing. Contains a mild caustic for added power.|
|FORMULA 400||A very versatile heavy-duty degreaser.|
|Use 5 to 1 for engines. Dilute 15 to 1 for most other applications|
|CITRA POWER PRO||Contains a large percentage of D’Limonene (natural citrus degreaser)|
|Excellent for softening and removing viscous tars, grease, adhesives|
|TOUGHY||Used to remove heavy grease build ups in kitchens, kitchen exhaust systems, deep fryers, burned on grease.|
|SOLVENT DEGREASERS||HDD SOLVENT||Dissolves most petroleum-based soils|
|Can be used as a parts cleaner.|
|CITRA SOLVE||A D’Limonene – solvent blend. Dissolves tar, oils, grease, adhesives|
|KITCHEN DEGREASERS||HEAVY DUTY 2000||A food contact safe degreaser for domestic or commercial kitchens.|
|CHARM||Liquid dishwashing detergent|
|OIL FIELD DEGREASERS||HDD SOLVENT||Crude oil cleaning|
|PROPRIETORY BLENDS||Made for your specific requirements|
|Private labeled. Formulation not shared.|
HOW DO DEGREASERS WORK? (Information for the nerd in you)
Oils, fats and grease can be removed by using petroleum solvents. However, petroleum solvents are often undesirable because they cannot be released to the environment, they can have serious health affects and are often flammable.
What about using a water-based product? You have heard the expression that oil and water do not mix. So, trying to remove oils fats or grease with water does not work. – Until recently. Surfactants enable a water-based solution to clean oil and grease. Surfactants are made up of molecules with a complex organic chain with one hydrophobic end that attracts to oil and grease and one hydrophilic end that is attracted to water. They can attach to oil and grease particles and carry them into a water solution.
Other ingredients in a degreasing product can include chelating and sequestering agents. These attach to metal ions and prevent them from precipitating. In other words, they prevent the removed soils from re-attaching themselves to the cleaned surface.
Inhibiters slow or prevent the degreaser from being corrosive to metals.
Emulsifiers keep the soils suspended in the solution.
PH builders boost the PH (alkalinity) of the degreaser to further aid the breakdown of oils and grease.
Degreasers can be quite different from one another determined by the ingredients of the formulation and their respective concentrations.
Nypower manufactures many different kinds of degreasers as you can see from above. If you have a specific application need, we may be able to custom blend a formulation just for you.