“The challenge faced by most companies today is to develop products that are more efficient or safe to both the customer and the environment. We have developed technologies for use with various cleaning products which are both.”
High-alkaline cleaning products typically used in the marketplace are caustic soda or caustic potash. Acidic cleaning products typically use sulfuric, phosphoric, muriatic, nitric, or acetic acid as their main ingredient. The products are then compounded with a variety of chelants, dispersants, scale inhibitors, emulsifiers, polymers, wetting agents, etc. to enhance the product’s performance. Many of these products are not patented but are trade secrets.
Clear Solutions USA has focused on patented surfactant technology which enables these products to do their job. Surfactants (surface active agents) are known for their ability to reduce surface tension in a variety of media. Surface tension is measured by a scale of dynes /cm. Water has a very high surface tension of 72 dynes/cm. Each change in dynes/cm is very significant.
Video showing surfactant wetting capabilities here, courtesy of Innovative Chemical Technologies, Inc.
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Our patented technology available only through Clear Solutions USA will reduce surface tension when combined with a variety of additive packages to clean below 20 dynes/cm. This reduction in surface tension causes better cleaning and a reduction in the amount of cleaning product needed to clean difficult surfaces. In many cases, we also can reduce several other components, depending on the particular application. The efficiency is dependent upon the application and the surface that needs to be cleaned.
Clear Solutions USA technologies assist in cleaning fluid delivery lines in many industries including breweries and draft beer lines; dairy, cheese, and ice cream plants; poultry and egg plants; vegetable packing plants; soda and wine delivery lines in restaurants; paper production plants; preparation of paint and coatings; exterior cleaning for car and truck wash; wheel cleaners, train cleaners, aircraft cleaners; and a host of other areas for consumer and industrial markets.
Watch high speed video of a water droplet via YouTube here. (There is no sound with this video)