Knowledge | 2022-08-13

How to choose the right ultrasonic cleaning agent?


Choosing the right ultrasonic cleaner for your product is just as important as choosing the right ultrasonic cleaner. The best way to start is to assess what you want to clean, what it's made of, and what you want to remove from it. Ultrasonic technology can clean a wide range of objects, from medical devices to dental devices, from watches to industrial parts, but different solutions are better suited to items made from different materials. In addition, specific detergents are better suited to removing specific substances, such as oils, oils, waxy compounds, or carbon residues, from the object being cleaned than other detergents. In general, it is important to use solutions that contain a large number of high-quality active ingredients.

Some materials require a two-step cleaning process

When iron or metal alloys containing iron are placed in water-based solutions, they may rust or damage. For these materials, the best practice is to use a two-step solvent or petroleum-based cleaning process. First, clean the object with a cleaning fluid, then rinse it with a solvent. Cleaning articles in this way will prevent them from rusting. After the cleaning cycle, you leave some residual detergent on the item, which is why a final rinse is necessary for the first step to remove it.

Some materials can be cleaned with an aqueous solution

The water-based ultrasonic cleaning solution is a water-based solvent-free degreaser. They are used to clean most metals, including stainless steel, carbon steel, brass, copper, magnesium, and most plastics, ceramics, and composites. These solutions are easy to use, especially compared to manual cleaning methods, where you simply clean your items in a properly diluted solution in an ultrasound machine and then rinse them with water. Another benefit of these solvent-free solutions is that, in some cases, you can heat the solution to achieve a deeper cleaning while using such chemicals. However, it is not recommended to heat the solution while cleaning the plastic, as the material may deform.

If you are not sure if ultrasonic cleaning is suitable for your product? You can send us a sample of what you need to clean, along with some information about the ingredients and what you want to remove. Our professional ultrasonic chemists and engineers are happy to clean items in our laboratory and create free cleaning assessment reports to find the best solution for you and your ultrasonic cleaning systems.

Our dedicated team puts customer satisfaction first. We have experience in developing ultrasonic cleaning solutions for customers in different industries. During this time, we create and refine our solutions in response to the changing needs of our customers and the types of messes they want to clean up. We value the opinions, concerns, and problems of our customers and are constantly looking for new ways to make our products more effective and user-friendly.

How to choose the right ultrasonic cleaning agent?