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Automotive Case Study: Cleaner Components and Greener Credentials

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Graham Fraser, MD of Fraser Technologies, discusses how the next generation of cleaning technologies cut costs, time and carbon footprint for a large automotive customer…

When considering how to clean or degrease products or components, businesses will find they are faced with a choice between water-based aqueous cleaning and using solvents.

There is a great deal of misinformation in the public domain and general opinion regarding solvents, which will inevitably have an impact on this decision. Indeed, many people steer clear of solvents altogether due to their controversial history. What a lot of people might not realise, is that there is an impressive new wave of cleaning technologies. These new fluids provide an environmentally friendly option which can save time and money, while also reducing our impact on the planet.

For businesses looking to improve their cleaning and degreasing processes, as well as make choices that reflect their company vision and commitment to better environmental awareness and practices, solvents should most definitely be a part of the conversation.

This is something we have been working closely on with a leading automotive power management company, based in the Midlands with excellent results. This leading automotive manufacturer manufactures a range of integrated hydraulic products, including screw-in cartridge valves (SiCV) and hydraulic integrated circuits. They had cleaned their products with a variety of materials over the years, initially operating with trichloroethylene, before switching to an aqueous-based process. They were finding a number of issues with the aqueous processes, essentially related to the age of the cleaning equipment, the level of cleanliness achievable with aqueous cleaning, and the potential for ‘flash rusting’ at the end of the process, however we had the solution to overcome all of this…

To find out how we helped this large famous automotive customer please click here to read the case study in full.

Keep safe & thank you!

 

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