( Versatile Acidic Cleaner for Aluminum Beverage Cans )
Aluclean BC is specially formulated acidic cleaner to clean Aluminum Beverage cans. More importantly it is chromium free. It is used with the addition of Aluclean FL and the combination is well formed to clean aluminium cans in conventional power spray processing equipment.
ALUCLEAN BC cleaner effectively removes drawing lubricants and compounds and maintains the original brightness on the surface of the cans.
Aluclean BC process is sludgeless.
The Equipment used for the process like, the process tank, housing, pumps and piping for use with the cleaning solution should be constructed of 316L stainless steel. Spray nozzles should be fabricated from 316 stainless steel.
Before application of Aluclean BC, it is recommended to prewash the cans with a heated (40° to 60° Celcius) water to remove as much of the drawing lubricant and the coolant as possible from the cans..
1. Fill the tank to the operating level with fresh cool water.
2. For every 100 litres of operating tank volume, add one litre of Aluclean BC.
3. Add 35 ml of Aluclean FL . To avoid excessive foaming, make sure that the cleaning bath temperature is above 50 deg C before attempting to spray the solution.
Duration: 25 to 60 seconds. Temperature: 40° to 70° Celsius.
After cleaning with Aluclean BC the cans should be thoroughly rinsed with clean running water. If required, the cans may then be processed further for any conversion coating.
Waste Disposal: Applicable regulations covering disposal and discharge of chemicals should be consulted and followed.