MetaLube, Inc

Case Study    Metal Cleaning

MetalKleen 212 HD

Heavy-duty alkaline spray cleaner

 MSDS               TDS



Process Variables

Temperature:     135 – 145 F

Concentration:          3 – 4 %

Dwell Time:                 60 sec

Spray Pressure:          20 psi


4 stage spray washer

Previous Product

Competitive alkaline cleaner

Substrate Type


Customer Requirements

A automotive component manufacturer expressed a need to increase cleaning performance on buffed and hard turned machined surfaces without adding additional alklinity to the cleaning chemistry.


MetaLube formulated a heavy-duty spray cleaner with exceptional loading properties to maximize cleaning performance throughout the life of the bath.  MetalKleen 212 HD contains a unique blend of detergents and dispersant’s that function to attack and disperse oil, grease, and other insoluble soils found in this process.  This customer has significantly improved part cleanliness and can maintain excellent performance throughout the bath life while operating under an extremely aggressive production schedule.