Metal cleaning is a critical step in the manufacturing and metal finishing process. Residual contaminants and hydrocarbon soils left by metalworking processes are commonly found to be the root cause of corrosion issues.
An effective industrial metal degreaser and cleaner successfully removes all traces of residual contaminants and hydrocarbon soils from the metal surface. This results in a clean and contaminant-free surface. Lastly, metal cleaners and degreasers need to be affordable and readily available.
ZERUST’s AxxaWash™ and Axxatec™ Dual-Action lines of industrial metal cleaners and degreasers meet all these requirements and more. No matter the application method, spray (low to ultra-high pressure), immersion, ultrasonic, or drum washer, ZERUST® has the solution for corrosion-free results.Request Information
ZERUST® AxxaWash™ Industrial Metal Cleaners and Degreasers feature low foaming+ aqueous cleaner and degreaser products. These products quickly and effectively remove light to medium-duty hydrocarbon soils, which are typically encountered in metalworking and metal-finishing. This series includes alkaline and neutral pH products uniquely formulated to suit customer and part-specific requirements. Formulations are based on substrate type, soil type, methods, and parameters of application. This includes cleanliness levels and corrosion inhibition requirements.
The ZERUST® Axxatec™ DA (Dual-Action) series consists of low to no foaming+ aqueous-based rust inhibitor products. Axxatec™ DA is designed to quickly and effectively remove light-duty hydrocarbon soils. These products protect bare metal surfaces during assembly and are used for aqueous-based spray-on, in-line production, or dipping applications. Additionally, Axxatec™ DA products form clear, thin, dry-to-touch coatings that help prevent rust and corrosion for several months. This ensures protection in-between production processes and for short-term shipment and storage periods.
AxxaWash™ KF-121 Cleaner: AxxaWash™ KF-121 is a low foam, alkaline, aqueous-based cleaner designed where low application temperature is desired. The product is designed to remove light to medium-duty hydrocarbon soils on ferrous substrates. Product should be rinsed following application, with a suitable ZERUST® rust inhibitor or preventative applied after for maximum corrosion protection. AxxaWash™ KF-121 is conveniently offered as a liquid concentrate and may be diluted per the application.
AxxaWash™ KF-123 Cleaner/Flash-Rust Inhibitor: AxxaWash™ KF-123 is a low foam cleaner designed for cleaning where flash-rust inhibition is needed. Designed for ferrous substrates, AxxaWash™ KF-123 is a mildly alkaline aqueous-based cleaner for the removal of light to medium-duty hydrocarbon soils while offering chloride mitigation. It is ideal for cleaning and preparing the surface for a long-term rust preventative such as ZERUST® Axxanol™ or Axxatec™ product lines. These products can be rinsed or used as a dry-in-place cleaner and flash-rust inhibitor. Alternatively, AxxaWash™ KF-123 prepares the surface for long-term water or solvent-based rust inhibitor/preventative.
AxxaWash™ KF-124 Cleaner/Flash-Rust Inhibitor: AxxaWash™ KF-124 is a low-foaming cleaner designed for cleaning and flash-rust protection via corrosion inhibitors. AxxaWash™ KF-124 is a mildly alkaline aqueous-based cleaner designed for the removal of light to medium-duty hydrocarbon soils on ferrous substrates while offering chloride mitigation. In addition, AxxaWash™ KF-124 contains a mild flash-rust corrosion inhibitor and is suited to clean and prepare the metal surface for a long-term rust preventative, such as ZERUST® Axxanol™ or Axxatec™ product lines. It can be rinsed or left on the metal surface as a dry-in-place cleaner and flash-rust inhibitor. Alternatively, AxxaWash™ KF-124 prepares the surface for a long-term water or solvent-based rust inhibitor/preventative.
AxxaWash™ KMS-220 Cleaner/Flash-Rust Inhibitor: AxxaWash™ KMS-220 is a low-foaming cleaner designed for light-duty cleaning and exceptional oil-splitting performance. It is a mildly alkaline aqueous-based cleaner designed for the removal of light-duty hydrocarbon soils and particulates on multiple substrates. In addition, AxxaWash™ KMS-220 contains a flash-rust corrosion inhibitor and is suited to clean and prepare the metal surface for a long-term rust preventative, such as ZERUST® Axxanol™ or Axxatec™ product lines. When using a long-term rust preventative, AxxaWash™ KMS-220 should be rinsed from the surface prior to application. In addition, AxxaWash™ KMS-220 can be left on the metal surface as a dry-in-place cleaner and flash-rust inhibitor.
AxxaWash™ NW-10C Cleaner/Flash-Rust Inhibitor: AxxaWash™ NW-10C is a very effective oil-splitting cleaner-degreaser for most commonly used hydrocarbon and bio-based oils as well as human sebum oil soils. This product is used as an interim W.I.P. (work-in-progress) wash fluid and as a final wash fluid in typical metal machining and fabrication operations. It also effectively counters moderate levels of corrosion-inducing anionic contaminants such as chlorides and sulfates. It can be applied using immersion, ultrasonic, vibratory, and high to ultra-high spray washing methods. In addition to hot or cold drawn steels, AxxaWash™ NW-10 is also recommended for use on highly reactive ferrous metal alloys such as grey cast iron and sintered metal components.
AxxaWash™ NW-12C Cleaner/Extended Flash-Rust Inhibitor: AxxaWash™ NW-12C is a highly effective wash and rinse fluid that inhibits flash-corrosion on treated metal surfaces. The wash removes oily contaminants and deactivates corrosion-inducing inorganic anions to provide robust post-wash flash corrosion inhibition for up to 72 hours. Cleaning with AxxaWash™ NW-12C enhances the effectiveness of future corrosion prevention methods such as rust preventative coatings and VCI film. AxxaWash™ NW-12C is silicate and phosphate-free, and readily biodegradable.
Axxatec™ DA-23C Dual-Action Cleaner/Rust Inhibitor: Axxatec™ (Dual-Action) DA-23C is an aqueous-based, no foam, liquid concentrate rust preventative and light-duty cleaner providing superb oil-splitting performance. Axxatec™ DA-23C is designed to provide several months of indoor storage and in-transit protection. Additionally, Axxatec™ DA-23C can be applied via spray, leaving an invisible, dry-to-touch protective coating after drying. As a result, it’s safer and more economical to use than solvent-based systems.
Axxatec™ 30C Rust Inhibitor/Light-Duty Cleaner: Axxatec™ 30C is an aqueous-based low-foaming liquid concentrate rust preventative that provides several months of indoor storage and in-transit protection. Application is via spray or immersion, leaving a clear protective coating after drying. Depending on the situation or application, Axxatec™ 30C may also be used as a light-duty cleaner-rust preventative combination product.