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Factory Maintenance Chemical Alternatives

Without a proper factory maintenance program in place, facilities place themselves at risk of costly equipment repairs and malfunction that result in a loss in productivity and subsequent overtime. To prevent these issues, plant maintenance programs are implemented to perform preventative maintenance that involves routine cleaning and maintenance to ensure equipment remains at its optimal operating condition. SAP plant maintenance programs typically utilize chemicals such as acetone that are known for their effectiveness, but the use of these chemicals also presents a number of workplace dangers.

two workers coating a piece of machinery with acrastrip, the acetone replacement

Acetone is an industrial cleaning product that is commonly used for degreasing or cleaning due to its effectiveness, but there are several risks associated with the product. Acetone is a volatile organic compound that is extremely flammable and produces hazardous fumes. Exposure to the vapors can result in irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, and cause respiratory distress or unconsciousness with prolonged exposure. There is also a risk of explosion if vapors accumulate in the air or if the product is not properly stored. Protective gear must also be worn to protect the skin and if the product spills, it poses a danger to workers and the environment.

Using Environmentally-Friendly Alternatives for Factory Maintenance

AcraStrip can be used to replace acetone and other cleaning and degreasing chemicals in your factory maintenance applications. It can also be used within your SAP plant maintenance program in place of acetone and other chemical solvents typically used for preventative maintenance including cleaning and maintaining equipment.

AcraStrip Acetone Replacements

Product Name AcraStrip 600 CRR AcraStrip 600 Auto AcraStrip 600 MIL AcraStrip 800 AcraStrip 950 AcraStrip 700
Flammability NONE NONE NONE NONE 163°F (73°C) NONE
HAP Content Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero
Odor Mild Mild Mild Mild Mild, sweet Mild
Dilutable Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
pH Neutral Neutral Neutral Neutral 5.5-6.0 Neutral
Appearance Clear liquid Clear liquid Clear liquid Clear liquid Clear liquid Clear liquid
Biodegradable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use Temp. Ambient-
165°F (74°C)
165°F (74°C)
165°F (74°C)
165°F (74°C)
Ambient Ambient-
165°F (74°C)

Eco-friendly cleaning products do not produce hazardous vapors and are safe enough to use without protective equipment. They are also safe to use in ambient temperatures up to 165°F (74°C) and are pH neutral and biodegradable. AcraStrip industrial cleaning products can be used to clean, strip and degrease a range of machinery and surfaces including:

  • Pumps
  • Guns
  • Recirculation lines
  • Tanks
  • Lines and rollers
  • Floors and other hard surfaces

Effective and Environmentally-Friendly Industrial Cleaning Products for Degreasing

Degreasing is an important part of a factory maintenance program for removing grease, oil and other residues and from flooring and machinery. The removal of these contaminants helps prepare parts for finishing and is used for general cleaning as part of a preventative maintenance program.

AcraStrip solvent replacements are a safer and more environmentally-friendly aqueous alternative to acetone and other chemicals used for industrial cleaning and degreasing applications. They are formulated to clean, strip and flush vinyl ester, polyester, epoxy resins, gel coats, adhesives, and more. Our eco-friendly industrial cleaning products are equally as effective as acetone but are non-flammable and contain no hazardous ingredients. When used as part of our factory maintenance program, AcraStrip industrial cleaning products can help:

  • Create a cleaner and safer work environment
  • Eliminate the risk of hazardous waste
  • Remove the risk of fire or explosion resulting from solvents
  • Protect workers from harmful vapors and chemical exposure
  • Help lower insurance costs associated with chemical storage

Learn More About Our Eco-Friendly Industrial Cleaning

AcraStrip products are made in the US and are a highly effective and environmentally-friendly alternative to using acetone in your factory maintenance program. Contact us or give us a call at 800-431-2072 to learn more about choosing the right AcraStrip solvents for your industrial cleaning applications.

AcraStrip Sizing and Shipping Information

At US Polychemical Corp., we offer convenient sizing options to meet your specific needs. Our products are shipped in three container sizes: 5-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums, and 275-gallon totes. This variety ensures that whether you require a smaller quantity for a specific project or a larger volume for industrial applications, we have the right packaging for you.