AIRBUS new qualification for SOCOCLEAN A3432!

AIRBUS has qualified the cleaner SOCOCLEAN A3432 in the process of aluminium surface treatment.

“We are delighted to see our cleaner qualified for AIRBUS process. Our team worked hard to offer REACh compliant solutions. SOCOCLEAN A3432 proved its degreasing efficiency!” states Martin Goibier, Product Manager.

Main benefits

The main benefits of the cleaner SOCOCLEAN A3432 are:

  • No borate. Borate salts are classified as CMR: H360 – May damage fertility or the unborn child.
  • No silicate. Compatible with all subsequent processes, including NDT.
  • No VOC.
  • Only 10% of SOCOCLEAN A3432 are needed to make a bath.

The degreaser SOCOCLEAN A3432 has very strong degreasing and de-inking capacities.
The de-inking action replaces manual cleaning of parts with solvent cleaner. It reduces the process of non conformance due to lack of ink removal, like visual issues or absence of treatment locally.
Using SOCOCLEAN A3432 will increase the degreasing performance between 30% and 80% with longer lasting baths.

Using SOCOCLEAN A3432 will increase the degreasing performance between 30% and 80% with longer lasting baths.

Approvals

SOCOCLEAN A3432 is already used by many customers as the product is approved by:

  • SAFRAN
  • FOKKER LANDING GEAR

Today, AIRBUS subcontractors will also have the possibility to choose our degreaser. The new approvals qualify SOCOCLEAN A3432 in the treatment process.
AIRBUS approvals:

  • Product qualified to AIMS 09-04-001 specification
  • Listed into process specification :
    • AIPI 02-01-003 (TSA: Tartaric Sulphuric Acid Anodizing Process)
    • AIPI 09-01-003 (General cleaning), Called by AIPI 02-05-001 (CCC: Chemical Conversion Coating) and AIPI 02-01-002 (SAA: Sulphuric Acid Anodizing)
    • AIPI 02-01-006 (PSA: Phosphoric Sulphuric Acid Anodizing Process)

For more information, check out the product page and the TDS.

One step in the process

The cleaner is one product used in a REACh compliant, full process for aluminium surface treatment line. SOCOMORE offers products for each steps, meeting the qualification requirements of the major OEMs:

For a reminder of the different steps in surface treatment, you can read this article.

Interested for more information? Check out the following links:

[Product Page] SOCOCLEAN A3432 alkaline degreaser

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