Description of SOCOCLEAN A3432
REACh compliant borate and silicate free alkaline cleaner for surface cleaning operations on aluminum surface treatment lines before deoxidizing or desmutting with SOCOSURF A1858/ A1806.
SOCOCLEAN A3432 can be used in immersion or spraying cleaning. It is specifically intended to replace degreasing baths with sodium borate. This substance is now registered in the SVHCs list (substances of very high concern) – list of extremely high concerns issued by the European Agency on chemical products (ECHA) within the frame of REACH regulations. Sodium borate is also in the “Candidate List” priority substances of Annex XIV of REACh (the “Authorisation List”).
The SOCOCLEAN A3432 main characteristics are:
- Excellent degreaser: removes soluble oils, oily temporary protections and ink.
- Degrease from 35 °C/95 °F.
- Borate free, hexavalent chrome free, VOC free (volatile organic component according to EU regulation).
- Silicate free solution that leaves no residues on the parts and thus is compatible with all following surface treatment processes (NDT, welding, anodizing, etc.).
- Compatible with aluminium, titanium or stainless steel alloys.
- Stock loss compliant to:
- Airbus requirements on bare 2024 T3 at 55 °C/131 °F,
- BAC 5749 on aluminium alloys and hard metals,
- Bombardier BAPS 180 001 on bare 2024 T3 at 35 °C/95 °F.
SOCOCLEAN A3432 is intended for degreasing operations in surface treatment lines before alkaline etching operation or deoxidation with SOCOSURF A1858/1806. Can be used on aluminium, titanium or stainless steel alloys.
Due to the strong degreasing character of SOCOCLEAN A3432, it is recommended to wear gloves in case of frequent or prolonged contact. Keep away from cold, in closed original packaging. For more information regarding the danger of the product, please consult the product safety data sheet according to local regulation. For industrial use only.
Directions for use
The bath is generally used at a concentration of 8-12 % v/v SOCOCLEAN A3432 and completed with water.
Bath temperature : 35 to 55 °C (95-131 °F).
An agitation of the bath is recommended to homogenise the bath.
The immersion duration of parts is from 10 to 30 minutes depending on the pollutants to remove and the bath temperature.
If you need to reinforce the degreasing properties of the bath, you can add SOCOCLEAN DB at 1 to 2 % v/v. If you need to reinforce the ink removal properties, you can add SOCOCLEAN IR from 1 to 5 % v/v depending on the type of ink to remove. In case of foaming during the bath ageing, 0,1 %v/v of ADISSOL can be added.
Parts must be rinsed with demineralised water after immersion in the bath of SOCOCLEAN A3432.
For the bath setting-up, a titration procedure is available from Socomore upon request.
SOCOCLEAN A3432 can be used by spraying.
In case of foaming, add 0.01 % v/v of SOCOCLEAN AF.
To reinforce the ink removal properties, SOCOCLEAN IR can be added at concentrations above recommended. Please refer to the conditions described in the SOCOCLEAN AF technical datasheet.
TDS and MSDS for SOCOCLEAN DB, SOCOCLEAN IR, SOCOCLEAN AF and ADISSOL are also available.