Last updateThu, 01 Jul 2021 8am

New low temperature spray cleaner from Zeller+Gmelin: Saving energy in power wash systems

Zeller+Gmelin has developed a new product for the surface cleaning of plastic parts: The Divinol Spray Cleaner KC 1362 achieves the required result already at room temperature and thus considerably reduces the energy consumption in so-called power wash systems. The focus is on energy efficiency and environmental compatibility.

Before plastic parts such as bumpers go into the paint shop, the workpieces must be cleaned and pre-treated. The cleanliness of the part surface is decisive for an optimum result in the painting process. Powerwash systems have been tried and tested for years for this pre-treatment. In these, plastic parts are treated with an aqueous cleaning solution at temperatures of usually 45 to 70°C by means of spray application. The high temperatures are necessary to dissolve stubborn dirt, but also to keep the baths low-foaming, thus preventing over-foaming and unnecessary maintenance. Modern painting plants usually run 24 hours 7 days a week in continuous operation. The process temperature must therefore also remain permanently high during pre-treatment. This causes enormous energy costs!
Top results at low temperatures
With the new spray cleaner from Zeller+Gmelin you can save a lot of energy. By using Divinol Spray Cleaner 1362 KC, temperatures from 25° degrees in the powerwash system are sufficient to achieve optimal results. The necessary heating up and the continuous maintenance of high process temperatures is no longer necessary. The pre-treatment and thus the entire painting process becomes more economical. "With our Divinol Spray Cleaner 1362 KC, we have developed a process-stable cleaner that achieves the required surface cleanliness at reduced bath temperatures," says Georg Burkhardt, Project Engineer R+D PCH at Zeller+Gmelin. "The new Divinol spray cleaner achieves top painting results. The product has been able to prove this several times in use".
Save energy and protect the climate
Customers at Zeller+Gmelin do not have to make any concessions when it comes to the environmental friendliness of the new Divinol spray cleaner. Jonas Wasserka, PCH division manager at Zeller+Gmelin emphasises: "With our water-based cleaners for power wash systems, we are able to achieve paintable surfaces on all common plastics. We offer alkaline and acidic products for a wide range of applications - and some of them are completely free of markings!
Divinol Spray Cleaner 1362 KC has a high biostability and does not require biocides. It can be used without disturbing foam formation. Due to the low process temperature, less water evaporates during operation of the power wash system, which also means savings in fresh water consumption.
For Jonas Wasserka, the energy saving is the compelling argument for the Divinol Spray Cleaner 1362 KC from Zeller+Gmelin: "Those who use less energy help to save resources and thus automatically protect the climate," he emphasises, underlining the high savings potential in the area of energy costs.
The topic of sustainability and climate protection is a high priority for the traditional company from Eislingen. In January 2020, Zeller + Gmelin qualified as a "climate-neutral location". All products - including the new Divinol spray cleaner 1362 KC - are produced, stored and delivered in a climate-neutral way.


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