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    A BIODEGRADABLE ORGANIC ACID

Glycolic acid is a top-quality organic acid manufactured by the Chemours company for a variety of uses in consumer and industrial applications. Glycolic acid tech grade is an excellent choice for metal finishing and surface treatment applications due to its low corrosivity and dual functionality to act as an acid and alcohol to remove rust, scale, and oxidation deposits off metal surfaces.

Glycolic-based acid formulations are widely used in the cleaning and descaling of industrial equipment, stainless steel boilers, heat exchangers, and many other industrial metal parts processes.

Glycolic acid 70% technical grade provides exceptional performance and unique properties for metal finishing and cleaning applications. It is safer to use on sensitive metals such as aluminum and copper, making it a great alternative to strong acids and inorganic descalers such as hydrochloric acid and phosphoric acid. It also offers improved performance over organic acids such as oxalic acid and citric acid in metal finishing and cleaning applications.

 

GLYCOLIC ACID IN METAL CLEANING APPLICATIONS:

 

  • General metal finishing processes
  • Acid-based cleaners and descalers
  • Aluminum cleaners and chemical surface finishes
  • Copper cleaners and rust removers
  • Electroless metal plating premix
  • Iron oxides cleaners and general rust removers
  • Electropolishing and electroplating electrolytes
  • Anodizing and sealer formulations
  • Pickling and mill scale applications
  • Metal plating and surface finishing
  • Acid cleaning and metal degreasing
  • Automotive and wheel cleaners
  • Aerospace metal cleaners and surface treatment chemicals
  • Buffing compound cleaners
 

 

GLYCOLIC ACID FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

WHY CHEMOURS GLYCOLIC ACID?

 
  • Chemours-GA-Table-2-1.jpgHighest quality and purity in the market
  • No chloroacetic acid - chloride free
  • Low corrosivity and VOC exempt
  • Safe & easy to handle
  • Very mild odor versus other acids' strong odor
  • Dual activity for descaling and rust removal
  • Fast to clean and eailly rinsable
  • Safe to use on aluminum, copper, steel, and many other metal types and alloys
  • 16.8% less corrosive to steel and carbon steel
  • Available in various package sizes and concentrations
 
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    Glycolic acid from Chemours is over 14 times less corrosive to copper and almost 30 times less corrosive to stainless steel.

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    Glycolic acid from Chemours is over 300 times less corrosive to aluminum surfaces compared to other competitive glycolic acids.

 

GLYCOLIC ACID PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES:

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