Metal Cleaners


Metal cleaners are often used in the metalworking and fabrication industry to prepare metal surfaces before, during, and after the manufacturing process. Typical metal substrates for metal cleaners are aluminum, copper, stainless steel, and steel. Metal cleaning formulations are commonly designed for applications like rust removal or stain inhibitors and can be formulated for both acidic and alkaline conditions.

Solugen has a full portfolio of innovative metal cleaners using our biobased BioChelate™ product line.

Customer Challenges and Pain Points

Many of the common challenges for metal cleaner customers center around having consistent cleaning performance of metal surfaces to ensure that the surfaces are clean and prepared before further processing. Traditional metal cleaners often struggle to deliver adequate cleaning performance in low-foaming formulations.

Solugen Solution

Solugen’s metal cleaners are specifically formulated to deliver low-foaming, exceptional cleaning performance using biobased chemistries. Our products are formulated with our innovative BioChelate™ product, offering our metal cleaning customers sustainable and innovative solutions.

Solugen Products

BioChelate™ is Solugen’s bio-based, nontoxic chelant that targets and complexes common problematic metals to enhance traditional metal cleaning formulations. BioChelate™ is available as a standalone concentrate and can be formulated with conventional metal cleaners to enhance their performance in demanding cleaning applications.