Marketplace: Green Cleaners Offer Sustainable Solutions

Company provided photo
Credit: Vantage Specialty Chemicals

Vantage Specialty Chemicals of Gurnee, Illinois, manufactures specialty chemicals, surface treatments and pretreatments, cleaning products and coating removers for the aerospace and defense markets.  

Vantage products include Bioact 280 Wax Remover, a solvent composed of 74% renewable biobased ingredients, that is designed to quickly dissolve paraffinic wax, microcrystalline plating wax, and thermoplastic fixturing waxes.

Used by major aircraft manufacturers, Bioact 280 also removes pitches, greases, buffing compounds, metalworking fluids and lubricating oils.

Compatible with many polymeric substrates and elastomers, it is safe for use with ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.

Many Vantage products are replacements for fossil fuel-based substances, and products containing chrome, chromates, and other hazardous substances as well as flammable solvents. 

Bioact 280 is a suitable replacement for trichloroethylene (TCE), HCFC-141b, HCFC-225, perchloroethylene (PCE), methylene chloride (MeCl), n-propyl bromide (nPB) and petroleum-derived solvents for dewaxing operations, the company says.…

Cleaning Of Delicate Surfaces

Credit: Alglas Products

Alglas UK of Devon, England, supplies unique and sustainable cleaning solutions designed to protect ground-based electronic systems and glass surfaces in the cockpit and cabin areas of civil and military aircraft. In addition to glass, its products are approved for application on diverse aircraft materials and technical systems, including metals, acrylics, and sealants.

Alglas products are non-flammable, non-hazardous, non-toxic, and designed to avoid crazing, scratching, or fogging to ensure the integrity of delicate surfaces. The company’s formulations are biodegradable with recyclable materials used in outer cartons and bottles.

Anti-static properties make Alglas products a reliable option in sensitive environments. The company says they are user-friendly and portable and have long shelf lives, providing a comprehensive solution for cleaning aircraft instrumentation and other surfaces.

Cleaning And Detailing Products

Credit: The Fraser Group

Frasers Aerospace of Brentwood, UK, stocks a complete range of aviation cleaning and detailing products for both external and interior applications for the commercial and business jet markets.

The product line includes bio-degradable cleaners under the company’s Aero brand—such as AeroWash, a liquid concentrate used for external fuselage cleaning. With increasing use of enzymatic products, Frasers’ AeroFab has become a popular carpet cleaner/spot cleaner for business jet carpets.  

Frasers Aerospace says it has added two new products from Nuvite Chemical Compounds, its U.S.-based supplier. Among them is NuLucent, which provides a streakless finish on all aviation transparencies to preserve and protect the surfaces. The second product is a dry, drop-in lavatory deodorant packet that eliminates the use of traditionally used liquids to prevent stains.