Kolene offers a broad variety of proprietary process chemicals. Most products are formulated to be used in conjunction with specialized Kolene process equipment for molten salt applications. Other process chemicals are for use in more conventional cleaning equipment such as immersion systems. We also offer process chemicals for a variety of specialized applications, including oxide removal from select metals, treating hexavalent chromium, etc.
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|Kolene® 6-2-3 Reducing Agent||Chemical reduction of hexavalent chromium in alkaline water waste streams.||N/A|
|Kolene ALKO-N™||Scale conditioning and lubricant removal from titanium substrates.||400° - 425° F|
204° - 218° C
|Kolene® DGS®||Versatile descaling composition for stainless steels, nickel alloys, and super alloys. Removes hot forming and anneal scales as well as residual lubricants such as glass, moly disulfide, etc.|
Appropriate for batch and continuous anneal and pickle applications. For further information, click here to visit our Scale and Oxide Conditioning overview.
|750° - 950° F|
400° - 510° C
|Kolene® Insulation Removal Salts||A specialty application for molten salt bath stripping, the insulation removal salts remove electrical insulation from conductors prior to soldering or other termination operations. Formulations are tailored to the type of insulation to be removed and to minimize conductor oxidation.||Variable|
|Kolene® Kastech® Casting Cleaning||Kolene offers a broad range of formulations for cleaning sand and investment castings. Offerings include processes for sand and graphite removal from cast iron, ceramics from ferrous and alloy investment castings, and sand and investment residues from aluminum castings.|
|Kastech® AL750||A unique molten salt that effectively removes silica-based refractory residues and sand from aluminum investment and sand castings without attacking the base metal.||700° - 750° F|
371° - 399° C
|Kastech® Alpha 400||Buffered pH control product to use in conjunction with Kastech AL750 for rinsing salt bath cleaned aluminum castings.||ambient to 150° F / 66° C|
|Kastech® BASIC||General purpose investment removal salt for easy-to-clean ceramic compositions and simple to moderately complex geometries.||900° - 1050° F|
482° - 566° C
|Kastech® CERAM-X||Designed for more complex investment castings with preformed coring and/or more resistant ceramic compositions.||900° - 1050° F|
482° - 566° C
Kolene® No. 4 Electrolytic®
|For removing residual casting sand and exposed surface graphite from cast iron components. Assures sand-free internal passages and superior bond strength in brazing and babbitting applications.||865° – 900° F|
463° – 482° C
|Kastech® ULTRA||Superior product for very complex and/or low reactivity ceramic removal. Effective for removing quartz rod and tubing from complex castings. Also for removing solidified glasses from extrusion tooling such as fiberglass spinners.||900° – 1200° F|
482° – 649° C
|Kolene® KGC™||Proprietary powder organic acid blend for general purpose cleaner for brightening and removing oxide from a wide variety of metals including carbon steel, stainless steel, red metal alloys and the like.||ambient to 150° F / 66° C|
|Kolene® KLC™||Comparable to Kolene KGC but supplied in a liquid form for easy mixing and automated additions.||ambient to 150° F / 66° C|
|Kolene® Koliquid® Products||Proprietary descaling formulations supplied in bulk as concentrated liquid solutions. Allow salt additions to be made automatically to high-production continuous anneal and pickle lines. Products are compatible with conventional bead or solid salt products when used with Kolene Koliquid addition systems.||application dependent|
Kolene® No. 10
|These formulations are used extensively in the synthetic fiber industry to remove solidified nylon, polyester, and other high performance polymers. They provide quick and thorough cleaning of spinnerettes, filter packs, and related tooling while preserving critical physical and dimensional properties. ||700° – 900° F|
371° – 482° C
|Kolene® MOLY||Formulated specifically to descale reactive refractory metals such as molybdenum and tungsten. Provides rapid and uniform reactivity to produce smooth, clean surfaces.||700° – 800° F|
|Kolene® No. 1||Versatile descaling composition for stainless steels, nickel alloys, and super alloys. Appropriate for batch and continuous anneal and pickle applications. For further information, click here to visit our Scale and Oxide Conditioning overview.||800° - 950° F|
427° - 510° C
|Kolene® No. 5||Provides complete and rapid paint stripping action for general maintenance of hook, racks, and hangers. May be used in batch mode or Kontinuous™ applications for automated rack stripping.|
For further information, click the link to learn more about Kontinuous paint stripping…
|Kolene® No. 6||Mid-temperature catalyzed oxidizing salt for quick and complete removal of carbon and oils from engine components during remanufacture. Very effective in cured paint and powder stripping from a variety of metallic substrates. ||550° – 750° F|
288° – 399° C
|Unique, multi-metal paint and powder removal process to salvage defectively-coated components. Effective on e-coat, powder, liquid, and multi-coat finishes. Compatible with ferrous, galvanized, zinc, magnesium, aluminum, and copper alloys. Does not dull highly-polished surfaces.|
Visit the KoleneRecover website for complete information.
|300° – 325° F|
149° – 163° C
|Kolene® VIRGO™ Salts||Kolene offers a complete line of Virgo scale conditioning salts, including Virgo 500, Virgo A, and Virgo R. Used for a variety of metal cleaning applications, Virgo salt products are often specified for stainless and superalloy conditioning, chromium carbide and tungsten carbide removal, and general jet engine hot section conditioning.||800° – 1000° F|
427° – 538° C