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PPG's alkaline-based cleaning system is steadily gaining popularity among today's makers of aluminum beer and beverage cans. Especially suited for high-speed application, this patented technology is becoming the new industry standard because it is not only environmentally friendly but also delivers an extremely clean, bright finish to the can surface.
Application is similar enough to acid systems that no major process changes are required. Conversion is fast and easy, and can be accomplished within days.
The two-component system includes alkaline and surfactant packages that are designed to work with all commonly used lubricant technologies. Improved surfactant chemistry means dramatically reduced alkaline staining tendencies if the process is interrupted.