PPG introduces ULTRAX low-temperature immersion cleaners

Products offer energy, environmental advantages compared to conventional cleaners

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 2, 2011 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) industrial coatings business introduced ULTRAX(R) LT5620 and ULTRAX LT5630 low-temperature immersion cleaners, which are designed to remove soils and contaminants from metal surfaces in immersion or dip cleaning processes. The products follow commercially successful ULTRAX 7610, 7620 and 7630 low-temperature spray cleaners, which PPG introduced in 2009.

Unlike conventional cleaners that work at temperatures of 120 to 180 degrees F, ULTRAX LT5620 and LT5630 immersion cleaners can perform at temperatures as low as 85 degrees F and will work well on most soils at 100 degrees F.

ULTRAX low-temperature cleaners offer the following benefits:

  • Lower energy usage
  • Lower water consumption (less water evaporation)
  • Safer work environment (less exposure to hot chemicals)
  • Improved parts appearance, with less streaking, mottling and dried-on cleaner residue
  • Exceptional rinsing that helps parts stay “wet” longer
  • Reduced chance of flash rusting between process stages

ULTRAX immersion cleaners are solvent-free, low-phosphate and designed for use with PPG zirconium, zinc and iron pretreatment products. Visit www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com to learn more.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and ULTRAX is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Randy Brent
PPG Industrial Coatings
800-627-6015, x560