Chemetall ARDROX® 185L Alkaline Scale & Rust Remover
ARDROX 185L is a water miscible liquid giving a strongly alkaline solution containing sequestrants. ARDROX 185L may be used in place of 185 powder, thus minimising the exothermic reaction, which occurs when caustic powders are dissolved in water. ARDROX 185L is primarily intended for the removal of rust from iron and steel but is also capable of removing oil, grease and some air dried paints. ARDROX 185L does not cause hydrogen embrittlement of high tensile steels and there is markedly less tendency for re-rusting to occur than with acid pickling techniques. NOTE:Titanium Processing The presence of iron in ARDROX 185L solutions will cause higher than normal surface activity on titanium alloys. We strongly recommend that the solutions of ARDROX 185L used for de-rusting and steel descaling are not used for cleaning titanium.