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RBS 35 and PCC-54 Cleaning Detergents FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about RBS 35 Detergents and PCC-54 Detergents


What is the difference between RBS 35 Detergent Concentrate and PCC-54 Detergent Concentrate?
RBS 35 Detergent Concentrate and PCC-54 Detergent Concentrate are similar products and may be used for the same applications.

What is the composition of the detergents?
RBS 35 Detergent Concentrate and PCC-54 Detergent Concentrate consist of ionic and nonionic surfactants compounded with strong water-softening cleaning powder components.

Which products are phosphate-free?
RBS-pF Detergent Concentrate (Product # 27959 and 27960), and PCC-Pfree Detergent Concentrate (Product # 72290) are all phosphate-free.

Which detergents are designed for use in automatic washers?
Only RBS Solid (Product # 27968) is a non-foaming detergent that is suitable for automatic washers.

What is the working concentration of the detergents?
The working concentration for general-purpose applications is 2% for the concentrates and 0.3% for the automatic washer detergents. A 20% solution can be used for difficult cleaning situations.

What is the pH of the detergents?
The pH of these detergents is slightly greater than 10.

What materials are not compatible with the detergents?
Because these detergents are alkaline, they may damage non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, zinc, magnesium and galvanized iron. Furthermore, neoprene rubber products should not be soaked in these detergents for extended periods of time.

How can grease and oils be removed?
To remove grease and oil, the detergents can be mixed with ethanol (e.g., two parts of a 2% solution to one part ethanol).


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