KCI Specialty Chemicals 1.708.748.7358
Formulating and manufacturing products for the: metal finishing/metal working, water treatment and food sanitation industries KCI is a leader in Nano Ceramic Coatings Technology


KCI Companyís combined 80įF cleaning and pretreatment system with nano ceramic coating technology can save you money.


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  Featured Product: KCI 80 Degrees    

KCI is the only company that has proved to be successful with cleaning and phosphatizing at 80 degrees. Other chemical companies are still utilizing 30 year old technology and few are able to formulate a successful low temperature cleaning and phosphatizing system. Many companies are trying to formulate products that clean and phosphate at under 100 degrees, but can not compete with KCIís 80 degree clean and phosphate system.
Some companies are trying to increase their concentrations dramatically in effort to lower the temperature, while KCI is the only company able to not only reduce the operating temperature, but also lower the concentration of the tank. With the rise in the cost of Natural Gas there will be no choice but to find an alternative solution in replacing the chemical products of yesterday.
See how other companies have saved in excess of $70,000.00 annually on operating costs by switching to KCIís 80 degree technology. In addition to the energy savings, KCI will be able to save dollars on chemical costs due to being able to operate at lower concentrations.

  • KCI has over 6 years experience with 80 degree cleaning technology.
  • R&D improvements in detergent organic chemistry over the past three years.
  • Environment friendly using organics which are non-pollutants.
  • Chlorate phosphates cannot contain cleaners.
  • Both phosphates with a non-chrome seal can achieve 1,000 to 1,500 salt spray hours.
  • Over 17 customers with various operations are currently using the 80 degree system and saving thousands of dollars without forfeiting quality.
  The sample panel on the left was treated with an iron phosphate. The one on the right was treated with Konzen Companyís N-8028. Both panels were painted with Universal Coatings black durethane paint. Both were tested for salt spray resistance of 100 hours. After doing a tape test, the paint totally pulled away from the surface of the panel on the left. The one on the right, Konzen Companyís N-8028, exhibited excellent resistance to the tape test. No paint was released from that scribe.
Decrease in ENERGY Consumption.
Natural Gas Savings can be in EXCESS of $70,000.00 annually.
Production can start almost immediately.
Two stages of cleaning versus one.
System attacks lubricants that react better to alkaline or acid cleaners.
Less time cleaning tanks and nozzles with organic versus chlorate or molly-phosphate.
Additives may be needed to enhance cleaning.
Defoamers may be needed.
May need to increase temperature under special circumstances.


 Previous System  New Technology
5 Stage Low Temperature Pre-Treat System
Stage #1 - Alkaline Cleaner
Concentration of 2% to 3%.
Temperature of 120 F.
Stage #2 - Monitored
Stage #3 - Chlorate Accelerated Iron Phosphate.
Concentration of 2 to 3%.
Temperature of 120 F.
Stage #4 Monitored
Stage #5 Non Chrome Seal.
Concentration of 0.5 to 1.0%.
5 Stage 80 Degree Pre-Treatment System
Stage #1 - Alkaline Cleaner
Concentration of 1.5 to 2%.
Temperature of 80 degrees.
Stage #2 - Monitored
Stage #3 - Detergent Organic Iron Phosphate
Concentration of 1.5 to 2%.
Temperature of 80 degrees.
Stage #4 - Monitored
Stage #5 - Non-chrome seal
Concentration of 0.5 to 1.0%.
 STAGE 1  

KCI recommends a maximum of 80 degrees for cleaning.


Recommendations of 125 to 140 degree cleaning

KCI recommends 1.5% to 2% by volume.
Concentration of 2% to 3% by volume.
Operating at 80 degrees with KCI Cleaner you get a nice blanket of foam. (Most operators like to see some foam because they know they have cleaner in the tank.) Foam issues occur with competitors when used at temperatures below 115 degrees.

 STAGE 3  

KCI organic phosphate must be maintained at 2.0% to 2.5% by volume.


Recommended concentration of chlorate iron phosphate at 2.5% to 3.5% by volume.

KCI phosphate must be maintained at a pH of 4.3 to 5.5.
Competition phosphate must be maintained at a pH of 4.5 to 5.2.
KCI phosphate is already pre-adjusted so no more consumption of phosphate is necessary with new Liqua Phos 6906. Competition phosphate pH has to be adjusted. (If too much pH adjustment is added to tank it can affect quality of product.)
KCI phosphate must be maintained at 80 degrees.
Competition chlorate phosphate must be maintained at 90 to 140 degrees.
KCI phosphate must be maintained at 1.5% to 2%. Competitions product must maintain concentrations of 2% to 4%.