Heatbath Corp., a manufacturer of cleaning and pre-treatment products for aluminum finishing, has introduced Diverclean AC, a fast-acting, dual-purpose acid etch cleaner. The product cleans and deoxidizes aluminum and wrought and cast aluminum alloys, removing light soils, extruding oils, and machining oils. It simultaneously dissolves scale and oxides resulting from heat treating or welding processes while protecting the underlying substrate.

According to the company, the product produces a chemically clean surface. Most low alloy aluminum (1000 to 5000 series) will not require a separate deoxidizing and desmutting treatment prior to conversion coating. High alloy aluminum, and aluminum that will be anodized, may require a desmutter to insure a completely active surface.

The cleaner is a concentrated, water-based liquid that has low drag-out, is low foaming and is free rinsing. It is usable at low temperatures – typically 100 to 150 degrees F. Immersion time is 30 seconds to five minutes.

For more information, call 413.452.2000 or visitwww.heatbath.com.