Cleaners FAQs

At what concentration should IPC's cleaners be used?

For most applications, a 1 – 2% solution in water is a good starting point (often as little as 0.5% of cleaner is sufficient). Use this Dilution Chart as a quick reference for the correct amount to add to your tank.

How can we improve the cleaning action of a solution?

Increasing the temperature of a solution is the best way to improve its cleaning power. The use of ultrasonics or other agitation will further improve the cleaning action. Finally, lengthen the dwell time or increase the concentration of the solution.

How can I determine when it is time to replace the cleaner in my tank?

When the pH of your tank drops one level from the original pH, it is a good indicator that the solution should be changed.

How can I determine the amount of cleaning solution in my tank?

This Concentration Control sheet will help you to determine the amount of cleaner present in a tank or rinse water.

Can these cleaners be used on food surfaces and food processing machinery?

Yes. All of our cleaners are NSF-registered as category A1 for use on food processing surfaces. The cleaners should be used in a way that does not allow direct contact with food items, and a thorough rinse of potable water should follow the cleaning.

Can these cleaners be used in validated applications?

Yes. IPC’s cleaners are used in FDA regulated cleaning processes. Contact us to request sample validation methods.

Do IPC's cleaners meet RoHS standards?

All products manufactured by IPC meet the current RoHS standards.

Are there distributors in my area?

IPC services all of North America and many locations throughout the world from its headquarters in New Jersey. Please see the Distributor Locator page for our global distributors.

Assembly Lubricants FAQs

What are the benefits of using P-80® lubricants?

P-80® reduces the force needed for installation by providing temporary lubrication. This reduced friction helps to achieve closer fits, reduce damage to parts, prevent slippage-related injuries, and provide for a quicker, easier assembly process. Once dry, P-80® will not become slippery again, even in the presence of moisture.

Which P-80® lubricant should I use?

All P-80® products provide temporary, water-based lubrication. Deciding which P-80® product to use depends on your application and preference.

P-80® Emulsion and P-80® THIX provide a higher degree of lubricity than P-80® Grip-It, and lubricate for a longer period of time. P-80® Grip-It stays slippery for a shorter period of time and leaves parts slightly tacky, which helps them to remain in place. P-80® RediLube is thinner than P-80® Emulsion with a low viscosity that evaporates quickly. This Comparison Chart provides information about the properties of each lubricant. Or feel free to contact us to discuss the details of your application.

Are P-80® products safe?

P-80® Lubricants are non-hazardous, non-flammable, non-toxic, and contain near-zero VOCs. P-80® products are water-based, and do not contain mineral oil, alcohol, or petroleum distillates, which have all been shown to degrade rubber. P-80® Lubricants are compatible with all types of elastomers, most plastics and metals. Compatibility studies are available on the Compatibility Reports page of this website.

How long does it take for P-80® products to dry?

P-80® Emulsion and P-80® THIX may take between an hour and a day or two to completely dry. P-80® Grip-It and P-80® RediLube will dry in about twenty minutes. The amount of lubricant used, humidity in the air, airflow around the part, and the porosity of the surface will affect the drying time.

Can P-80® Lubricants be used on food processing machinery?

Yes. P-80® Emulsion IFC and P-80® THIX IFC are registered with NSF as category H1 Lubricants, and meet FDA regulation 21 CFR 178.3570, which controls lubricants used in incidental food contact applications.

What is the chemical make-up of P-80® lubricants?

All P-80® products are water-based and non-hazardous. P-80® Emulsion, P-80® THIX, P-80® RediLube, P-80® Emulsion IFC and P-80® THIX IFC are oil-in-water emulsions and are biodegradable. P-80® Grip-It is a surfactant and polymer mixture. Specific ingredients are protected as New Jersey Trade Secrets.

Do P-80® lubricants meet RoHS standards?

All products manufactured by IPC meet the current RoHS standards.

Are there distributors in my area?

IPC services all of North America and many locations throughout the world from its headquarters in New Jersey. Please see the Distributor Locator page for our global distributors.