What is degreaser?

Degreaser is a cleaner which breaks down grease, oil, grime, and other contaminants. It’s more effective than standard cleaners at removing grease and is used across a huge range of industries during manufacturing and maintenance processes to keep environments grease-free. Industries degreaser is commonly used in include automotive, semiconductor, food, construction and mining.

What the applications are of degreaser?

There are a number of applications of degreaser across all industries. Some of the most common usages of industrial degreaser include cleaning machine parts, bearings, and electrical parts.
Degreaser can also be used for removing glue or adhesive residues, like Meltasol Low Hazard Hot Melt Glue Remover, and is popular in the construction and maintenance sectors, particularly when it comes to installations and ensuring the perfect fit and seal.
You can read more about the applications of degreaser in our previous article, ‘What is degreaser used for?’.

Why do I need degreaser?

Using a degreaser is essential from a health & safety and performance perspective, but can also make your cleaning routines much more efficient.
The build-up of grease and contamination can lead to the preventable corrosion of surfaces and overheating of equipment, not to mention deterioration and damage. Regular degreasing ensures that your machinery and parts are free from contaminants, subsequently cutting down on maintenance and repair costs.
Degreasers are also highly efficient in that less scrubbing and wiping is needed in comparison to standard cleaners. This saves both time and resources!

How do I choose a degreaser?

It can be daunting to choose an industrial degreaser since there’s so many of them out there. Essentially the best degreaser is the one which suits your intended applications, and we manufacture a range of aqueous, semi-aqueous and non-aqueous degreases suitable for your industry.


Different types of degreaser

There are 3 main types of degreaser: aqueous, semi-aqueous and non-aqueous. You can learn more about the main differences in our previous article, or see below for an overview.

Aqueous degreasers

Aqueous degreaser is water based, with detergents and surfactants added to aid degreasing action. They’re non-flammable, but can be corrosive.

Semi-aqueous degreasers

Semi-aqueous degreasers contain solvents, but can be diluted in water. 

Non-aqueous degreasers

Non-aqueous degreasers are also known as solvent degreasers and can be very powerful. They’re flammable, but non-corrosive.

Do I need to dilute degreaser?

Some degreasers are packaged as a concentrate and require dilution prior to us, like Blastersolv, whereas other can be used undiluted, such as Trisol 100 Wax Pattern Degreaser. Each industrial degreaser has its own technical data sheet specifying the recommended dilution rate, if required, and is downloadable as a handy pdf.

What should you not use a degreaser on?

Degreaser can be used on a range of surfaces, but take care to read usage instructions and recommendations prior to application. Strong solutions of Blastersolv, for example, should not be left on soft glass surfaces as they can cause clouding.
Other solutions, like Extrasol heavy duty solvent degreaser, are compatible with all metals without the risk of corrosion.
Choosing a degreaser doesn’t need to be difficult! At Eco-Point, we manufacture a wide range of industrial degreasers for every application. If you’d like expert advice and recommendations or have any questions on our degreasing range, please give us a call on +44(0)14 9479 2803 or email [email protected]. Alternatively, fill out a contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!