Letter from the President
Jeff Beard, MCA President
Hello. Thank you to everyone that participated during our How Clean is Clean- Aerospace Technical Forum in Huntsville, AL. The speakers shared lots of valuable information. I believe everyone in attendance learned something that will help them, if not today, in the future.
Thank you to our new members. We continue to grow, adding parts cleaning expertise to our community. As a member this expertise is available to you.
As I had mentioned previously, I made an attempt to make some sense of what’s happening with PFAS and how it may affect parts cleaning. End users are hearing the term PFAS and are asking their suppliers “Is this a PFAS?” And depending on the product in question, the answer given may seem vague. I suspect this is because the EPA is not yet able to give specific guidance on specific molecules. In some cases, it could take years for a definitive ruling or EPA action. I found the research to be frustrating, and I’m sure you may feel the same way. As related to parts cleaning, the work to make any determination seems only to be just getting started. Below are some links that you may find helpful.
The hits keep coming against trichloroethylene (TCE). I found this article possibly linking TCE to Parkinson’s Disease.
EPA unreasonable risk to human health, lawyer commercials about contaminated water, possible link to Parkinson’s; if you are currently using TCE for parts degreasing I highly recommend you begin the process of finding an alternative cleaning process. This will give you time to consider all types of alternative processes and determine which meets and exceeds your specific needs and requirements. The MCA has resources available to help you understand your options.
Welcome New Members
Borer Chemie AG
Distributor for USA
As a reliable partner, we create added value for our customers through high-quality cleaning and disinfection concepts.
Borer Chemie started as a one-man operation and a license agreement for a novel cleaner for laboratory glassware in 1965. Today, we are a globally active manufacturer of products for demanding cleaning in the industrial sector, hospital hygiene, the laboratory and pharmaceutical sector, as well as hand and surface disinfection. Our branded products deconex® and decosept® are among the market leaders and used worldwide. They stand for uncompromising quality, safety in use and maximum cleaning performance.
All our aqueous cleaning products are developed and produced at our headquarters in Switzerland. From here, we distribute the range of products worldwide through our subsidiaries in Germany and China and through a network of distribution partners.
Uncompromising quality standards and a clear customer orientation are what drive us. We see ourselves not only as a supplier, but also as a reliable and competent partner for our customers. We generate added value by combining first-class products and extensive process know-how. Our Competence Centre, with its integrated Test and Training Center, illustrates our passion for cleaning processes and our expert knowledge in the field of demanding cleaning and disinfection and is the only one of its kind in Europe.
Process development services for cleaning, decoating, and passivation involve designing and optimizing processes for the removal of unwanted materials and the protection of the underlying substrate in a variety of applications. The primary goal is to improve the quality and reliability of the final product while minimizing production costs and environmental impact.
Our process development team may evaluate different cleaning methods, including mechanical, chemical, or a combination of both, and optimize the parameters to achieve the desired level of cleanliness.
In all cases, the process development team will work closely with the client to understand their specific needs and requirements and develop customized solutions that meet those needs. This may involve a combination of different techniques and technologies, including process optimization, equipment selection, and automation, among others.
Awards and Recognition
“We have been purchasing washing components from Borer Chemie AG for around 15 years that clean parts of a Swiss pocket watch. Since the pandemic, we have also been purchasing hand disinfection products from the company. Victorinox and Borer Chemie AG not only share heritage as Swiss, family-owned companies and an uncompromising commitment to quality, but they also share a business partnership spanning many years that is based on openness and mutual trust. We very much value our collaboration, and we warmly recommend the company as a reliable supplier of high-quality products.”
–Iris Wittmann, Head of Purchasing Victorinox AG
4 Considerations for Aerospace Component Cleaning
By Jeff Beard, Business Development Manager – Parts Cleaning Solution, Brulin
These pointers for aerospace cleaning can help companies understand best practices, safety and determining part cleanliness. READ MORE HERE!
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