New cleaning product series introduced

Nov 30 2013

Marine Care, based at Maassluis, outside Rotterdam, has introduced a series of on board cleaning products under the banner of GreenCare.

The GreenCare range replaces traditional solvent, acid and hydroxide based cleaners for complete maintenance and cleaning on board vessels.

The range includes

GreenCare ACF for engine room air coolers, filters and machinery parts, this is a powerful cleaning and maintenance product to remove/dissolve carbonised, lubricant and mineral oils.

GreenCare Blow Out for use in sewage and piping systems. It is claimed to be an excellent line cleaner and descaler, which breaks down calcium, lime, scale, uric stone and other deposits.

GreenCare Descaling Liquid for use in boilers, condensers, evaporators, heat exchangers, cooling and pipe systems. This is a very efficient, non acid, descaling liquid for dissolving calcium,lime, scale and other deposits.

GreenCare Omni for use anywhere on board, this unique multi-purpose cleaning agent combines and replaces the full power of acid, solvent and caustic based cleaners in one formula.

GreenCare Rust Remover for use on deck, in tanks, or in the engine room. This is a strong cleaner used to remove rust and rust stains from any metal and non-metal surface the same way as any conventional phosphoric acid based cleaner.

GreenCare Synergy for use in tanks, engine rooms, bilges, decks, in the accommodation, or anywhere else on board. It is described as a very powerful unique degreaser, replacing both solvent and caustic based cleaners.

Marine Care Singapore-based Kunal Chadha told Tanker Operator that a couple of products have been specifically formulated for tank cleaning on board tankers.

He explained that in the industry today, most chemicals are made of acids, solvents and hydroxides. In general, acids, solvents and hydroxides carry various risks. Minimal exposure to human skin and the environment is recommended with these products.

However, not so with the GreenCare range, as it is the first of its kind based on revolutionary technology, he claimed. He said that GreenCare is safe on skin, safe on equipment and safe to store and yet very effective.

These products are used in a similar fashion to the ones being replaced. “In general, it’s quite simple to use and all products carry data sheets on specific usage. Other than that we have a technical team ex Rotterdam, who can provide advise via phone, or email and can also visit the ship if needed,” Chadha explained.

The chemicals are manufactured in Holland and distributed worldwide to other stock holding centres and are currently available in Rotterdam, Hamburg, Busan, Singapore, Dubai, Houston, Shanghai, Bergen and Miami.

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