Develop Your Cleaning “Scorecard” – the Economics of Selecting a Cleaning Technology
The author describes the flawed decision-making process used by many companies when looking at critical cleaning environments. All too often, companies focus on the “cost-per-liter” of the cleaning fluid. This is misleading because aqueous cleaning systems generally only use their cleaning saponifiers and surfactants once, while solvent systems recycle the cleaning fluid indefinitely. This distinction results in substantially different cleaning costs and solvent cleaning usually is far faster and less expensive than aqueous cleaning.