Cleaning Technology

Clear Solutions USA has focused on patented surfactant technology which enables these products to do their job. Surfactants (surface active agents) are known for their ability to reduce surface tension in a variety of media. Surface tension is measured by a scale of dynes /cm. Water has a very high surface tension of 72 dynes/cm. Each change in dynes/cm is very significant.


High-alkaline cleaning products typically used in the marketplace are caustic soda or caustic potash. Acidic
cleaning products typically use sulfuric, phosphoric, muriatic, nitric, or acetic acid as their main ingredient. The
products are then compounded with a variety of chelants, dispersants, scale inhibitors, emulsifiers, polymers,
wetting agents, etc. to enhance the product’s performance. Many of these products are not patented but are
trade secrets.

Our patented technology available only through Clear Solutions USA will reduce surface tension when
combined with a variety of additive packages to clean below 20 dynes/cm. This reduction in surface tension
causes better cleaning and a reduction in the amount of cleaning product needed to clean difficult surfaces. In
many cases, we also can reduce several other components, depending on the particular application. The
efficiency is dependent upon the application and the surface that needs to be cleaned.
Clear Solutions USA technologies assist in cleaning fluid delivery lines in many industries including breweries
and draft beer lines; dairy, cheese, and ice cream plants; poultry and egg plants; vegetable packing plants;
soda and wine delivery lines in restaurants; paper production plants; preparation of paint and coatings; exterior
cleaning for car and truck wash; wheel cleaners, train cleaners, aircraft cleaners; and a host of other areas for
consumer and industrial markets.


Clear Solutions’ CIP Products Application in the Beer Industry

Clear Solutions’ CIP Products Application in the Beer Industry

The addition of an additive package greatly increases the effectiveness of NaOH in the CIP process. In order to have an efficient additive package, water hardness, maximum temperature of cleaning cycle, and percentage of NaOH in the final solution must be considered. Once properly formulated, the CIP cleaning process can utilize less product and shorter cleaning times.