Citrol® is a safe, biodegradable degreaser with astonishing cleaning power. It outperforms solvent, solvent emulsion and alkaline cleaners for removal of heavy greases, carbonized oils, gear lubes, grease buildups, oily deposits, tar and bituminous deposits. Equally effective in soak tanks, pressure spray, foam on and manual cleaning methods, or in high pressure cleaning applications outdoors. One of the few solvents tough enough to remove stubborn printer's ink
Reduces Environmental Reporting Requirements
Citrol® is a powerful degreaser that falls outside the EPA and OSHA hazardous waste regulations when mixed with water. Schaeffer developed the products because the EPA and OSHA are moving towards requiring gallon for gallon "use-and-disposal" records of all petroleum products. This means if you buy 55 gallons of kerosene or Stoddard Solvent, you will have to account for the disposal of all 55 gallons. Citrol® is the biodegradable, citrus based solution.
Gentle on Hands
Harsh solvents can dry out your skin and crack your cuticles. Citrol® is made from orange and lemon extract making it a friendly degreaser - safe for people, and gentle on the hands.
Super General Purpose Cleaner
When it comes to using Citrol® as your first choice in cleaners, don't stop at work. Citrol® works great at home as well. Keep a can in your work shop, garage and laundry room for hundreds of other applications including:
Adhesives - Blood - Candle Wax - Car Grease - Crayon Marks - Magic Markers - Lipstick - Make-up - Gum - Stickers - Soap Scum - Scuff Marks - Shoe Polish - Tree Sap - And much, much more!
(Note: Spot test in small area prior to over all use.)
Cuts the Heaviest Grease
Nothing is heavier than open gear lube. It's thick, it's tacky and it sticks to anything it touches, even worse than tar. We compared Citrol® and one of our leading competitors. We coated a stainless steel sink with our hardest-to-remove grease - Schaeffer's Silver Streak Open Gear Lubricant. We poured two ounces of #266 Citrol® on the right and a leading competitor on the left.
Use Citrol® Straight or Diluted with Water
Industrial Plant Degreaser: to degrease mill stands, plant machinery, forklifts, conveyors, oil cellars, tar pumps and valves.
Industrial Cleaner: To clean floors, walls, production machinery and mobile equipment.
In the Shop: To degrease engines, transmissions, motors, housings, parts, floors, walls, and remove road tar and grime from trucks, dozers and tractors.
Waste Treatment Plants: To degrease, clean and deodorize lift stations, wet wells and walls, catwalks, bar screens, sump pumps, scum pits and troughs, transfer pipes and equipment.
On the Mine Site: To degrease dipper sitcks, remove open gear lube, clean shovels, draglines and underground equipment, flush gear cases, clean house rails and rollers, remove dust and grime from mobile equipment.
Replaces the Need for Vapor Degreasing
(Practically Eliminates Disposal Cost)
Citrol® also saves you money because you use half as much. In fact, for most jobs, it dilutes 5:1 with water. Best of all, Citrol® is 99% reusable. After settling and top skimming, Citrol® retains it's powerful cleaning ability. This cuts disposal fees because you discard only the oily contaminates, not the cleaning product. For lighter jobs, dilute Citrol® with water, up to 15:1. On very light jobs like cleaning floors, stripping wax, up to 30:1 and more.
Citrol®'s advantages over other solvents:
Biodegradable - Environmentally safe - Non-toxic - High solvency - Not regulated (when mixed with water) - High flash point
Citrol® is a superior replacement for:
Hazardous solvents - Chlorinated solvents - Fluorocarbons -
Dozens of ways to use Citrol®:
As a parts degreaser - Use in pressure washers (but not steam cleaners) - Dissolves paraffin waxes - Removes ink for rollers and packaging machines - As a safety solvent - As a paint and lacquer thinner - For degreasing and cleaning plastics* - Dissolves glue and adhesives - Removes tar and bituminous deposits from asphalt plants and paving equipment - Removes road tar from cars and trucks*
#266 is USDA approved for use in non-edible food processing areas.
* Plastics, aluminum and painted surfaces: Spot test for discoloration and surface deterioration before using. Rinse immediately with water after use.
Caution: Always wash hands after use.
Citrol® is a safe, biodegradable degreaser with astonishing cleaning power.
At Schaeffer, Citrol® is used every day as a hand cleaner.
Fifteen seconds after pouring-and without rubbing-Citrol®'s powerful ingredients began to dissolve and lift the grease. Within one minute, the lubricant and grease began flowing down the (disconnected) drain. The competitor's did nothing, even when rubbed with a shop towel.