Get a Move On

There’s an old adage – “One Hand Washes the Other.”  Although this adage is seldom applied to cleaning technology, it certainly could be.  In fact, most successful cleaning consists of a combination of chemistry (soap, solvent or whatever) and some kind of added mechanical force to enhance or enable the cleaning process.  If one could …

The Cost of (Not) Cleaning

Why do we clean things?  “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” immediately comes to mind but doesn’t seem quite appropriate here.  There are tons of reasons to clean things but in the final analysis it comes down to aesthetics and function.  Cleaning makes things look better or function correctly or more efficiently. The typical automobile can …

How Clean is “Clean?”

This over-worn catchphrase has been the title or has at least appeared in countless articles on the subject of cleaning.  Is it in need of a well-earned retirement?  Probably, but in its defense, let me say that “clean” is a pretty nebulous thing. A few minutes ago, I pulled up one of the leading dictionary …

Define Cleaning

Since we are going to be talking about cleaning, or, more specifically, industrial parts cleaning, it’s probably best that we define what we mean by “cleaning.”  The term is used quite loosely to define a variety of process not all of which are really “cleaning.”

Welcome to the CTG Clean Blog

Hi, I’m John Fuchs and I’ve been asked by CTG to come back from the depths of retirement to host the NEW CTG Clean Blog.  Many of you know me as the “slinky guy” or just “guru.”  In over 40 years working with hundreds of users and a variety of industrial cleaning technologies I’ve accumulated …