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 …

Cleaning Is More Than Removing Dirt

In simple terms, industrial parts cleaning (sometimes called washing) is just removing dirt from surfaces. If only it WAS that easy! Dirt removal is only one of 10’s if not 100’s of interdependent steps in a successful cleaning process. The scope of parts cleaning extends from processing of the raw materials, through the manufacturing process …

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.” “Cleaning” is the removal of the stuff that we usually …

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 …