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Abrasives
No. 40 pH 10.0
Abrasives
for Fine Finishing

No. 42 pH 8.0
Burnishing or Coloring
No. 43 pH 8.5
No. 45 pH 5.5
No. 46 pH 8.0
No. 47 pH 5.0
No. 47 X pH 5.0
Cleaning & Neutralizing
No. 48 pH 11.0
No. 49 pH 11.0
No. 50 pH 13.0
No. 51 pH 11.5
Rust Inhibitor
No. 55 pH 9.0


No. 40 Abrasive Compound Back to Top

A mild Alkaline base, general-purpose abrasive compound made with iron-free white aluminum oxide. Gives long, aggressive and sustained cut on even the hardest metals. Results in light color and yields a relatively smooth surface finish.

An extensive breakdown with Safety and Data information is available from your RICHWOOD INDUSTRIES representative, or you could request a copy via e-mail at Tech@RichwoodIndustries.com.


No. 42 Abrasive for Fine Finishing & Fast Reduction of r.m.s. Readings
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A very mild alkaline fine-finishing compound for fast reduction of micro-inch readings on relatively smooth surfaces. The abrasive constituent is a slightly course abrasive flour for use in vibratory finishing. Excellent for restoring virgin metal color in short time cycles after longer abrasive cut-downs runs or in preparation for burnishing. In controlled velocity or vibrators, no. 42 is excellent for light deburring with good finish onall metals or alloys.

An extensive breakdown with Safety and Data information is available from your RICHWOOD INDUSTRIES representative, or you could request a copy via e-mail at Tech@RichwoodIndustries.com.

No. 43 Burnishing or Coloring Compound Back to Top

An all-purpose compound in powder form imparting beautiful virgin metal color and high gloss to all metals and alloys when used on clean surfaces. No. 43 is a mild alkaline mult-burnish compound with outstanding lubricating, cushioning, soil suspending and lustering properties, surpassing in performance many specialty compounds. No. 43 works well with any media and leaves no film on the work. Performs equally well in vibratory or controlled finishing equipment.

An extensive breakdown with Safety and Data information is available from your RICHWOOD INDUSTRIES representative, or you could request a copy via e-mail at Tech@RichwoodIndustries.com.

No. 45 Burnishing Compound Back to Top

An all purpose liquid burnishing compound, especially designed to yield unsurpassed color and luster on non-ferrous metals and alloys, but will also work on ferrous metals. Superlative results are achieved with the compound in steel ball burnishing on zinc and aluminum in both vibratory and barrel finishing equipment. Will not work in high concentration. No. 45 is used in high dilution with abrasive or non-abrasive media for deburring and cleaning. This compound meets all anti-pollution control requirements.

An extensive breakdown with Safety and Data information is available from your RICHWOOD INDUSTRIES representative, or you could request a copy via e-mail at Tech@RichwoodIndustries.com.

No. 46 Burnishing Compound Back to Top

Description
A slightly alkaline liquid burnishing and cleaning compound. This compound is excellent for burnishing, deburring and cleaning all types of metals and alloys in a wide range of applications. It is ideal for flow-through systems. It is applicable for use in both vibratory and barrel finishing. Easily treatable in wastewater plants. For zinc and aluminum die cast, use No. 45 Burnishing Compound.

Directions
For flow-through systems, use 1 or 2 ounces of product per gallon of water. Set the flow rate to deliver 1 gallon of end use solution per hour for each cubic foot of vibrating container capacity. Adjust as necessary.
For Example: for a 3 cubic foot machine, meter the use and solution at a rate of 3 gallons per hour.
For manual addition (e.g. batch runs), add 1 to 2 ounces of product for each cubic foot of vibrating container capacity. Consult your RICHWOOD representative for more specific use applications, or e-mail a technician at Tech@RichwoodIndustries.com.

Safety
Keep out of Reach of Children! Contains synthetic detergents and isopropyl alcohol. Target organs: Eye irritation hazard. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not take internally. Spilled material is slippery. Do not move to unmarked containers. Empty container retains product residue. Do not reuse containers. Adherence to label and MSDS will satisfy most OSHA requirements and promote safe use and handling.
In case of skin contact: Flush from skin and clothing with large amounts of running water. If irritation develops, seek medical attention.
In case of eye contact: Flush eyes with running water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
In case of ingestion: Drink 1 to 2 glasses of water followed by 1 to 22 tablespoons of syrup of ipecac. Seek immediate medical attention.

Data
Appearance: Slightly Viscous,
Amber Liquid
Wetting Ability: Good
Water Hardness Tolerance: Good
Detergency: Excellent
Density: 8.37 lbs/gallon
Metal Safety: Ferrous and
non-ferrous metals

Odor: Alcohol
Foaming Properties: High
Solubility: Excellent
Phosphates: None
pH(1%): 8.89
Corrosion Inhibitors: Yes
Specific Gravity: 1.003
HMIS CHEMICAL CLASSIFICATION CODES:
Health=1 Fire=1 Reactivity=1


No. 47 Burnishing Compound Back to Top

Description
This product is a liquid burnishing compound that is fortified with water based solvents to enhance its cleaning and degreasing power. Ideally suited for steel media burnishing of brass, bronze and related alloys, especially if the parts contain a high soil and oil loading. This product works for burnishing aluminum, zinc die cast parts and other items of high lead content. Keeps the media bright and clean.

Directions
When using this compound for the first time (or after an extended shutdown), on steel media in vibratory or tumbling equipment, rinse the media thoroughly to remove all traces of previously used compound. Following this rinse procedure, add compound to (per mix directions below) and run in the media (no parts) for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse again. The equipment and steel media will then be ready for top-notch performance.
For flow-through systems, use 1 or 2 ounces of product per gallon of water. Set the flow rate to deliver 1 gallon of end use solution per hour for each cubic foot of vibrating container capacity. Adjust as necessary.
For Example, for a 3 cubic foot machine, meter the end use solution at a rate of 3 gallons per hour.
For Manual Addition (e.g. batch runs), add 1 or 2 ounces of product for each cubic foot of vibrating container capacity. Consult your RICHWOOD representative for more specific use applications, or e-mail a technician at Tech@RichwoodIndustries.com.

Safety
Keep out of Reach of Children! Contains synthetic detergents and 2-Butoxyethanol (Butyl Cellosolve). Harmful if ingested or absorbed through the skin. Wear suitable protective gloves and clothing and use adequate ventilation to prevent exposure. Eye and skin irritation hazard. Before using this product, please read the MSDS sheet and consult with a RICHWOOD representative or e-mail a technician at Tech@RichwoodIndustries.com for proper use and application directions
In case of ingestion: Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water or milk. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING! Get immediate medical advice.
In case of eye contact: Flush eyes with running water for 15 minutes. Flush the areas behind the eyelids completely. Seek immediate medical attention.
In case of skin contact: Flush the exposed areas with large amounts of running water. Seek medical attention if irritation develops.

Data
Appearance: Thin liquid
Color: Light Amber
Foaming Properties: Moderate
Solubility: Excellent
Phosphates: None
pH(1%): 4.50
Specific Gravity: 1.058
Metal Safety: Ferrous and most Non-Ferrous
Odor: Alcohol
Wetting Ability: Good
Rinsability: Good
Water Hardness Tolerance: Excellent
Detergency: Excellent
Density: 8.82 lbs/gallon
Biodegradable: Yes
Stability: Good
General Application: Burnishing Copper, Brass, Bronze and related Alloys

HMIS CHEMICAL CLASSIFICATION CODES:
Health=2 Fire=1 Reactivity=0


No. 47 X Burnishing Compound Back to Top

Description
This product gives outstanding and perhaps unexcelled steel media burnishing results, especially for brass, bronze and related alloys. Beautiful results are obtained on aluminum, zinc die cast parts and other items of high lead content. This product works with steel media only and is completely ineffective with other types of media.

Directions
When using this compound for the first time on steel media in vibratory or tumbling equipment, rinse the media thoroughly. Following this rinse, add compound (per mix directions below) and run the media (no parts) for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse out. The equipment and steel media will then be ready for top-notch performance.
For Flow-through systems, use 1 to 2 ounces of product per gallon of water. Set the flow rate to deliver 1 gallon of end use solution per hour for each cubic foot of vibrating container capacity. Adjust as necessary.
For Example, for a 3 cubic foot machine, meter the end use solution at a rate of 3 gallons per hour.
For Manual Addition (e.g. batch runs), add 1/2 to 1 ounce of product for each cubic foot of vibrating container capacity. Consult your RICHWOOD representative for more specific use applications, or e-mail a technician at Tech@RichwoodIndustries.com.

Safety
Keep out of Reach of Children! Contains synthetic detergents. Eye Irritant. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not take internally. This product causes irritation to eyes upon contact. May cause irritation, dermatitis and defatting of the skin after contact. Severity of reaction depends on duration of exposure and concentrations of product. Adequate ventilation required.
In case of eye contact: Immediately flush eyes with running water for 15 minutes, lifting the upper and lower eyelids occasionally. Get immediate medical attention.
In case of skin contact: Flush with running water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Launder before reuse.
In case of noxious fumes: If noxious vapors or mists are inhaled, remove to fresh air. Give artificial respiration if not breathing. Get immediate medical attention.
In case of ingestion: Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water or milk. Induce Vomiting by taking 1 or 2 tablespoons of syrup of ipecac or by sticking a finger down throat. Get immediate medical attention.

Data
Appearance: Thin liquid
Color: Light Amber
Foaming Properties: Moderate
Solubility: Excellent
Phosphates: None
pH(1%): 4.50
Specific Gravity: 1.073
Metal Safety: Ferrous and most Non-Ferrous
Odor: Bland
Wetting Ability: Good
Rinsability: Good
Water Hardness Tolerance: Excellent
Detergency: Excellent
Density: 8.95 lbs/gallon
Biodegradable: Yes
Stability: Good
HMIS CHEMICAL CLASSIFICATION CODES:
Health=1 Fire=0 Reactivity=0


No. 48 Cleaner Back to Top

Description
An all-purpose liquid cleaner, especially developed for ferrous metals, but effective in all metals and alloys. This compound has increased capacity for lowering surface tension and is a good general purpose cleaner and degreaser. Keeps media clean.

Directions
For Flow-through systems, use 1/2 to 1 ounces of product per gallon of water. Set the flow rate to deliver 1 gallon of end use solution per hour for each cubic foot of vibrating container capacity. Adjust as necessary.
For Example, for a 3 cubic foot machine, meter the end use solution at a rate of 3 gallons per hour.
For Manual Addition (e.g. batch runs), add 1/2 to 1 ounce of product for each cubic foot of vibrating container capacity. Consult your RICHWOOD representative for more specific use applications, or e-mail a technician at Tech@RichwoodIndustries.com.

Safety
Keep out of Reach of Children! Contains alkaline detergents and Butyl Carbitol. Harmful if ingested or absorbed through the skin. Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves and use adequate ventilation to prevent exposure. Before using this product, please read the MSDS sheet and consult with your RICHWOOD representative or e-mail a technician at Tech@RichwoodIndustries.com for proper use and handling of this product.
In case of ingestion: Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water or milk. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING! Get immediate medical attention.
In case of eye contact: Flush eyes with running water for 15 minutes. Flush the areas behind the eyelids completely. Seek prompt medical attention.
In case of skin contact: Flush the exposed area with large amount of running water. Seek medical attention at once.

Data
Appearance: Thin green liquid
Foaming Properties: Moderate
Rinsability: Good
Water Hardness Tolerance: Good
Surfactant System: Non-ionic
pH(1%): 8.1
Specific Gravity: 1.02
Odor: Fresh & Clean
Wetting Ability: Excellent
Solubility: Excellent
Phosphates: Yes
Detergency: Excellent
Density: 8.51 lbs/gallon
Shelf Life: Good
HMIS CHEMICAL CLASSIFICATION CODES:
Health=2 Fire=0 Reactivity=0


No. 49 Cleaning & Neutralizing Compound Back to Top

A multi-purpose mildly alkaline, granular powder, highly concentrated and completely water soluble. While especially designed for use on ferrous metals, it is often employed, in low concentrations, with abrasive or non-abrasive media for cleaning and deburring of softer metals and alloys, such as zinc and aluminum. Keeps media clean and free cutting. Assures good color and possesses excellent qualities as a degreaser. When pre-dissolved, serves as a high quality flow-through compound. No. 49 cleaner is also effective as a neutralizer after acid descaling.

An extensive breakdown with Safety and Data information is available from your RICHWOOD INDUSTRIES representative, or you could request a copy via e-mail at Tech@RichwoodIndustries.com.

No. 50 Cleaning & Neutralizing Compound Back to Top

A highly concentrated alkaline cleaning, degreasing, neutralizing, washing and anti-corrosive compound in granulated powder form. Despite its low cost, this is an extremely effective general-purpose item for use in vibrators, tumbling barrels, dip tanks and metal washing machines. The degree of alkalinity confines No. 50 to ferrous metals only.

Most effective as a short cycle degreasing compound and very economical as a neutralizer following acid descaling. Outstanding for removal of abrasive films and sludge after long cutting runs. Frequently used with abrasive media or compound in short deburring cycles. Will attack gum rubber liners when used continuously and exclusively as the sole agent.

An extensive breakdown with Safety and Data information is available from your RICHWOOD INDUSTRIES representative, or you could request a copy via e-mail at Tech@RichwoodIndustries.com.

No. 51 Cleaner & Deburring Compound Back to Top

Description
A mild Alkaline, highly concentrated liquid general-purpose compound, especially designed for ferrous metals but yields good results on various non-ferrous metals as well. Produces excellent color and brightness on zinc based and aluminum die casting, phosphor, bronze and other alloys when used as directed (i.e. in maximum concentration of 1 ounce or less per gallon of water). This product is suited as a flow-through compound in vibrator equipment in batch, semi-automated batch, and fully automated continuous applications. A balanced formula for giving optimum conditions for abrasive and non-abrasive media. Cleans, brightens, lubricates, and degreases with good corrosion inhibiting properies. Contains no chromates, phosphates, nitrites, or nitrolotriacetate (NTA). Rapidly biodegrades and is easily treatable in wastewater plants.

Directions
For Flow-through systems, use 1/2 to 1 ounces of product per gallon of water. Set the flow rate to deliver 1 gallon of end use solution per hour for each cubic foot of vibrating container capacity. Adjust as necessary.
For Example, for a 3 cubic foot machine, meter the end use solution at a rate of 3 gallons per hour.
For Manual Addition (e.g. batch runs), add 1/2 to 1 ounce of product for each cubic foot of vibrating container capacity. Consult your RICHWOOD representative for more specific use applications, or e-mail a technician at Tech@RichwoodIndustries.com.

Safety
Keep out of Reach of Children! Caution: Contains alkaline detergents. Harmful if swallowed. Target organs: eye and skin irritation hazard. Avoid excessive skin contact. Before using this product, please read the MSDS sheet and consult with your RICHWOOD representative or e-mail a technician at Tech@RichwoodIndustries.com for proper use and handling of this product.
In case of ingestion:DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING! Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water or milk to dilute the chemical. Get immediate medical attention.
In case of eye contact: Immediately flush eyes with running water for at least 15 minutes. Flush the areas behind the eyelids completely. Get prompt medical attention.
In case of skin contact: Thoroughly flush the exposed area with running water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention immediately.

Data
Appearance: Thin amber liquid
Foaming Properties: Moderate
Rinsability: Good
Water Hardness Tolerance: Good
Surfactant System: Anionic & Nonionic
pH(1%): 9.60
Alkalinity: Low
Odor: Bland
Wetting Ability: Good
Solubility: Excellent
Phosphates: None
Detergency: Excellent
Biodegradable: Yes
Shelf Life: Good
Metal Safety: Aluminum safe, Ferrous and Non-Ferrous, Gives Excellent Color

HMIS CHEMICAL CLASSIFICATION CODES:
Health=1 Fire=0 Reactivity=1


No. 55 Premium Rust Inhibitor Back to Top

Description
This proprietary water soluble corrosion inhibiting product is designed especially for ferrous metal surfaces. It is non-flammable and readily goes into solution. It is ideal for use in spray washer systems as a final rinse or for soak tank applications.

Directions
Soak:
Charge 3 to 4 ounces per gallon of water into clean tank. Dip clean parts into solution and allow adequate contact time. Remove parts and allow excess to drain back into tank. Then allow parts to air dry and store indoors.
Spray Washer: Contact your sales representative regarding this and other applications. General use dilutions range from 1/2 to 4 ounces per gallon.

Safety
Keep out of Reach of Children! Contains alkaline rust inhibitors. Eye and skin irritation hazard. Harmful if swallowed. Avoid excessive skin contact. Wear suitable protective gloves and clothing to prevent exposure. Consult the MSDS before using this product.
In case of ingestion: Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water or milk. Induce vomiting by taking 2 tablespoons of syrup of ipecac. Get medical attention immediately.
In case of eye contact: Flush with running water for 15 minutes. Flush the areas behind the eyelids completely. Get immediate medical attention.
In case of skin contact: Flush with large amounts of water. Get immediate medical attention if irritation occurs. Remove and launder contaminated clothing.

Data
Appearance: Thin green liquid
Wetting Ability: Good
Rinsability: Excellent
Water Hardness Tolerance: Good
pH(1%): 10.86
Specific Gravity: 1.155
Odor: Bland
Foaming Properties: Low
Solubility: Good in Water
Phosphates: None
Density: 9.63 lbs/gallon
Biodegradable: Yes
Stability: Excellent
HMIS CHEMICAL CLASSIFICATION CODES:
Health=2 Fire=0 Reactivity=1

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