Silicone
& Polymer
Removal

Leading the way in high-performance chemical cleaning solutions

Chela’s Digesil brand is the industry leader when it comes to silicone removal solutions. Providing a comprehensive range of silicone, polyurethane, polysulphide and flurosilicone removal solutions, the Digest brand provides total silicone removal solutions in liquid, gel and wipe forms. Digesil products incorporate a unique chemistry that Is both safer and more effective than conventional solvents.

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Cleaning solutions for Silicone
& Polymer
Removal

Silicone Remover

Digesil®FS - 706

Digesil FS is more than a solvent, its chemical action shears the silicone/oxygen bond, cutting the polymer into random lengths and rendering it soluble.

Di-Aqua®- 105

Di-Aqua will effectively emulsify silicone oils, greases and uncured elastomers as well as adhesive tape residues.

Di-Aqua®Forte - 7102

Di-Aqua will effectively emulsify silicone oils, greases and uncured elastomers as well as adhesive tape residues.

Digesil®Gel - 720

Catalytic solvent formulated to remove cured silicone elastomer, rubber and sealant as well as thick oils, greases and gums. Digesil®Gel is thickened to allow for application to vertical surfaces and to help control drips and runs for precision applications.

Digesil®NC - 701

Catalytic solvent that shears the Si-O bond in the silicone molecule to break down silicone elastomer, rubber, resins as well as oils and greases so that they dissolve in the carrier.

Digesil®NC Conc - 704

Catalytic solvent that shears the Si-O bond in the silicone molecule to break down silicone elastomer, rubber, resins as well as oils and greases so that they dissolve in the carrier.

Universal wipes - 602w

Pre-wetted wipe to remove sealant, paint and glue. Removes partially cured and uncured sealants including, silicone, polyurethane, and polysulphide from hands, tools and surfaces.

Polysulphide Remover

Digesil®2000 - 700

Digesil 2000 digests cured and uncured polysulphide. Its chemical action shears the polysulphide molecule, breaking it up into short lengths thus rendering the polymer soluble.

Digesil®2000 gel - 762

Digesil 2000 is more than a solvent, it digests polysulphide. A catalyst action shears the polysulphide molecule, breaking it up into short lengths rendering the polysulphide soluble.

Universal wipes - 602w

Pre-wetted wipe to remove sealant, paint and glue. Removes partially cured and uncured sealants including, silicone, polyurethane, and polysulphide from hands, tools and surfaces.

Polyurethane Remover

Digesil®1000 - 722

Solvent for cured and uncured Polyurethane foam sealant. Digesil 1000 is designed for the quick removal of uncured and cured polyurethane foam sealant and adhesives.

Digesil®1000 Gel - 764

Digesil 1000 is designed for the quick removal of uncured and cured polyurethane foam/sealant and adhesives.

Universal wipes - 602w

Pre-wetted wipe to remove sealant, paint and glue. Removes partially cured and uncured sealants including, silicone, polyurethane, and polysulphide from hands, tools and surfaces.

Case Study

Removing non-cured silicone and grease from equipment and flooring

Keeping your equipment and flooring free from non-cured silicone and greases can be time-consuming as it is difficult to remove thoroughly.

Here we look at this problem in more detail and how CHELA’s professional products can help save you time and increase efficiency.


Removing grease from machinery

The problem with standard degreasers

If you have ever had difficulty getting rid of uncured silicones, greases and oils it could well be because you are using a bog-standard industry degreaser.

These alkaline based degreasers often have the right chemical technology which leads to poor cleaning standards and potential workplace hazards.

How can CHELA help you remove non-cured silicone?

We are the industry leader in this field and recommend CHELA Di-Aqua.

This will effectively emulsify silicone oils, greases and uncured elastomers as well as remove adhesive tape residues.

It has a specialist cleaning action that also quickly and efficiently removes ordinary oils, greases and soils. CHELA Di-Aqua has been formulated for the environment, using detergents that are biodegradable and phosphate free.

It contains no chlorinated, fluorinated, aromatic or hydrocarbon solvents. This product is both safer and more effective than conventional solvents.

We also stock a wide range of other sealant removal products, such as our handy Sealant Wipes. These come pre-wetted to remove sealant, paint and glue and can remove partially cured and uncured sealants. This includes silicone, polyurethane and polysulphides.

CHELA Di-Aqua

Click here to find out more about CHELA Di-Aqua or to discuss a whole range of other market leading cleaning solutions for rail and train stations, please contact our specialist team by calling +44 208 805 2150 or by emailing sales@chela.co.uk

How to remove silicone caulk

Chela tipsHow to remove uncured silicone caulk

1

Nothing is quite as annoying as discovering that your silicone hasn’t cured, and all that hard work has gone to waste. What’s worse, you now have to get all of that caulk out before you can start again. Make sure you wear a mask and rubber gloves, get a plastic putty knife and scrape out as much of it as you can, then finish it off with denatured alcohol.

2

Alternatively, use a specially formulated product and save yourself a load of time. CHELA Digesil is a catalytic solvent that shears the Si-O bond in the silicone molecule to break it down completely. The residues can then be easily rinsed away with water to leave a clean, silicone free surface. It doesn’t corrode metals and can be used on glass.

3

For smaller jobs, we recommend that you always keep some CHELA Universal Wipes handy. These are made of fabric impregnated with a mild water-based cleaning solution. The surface lifts off and sticky residue from tools and surfaces and has been signed off as a hand cleaner under EU directive, which is why we’ve added a pleasant and clean lemony fresh smell!

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