Cleaning concentrate with a wide range of application

Effective removal of :

  • Lubeoils
  • Gasoil
  • Kerosene
  • Mineraloil Products
  • Chemicals
  • Phthalates
  • Paraffines
  • Vegetable Oils
  • Odour-Intensive Products

Furthermore, due to it’s components, it is at the same time a good hydrocarbon remover.



Availability: Algeciras, ARA Range, Cape Town, Dubai, Durban, Genoa, Guanghzou, Hamburg, Houston, Istanbul, Kandla, Kiel Canal, Marseille, Montevideo, Mumbai, New York, Panama, Port Said / Suez, Porto Alegre, Shanghai, Singapore, Tianjin, Ulsan

Packing: 20 Liter pail

Advantages of the CTC-Cleaner-VLC

  • Highly concentrated cleaning agent
  • Necessary concentration in water only 0,2 to 0,4 %
  • Can be used as well in seawater
  • Wide range of application
  • Quicker drying of cargo tanks (e.g. in winter time)
  • Can be mixed with Sodium- or Potassium Hydroxide as well as with alkaline cleaners to produce a more effective alkaline cleaning solution (boosting effect)
  • Can be mixed with Citric-, Phosphoric- or Nitric Acid as well as with acid cleaners to produce a more effective acid based cleaning solution (boosting effect)
  • The implementation of the CTC-Cleaner-VLC including the additional applicability together with Alkalies and Acids replace a large scale of different individual cleaners and will therefore simplify and economize the tank cleaning process.

Comparison to Standard Cleaner

CTC-Cleaner-VLCStandard Cleaner
highly concentratedYesYes
suitable in fresh water as well as sea waterYesNo
necessary concentration0,2-0,4%2-5%
necessary amount of cleaner for 10m320-40 kg200-500 kg
price per liter (ARA Ports)5,25 Euro2,00 Euro
concentration0,2%          0,4%2%          5%
expenses for 5 m3 solution52,50          105,-200,-         500,-
expenses for 10 m3 solution 105,-           210,-400,-         1000,-
expenses for 100 m3 solution 1050,-           2100,- 4000,-        10000,-
economical for injection cleaning due to high concentrationYesNo
suitable for Epoxy- and Zinc Coatings (ph value 7-8)YesNo
wide range of applicationYesLimited
additionally mixable like Sodium- or Potassium Hydroxide (alkaline cleaners)YesLimited
additionally mixable with acids like Phosphoric- or Nitric Acid (metal bright)YesNo
No dangerous good in respect of handling, transport and storage Land, Sea, AirYesNo

Additional information


Phys. properties

yellow viscous liquid (2 phases).

Flash Point

Product is non-flammable

PH Value

approx. 7

Spec. gravity

approx. 1

Storage temp.

– 5 to 30°C

Foam formation

slightly (foam reduced)

Solubility in water


Application of use

Cleaning temperature

10 – 80o C.

Concentration in water

0.2to 0.4%


  • Suitable in freshwater and seawater.
  • Suitable for recirculation cleaning and injection into the butterworth system.

Tank Material

Safe to use on stainless steel and resistant coatings (see resistance tests)

Check Coating Approval

Safety Aspects

  • Causes serious eye damage.
  • Consult the Material Safety Datasheet
  • Medical Emergency information in case of poisoning: Poison Information Center Mainz – 24h –Phone: +49 (0) 6131 19240 (advisory service in German or English language)

Waste Water information

  • Contains biodegradable surface active agents, complexing agents and additives (biodegradable > 90%)
  • Approved by MARPOL/IMO in accordance with MEPC.1/Circ.590