1220 Parts Washer Compound

1220 is specifically formulated to deal with the special requirements of cleaning brass or multiple ferrous and non-ferrous alloys in one cleaning operation. It is designed specifically to be used in ultra-sonic, soak tanks or turbo washers. Not only is it capable of dispersing large amounts of particulate and solids, but also splitting oil out of solution, thus greatly extending cleaning solution life. Special sequestering agents help prevent scale build up in machines.

Physical Properties

Appearance: Green Liquid
pH @ 1% Solution: 10
Odor: Mild
Foaming Action: Controlled
Solubility in water: Excellent
Flash Point: None
Metal Safety: Aluminum, Steel, Brass, Copper, Zinc
Stability: Stable
Specific Gravity: 1.05
Refer to our Material Safety Data Sheet for additional information.

Usage and Dilution Instructions

For use in ultra-sonics, soak tanks or turbo washer applications use 4-10 ouncesper gallon of water (5-10%). Solution operating temperature should not exceed 130° F to maintain optimum brightness for brass. Solution can be used up to 160° F for more difficult cleaning situations.

Handling and Storage

This is a non-combustible alkaline liquid. Use good industrial hygiene practices such as wearing chemical safety goggles, rubber gloves, impermeable apron, and other appropriate safety precautions so as to prevent personal contact with this product and its solutions. Wash thoroughly after handling. In case of skin or eye contact, flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Always contact physician in case of eye contact or if irritation develops or persists after skin contact. Store in tightly closed container and rotate stock. When stored as stated above, shelf life is a minimum of 2 years.


Progress Chemical guarantees its products will perform to your satisfaction when used in accordance to our recommendations. We back this guarantee with over 65 years experience. Our company has been certified to ISO 9001-2015 Quality Standards.