All of the Electrolyte and Neutralizing Solution manufactured by Millennium Signatures Marking Systems are completely safe to use. In the case of Electrolyte Solutions, all are based on a mild sodium solution and do not contain harsh chemical or anything acidic or corrosive. All formulations have continuously updated MSDS sheets available. Please see go to Safety Data Sheets for more information.
While the solutions are said to be non-corrosive as they can be safely handled and not pose respiratory threat or danger when in contact with the skin, there is the potential that the surface area of your part in close proximity to the location of the mark or any area that has come in contact with the electrolyte marking solution, could develop a light oxidization. This is directly due to the sodium content of the electrolyte and this oxidization affect can be at first nearly undetectable or more advanced based on environmental conditions such as humidity. This side effect of the process can be completely prevented by the proper use of one of our Neutralizer Products that when properly used will instantly neutralize the sodium in any traces of the solution that may be left on the surface of the part after marking. Those who are new to the process and/or those who have failed to properly neutralize their parts after marking may find that this side affect is more noticeable during times of the year when higher levels of humidity are present.
Rust Protective Oil
Millennium Signatures – RPO Product or Rust Protective Oil is an additional process that can be taken if desired to further protect your product from oxidization. RPO does not take the place of neutralizing, as it seals the part under what quickly becomes a dry or ever so slightly tacky oil based protective film. Neutralizing will prevent the part from rusting due to the active ingredients in the electrolyte but will not continue to protect the part from other environmental conditions that might cause your metal to oxidize or rust. RPO is available in a non-aerosol spray or in 1-Quart bottles and 5-Gallon pails.
Special Applications and Formulations
Within the Aerospace & Nuclear industries specifically there is application for special formulations that are required such as NON-CHLORIDE Neutralizers as an example. We have detailed information available on a variety of such formulations. Please do not hesitate to contact our sales office and inform us of any special applications that might require such formulations and we will be happy to help you in identifying the proper Neutralizer for your special application.
Laboratory Tested & Certified
If required, we can not only produce your Electrolyte or Neutralizer to meet your specification in most cases we routinely provide the service of having batches of a specific formula analyzed and certified at an independent laboratory to confirm that the solutions meet your specific needs with complete documentation to back it up.
To have this service provided additional costs would apply.
Extra Strength Pre-Moistened Neutralizing Wipes
Problem: Despite efforts to use a Standard Neutralizer to clean the etched surface of the part, after a short while an orange haze or signs of rusting start to develop in the area where the Chemical Etch Marking was made, due to active ingredients from the electrolyte remaining on the surface of the part
Solution: Extra Strength Neutralizing Wipes have been developed to avoid what has been a common problem with Chemical Etching since its very beginning. In most cases the operator uses a cloth dampened with our Standard Neutralizer Product to wipe the etched surface of the part clean once finished the marking process, effectively neutralizing any remaining sodium left on the part from the Electrolyte Formulation used.
However, in many cases the operator(s) may not have been diligent enough to have maintained a relatively clean neutralizing cloth and dampened often enough with a fresh supply of neutralizer. It is more common than one might realize that before long they are just wiping electrolyte around on the parts and transferring it to others.
Extra Strength Neutralizing Wipes are made with a NEW highly concentrated neutralizing formula and made available in the form of a convenient ready-to-use pre-moistened and disposable wipe. Each wipe will give you excellent neutralizing results for approximately 12 to 15 parts and will start to disintegrate in-turn forcing the operator(s) to use a new one before electrolytes start to spread from part-to-part which will likely cause a gradual reaction which will ultimately become a rusty stain on your NEW High Quality Precision Parts or Products.
Neutralizing wipes also prevents losses due to spilling and is Fast, Safe and Easy to use.