MicroClean EV3 is a deoxidizer for removing oxides on titanium and titanium alloys including Nitinol. It has a relatively benign safety profile due to the absence of hydrofluoric acid. This feature makes this product relatively less aggressive but the product’s effectiveness can be increased by heating.
Medical components formed from nitinol, other titanium alloys and chrome alloys are often extruded, drawn and oxidized in the formation process, which creates organometallic compounds and oxides. These compounds are often difficult to remove without etching the metal, and therefore must be destroyed to be removed. While simple organic soils can be removed with many degreasers, such cleaning products are likely to be ineffective when the soils are “baked-in”. MicroClean Ti is a remedy for such situations and assures that the subsequent steps of deoxidizing and electropolishing are fully effective.