PPG Commercial Coatings has added CFX744 CORROKLEEN 44 Rust Remover to its ONECHOICE® Commercial universal ancillary brand. The new addition is an environmentally friendly, low-impact citric acid gel cleaner that serves as an effective alternative to traditional grinding, sanding, media blasting or harsh chemical methods for the removal of rust and mill scale.

CorroKleen 44 is designed to be used full-strength on rusted or mill-scaled hot-rolled steel or rusted cold-rolled steel. It is free of phosphates, other strong acids and solvents. Its shear-thinning gel structure also allows easy application through airless spray, chemical-resistant brush and trigger hand sprayers, making it the appropriate choice for use on sensitive equipment or when blasting is not practical.

“By adding CorroKleen 44 to our OneChoice specialty products, PPG is offering applicators an efficient, smart and ecologically favorable alternative to expensive sanding and blasting methods of metal cleaning,” said Steve Podlas, PPG brand manager, Commercial Coatings. “CorroKleen 44 provides significant, practical rust-removal advantages including a gel structure that hangs well on vertical surfaces; it can be applied to tight hard-to-reach areas and can deliver excellent performance on three-dimensional surfaces. This is a product PPG customers will want to consider and ultimately incorporate into their rust removal processes.”

According to Podlas, CorroKleen 44 is exceptional for the removal of rust, heat-treat stains and mill scale. In most cases, rust can be completely removed only two hours after application; mill scale may take slightly longer.

CorroKleen 44 is intended for numerous markets and uses including general metal rust removal, heavy-duty construction equipment, industrial machinery, valves, trailer frames, hot-rolled steel fabrications and equipment that can be sensitive to blast media.

PPG OneChoice Commercial paint products provide solutions for a wide variety of application requirements to support the diverse needs of multiple market segments. Products include wax and grease removers, pot life extenders and curing additives, spot repair blending solutions, and low-VOC cleaners and high-build additives.

PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.


PPG Industries' vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The PPG Logo, Bringing innovation to the surface, Delfleet, Delfleet Essential, OneChoice and Amercoat are registered trademarks and CorroKleen is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

← Back to What's New