Hamiterge® 2038-LFM is a highly caustic liquid alkaline cleaner for immersion cleaning operations requiring a strongly alkaline solution. It is for removal of extremely difficult soils from ferrous metal surfaces at elevated temperatures. It has excellent wetting and detergency. It can be used at high concentration and elevated temperature for removal of phosphate coatings and drawing lube residues from steel parts, such as tube, rod, bar, or wire. It is completely soluble in water and is free rinsing.