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Products- L-44® ECD Degreaser

The World’s Best “Green” Diesel Engine Degreaser

Have you been searching for a fast-acting, multi-purpose degreaser that can clean engine grease and grime in minutes and outperform anything you’ve ever used before? What if that degreaser was also approved by the EPA for worker and skin safety and other environmental applications? L-44® ECD Degreaser is your solution!

Benefits of L-44 ECD Degreaser

We hear it time and again; “…we have been using L-44 ECD for quite some time and are very pleased with the results; especially the safety it offers our employees.”

If you want to save time and money while achieving unparalleled performance, contact us for your first shipment of L-44 ECD. You will not be disappointed. We offer special pricing for multiple container sizes along with automatic reordering.

Take a look at the list of benefits and read our testimonials for even more reasons to start using L-44 ECD Degreaser on your maritime and river vessels and engines.

  • Certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for meeting the Safer Choice Program standards, which ensures layers of safety.
  • Exceeds EPA’s Vessel General Permit (VGP) standards for Aquatic Toxicity and Total Product Biodegradability.
  • Industry-leading superior cleaning performance compared to nationally recognized products.
  • Will not cause permanent eye damage! Classified as only, “mildly irritating to the eye.”
  • Industry-leading cleaning performance compared to nationally recognized products.
  • Powerful super-concentrated budget-friendly degreaser – less product cleans more.
  • Specially designed to clean the toughest industrial and maritime soils.
  • Quick and efficient – 2 to 3 minutes of direct contact cleans with remarkable results.
  • Environmentally sound; no environmental bio-accumulation.
  • By-products of the degradation process are non-toxic.
  • Safer Choice formulation eliminates worker exposure injuries.
  • Contains No VOC’s; No NPE’s; No Solvents; No Phosphates or Phosphorus bearing
    compounds.
  • Eliminates toxic residuals that are common with other degreasers.
  • Contains no carcinogens or reproductive toxicants.
  • Non-corrosive formula safe for use on plastics, fiberglass, and metals, including aluminum.
  • Will not attack or fade paint.
  • Frees up time so you can get more done with less scrubbing.
  • Not regulated – no hazmat shipping fees.

“L44 ECD is ranked among the top-performing environmentally safe degreasers with unmatched effectiveness on engine grease.”

How to Use L44 ECD

L-44 ECD Degreaser was specifically designed for cleaning maritime and river diesel engines; though it will clean everything it comes in contact with. It is easily applied in a myriad of ways including with Hudson-type sprayers, mop and bucket, spray bottles, walk behind and ride-on scrubbers, and more.

We suggest a starting dilution of 1-part product to 4-parts water for heavy soils and for regular cleaning, 1-part to 9-parts water. Thorough saturation for 2-3 minutes will provide the best results, followed by a final rinse with pressured water. L-44 ECD is conveniently available in cases of four 1-gallon jugs, 5-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums, and 275-gallon totes.

History of L-44 ECD

Due to the tight regulations with which marine and river operations must comply, over a decade ago, it became our main goal to develop products that could be verified for worker and environmental safety.

We stood firm that not only must our formulations provide the best possible cleaning efficiencies, but the real essence of our goal was to substantiate and verify these advantages through independent and outside qualified agencies.

L-44 ECD degreaser/all purpose cleaner took years to perfect – we wanted to give our customers the highest quality cleaner that was safe for workers and the environment. In 2009, L-44 ECD was granted that verification and became a certified EPA Safer Choice product.

L-44 ECD is now ranked among the top-performing environmentally safe degreasers with unmatched effectiveness on everything from common everyday grime to the heaviest of industrial soils. Our customers rave about how easy it is to clean in heavy-duty grease and how much time and money they save using L-44.

What EPA Certification Means for All of Us

In creating L44 ECD Degreaser, we knew we could achieve remarkable performance benefits within the ever-growing trend of “green” chemistries while simultaneously setting higher standards for minimalizing worker exposure to harsh chemicals, increasing air quality, and the avoidance of detrimental consequences to our environment.

In December of 2009, our company and L44 ECD were awarded a “Recognized Partnership” by the EPA. With this partnership comes the use of the U.S. EPA Safer Choice logo, proving that L44 has been reviewed and certified as compliant under the standards for the focused EPA program of environmental and safety concerns.

It is important to understand that the EPA’s Safer Choice standards apply to all industry safety including considerations for humans, as well as for the environment (water, land, and air). The value of this cooperative relationship not only confirms performance, but provides an avenue for a meaningful link to a greater meaning for us all.

We feel this interchange between our company, industry leaders, and the EPA represents a perfect example of how industry, manufacturing, and regulatory agencies can and have worked together to achieve a common goal for safer chemistry.

Environmental & Human Safety

L-44 ECD was our starting point for our current line of different products specifically designed for maritime and industrial applications. Our goal was to insure and substantiate all formulations for maximum overall safety and efficacy. We have succeeded and are honored to share these products with you while working together toward a greener future.

To read the full story of L-44 ECD and how our other products, ECDB Degreaser, and our newest addition – L-44 OSD Degreaser – came to be, read more here.

Are You Ready to Clean With Ease?

Are you ready to start cleaning tugboat, towboat, fleet ship, power plant, industrial equipment, and facilities with the safest, most dependable, fast-acting degreaser on the market? Contact us today for a quote and to place an order. Custom Compounders is your partner for a safer, greener work environment and a better world. 855-638-8661

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What People Say

  • “Our company enjoys a very special supplier relationship with the Henry A. Petter Supply Company of Paducah Ky. To have our L-44® products associated with this historic and respected 105 year service provider to the river and marine industry is a an enormous privilege and advantage for our company. We are humbled for our association with Petter’s known reputation in the industry”

    Henry A. Petter Supply

  • “Thanks again for the opportunity to test your L-44® degreaser in our harbor fleeting operations. I now see why you had enough confidence in your product to offer a free sample for testing. Boy, were we pleased with the results! It’s nice to see a degreaser that not only cleans well, but also one that is safe for our employees and our equipment. Thanks again for opportunity to test your degreaser.” You now have a new happy customer!

    Terry F. Ferebee
    VP Vessel Operations, Helena Marine Service, Inc.

  • “I wanted to take a minute to thank you and Custom Compounders for putting out the L44ECD degreaser. Our crews use your degreaser on a daily basis and feel that it preforms very well. As the manager of our facility I appreciate the fact that your degreaser is user friendly, environmentally friendly, and meets or exceeds our government standards. I regularly pass the information on L44 along to others that we work with in the industry including fuel and oil suppliers.”

    Karl Berthelot
    Manager BMI Ste. Gen.

  • “I have worked for Luhr Bros. Inc. for 26 yrs on the boats and in their office. I came in the office in 1996 as a Safety Manager. We have been using the “L-44 ECD” Degreaser for about 4 yrs. From my perspective as a Safety Professional, the L-44 “ECD” Degreaser we are using is better than any other degreasers we have used by far. With “L-44 ECD” Degreaser we have an environmentally safe product, and no crew members having to attend medical facilities due to being burned by direct skin contact. Also it does a great job cleaning our engines and not fading the paint job. I encourage all the river companies to give it a try.”

    Bill Klingel
    Luhr Bros Inc. Marine Division

  • “We enjoy an honored privilege for the opportunity extended our company by Joe Brantley of AEP River Operations to have L-44® ECD Degreaser evaluated as part of their corporate “Go Green” mission aboard the mv. Donna Rushing. We are uniquely indebted to AEP, and for the detailed efforts of Rob Korte and Jim Wilson for their testing reviews of L-44® ECD on multiple tugboats of the AEP fleet."

    Project Go Green

  • “I have been using degreasers for many years and have never had the quality of degreaser that I am now using with the L-44 ECD. It reduces the amount of time I have to spend in the engine room cleaning which allows me more time to concentrate on my other duties. The younger generation of engineers are going to be spoiled by using a higher quality of degreaser than we had to use in the past. They will spend less time cleaning and no burning or skin irritation when it comes in contact with your skin.”

    Rick Myers, Chief Engineer, M/V Twyla Luhr