We are proud to introduce ArctiClean, the first retail product to emerge from the union of Arctic Silver and Nanotherm technology. ArctiClean is a two-step cleaning process that removes existing thermal grease or pads from your heatsink and processor or any other IC, and prepares the thermal surface for a fresh application of thermal interface material. This is an essential approach in order to maximise thermal conductivity between the heat source and the heatsink.
Unique Two-Step Process – Overview
ArctiClean Bottle 1 Thermal Material Remover quickly emulsifies and dissolves the existing thermal grease or pad from the CPU and/or heatsink so that it can easily be removed with a clean cloth or paper towel. Then, a few drops of ArctiClean Bottle 2 Thermal Surface Purifier and some gentle wiping removes the remaining residue and inhibits corrosion on the copper or aluminium surface.
ArctiClean Bottle 1: Thermal Material Remover
ArctiClean 1 uses a proprietary combination of non-toxic biodegradable solvents to emulsify thermal greases or thermal pads. The citrus and soy-based solvents in ArctiClean 1 match or exceed many hazardous and volatile solvents such as fluorinated and chlorinated organic solvents, acetone, MEK (methyl ethyl ketone), mineral spirits, isopropyl alcohol, and toluene.
ArctiClean Bottle 2: Thermal Surface Purifier
The cationic surfactants in ArctiClean 2 remove any residue left by the ArctiClean 1, leaving a pristine surface for the application of a new thermal interface material. It also incorporates advanced flash corrosion inhibitors that minimise the corrosion layer on copper and aluminium allowing for more intimate contact between the thermal interface material and the heatsink.