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Vin K

Potassium-Based Caustic Liquid

Heavy duty CIP liquid for tartrate removal in wineries and breweries where effluent is used for irrigation.


Suitable for use in wineries where effluent is used to irrigate woodlots or vineyards. The potassium ion is a plant nutrient and acts as a fertiliser

Wets and penetrates tartrate deposits in wineries and assists with brown film removal

Can be used with high pressure units and CIP systems

Prevents scale forming on tanks and equipment even in hard water areas

Contains low foaming, biodegradable surfactants and a caustic stable sequestrants

Contains an 80:20 blend of potassium and sodium hydroxide for enhanced performance

Suitable for automatic dosing and control by conductivity, ensuring consistent delivery of product and reproducible cleaning results

Highly economical and cost effective

Assists detergency in bottle washing applications, ensuring product integrity


All Food and Beverage areas including stainless steel benches, trolleys, utensils, kettles, tanks, CIP, pipework, tiled walls and floors where an alkaline cleaner is preferred.


WINERIES & BREWERIES: Use the amounts shown in the table below as a usage guide. The amount of Vin K required will depend on the thickness of tartrate, its structure and the size of the tank. The thickness of the tartrate deposit can vary dependant on the age of the wine, type, how long it has been in the tank and process in use such as cold stabilisation.

Light: Small crystals up to 2mm scattered over the surface with a lot of uncovered stainless steel still exposed.

Medium: Small crystals up to 2mm covering most of the surface.

Heavy: Larger crystals over 2mm covering most or all of the surface.

After a while, the operators will be able to establish the optimum amounts needed for each tank.


Tank Size Light Deposit Medium Deposit Heavy Deposit
10,000L 3 4 6
20,000L 4 5 8
50,000L 6 10 15
100,000L 10 15 22
200,000L 15 20 30
500,000L 20 30 45

1. Add Vin K slowly to water with stirring to prevent heat build-up and boiling over.

2. Circulate with sprayball or other system for 20 - 30 minutes.

3. Monitor by testing pH and by visual assessment. Maintain pH above 9 to ensure continued effectiveness.

4. Drain tank when clean, then rinse with water and finally a mildly acidic rinse.

Vin K is a cleaner not a sanitiser. If sanitising is required, sanitise tank using your preferred method.

FOOD INDUSTRY: As a heavy duty CIP or COP cleaner, for bottle washing, cleaning deep fryers, meat hook cleaning and soaking equipment.

Use at levels between 2-8% dependent on degree of soiling.

  1. Add slowly to cold water, then heat solution to 80°C. Never add to hot water.
  2. Rinse all surfaces with potable water after cleaning

Technical information

Fragrance: No added fragrance
Colour: Colourless
Form: Liquid
pH Level: 14

Recyclable packaging

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