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Non-Caustic Tartrate Remover

A low-foaming non-caustic powder used for CIP (Clean-in-Place) applications in wineries to remove residue, staining and tartrate deposits


Low-hazard product that is much safer than caustic-based cleaners

Requires less PPE when using

Fast rinsing

Contains a special low foam surfactant to give rapid wetting and penetration of tartrate deposits

Assists with brown film removal, especially if used during vintage

Low foaming even when used through high pressure units such as Gamajet and Fury as well as CIP systems

High levels of sequestrant gives rapid removal of built-up scale in tanks and equipment

Will not form a hard residue if left to dry on hot surfaces

Does not contain silicates which can block filling heads

Can be used in recirculating systems


Vincirc is recommended for cleaning tanks in wineries to remove light to medium tartrate deposits. It can also be used to clean inside wine tankers.


TARTRATE SOILING: Use the amounts shown below usage guide. After a while, the operators will be able to establish the optimum amounts needed for each 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. Waste storage tanks, for lees and must, may require higher concentrations of Vincirc.

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.

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


1. Mix with warm water to form a thin slurry before adding the tank. If added directly to the tank, the powder tends to clump, increasing the dissolution time. If the water is normally added to a 200L drum, then pumped in. Simply sprinkle the Vincirc into
the drum whilst filling and then pump with the tank.

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

TANK CLEANING: Use Vincirc at dilutions from 1kg/100L (1% w/v) to 2kg/100L (2% w/v) dependant on the degree of soiling. Warm water is recommended for slurry preparation before adding to the tank.

RE-CIRCULATING SYSTEMS: Use Vincirc at dilutions from 2kg/100L (1% w/v) to 4kg/100L (4% w/v), dependant on the degree of soiling.

Technical information

Fragrance: No added fragrance
Form: Powder
pH Level: 10.8-11.4 at 1% w/w

Recyclable packaging

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