Product Line Information: A More In-Depth Analysis

Cleaning the Hard to CleanAquaease 2289: Clean, Deoxidize and Brighten in One Step

Hubbard-Hall‘s Aquaease 2289 is an organic acidic cleaner and brightener. Applications include soak, ultrasonic and spray, surfaces include aluminum, copper, nickel and stainless steel alloys.

Cleaning the Hard to CleanAquaease Infinity® Featuring Arbortech Membrane Technology

AquaEase Infinity is the first complete cleaning and membrane separation technology to be paired together to prolong the life of your cleaning bath and improve cleaning quality. This system allows you to reclaim up to 98% of your cleaning bath rather than throwing out used cleaner, which can reduce waste and your total cleaning costs by 35% or more.

Treating the Hard to TreatAquaPure: Catalog

This detailed product catalog gives an overview of AquaPure's precipitants, coagulants, flocculants and defoamers. The catalog explains the form, use, parameters and important technical comments for each AquaPure product listed.

Treating the Hard to TreatAquaPure: Industrial WasteWater Treatment

AquaPure is Hubbard-Hall’s complete line of wastewater treatment (WWT) products for industrial manufacturers. AquaPure customers also benefit from an AquaPure technical team who can come on-site to do a wastewater House Call.

Treating the Hard to TreatAquaPure: Quick Drop Clay Blends

Hubbard Hall’s line of Aquapure Quick Drop Clay Blends provide a one-step treatment for a variety of wastewater applications. These blends are formulated into a single product for simplifying and streamlining treatment to remove contaminants.

Treating the Hard to TreatAquapure® CAL

The Aquapure CAL series of rare earth chemistries from Hubbard-Hall are highly effective chemical agents for the removal of total phosphorus and phosphorus in combination with heavy metals, oils and grease and fluoride.

Cleaning the Hard to CleanAquastrip: Industrial Paint Stripper

Aquastrip offers a complete line of effective and economical stripping products for paint, powder, CARC and organic coatings. Customers have increased productivity by 22% & saved up to 85% by switching to one our Aquastrip products.

Cleaning the Hard to CleanAqueous Cleaning Solutions

Hubbard-Hall offers a complete line of safer yet effective chemistry for exceptional heavy-duty industrial cleaning. There are several options for various substrates in spray, soak and electrocleaning operations.

Finishing the Hard to FinishBlack-Magic: Black Oxide Products

Produce a durable black oxide conversion coating on steel, stainless steel and copper alloys with Black-Magic. This product line is not a paint, but a true conversion of the metal surface that will not peel, chip or flake off while contributing little to no dimensional change.

Cleaning the Hard to CleanBrass Ammunition Applications

Hubbard-Hall brings value that other chemical suppliers simply can’t. Our experience dates back to before the Civil War, formulating process chemistry for various brass components from buttons to bullets.

Cleaning the Hard to CleanDeep Drawn Aluminum

Switch to Hubbard-Hall’s leading line of cleaners that are specifically formulated to clean deep drawn aluminum. Applications include soak, ultrasonic and spray. Our chemistry reduces processing steps and costs – sometimes by as much as 50%.

Finishing the Hard to FinishEmerald Paint-Prep

Emerald Paint-Prep is a line of low temperature and phosphate-free conversion coatings that offer a cost effective alternative to iron phosphate.

Cleaning the Hard to CleanEmerald: Safer Alternatives, Sustainable Solutions

The Emerald product line from Hubbard-Hall offers earth friendly metal cleaning and pre-treatment solutions. The are formulated to be highly effective yet safer for the environment and workers.

Finishing the Hard to FinishHeat Treat Salts

Hubbard-Hall’s heat treating salts are widely used for hardening, annealing, martempering, tempering, and isothermal quenching.


Founded in 1849, Hubbard-Hall is the oldest independent chemical distributor in the United States. Hubbard-Hall experts help manufacturers reduce cost, complexity and chemical consumption with process efficiencies and product innovation. Now in its 6th generation of family leadership under CEO & Chairman, Molly Kellogg. We are a progressive and reliable partner to over 2,300 companies across industries from military to medical devices. Our experts can help you in the areas of cleaning (aqueous or solvent), metal finishing and wastewater treatment.

Hubbard-Hall Chemistry & Services

With over 556 proprietary chemicals, a long list of distribution commodities and services available, Hubbard-Hall offers Manufacturers chemistry and expertise for today's toughest challenges.

Finishing the Hard to FinishHubfos 150

Hubbard-Hall’s Hubfos 150 process provides superior corrosion resistance when compared to traditional iron phosphates and many newer phosphate-free technologies.

Cleaning the Hard to CleanMass Finishing for Improved Surface Properties

Full line of burnishing, deburring, cleaning, descaling and cutting mass finishing compounds designed to work with your equipment and media.

Finishing the Hard to FinishMetal Guard 830 Hot Test Fluid

Metal Guard 830 HTF is a water-soluble, hot test fluid additive designed specifically for today’s high performance, multi-metal, internal combustion engines. Metal Guard 830 HTF is formulated to perform in both conventional and synthetic engine coolants while providing superior corrosion for all internal engine surfaces.

Finishing the Hard to FinishMetal Guard: Rust Preventatives

Precise corrosion resistance, lubricity, dryness and decorative finish for your application. The Metal Guard product line offers 42 rust preventatives variations specific to your needs based on the surface type, duration, exposure and film characteristics required. Formulations of Metal Guard include: solvent, oil, solvent/oil, acrylic/wax emulsions, water-based (aqueous).

Finishing the Hard to FinishMetal Guard™ 900

Metal Guard 900 is proven effective to protect against corrosion in one easy step. Applied before or after finishing, simply, roll on and wipe off. No equipment or tanks are required.

Metal Processing Guide

View our metal finishing processing guide that outlines the recommended metal finishing chemistry for aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel, steel and zinc.

Cleaning the Hard to CleanMetal Stripping: Industrial Solutions

Download Hubbard-Hall’s metal stripping solutions offer increased efficiency with non-electrolytic, immersion chemistries to rapidly strip metal that is electro or electroless plated without impacting the base metal.

Finishing the Hard to FinishMi-Tique: Antique Finishing

Through chemical conversion, a variety of metals including copper, brass, bronze, nickel, silver and pewter can be oxidized to produce black, brown and green color patinas.

Military Applications

Hubbard-Hall offers many products designed to meet military and other industry specifications. Download this document to see our various military product specification products.

Cleaning the Hard to CleanPowder Coating Pretreatment

Specializing in manufacturing chemicals for metal finishing, a wide range of pre-paint treatments are offered for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Our technologies ensure exceptional adhesion and corrosion resistance, covering various processes from soak to spray. Iron phosphate products, available in single-stage up to 7-stage treatments, provide superior bonding and salt spray results. Additionally, our unique zirconium conversion coating process delivers advanced bonding and anticorrosion treatment, while our phosphate free products provide a dry in place polymeric coating that crosslinks with subsequent topcoats for improved adhesion and corrosion protection.

Stainless Steel Applications

Achieve an optimal finish with unique chemistries designed for stainless steel applications. From cleaning to processing and coating, Hubbard-Hall offers several options to suit your needs.

Cleaning the Hard to CleanSurface Cleaning

When it comes to manufacturing efficiency, poor cleaning can compromise every step down the line - from finishes that don't last, to increased corrosion, elevated rejection rates and compromised equipment.

Torch Surface Technologies – A Division of Hubbard-Hall

As a leader in the metal processing & finishing industries, we manufacture: Cleaners, Lubricants, Rust Inhibitors, Zinc & Iron Phosphate Systems & Pre-Paint Treatments used in the Automotive, Appliance & Furniture industries. Other industries serviced include: Aerospace, Military, Food & Beverage, Packaged Raw Materials & Private Label Blending programs. Torch Surface Technologies was acquired by Hubbard-Hall in 2022.