Oil Eater Cleaner and Degreaser is a highly concentrated, alkaline based cleaner designed specifically to be versatile and powerful. Oil Eater achieves its cleaning strength through the combined actions of surface tension reduction, coupling ability, builders, and alkalinity. Oil Eater uses a combination of non-petroleum solvents and specially formulated surfactant to lower the surface tension of the water and to penetrate both water soluble and oil soluble soils. Once the surface tension of the water is lowered, more thorough contact of the soiled surface by the cleaner is achieved. Oil Eater is a very strong coupler. With this capability and its inherent cleaning power, Oil Eater works to pull oil and water soluble dirt from the soiled surface. Oil Eater's unique emulsification properties cause the coupling of oil soluble dirt and water. This action keeps the soils suspended in the cleaning solution preventing the redeposit of the soils on the surface being cleaned.