How to clean a keyboard properly?

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Plastic

Use a soft cloth and a vinegar-based household cleaner to clean our keyboards. Exert slight pressure with the cloth, which has been soaked with the cleaner and then squeezed out, and remove any dirt with circular movements. Then wipe the cleaned surface with a damp cloth in order to remove any remaining cleaning agent. When disinfecting, we recommend that you use an alcohol-based disinfectant in line with the manufacturer’s specifications.

Silicone

Use a soft cloth and a vinegar-based household cleaner to clean our keyboards. Exert slight pressure with the cloth, which has been soaked with the cleaner and then squeezed out, and remove any dirt with circular movements. Then wipe the cleaned surface with a damp cloth in order to remove any remaining cleaning agent. When disinfecting, we recommend that you use an alcohol-based disinfectant in line with the manufacturer’s specifications.

Never use any abrasive substances, such as steel wool or aggressive scouring agents, to remove stubborn marks. Do not use any cleaning agents containing substances that are listed as non-resistant in the following table.

 

Chemical resistance according to DIN 42115
In a departure from DIN 42115, the reaction time was extended to a period of 24 h. The assessment took place directly after chemical residue was removed and was then repeated after 24 h.

Substance CAS-Number* Resistance*
Organic solvents Acetone 67-64-1 Resistant
Ethanol 64-17-5 Resistant
Isopropanol 67-63-0 Resistant with some restrictions
Loesol 80 (90-100% hydrocarbons, naphta) 64742-49-0 Non-resistant
Methyl-ethyl-keton 78-93-3 Resistant with some restrictions
White spirit N/A Non-resistant
Inorganic solvents Cellulose thinner N/A Non-resistant
Screen cleaner N/A Non-resistant
Thinning agent N/A Non-resistant
Acids Acetic acid 5% 64-19-7 Resistant
Phosphoric acid 10% 7664-38-2 Resistant
Sulphuric acid 10% 7664-93-9 Resistant
Other substances and mixtures Ammonia 7664-41-7 Resistant
Vinegar-based cleaner; ingredients/100g
<5% anionic tensides
N/A Resistant
Machine oils N/A tba
Potash 584-08-7 Resistant
Sweat N/A tba
Soda N/A tba
Hydrogen peroxide 12% 7722-84-1 Resistant
Bleach** N/A Resistant
LABS test
White spirit: cellulose thinner: methyl-ethyl-ketone N/A Non-resistant

* Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number, see www.cas.org
** We tested selected products

Glass

Use a soft cloth and a vinegar-based household cleaner to clean our keyboards. Exert slight pressure with the cloth, which has been soaked with the cleaner and then squeezed out, and remove any dirt with circular movements. Then wipe the cleaned surface with a damp cloth in order to remove any remaining cleaning agent. When disinfecting, we recommend that you use an alcohol-based disinfectant in line with the manufacturer’s specifications.

Never use any abrasive substances, such as steel wool or aggressive scouring agents, to remove stubborn marks. Do not use any cleaning agents containing substances that are listed as non-resistant in the following table.

 

Chemical resistance according to DIN 42115
In a departure from DIN 42115, the reaction time was extended to a period of 24 h. The assessment took place directly after chemical residue was removed and was then repeated after 24 h.

Substance CAS-Number* Resistance*
Organic solvents Acetone 67-64-1 Resistant
Ethanol 64-17-5 Resistant
Isopropanol 67-63-0 Resistant
Loesol 80 (90-100% hydrocarbons, naphta) 64742-49-0 Resistant
Methyl-ethyl-keton 78-93-3 Resistant
White spirit N/A Resistant
Inorganic solvents Cellulose thinner N/A Resistant
Screen cleaner N/A Resistant
Thinning agent N/A Resistant
Acids Acetic acid 5% 64-19-7 Resistant
Phosphoric acid 10% 7664-38-2 Resistant
Sulphuric acid 10% 7664-93-9 Resistant
Other substances and mixtures Ammonia 7664-41-7 Resistant
Vinegar-based cleaner; ingredients/100g
<5% anionic tensides
N/A Resistant
Machine oils N/A tba
Potash 584-08-7 Resistant
Sweat N/A tba
Soda N/A tba
Hydrogen peroxide 12% 7722-84-1 Resistant
Bleach** N/A Resistant
LABS test
White spirit: cellulose thinner: methyl-ethyl-ketone N/A Resistant

* Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number, see www.cas.org
** We tested selected products

Definition of resistants:

"Resistant" No change after exposure to the chemical

"Resistant with some restrictions" Slight, insignificant changes after exposure to the chemical without any impairment of functions

"Non-resistant" A significant change after exposure to the chemical with or without impairment of funtions