pHlex II is our high pH peeling agent. Again, a pH extreme of 14 does not make this product corrosive to people or equipment. pHlex II peels with the speed and efficiency of the sodium hydroxide and other traditional caustics without donating sodium or other salts to the process. And because there are no VOCs in any pHlex products, pHlex II does not increase waste water treatment procedures. And because pHlex II neutralizes with water, no acid step is required to “stop” the product from removing too much flesh of the fruit or vegetable being peeled.