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FluoSolv® BA Aerosol (12, 12 oz cans/case)

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Part Number: FS-BA-AR
Price Each: $240.00
  • Application: Aerosol Flux Remover & Degreaser
  • Use As: Aerosol; Spray & Wipe
  • Boiling Point (C): 43
  • VOC: (g/L): 756

New for 2017 - FluoSolv® BA an aerosol Flux Remover and Vapor Degreasing Fluid, non-flammable.


FluoSolv® BA is a proprietary blend of non-flammable hydrofluoroethers (HFEs) and trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (t-DCE) and alcohol engineered for defluxing as well as white residue removal.

FluoSolv® BA is a drop-in replacement for defluxing blends of n-propyl bromide (nPB) and similar vapor degreasing solvents.  It can also be used as a substitute for other cleaners such as Asahi AK-225 (blend of HCFC-225 ca/cb) & HCFC-141b both of which are ozone-depleting substances and have been banned from production.

FluoSolv® BA solvent blending technology leverages the chemical solvency of the fluid as well as its physical properties such as high density, low surface tension and low viscosity for optimal performance.  Our research has shown that to clean metal surfaces in the shortest amount of time the solvent must flow extremely close to the surface to “catch & release” contaminants.

User Benefits

NuGenTec FluoSolv® BA is ideally balanced to deliver performance, worker safety, and desirable environmental properties.

  • Non-ozone depleting chemical (ODC)
  • Drop-in replacement; no equipment modifications
  • Low global warming potential (GWP)
  • Low toxicity; high allowable exposure limit (AEL);
  • No ceiling on instantaneous exposure
  • Chemically stable; will not go acid

Material Compatibility

FluoSolv® BA is compatible with all metals, ceramic and other non-conducting materials.  Most elastomeric materials are compatible except fluoroelastomers such as Viton & Kalrez which tend to swell. It is recommended that all materials be tested prior to use.   See Table 1.

Table 1:  Material Compatibility

                                          Compatible                    Additional Testing Required

   Metals                  Aluminum, Copper, S/S                                  -
                                 Titanium, Brass, Tungsten               

   Elastomers          Neoprene, Butyl Rubber                      Viton, Kalrez

   Plastics                HDPE, PTFE, Nylon, PVC                  Acrylic, ABS
                                  Epoxy, Phenolic
Table 2:  Physical Properties
Property NuGenTec FluoSolv® BA Asahi AK-225 Chemours Vertrel® SDG Honeywell Solstice® TCE nPB
Boiling Point  °C [°F] 43 [109] 54 [129] 43 [109] 19 [66] 87[189] 71[160]
Density at 25°C (77°F) kg/liter [lb/gal] 1.26 [10.6] 1.55 [12.9] 1.28 [10.7] 1.27 [10.6] 1.46 [12.15] 1.35 [11.26]
Surface Tension at 25°C (77°F) dyne/cm 21 16.2 21.2 12.7 32.3 25.9
Viscosity at 25°C (77°F), cPs 0.46 0.59 0.59 0.53 0.54 0.49
Vapor Pressure at 25°C (77°F) kPa 41 38.5 51.7 152 9.9 20.3
Heat of Vaporization @bp cal/g 64.3 35 67.3 45.6 56 58.8
Global Warming Potential <30 370 148 1 n/a n/a
Ozone Depleting Chemical No Yes No No No No
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) g/l 756 0 1,150 0 1,470 1,350
Allowable Exposure Limit (AEL) ppm 352 100 200 800 10 <10
Worker Exposure Ceiling (ppm) No No 400a No 30 10
KB Value 92 31 95 25 120 125

Worker Safety

Data from acute toxicity studies of various ingredients has demonstrated that FluoSolv® BA blend has low toxicity. It has a calculated AEL (Acceptable Exposure Limit) of 335 ppm based on its individual components.  None of the ingredients in FluoSolv® BA have any chronic or acute toxicity associated with them which makes it a worker-friendly solvent.  

Please refer to the (M)SDS for information on detailed exposure limits and toxicity-related data.

NuGenTec FluoSolv® BA exhibits no closed cup or open cup flash point and is not classified as a flammable liquid per established definitions by NFPA or DOT, however being volatile, vapors may become flammable in air. Flash point data and vapor flammability limits in air are shown in Table 3 below.

Table 3: Flammability

                                  Test Method             FluoSolv® BA
Flash Point (CC)           ASTM D -56            None
Flash Point (OC)           ASTM D1310          None
Flammability in Air        ASTM E681
    Lower Explosivity                                   6.1 vol%
    Upper Explosivity                                   11.1 vol%

FluoSolv® BA is thermally & chemically a very stable solvent.  It is non-reactive, has low water solubility and will not oxidize or degrade when exposed to air. It is not affected by any sunlight or other sources of UV radiation.  Common industrial practice should be implemented for storage; keep away from human food source and extreme temperature conditions.  Freezing temperatures will cause the drums to compress and hot conditions will balloon the drum. The product, in any case, is perfectly usable.
Solvent Recycling

FluoSolv® BA is a stable azeotropic blend easy to reclaim and reuse by simple distillation process.  Commercially available modular recycling units can easily be added to realize sizable savings in solvent usage.  Solvent recovery yields are typically in the range of 80 to 95%.  

Please contact the FluoSolv Technical Services group for information.  
Product Specifications

FluoSolv® BA Composition (Typical)

Hydrofluoroethers                          < 30 wt%         
Trans-dichloroethylene                  > 70 wt%   

Iso-propyl alcohol                          <  5  wt %            
Water                                             < 100 ppm

Non-volatile residue                   <100 ppm (drums)                        <200 ppm (pails)

Appearance                            Clear, colorless

Packaging & Availability

FluoSolv® BA is available for purchase only from NuGenTec in three package sizes
  • 55-gal lined metal drums (net wt. 550)    
  • 5-gal lined pails (net wt. 55 lb.)
  • 1 gal amber glass bottles (net wt. 11 lb.)
       Note: Drum & Pail have phenolic liner

All package sizes are inventoried at Emeryville, CA.  Lead times are 1-3 business days after receipt of order. 
  • To the best of our knowledge, this product is California Prop 65 compliant.
For further information about FluoSolv® BA and purchasing please contact the office listed below closest to you.  FluoSolv® BA is sold directly by NuGenTec.  

Custom Fluorinated Products
1155 Park Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608

Toll Free (US only):          +1-800-409-3142
Tel (outside US):              +1-510-962-9553


FluoSolv Technical Services
Product & Technology Development
1155 Park Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608

Toll Free (US only):          +1-800-409-3142            
Tel (outside US):              +1-408-390-0767