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August 19, 2019

FluoSolv® EVD - A New Vapor Degreasing Solvent Designed to Fit European Regulatory Requirements 

FluoSolv® EVD is a high solvency vapor degreasing solvent formulated with European regulatory requirements for vapor degreasing in mind. FluoSolv® EVD is a proprietary, non-flammable blend of hydrofluoroether fluids (HFEs) and trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (t-DCE) and does not contain any hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).  Read on to learn more about vapor degreasing and the dangers of HFCs

What is Vapor Degreasing?

Vapor degreasing is a cleaning method that involves heating a solvent until it boils and allowing the vapor to condense onto the metal that is being cleaned.  When the solvent condenses on the metal, an ideal solvent will solvate every molecule of soil from the surface, leaving a substrate that is perfectly clean - this is a form of precision cleaning. 

What Are HFCs?

Hydrofluorocarbons act as greenhouse gases and are thus being cut back and regulated by the EU. Greenhouse gases act to keep heat in Earth’s atmosphere by hindering thermal energy from escaping at a rate that is optimal for life on the planet.  In other words, greenhouse gases act as a blanket, trapping heat and quickening the effects of climate change. FluoSolv® is happy to contribute to global efforts to curb the effects of climate change with safer products like FluoSolv® EVD.

The Superior Cleaning Properties of FluoSolv® EVD

FluoSolv® EVD is formulated to meet the optimal physical properties of vapor degreasing solvents while remaining far safer than the most heavily-used vapor degreasers on the market. FluoSolv® EVD has a high density, low surface tension and low viscosity. This combination gives FluoSolv® EVD the ability to slide beneath the toughest oils and greases to deliver a smooth, precision clean.  Due to its safer formulation, FluoSolv® EVD acts as a drop-in replacement for dangerous, legacy solvents such as n-propyl bromide (nPB).  

Benefits of FluoSolv® EVD

NuGenTec FluoSolv® EVD is ideally balanced to deliver performance, worker safety and desirable environmental properties.
  • Non-flammable and Non-toxic
  • A Kb value > 100 provides excellent solvency for wax & grease
  • Low GWP; No HFCs
  • Low toxicity; high allowable exposure limit (AEL)
  • Chemically stable; will not go to acid

Contact a FluoSolv® expert, today, to find out more. 

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