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April 29, 2019

This Aerosolized, Non-Flammable Azeotrope is Revolutionizing Precision Cleaning and Defluxing.

FluoSolv BA is the revolutionizing aerosolized precision cleaners and defluxers.  Why is it so revolutionary? In addition to its superior cleaning abilities, it has none of the dangerous effects of other precision cleaning solvents.  


Why Are Most Precision Cleaners and Defluxers Dangerous?

There are plenty of dangerous chemicals for  defluxing and aerosolized precision cleaning.  Among the most popular are n-propyl bromide, which has significant health effects including:
 
  • Difficulty walking
  • Muscle twitching
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Slurred Speech
  • Loss of sensation in arms and legs

These health risks increase the longer workers are near nPB.   

Additionally, the National Toxicity Program has deemed nPB “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.”

Other dangerous solvents include Asahi AK-225 (blend of HCFC-225 ca/cb) & HCFC-141b both of which are ozone-depleting substances and have been banned from production.
 

What are the Health and Ozone-Depletion Effects of FluoSolv BA?

Unlike other cleaners such as nPB, Asahi AK-225, and  HCFC-141b, FluoSolv BA is an azeotropic blend of hydrofluoroethers and trans-dichloroethylene.  As such, FluoSolv BA has the following benefits:
 
  • Non-ozone depleting chemical (ODC)
  • Drop-in replacement for more dangerous chemicals; requires no equipment modifications
  • Low global warming potential (GWP)
  • Low toxicity; high allowable exposure limit (AEL)
  • No ceiling on instantaneous exposure
  • Non-flammable
 

FluoSolv BA Cleaning Performance

The bottom line of any cleaner is: how well does it perform? FluoSolv BA utilizes a low surface tension to slip between the grease/oil/ flux and the substrate for a fast, efficient, and precision clean.  Learn more about the specific technical workings of FluoSolv BA in comparison to other solvents by clicking here and downloading the technical data sheet (TDS).
 

NuGenTec: Redefining Chemistry

If you are seeking healthier, more environmentally responsible, and less costly alternatives for your industrial processes, contact NuGenTec today. Click here to read about the technical details on FluoSolv BA .