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FluoSolv® CX for TCE Replacement

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Trichloroethylene (TCE), a halocarbon that has long been used as an industrial solvent and industrial degreaser, is gradually being phased out of use. Though not yet officially banned by the EPA or other regulating body, it has been categorized as “cancerous by all routes of exposure” by the EPA since 2011. TCE has also been shown to cause negative neurological, cardiac, and respiratory effects, among many others.
With that information in mind, NuGenTec developed FluoSolv CX. This product can be utilized as a safe, effective drop-in trichloroethylene substitute. It is specially formulated for vapor degreaser and flux remover applications, and combines optimal cleaning performance with user safety.
Request a quote on FluoSolv products for TCE replacement, or contact NuGenTec for more information.
  • To the best of our knowledge, this product is California Prop 65 compliant.

FluoSolv® CX

NuGenTec’s FluoSolv CX industrial solvent is a powerful TCE replacement that is free of harsh chemicals. A proprietary blend of non-flammable hydrofluororethers (HFEs) and trans-1,2-dichloro ethylene (t-DCE), FluoSolv CX is engineered for maximum solvency and a high wetting index that provides optimum cleaning performance. It is an eco-friendly and user-safe trichloroethylene substitute, as well as a drop-in Asahiklin AK-225 and nPB replacement, and is ideal for all vapor degreaser and flux remover applications.

10 Environmental, Safety & Health Reasons for Using FluoSolv CX as a TCE Replacement

  1. Trichloroethylene is classed as a Category 2 Carcinogen. R-45 Risk Phrase-May Cause Cancer
  2. TCE also carries the Risk Phrases R36/38 (“Irritating to eyes and skin”) and R67 (“Vapors may cause drowsiness and dizziness”).
  3. Trichloroethylene is classed as a CMR (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic, or Reproductive Toxin) by the Solvent Emissions Directive (SED) 1999-13-EC.  
    • FluoSolv CX is not classed as a CMR and does not carry any of the above Risk Phrases
  4. Exposure guidelines for trichloroethylene is 50 ppm (NIOSHA). PPG, a US manufacturer of trichloroethylene has established an internal exposure limit of 5 ppm.
    • FluoSolv CX has an allowable exposure limit (AEL) of 200 ppm
  5. The SED allows an exemption below 1 ton per annum consumption for TCE and requires a replacement as soon as possible.
    • FluoSolv CX has a 2 ton per annum exemption and no requirement for substitution
  6. Trichloroethylene has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 140 (100 yr ITH). FluoSolv CX has a GWP of 50 (est.)
  7. TCE is a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) and is subject to Annual Reporting requirements per EPCRA 313 (SARA). 
    • FluoSolv CX is not a HAP, and thus vapor emissions do not require extraction
  8. Trichloroethylene is chemically unstable and requires addition of stabilizers for use in vapor degreasers.  Acid acceptance testing is done for maintenance of stabilizers.  
    • FluoSolv CX is a blend of chemically stable molecules that do not disintegrate in vapor degreasers; no stabilizers are added
  9. Trichloroethylene has a boiling point of 87°C (189°F) and a high heat of vaporization, both resulting in higher energy consumption for vapor degreasing. 
    • FluoSolv CX has a boiling point of 44°C (111°F) and a low heat of vaporization requiring less energy for vapor degreasing
  10. Due to its chemical instability, a TCE solvent has to be periodically removed and replaced with fresh solvent. This results in a liquid waste stream as well as added expense.  
    • FluoSolv CX industrial solvent does not generate a liquid waste-stream, making it a very environmentally friendly vapor degreaser

Contact Us for Safe & Effective Trichloroethylene replacement

NuGenTec’s FluoSolv CX is the powerful trichloroethylene substitute you need. It is the safest vapor degreaser and flux remover available today, combining potent cleaning performance with an environmentally-friendly formula. Request a quote or contact NuGenTec for safe and effective TCE replacement with FluoSolv CX.