Why Find a Replacement for TCE Solvents?
Trichloroethylene, commonly referred to as TCE, was a volatile organic compound (VOC) that was greatly used for metal degreasing and as a refrigerant and dry-cleaning fluid prior to finding out its severe health effects. TCE poses a human health hazard to the central nervous system, immune system, reproductive system, and several organs. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies TCE as carcinogenic to humans through all routes of exposure. TCE can also cause environmental problems when used. Since it is a VOC, it contributes to smog in the environment due to its release of harmful emissions into the atmosphere. The harmful emissions find their way into soil and water, polluting farming and water resources. TCE commonly finds its way into drinking water through the improper disposal of industrial wastes in landfills. Finding a replacement for TCE solvents is the most effective way to prevent health and environmental hazards.
Replacements for TCE Solvents
LssChemicals offers a variety of products to serve as a replacement for TCE solvents. The products available are listed below with descriptions of how they can be applicable to a variety of processes.
Anne’s Astonishing Antidote (AAA): Anne’s Astonishing Antidote is a suitable replacement for TCE and n-propyl bromide (nPB) solvents. AAA is an effective non-flammable formulation used for heavy duty degreasing applications. It is best suited for heavy-duty metal cleaning in an ultrasonic liquid-immersion machine to remove high-viscosity oils, greases, and paraffin wax.
Frank’s Funky Formula (FFF): Frank’s Funky Formula is a non-flammable blend designed to maximize solvency. FFF is a drop-in replacement for TCE and nPB solvents and a substitute for other environmentally harmful solvents. It is a vapor degreasing solvent with properties including high density, low surface tension, and low viscosity making it an excellent replacement for TCE.
Susan’s Sensational Solution (SSS): Susan’s Sensational Solution is an effective non-flammable formulation designed for defluxing and vapor degreasing. SSS is a reliable replacement for TCE, nPB, and other toxic vapor degreasing solvents. It has beneficial properties for excellent vapor degreasing performance and is Boeing BAC5408 approved for use via PSD 6-75.
Tricia’s Trusty Tonic (TTT): Tricia’s Trusty Tonic is a non-flammable and non-toxic solvent blend for vapor degreasing purposes. TTT is a safer solvent than TCE and nPB in applications including spray and wipe solvent or ultrasonic dip solvent. TTT contains non ozone depleting chemicals and meets the Zero VOC emission requirements set by the U.S. EPA making it an exceptional replacement for TCE.
Looking for a replacement for TCE solvents? LssChemicals offers four amazing alternatives to meet process needs while being environmentally and safer for workers. Contact us to find the right product to suit your needs!