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Techspray offers cutting-edge technologies to improve your processes. Several formulas are available for applications ranging from electronics cleaning to heavy-duty industrial cleaning…

  • PWR-4 – Cost effective, nonflammable, and low toxicity, so ideal replacement for n-propyl bromide (nPB) and other toxicindustrial solvents.
  • G3 - Top-selling nonflammable solvent that’s effective on the broadest array of soils.
  • Precision-V – Nonflammable replacement for AK225, and ideal for aviation, aerospace, medical and military applications.
  • E-LINE - Effective cleaner and safe on sensitive plastics.
  • Techspray Renew - Water-based flux removers with zero GWP and low VOC.

For immersion cleaning, safety is our top priority:

  • Flammability - Choosing a nonflammable cleaner is generally the safest choice. Otherwise, ventilation has to be explosion-proof and adequate to remove all the flammable fumes so they don't accumulate and create a significant hazard. It is also common to clean in a heated bath for extra solvency, which makes the use of a nonflammable cleaner all the more critical. Techspray offers three brand names of nonflammable solvents: G3, PWR-4, and Precision-V.
  • Toxicity - Techspray offers innovative solvents that are much safer than the four most common industrial solvents: TCE, nPB, Perc and Methylene Chloride and quickly clean the most difficult greases and fluxes. No Techspray cleaners contain these highly toxic solvents, and PWR-4 is specifically engineered as a replacement.

High quality brushes, swabs, and wipes are also available in different materials, shapes, and sizes for additional agitation.

G3 Universal Cleaner G3 Universal Cleaner
Nonflammable & powerful liquid cleaner
PWR-4 Industrial Maintenance Cleaner PWR-4 Industrial Maintenance Cleaner
Powerful, nonflammable & cost effective cleaner that is a safer nPB replacement
PWR-4 Flux Remover PWR-4 Flux Remover
Powerful, non-flammable, cost effective flux removal -- safer nPB replacement
E-Line Flux Remover & Maintainance Cleaner E-Line Flux Remover & Maintenance Cleaner
Powerful & economical liquid cleaner
Precision-V Universal Cleaner Precision-V Flux Remover & Maintenance Cleaner
Nonflammable & powerful precision cleaner
Precision-V Plastic-Safe Cleaner Precision-V Plastic-Safe Universal Cleaner
Plastic-safe, nonflammable cleaner for sensitive electronics
Eco-Oven Cleaner Eco-Oven Cleaner
Cleans reflow ovens, wave soldering systems, and associated heat exchanger systems by removing all types of flux residues - Quickly clean flux residue from oven & wave fingers
Eco-Stencil UM Understencil & Manual Cleaner Eco-Stencil UM
Manual & Under Stencil Cleaner - Effectively removes all types of solder paste (e.g. water­based, RMA, no­clean, lead­free) and uncured adhesive from screens, misprinted boards and equipment. Compatible with Batch ultrasonic cleaning systems
Tech Brush - Aluminum Handle Tech Brush - Aluminum Handle
Groundable metal handle with ultra-secure bristles
Tech Brush - Detail Tech Brush - Detail
High precision brushes for cleaning and coating
Tech Brush - Wood Handle Tech Brush - Wood Handle
Strong plywood hands with ultra-secure bristles
Absorb-Tip Foam Swab Absorb-Tip Foam Swab
Foam swab wrapped over cotton swab for excellent absorbency while minimizing contamination
Cotton Swab Cotton Swab
Economical, high absorbency cotton swab. Tightly wrapped, pre­cleaned cotton ensures the least amount of extractable contaminants.
Double-Tip Pointed Cotton Stick Double-Tip Pointed Cotton Stick
High-precision pointed cotton swab - Tightly wrapped, pre­cleaned cotton ensures the least amount of extractable contaminants. Pointed tip and rigid head provide precision, but aggressive cleaning.
Super-Tip Foam Swab Super-Tip Foam Swab
Large 1/2" wide rigid foam head 2306 swab is Techspray's most popular foam swab. Good for general purpose coating and cleaning.
Techclean Wiper Techclean Wiper
Class 100 high-absorbency poly/cellulose wipe
Techclean Blue Maintenance Wipe Techclean Blue Maintenance Wipe
High-absorbency poly/cellulose wipes

FAQ's

What is the difference between degreaser and sanitizer?

A degreaser is intended to clean a surface, so remove contamination. A degreaser is designed specifically to remove oils, greases, and lubricants. Sanitizers are intended to kill various pathogenic agents, like bacteria and viruses. There are materials that can do both, like 70% isopropyl alcohol (per CDC guidelines for hard surface disinfecting), but don’t assume all degreasers will kill pathogens.

What chemicals are in degreasers?

The ingredients of a degreaser can vary wildly depending on the product. Generally speaking, they fall into 2 camps: 1) solvent cleaners – this includes alcohols (like isopropyl alcohol, or ethyl alcohol), hydrocarbons (like heptane and mineral spirits), ketones (like acetone and xylene), and more exotic compounds and blends. 2) water-based cleaners – these include ingredients dissolved or blended with water. Which is best for your application depends on the type of soil and various requirements like performance, evaporation rate, toxicity limits, and environmental regulations.

Is Windex a degreaser?

Windex (or other similar glass cleaners) could be considered a very light-duty degreaser. Glass cleaners can remove very light oils, like fingerprints, but will fall very short with heavier oils, greases and lubricants. Techspray offers a foaming glass cleaner (part #1625-18S) and water-based Eco-Shine (1505-QT) for light cleaning, and products like G3 Maintenance Cleaner (1630-16S), PWR-4 Maintenance Cleaner (3400-20S), and E-LINE Maintenance Cleaner (1620-10S) for more heavy-duty oils, greases and lubricants.

Are there degreasers that are more toxic than others?

N-Propyl Bromide (nPB), Trichloroethylene (TCE) and Perchloroethylene (Perc) are highly toxic chemicals commonly used in degreasers to provide cleaning performance in a nonflammable formula. There are documented court cases where workers suffered major health effects when exposed to high levels of these chemicals. Workers reported headaches, dizziness, and even loss of full body control. There are also possible links to reproductive problems and cancer. All of this has caused maintenance facilities to reconsider their solvent choices, especially with manual cleaning when exposure tends to be higher.

Should I worry about plastic packaging and components and rubber seals when degreasing?

Rigid plastics like ABS, polycarbonate (trade name Lexan), and acrylic materials like Plexiglass can be very sensitive to harsh solvents like toluene, xylene, and acetone. Alcohol and hydrocarbon based solvents tend to be better on sensitive plastics. Rubber, silicone or other seals or gaskets made of elastomeric (soft) materials can have a tendency to swell or shrink with exposure to harsh solvents. After the solvent flashes off, they may spring back to their original dimensions, or be permanently changed, impacting the effectiveness of the seal. Polyester or Teflon based gasketing materials are less prone to this type of damage from harsh solvents.

What is a degreaser?

A degreaser is a cleaner designed to remove grease, oils, cutting fluids, corrosion inhibitors, handling soils, finger prints, and other contamination common in assembly, stamping, other types of metal fabrication, refineries, motor repair, airplane hangars, and many other applications. Degreasers go by a number of different names, including precision cleaner, maintenance cleaner, and specific for automotive repair, carb cleaner, brake cleaner. The objective for a degreaser is to remove the offending soil quickly, avoiding as much wiping and scrubbing as possible. Degreasing solvents are commonly packaged as an aerosol for convenience. Aerosols have the added advantage of providing a forceful spray that creates agitation and to penetrate all the crevices of the part.

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