Safer Replacements For Toxic Industrial Solvents
Bromide (nPB), Trichloroethylene (TCE), and Perchloroethylene (Perc)
are three examples of harmful chemicals that are commonly used in
aerosol cleaners in industrial applications. These
chemicals are commonly used as cleaning solvents because they are
non-flammable, have high solvency, and are relatively inexpensive.
Because of safety concerns, these solvents are under close scrutiny by OSHA, EPA, and local agencies. For example, The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) recommends a 10 ppm time-weighted average threshold limit, but has proposed a lower 0.1 ppm (ACGIH 2013). That’s because nPB is a suspected human carcinogen, and has shown to negative impact neurological and reproductive functioning.
Techspray offers effective replacements for these toxic solvents. PWR-4® High Performance Solvents provides all the cleaning power of nPB and other industrial solvents, but without the health risks.
For more information, read “Toxic Chemicals Used for Industrial Cleaning” white paper.