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Aqueous Based Cleaners: 4 Cost Saving Strategies

Aqueous based cleaners are often a good choice for the environment and workers who perform cleaning operations. The water base is friendlier to leaf and limb than many solvent based cleaners. In many cases, this is due to an absence or low volume of volatile organic compounds in the cleaner, which become known as hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) when they evaporate.

Regardless of why an aqueous cleaner is right for your needs, there are at least four cost saving strategies you can use to minimize your investment. Let’s take a brief look at what they are.

1. Purchase in Bulk

When the seller offers a low price for bulk orders, the buyer essentially receives a lower cost for each unit that comprises the large order. Bulk orders are great for big companies and organizations that consistently use a large supply of aqueous based cleaners. They also work for smaller outfits that want to get a great price and store away most of the order to use it as-needed.

2. Buy As-Needed

Speaking of the “as-needed” supply model, it operates quite simply. A stock or custom solvent is matched with the customer’s needs, the customer’s product information (e.g., data for a custom cleaner formulation) is stored, and the customer can then order the product in practically any amount, on practically any schedule.

3. Use a Custom Cleaner

Having a cleaner custom formulated for your unique needs often involves more upfront expense than buying a stock cleaner. However, if a stock solution poses problems to workers’ health and the environment, using a safer, custom solvent may be the most cost effective option, especially considering the high cost of sick days, workers comp claims, and injury lawsuits that may result from using toxic cleaners.

4. Buy From One Source

Some businesses reward frequent customers with special discounts and other incentives. It’s the company’s way of giving something back, while still making sales. We don’t often mention customer rewards when talking about the economics of solvent purchases, but the reward programs can save high-volume users thousands of dollars annually on aqueous based cleaners and other types of cleaning solutions.

In addition, getting everything you need from one supply source fosters a business relationship where the seller is highly motivated to meet the customer’s needs. Great customer service can win customers, but great customers can also promote a high level of customer service.

Shopping for Aqueous Based Cleaners?

If so, check out our selection of industrial grade, aqueous based cleaners that are formulated for a variety of applications. We supply both stock and custom solvents, and provide a free test sample for whatever you plan to buy, so you can see the solution’s efficacy for yourself. Request the sample and we’ll send it quickly.

To learn more about our aqueous-based cleaners, or to place an order, please call us today at 800-563-1305, or send us an email using our contact form. We look forward to learning about your needs and seeing how we can help!

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Acetone Manufacturers: 6 Factors That Separate One From Another

Acetone is one of the oldest and most popular solvents for removing many types of accumulations. This is why there are hundreds of industrial acetone manufacturers to choose from in the U.S. alone. How do you know which manufacturer is best positioned to serve you? Below, we help answer the question by listing six things that distinguish one acetone manufacturer from another.

1. Product Selection

Do you need a cleaner with acetone as the only active ingredient, or do you require an acetone solvent that contains other active chemicals? You can often find both types of products from the same manufacturer, but not always. Some companies only offer acetone, while others only supply acetone blends.

2. Custom Formulation

If you’ve ever shopped for a solvent and couldn’t find a stock solution that met your needs, then you know the importance of using a manufacturer of custom solvents. Most acetone manufacturers that offer custom formulations also have plenty of stock products to choose from, offering you the best of both worlds.

3. Eco Friendliness

Acetone is an organic compound that’s considered non-toxic, non-mutagenic, and non-carcinogenic. However, when you mix it with other chemicals, you can lose the safety profile of pure acetone. If you need a chemical blend, it’s best to shop at acetone manufacturers that specialize in environmentally preferred solvents, whose ingredients aren’t regulated or scheduled for regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

4. Technical Assistance

Acetone manufacturers employ a team of chemists to create products. But this doesn’t necessarily mean you can speak with one of the chemists. Unless you have your own team of chemists or possess a consummate understanding of solvent formulation, it’s best to order from a manufacturer that provides technical assistance for product selection.

5. Free Solvent Samples

It’s part of the scientific method: Before you conclude an acetone solvent is right for your needs, you’d like to see the results firsthand. Manufacturers that provide free test samples let you do this. Regardless of what type of acetone solution you require, it’s always a good idea to try it before you buy it.

6. Supply Volume Options

Some acetone users require acetone solvent in bulk, while others require only a small amount on an as-needed basis. Some manufacturers sell to high-volume buyers, while others offer more flexibility, supplying solvent in bulk, midsize volumes, and small volumes that are ordered as needed. Because supply needs can change, it’s best to go with a supplier that offers this flexibility.

Are All Acetone Manufacturers Equal?
All acetone manufacturers have one thing in common: They sell acetone in one form or another. Beyond this commonality, though, manufacturers of acetone can be quite different from one another, especially regarding product selection, availability of custom solutions, eco friendliness, technical assistance, test samples, and supply volume options.

For help selecting an eco friendly acetone solvent that you can test by requesting a free sample, contact Ecolink today at 800-563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to assisting you!

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IPA Cleaner Spray: Key Facts to Remember

Sold on the industrial, commercial, and residential markets, isopropyl alcohol (IPA) cleaner has a wide variety of uses, from killing germs, to cleaning general surfaces, to cleaning electronic components that play a critical role in business operations.

Ecolink offers IPA cleaner spray solutions for industrial applications. These solutions generally have a higher IPA purity than business-to-consumer (B2C) IPA cleaners. The following key things to remember about IPA cleaner spray is based on this fact.

1. Range of Use

In terms of application, IPA spray cleaner is one of the most diverse spray cleaners for industrial settings, highly useful for cleaning general surfaces, removing soils from a wide range of electronic parts and apparatuses, and disinfecting surfaces, tools, and instruments.

However, when it comes to general cleaning, IPA cleaner spray isn’t suitable for all surfaces. Before you begin using an IPA spray liberally, check the user’s manual to identify any materials industrial grade IPA — or IPA of any purity level — isn’t designed to treat.

2. Low Flashpoint

IPA has an open cup flashpoint of 11.7°C (53.1°F; 284.8 K) and a closed cup flashpoint of 13°C (55°F). The flashpoint of an IPA cleaner spray is partly determined by its purity; specifically, what percentage of the solution is IPA, what percentage is water, and what percentage is comprised of another ingredient, and possible more than one.

If you use an industrial formulation, you’re probably using a product with high purity. This means workers should use flame retardant personal protective equipment (PPE) and special storage conditions should be observed.

The Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Sciences recommends 99% IPA be “stored in [a] Flammable Area with other flammable materials and away from any strong oxidizers. In addition “Store in a dedicated flammables cabinet. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated, locked store room away from incompatible materials.”

3. Highly Evaporative

IPA with a purity of 99% and above readily evaporates in open air, leaving no residue. The high evaporation rate makes the compound great for cleaning electrical components that shouldn’t remain wet for more than few minutes, if not less. The high evaporation rate of a nearly pure IPA formulation also correlates with its easy flammability, which should be considered when establishing a range of use for IPA cleaner spray.

4. Longevity

High purity IP cleaner spray can last for long periods of time in unopened containers. However, as the Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Sciences notes, “Peroxide formation may occur in containers that have been opened and remain in storage for more than 12 months.” This is important to remember when ordering IPA cleaner spray. How long containers remain in storage can impact the solution’s efficacy.

Need IPA Cleaner Spray?

If so, Ecolink can provide you with a stock solution or custom formulation quickly and affordably. In addition, we’ll provide you with a free product sample, so you can test its efficacy before the purchase. To get started on selecting the right product, call us today at (800) 563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to helping you choose the right solution!

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Choosing a Precision Medical Parts Cleaning Solvent: Crucial Considerations

Precision parts cleaning sounds like a technical process that has a lot riding on the final result — and it’s true. Simply put, precision parts are components that have the least tolerance for alterations that affect how they are designed and intended to operate.

For example, a precision part that warps is technically no longer a precision part; its dimensions are imprecise compared to the original design. In an operational capacity, a precision part that contains coatings or residues that impact its function no longer operates precisely, either; rather, it operates imprecisely and may even experience accelerated wear.

This is why it’s important to choose a precision medical parts cleaning solution that preserves the “preciseness” of the dimensions, surface quality, and overall operation of the parts you clean. If you’re ready to select a precision medical parts cleaning solvent, below are four crucial considerations that will help you choose the right cleaner for your requirements.

1. Type of Metal

The type of metal you clean determines the type of cleaning agent you use. Chemicals that are considered corrosive to the metal are avoided. Common examples of chemical bases that corrode metal are ammonium hydroxide, potassium hydroxides, and sodium hydroxide. Common examples of corrosive acids are hydrochloric, sulfuric, nitric, chromic, acetic, and hydrofluoric.

2. Cleaning Method

Precision medical parts cleaning is often performed using an enclosed parts washing system. If this is how you clean metal parts, in addition to selecting a solvent that’s safe for the metal, you’ll select a solution that the washing system is designed to accommodate.

If you’ll clean a part that’s too large for a parts washing system, then you’ll look for a solvent application method that dries quickly, leaves no residue, can penetrate crevices via capillary action, and distributes uniformly over the surface of the part. Aerosol is often a good choice for addressing these requirements.

3. Part Application

The degree of precision cleaning required depends partly on the end use of the part. For example, a part that doesn’t touch skin requires a high degree of soil removal, but a part for invasive surgery may require a deeper degree of soil removal. In either case, no soil is visible to the eye, but even microscopic particles could pose a serious danger in the second situation, depending on what they are.

4. Worker Safety

When it comes to precision medical parts cleaning and worker safety, there are two ethical choices: Use solvents that have known health risks and outfit workers and the work environment with equipment that eliminates the risks, or use non-toxic solvents that require minimal protective measures.

When you consider the cost of high-level personal protective equipment (PPE), a special air filtration system, and the cost of maintaining the system, using non-toxic solvents is normally the most economic route.

Contact Us Today

Ecolink specializes in supplying precision parts cleaners that have a good safety profile for humans and the environment. We supply stock solutions and formulate custom solutions to address unique cleaning requirements. What’s more, we’ll provide you with a free solvent sample, so you can see how a solution works before you place an order.

Call us today at 1-800-563-1305, or send us an email using our contact form. We look forward to supporting your precision medical parts cleaning jobs!

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What is TCE Being Used for?

Trichloroethylene — TCE for short — is a chemical compound of the halocarbon variety. It is frequently used as an industrial grade solvent for a variety of applications. If you arrived here planning to order a TCE solvent, please be advised that it appears the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will severely regulate or ban TCE due to its negative effects in workers and the environment. Until then, many companies will continue using TCE for the following purposes, among others.

  1. Industrial Degreasing

TCE’s most common use is as an industrial degreaser for metal components. For this purpose and the two purposes below, TCE is often used as a solvent to mix ingredients that coalesce to create a high level of degreasing power. Due to its poor safety profile, TCE is being used less for this purpose.

When the EPA regulates TCE, the compound will have little to no use for industrial degreasing. This is why companies and organizations are recommended to start searching for a TCE replacement now — preferably one that can be “dropped in” the degreasing system, without requiring changes to equipment and safety protocols, and may make it possible to outfit workers in a lower, less expensive level of personal protective equipment (PPE)

  1. Tough Cleaning Jobs

TCE is also diluted with water or another non-active ingredient to create a TCE solvent whose power is perfect for “tough” cleaning jobs that aren’t as strenuous as many industrial degreasing operations. Diluting TCE may make the compound less powerful in liquid form, but it doesn’t eradicate the hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) the compound emits.

  1. Cleaning Rocket Engines

TCE is used as a cleaner for aerospace equipment. As Wikipedia explains, “During static firing, the RP-1 fuel would leave hydrocarbon deposits and vapors in the engine. These deposits had to be flushed from the engine to avoid the possibility of explosion during engine handling and future firing. TCE was used to flush the engine’s fuel system immediately before and after each test firing.”

Because TCE is flushed through the engine to the point of overflowing, its toxic vapors pose  a significant safety risk to those performing the operation. In addition, unless the is solvent overflow is recycled, it could drive up the cost of chemical waste disposal significantly.

Need a TCE Replacement?

If so, now is the time to act — before the EPA regulates TCE, and it can no longer be used for industry — and Ecolink is the perfect place to find a TCE replacement.

Depending on how and why you use TCE, we have several stock solutions that may offer exactly what you need. If not, we can create a custom solvent that’s tailored to your unique requirements. Regardless of what you plan to order, we’ll send you a free test sample, so you can see how the solvent works firsthand — no strings attached.

To learn more about TCE replacement, call us today at 800-563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to helping you find an eco friendly TCE replacement!

 

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Gun Shop Parts Solvents: Properties for Perfect Gun Cleaning

In action movies, we see guns of all kinds firing round after round, as if the pistols and rifles were practically indestructible and incapable of failing. But this perception is far from the truth. Unlike the black powder rifles and firearms of yesteryear, today’s cutting edge firearms are essentially compact machines filled with hundreds of complex moving parts.

To ensure these guns deliver the highest performance, those parts need to be cleaned with gun shop parts solvents that are specially formulated for the job.

Gun Shop vs Private Ownership

Gun shop parts solvents are also available to private individuals for cleaning guns. But gun shop cleaning may be described as “precision cleaning” and is exceptionally important for both the mechanical operability of guns and, by extension, how safe they are for end users to fire.

This is why professional gun dealers often use a parts washing system to remove all residues and particulate matter from gun components before reassembling the rifle or firearm, whereas a private individual generally cleans his or her gun parts with hand wipe, aerosol, or pump spray applications.

Cleaning a gun manually with agents that are appropriate for the metal, plastic, wood, and other materials on the gun body and behind the plating doesn’t present a problem. However, after extensive use, it’s a good idea to take a gun to the gun shop and have it cleaned professionally.

Most frequently used guns need their mechanical components professionally cleaned to remove particulate matter that can build up during personal cleaning operations. Particulate matter is attracted to the parts due to the lubrication they receive to keep them functioning smoothly.

Some of the particulate matter can simply be wiped away, but particulates in tight seams and crevices need to be removed, as well — and gun shop part solvents are designed for the job.

Choosing Gun Shop Parts Solvents

If you own a gun shop, and you’re interested in using environmentally preferred gun shop parts solvents instead of old generation, toxic solvents that are good for neither you nor the environment, Ecolink is a great destination for the gun part cleaners you need.

We offer eco friendly cleaners that are compatible with the metal, plastic, rubber, and wood parts commonly found in today’s firearms, as well as vintage and antique firearms. If you sell reconditioned guns, our solvent solutions will help you make them look and function like new.

In addition to supplying a wide selection of stock solvents, we also customize solvents to address the requirements of specific users. If one of our readymade solutions doesn’t work, we’ll create a custom solutions that does. In addition, we supply free solvent samples on request. Order a sample, test it out, and decide if it offers the cleaning power you need.

Contact Us Today

To get started on choosing gun shop parts solvents, call us today at 800-563-1305, or send us an email using the contact form on our website. We look forward to supplying the solutions you need!

 

 

 

 

 

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Choosing Tool Parts Cleaners: A 5-Step Checklist

In industrial settings, tool parts cleaners are one of the most-used classes of cleaning solvents. Consequently, the number of solvents marketed as tool part cleaners is practically endless. You could never evaluate them all and make an educated selection within a reasonable timeframe.

Consequently, it’s a good idea to start your search by creating a basic checklist — such as the one below — that will help move you along in the tool parts cleaners selection process.   

  1. Will an enclosed parts washing system be used?

If so, you’ll need to do more than match a cleaner with the types of soils that need to be removed. You’ll also need to choose a cleaner that’s compatible with the parts washing system. That typically means choosing an aqueous based cleaner for a “hot tank” system or a solvent based cleaner for a “cold tank” system.

  1. What kinds of part materials must be cleaned?

When we think of industrial parts cleaning, metal parts immediately come to mind. In most cases, it is metal parts that require cleaning, but not just any cleaner will do. For example, some cleaners that work fine for carbon alloys would cause chromium alloys to tarnish significantly.

Furthermore, for the sake of cost effectiveness and performance quality, many “metal” parts also have rubber and plastic components. This can complexify the selection of tool parts cleaners. You need a cleaner that works on the metal and any non-metallic components that are present.

  1. Will parts be cleaned while they are energized?

A tool part cleaner is usually applied to parts that have been removed from a mechanized assembly (if they were in an assembly in the first place). There are also situations when a tool part is cleaned while a machine remains in action. For example, degreasing tools in production equipment may occur while the equipment stays in operation to meet production quotas.

Long story short: In addition to needing a cleaner selected with the cleaning system and material(s) of the parts in mind, you’ll need a cleaner that has a dielectric. At the proper strength, the dielectric content will prevent electrical current from traveling through the solvent as you use it to clean.

  1. What types of soils must be removed from parts?

Used for various applications, industrial tool parts accumulate a variety of soils, from simple grease and oil that are used to lubricate, to tough organic accumulations such as bitumen and resins. Removing a tough accumulation doesn’t necessarily require a powerful, toxic cleaner.

You can use a strong, environmentally preferred cleaner instead. Choosing this type of cleaner is beneficial for more than the health of your workers and the environment. By avoiding cleaners that have ingredients that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considered hazardous, you avoid using a cleaner that the EPA may eventually regulate or ban.

In the Market for Tool Parts Cleaners?

If so, Ecolink is your destination for eco friendly cleaners that demonstrate excellent efficacy and lack many of the harmful ingredients common in popular solvents of the past. We provide an array of stock products, as well as custom products for when readymade solutions aren’t the best option. In addition, we let you request a free sample, so you can the results firsthand.

To choose tool parts cleaners for your business-critical cleaning operations, call us today at (800) 563-1305, or reach out to us through our contact form. We look forward to assisting you!

 

 

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Acetone Solvent Suppliers for Small Businesses: 4 Crucial Services

At Ecolink, many of our customers who order acetone are large companies and big organizations, but we also serve small businesses. Small businesses often need cleaning solvents for the same reasons as big businesses, but the economics of solvent purchases can be quite different for these two customer segments.

Acetone Solvent Suppliers and Small Businesses

Every customer wants to purchase solvents economically, but small businesses operating a conservative solvent budget have the most to lose when purchasing chemicals from acetone solvent suppliers. In some cases, the small budget means there’s no financial recourse for purchasing the wrong solvent and/or buying a solvent on the wrong terms.

With this in mind, we look at four crucial services small businesses need from acetone solvent suppliers and sellers of other high-performance solvents. Ecolink offers these services to all of our customers, regardless of their solvent budget, industry, and size.

  1. Technical Assistance

Some acetone solvent suppliers are vendors who expect customers to know what they need before making a purchase. Large outfits often do know what they need. The person or department that manages solvent orders has professional solvent knowledge.

With small businesses, this is often not the case. They need a supplier to provide pre-sale technical assistance that’s not available in-house. Without assistance, their ability to identify the right solvent is compromised and could lead to purchasing the wrong product for the application.

  1. Custom Formulations

When a small business receives technical assistance for selecting a solvent, it may find that none of the supplier’s stock products are a good fit for the application. In this situation, receiving a custom formulation that’s tailored to the business’ unique needs is optimal. It’s what a large business would do, and small businesses should follow suit.

  1. Free Test Samples

You’ve identified what appears to be the right stock or custom solution for the job, but you’d like to see the efficacy of the solution firsthand before making a purchase. When you work with acetone solvent suppliers that offer free test samples, this is a part of the sales process. Once you see how the solution works, you make a highly-informed decision about the purchase.

  1. Supply on Demand

Small businesses typically use less solvent than big ones. Consequently, they often prefer to order solvent “on demand” instead of taking the opposite approach and buying in bulk. Some acetone solvent suppliers only work with large order customers, while other suppliers provide  solvent in almost any useful volume to serve the needs of a broad customer base.

Need an Acetone Solvent?

If so, Ecolink is here to help you find what you need. If one of our stock solvents isn’t the best fit for your application, we can formulate a custom solvent that works flawlessly. Whether stock or custom is right for your needs, free samples are always available. Just make the request.

To get started on selecting an eco friendly acetone solvent, call us today at 800-563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to assisting you!

 

 

 

 

 

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Selecting Medical Cleaning Solvents: 3 Crucial Considerations

When we think of what leads to good health outcomes in medical patients, any number of medical procedures could come to mind. But behind those procedures, helping to make them effective, are medical cleaning solvents for equipment ranging from scalpels to electronic diagnostic machines.

We rarely think of medical cleaning solvents as playing an important role in health outcomes. However, as the following three considerations for choosing medical solvents demonstrates, medical cleaning solvents can indeed underpin health outcomes for better or worse.

  1. High or Low Flashpoint

The flashpoint of a solvent is the temperature at which it combusts. If there are no ignition sources in the environment where they are used, low flashpoint solvents are relatively safe.

An example of when using a low flashpoint solvent (e.g., one with a high concentration of isopropyl alcohol) would not be safe, is spot cleaning the skin of a patient while he or she undergoes an electrocautery procedure, cleaning skin near the point of the procedure.

  1. Ability to Kill Microbials

Especially when choosing medical cleaning solvents for surgical utensils and other medical equipment that directly contacts patients, it’s important to use solvents that kill four elements: viruses, bacteria, fungi, and bacterial spores.

Choosing a solvent that kills all of these microbial elements can be tricky. For example, isopropyl alcohol (IPA) kills viruses, fungi, and bacteria, but not bacterial spores.

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note, “Steam under pressure, dry heat, EtO gas, hydrogen peroxide gas plasma, and liquid chemicals” are often used to kill microbials. Ecolink can provide custom chemicals that fully sterilize medical equipment and instruments to help prevent health outcomes that opportunistic infections complicate.

  1. Material Compatibility

To get the best result, cleaning the rubber and plastic parts on medical equipment can require using a different cleaner than one used to remove soils from metal in the equipment. For example, IPA can clean most metal parts well, but repeated use can prematurely age certain grades of plastic and rubber, causing them to malfunction during medical procedures.

Using two cleaners for a single piece of equipment may be logical, but it’s also a hassle. If you can’t find a stock solvent that cleans multiple materials without corroding some of them, inquire with Ecolink about producing a custom formulation.

Need Medical Cleaning Solvents?

If so, you can choose from hundreds of solvents that fall within this category. If you operate a hospital, finding a single medical cleaning solvent to meet all of you solvent needs is unlikely.

This is why many healthcare organizations turn to Ecolink for assistance identifying and procuring the right solutions. What’s more, when you work with us, you receive solutions that are environmentally preferred, containing no ingredients that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to regulate.

To get started on selecting the right medical cleaning solvents for your requirements, call us today at 800-563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to supplying you with best-in-class solvents!

 

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6 Steps for Choosing Precision Cleaning Solvent Substitutes

There are several reasons why an organization could need precision cleaning solvent substitutes, such as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) measures that regulate toxic chemicals, new business practices that involve new cleaning needs, recent discoveries about environmental dangers of a particular solvent, or simply the need to reduce solvent cost.

Regardless of why an organization needs precision cleaning solvent substitutes, there are six crucial steps for selecting the right solution. Taking the steps below helps ensure that you choose the right “drop in” solvent substitute for your precision cleaning requirements.

  1. Identify Materials That Need Cleaning

First, you need a solvent substitute that won’t harm the materials you clean. This can be a bit challenging if you’re cleaning a part that includes multiple materials, such as metal, plastic, and rubber — and may even include different classes of these materials. After identifying a solvent that’s safe for the materials you need to clean, it’s time to progress to step two.

  1. Identify Soils That Require Removal

Most industrial solvents are formulated for general cleaning or removing specific types of accumulations, such as grease, dirt, rust, adhesive residue, and the list goes on. If you can’t find a solvent that removes all applicable soils, there are two options: Use more than one solvent for the cleaning operation, or formulate a custom solvent that does the job in a single application.

  1. Consider Parts Washer Specifications

If your precision cleaning operation uses a parts washing system, your solvent substitute should conform to the requirements of the washing system. You can often find information about solvent compatibility in the owner’s manual for a parts washing system. If you need assistance choosing a compatible solvent, contact Ecolink; we can help.

  1. Assess Solvent’s Overall Safety Profile

You want a solvent whose formulation isn’t toxic to humans or the environment. The EPA continues to ban and severely regulate toxic solvents, and such solvents can reduce worker productivity due to negative health effects. Choosing an “environmentally safe” or an “environmentally prefered” replacement solvent is the best option.

  1. Review Packaging and Supply Options

Can you receive the solvent in the type of container you need (e.g., aerosol, drum, spray bottle, etc.)? Can you receive orders in the size you need on the schedule you require? Because they affect how solvent is deployed and how much reserve solvent you can purchase in a single order, these basic questions are important to answer before you choose a solvent and a supplier.

  1. Request a Free Test Sample of Solvent

If you order precision cleaning solvent substitutes from Ecolink, you have the option of receiving a free test sample of the solution. This lets you see if the new solvent you plan to use is truly a “drop in” substitute for your cleaning operations. After you see how well the solvent performs, you can order it with confidence in any supply size you choose.

Need a New Precision Cleaning Solvent?

If you need precision cleaning solvent substitutes, get the substitution process rolling by calling Ecolink at 800-563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We specialize in providing stock solvents and custom solvents that fit our customers’ requirements perfectly. For assistance with selecting the best substitution, contact us today!