Entries by Industrial Degreasers

Why is Acetone a Good Solvent?

A solvent is a chemical substance, like acetone, that has the ability to dissolve other substances. Acetone is a good solvent due to its ability to dissolve both polar and nonpolar substances, while other solvents can only dissolve one or the other. Acetone’s chemical makeup includes elements that are both polar and nonpolar which means […]

Is Acetone The Same as Denatured Alcohol?

While acetone and denatured alcohol are both chemical solvents used in various forms of cleaning, degreasing, and even in the production of some of the same products, they are two different chemical compounds. Denatured alcohol is an ethanol based alcohol that contains additives not fit for consumption, while acetone is a naturally occurring chemical compound, […]

What Is SLA 3D Printing?

SLA 3D Printing is a form of 3D printing that uses a laser or ultraviolet light source to harden a liquid resin into plastic. This style of printing works by layering the hardened plastic product to build the body of the three dimensional subject. SLA (stereolithography apparatus) technology was originally developed in Japan in the […]

Degreasing Methods: What is Vapor Pressure Cleaning?

Degreasing is one of the most common industrial cleaning operations. From engine parts to handheld tools, practically every company and organization that uses equipment that accumulates grease must perform degreasing to keep the equipment in ideal condition for its application. One way that this can be done is vapor pressure cleaning — a process in […]

Six Benefits of Replacing TCE with NuGenTec FluoSolv® CX

Laboratory analysis of Trichloroethylene (TCE) has classified the chemical compound as a Category 2 carcinogen that has an R-45 Risk Phase. Moreover, this means that the solution “may cause cancer” in those who are chronically exposed to it. Additional health problems that stem from TCE exposure include: eye and skin irritation, drowsiness, and dizziness. If […]