Industrial chemicals

Household Versus Industrial Chemicals

Chemicals can be found pretty much everywhere these days—in cleaning products, cosmetics, clothing, agriculture, etc. With so many different applications, they really make our lives easier. However, chemicals can be extremely hazardous to both the environment and to humans if they are not used or disposed of properly. Chemical safety is crucial to avoiding dangerous accidents, and part of chemical safety is knowing the difference between household chemicals and industrial chemicals.  

industrial chemicals

What is a Household Chemical? 

Household chemicals are non-food chemicals that are commonly used in everyday cleaning, hygiene, or even pest control around the home. Common chemicals you might find in your home include: 

  • bleach 
  • ammonia 
  • paint thinner  
  • washing detergent 
  • air fresheners 
  • cosmetics  

Household chemicals, like any chemical, can be very dangerous if not used properly. In fact, the CDC found that in 2019, poisonings were the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths, resulting in nearly 40% of all unintentional injury deaths. Some of the most dangerous substances are found in: 

  • solvents 
  • cleaners 
  • pesticides 
  • automotive care products 

When using chemicals in the home, be sure to buy the correct product for the desired job and to read and follow the label instructions very carefully. If an accident occurs, get help from the Poison Control Center immediately.  

What is an Industrial Chemical? 

Industrial chemicals are produced in large quantities and can be applied in many industrial settings including: 

  • plastics 
  • adhesives  
  • solvents 
  • cosmetics 
  • cleaning products 

Industrial products are defined as any chemical that isn’t: 

  • veterinary 
  • agricultural  
  • pharmaceutical 
  • therapeutic 
  • food-related 

These substances may be used as ingredients in commercial products, or directly in production processes. Essentially, industrial compounds cover a broad spectrum of uses that is much larger than household compounds.  

Differences between Industrial Chemicals and Household Chemicals? 

Household and industrial products have a wide variety of differences. Mainly, they tend to vary in:  

  • size  
  • cost 
  • strength 

With industrial chemicals being larger, higher in price, and stronger concentrates. Since household products do not need to be as strong as those needed for industrial purposes, they can be made with cheaper ingredients, thus making them cheaper in cost. Household chemicals also come in much smaller quantities than their industrial counterparts, because the amount of a product needed for an industrial job is much larger than that of a household job.  

Have More Questions About Industrial Chemicals? 

Contact the EcoLink, Inc. team here today to learn more about which chemicals might best fit your needs.  

Nasolve Degreasing Solvent

Nasolve Degreasing Solvent

What are VOC’s?

Out on the market currently, there are many industrial degreasing solvents, but within those products there is a really high level of VOCs in those products. What is VOC? Well VOCs are volatile organic compounds that are made of many different chemicals and have extreme health effects that can affect people in the long term as well as in the short term. Most degreasing solvents carry high levels of VOCs, but there are also many products that do not. The Navsolve degreasing solvent prides itself in having lower levels in VOCs than other products on the market and is a smart decision to make a switch from other degreasers.

What are Degreaser Solvents?

Degreasing solvents are a popular used product, a degreasing solvent is a product used to clean surfaces and prepare it to be used for something else. Some industries that utilize degreasers solvents are:

  • Aerospace & Aircraft
  • Automotive
  • Power Plants
  • Paint & Printing companies
  • Electronic Business
  • Military

U.S. Military Study

Navsolve cleans surfaces to be used for painting and other application processes. The U.S. Army conducted a study with our product Navsolve and its effectiveness to clean and repair different equipment on their bases. Some positive properties of Navsolve noted are:

  • Non-offensive odor
  • Non-Carcinogenic
  • Non-Ozone Depleting
  • HAP-free
  • VOC content – 19g/L

Also noting it as a clean air solvent, making it less harmful to the environment and people. Our product has environmentally friendly properties that also shows another reason businesses using regular products should switch over to Navsolve. The conclusion of their study on Navsolve when being used on different aircraft came down to points such as:

  • Improved efficiency of removing hydraulic fluid from composite surfaces and core structure in comparison to other cleaning products.
  • No issues with Navsolve other than longer drying times.
  • POTS results concluded that area cleaned with Navsolve exceeds in strength compared to undamaged area on the item it was tested on.

The Navsolve degreasing solvent is a more environmentally friendly and sustainable degreasing solvent compared to others on the market with high levels of VOCs. VOCs can be harmful to people in the short and long term so deciding to switch to a product like Navsolve can have a positive impact overall on everyone. If the results of the study and other helpful facts seem like switching to Navsolve would be good for you or your company you can follow the link to our product for more information here.

Airplane Maintenance Cleaners: The Case for Aerokleen

Whether you need to clean a space shuttle, a commercial airliner, or a military fighter jet, you need one or more airplane maintenance cleaners that are designed for aircraft cleaning needs. This is why Ecolink developed Aerokleen — an environmentally preferred aviation solvent that delivers the following important benefits over other, conventional aviation solvent solutions.

  • Safe on all metals
  • Excellent solvency
  • Aerospace NESHAPS compliant
  • No hazardous ingredients as defined by the EPA
  • Not a flammable or combustible liquid, (TCC Flash point above 200° F)
  • Conforms to McDonnell Douglas Corp. CSD#1, Type 3, Boeing Commercial Airplane BAC 5750, and DC 17487 specifications
  • No SARA or RCRA listed ingredients

Now that we’ve laid out the major benefits of Aerokleen, let’s take a look at how they distinguish the solvent from competing airplane maintenance cleaners that you could use instead.

Breaking Down the Benefits

One of the most helpful benefits is the solvent’s compatibility with all metals. Your aircraft almost certainly contains different types of metal, especially in the engine compartment. Apply the solution without worrying about the corrosion or oxidation of metal components, then take advantage of the cleaner’s excellent solvency to wash it away with water, as needed.

Aerokleen is also a great choice because it contains no hazardous ingredients found on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) List of Lists, has no ingredients listed in the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) or the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and has a formulation that complies with aerospace National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS). This means Aerokleen can be used without extensive protect equipment. It also means that the EPA is highly unlikely to regulate or ban ingredients in the solvent.

Another major benefit of Aerokleen is its exceptionally high flashpoint that qualifies it as a non-flammable solvent. A high flashpoint doesn’t equate to a dielectric that impedes electricity, so Aerokleen should be used to clean motors that are in a non-energized state. However, the solvent’s high flashpoint allows you to use and store the solvent in most types of environments without worrying about fire hazard.

In addition, Aerokleen Conforms to McDonnell Douglas Corp. CSD#1, Type 3, Boeing Commercial Airplane BAC 5750, and DC 17487 specifications. This makes the solvent an excellent catch-all cleaner for organizations that share the same aircraft solvent specifications, and makes it a highly compatible solvent for airline solvent cleaning operations.

Need Airplane Maintenance Cleaners?

If so, Aerokleen is just one of the options you have through Ecolink. We also offer a variety of other environmentally preferred stock solvents that are suitable for cleaning aircraft. In addition, if one of our stock solvents doesn’t address your requirements, we can use toll blending to create a custom solution that’s tailored to your needs, and supply it on an ongoing basis.

To learn more about our airplane maintenance cleaners or other products, please call us today at (800) 563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to answering your questions!







Options for Aerospace Hydraulic System Cleaning Solvent

Because of the critical role that aerospace hydraulic systems play in flying and landing aircraft, you can never be too vigilant about maintaining the hydraulic systems for your aerospace equipment. To be vigilant about maintenance, though, you first need to select a hydraulic system cleaning solvent that matches the needs of your equipment and cleaning operations.

Choosing a Hydraulic System Cleaning Solvent

You have plenty of hydraulic system cleaning solvent options at your disposal, but not all of them are designed to meet the stringent specifications for cleaning aerospace equipment. At Ecolink, we offer solvents that are designed for cleaning aerospace hydraulic systems. To help you select a solvent in an informed, expeditious manner, we present two of our solvent options that work well for many clients in the aerospace industry: Aerokleen and Positron.

  1. Aerokleen

Aerokleen is a non-chlorinated solvent designed specifically for cleaning of aviation hydraulic fluid, among other tasks. Simply wipe or spray the solvent onto the cleaning surface, and watch dirt and residue flow away. Aerokleen offers the following important benefits that make it a highly prefered hydraulic system cleaning solvent.

  • Safe on all metals
  • Excellent solvency
  • Aerospace NESHAPS compliant
  • No hazardous ingredients as defined by the EPA
  • Not a flammable or combustible liquid, (TCC Flash point above 200° F)
  • Conforms to McDonnell Douglas Corp. CSD#1, Type 3, Boeing Commercial Airplane BAC 5750, and DC 17487 specifications.
  • No SARA or RCRA listed ingredients

Order Aerokleen online in 55 gallon drums, 5 gallon pails, 4 x 1 gallon case, 12 x 1 quart case, or 16 x 1 pint bottles. Save money by ordering in bulk or in small shipments on an as-needed basis.

  1. Positron

Positron is an ultra high-purity dielectric solvent that you can use to clean aerospace hydraulic equipment while it remains energized. First, though, read the product literature to be sure the dielectric is strong enough to buffer the electricity load of the energized equipment you need to clean. Important benefits of Positron include:

  • Low odor
  • Fast dry-time
  • Aggressive cleaning action
  • Ultra-low residue
  • No hazardous fumes
  • High dielectric strength, (ASTM D-877 test procedures to 48,000 volts.)
  • No SARA or RCRA listed ingredients

Order Positron in 55 gallon drums, 5 gallon pails, 4 x 1 gallon case, 12 x 22 ounce pump spray, or 12 x 16 ounce net aerosol. Cut costs by placing bulk orders or by ordering smaller quantities on an as-needed basis.

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Due to the extreme conditions under which it can operate, aerospace equipment must be well-maintained at all times. If it isn’t, lives could be lost due to equipment failure. Our aerospace hydraulic system cleaning solvents are perfect options for maintaining the hydraulic systems of the equipment through the rigors of high-speed take offs and swift landings.

To inquire about these and other aerospace grade cleaning solvents, call us today at (800) 563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to providing a stock solvent or custom solvent that meets your aerospace hydraulic system cleaning requirements.





Aerospace Solvents: Matching Cleaning Operations With Solvents

Aerospace equipment that propels aircraft into the stratosphere and beyond doesn’t have the option of malfunctioning. If it does, and the worst case scenario ensues, the equipment hurtles toward earth at a startling rate of speed, crashes, and obliterates the machinery and crew.

Helping to prevent tragedies like this is why Ecolink has a special line of cleaning solvents designed for cleaning aerospace equipment and related hardware. To select the right cleaners, it’s essential to match aerospace cleaning applications with aerospace solvents that are designed for them. This is what we do in this entry, matching ten Ecolink aerospace solvents with their intended applications, with some product notes included for each one.

  1. Aerokleen

Applications: Ideal to use for removing polysulfide sealants, cleaning away aviation hydraulic fluids, cleaning wheel and brake grime, and cleaning general surfaces

Note: Aerospace NESHAPS compliant and no hazardous ingredients according to the EPA

  1. Ecolink 2005

Applications: Non-flammable solvent formulated for cleaning electrical contacts, electrical relays, and other electrical apparatuses

Note: Available during HCFC-141b transition

  1. Ecolink 3005

Applications: Non-flammable solvent formulated for cleaning electrical contacts, electrical relays, and other electrical apparatuses

Note: Conforms to Boeing D6-17487 Revision P

  1. New II

Applications: Parts washing solvent specifically designed for machine immersion cleaning

Note: Qualified PRF-680A Type II replacement

  1. Positron

Application: Ultra-high purity dielectric solvent ideal for cleaning fuel-related soils from electrical equipment, electro-mechanical equipment, and hydraulic systems

Note: Ideal for both parts washing immersion and spray / wipe cleaning

  1. Safe Strip

Application: Ideal for cleaning paint gun equipment used on aerospace equipment

Note: Excellent replacement for methylene chloride

  1. Hypersolve / Triagen (A)

Application: Formulated for removing a wide range of organic soils from metal, while evaporating rapidly and leaving no residue

Note: Hypersolve available in bulk and Triagen (A) available in bulk and aerosol

  1. Purity

Application: Diverse cleaning agent in wipe form that safely cleans electric motors, windings, breakers, bushings, and bearings

Note: Completely safe and non-toxic, and EPA SNAP approved

  1. VG-151

Application: Perfect for removing adhesives and decals, and removing corrosion inhibiting compounds and hard to remove organic soils

Note: Spray-on gel with no aromatic solvents, chlorinated solvents, or ketones

  1. Vortex

Application: Semi-Aqueous cleaner designed to remove rosin flux, oily film from metal surfaces, and the toughest organic soils, such as tar and asphalt

Note: Biodegradable, with no harmful fumes and all natural ingredients, option to wear low-level PPE

About Our Company

Ecolink supplies environmentally preferred environmentally safe cleaning solvents to companies and organizations around the globe. In addition to supplying readymade aerospace solvents, we accept custom orders to create solutions that meet specific needs. Whether you select a readymade solvent or a custom solution, we’ll provide you with a test sample of the cleaner for free.

To inquire about our products and services, please give us a call today at (800) 563-1305, or use the contact form on our website. We look forward to learning about your situation and presenting you with eco friendly options for aerospace solvents applications.