nPB (a.k.a. 1-bromopropane and n-propyl bromide) works great as an industrial solvent for several types of applications, including asphalt production, foam cushion gluing, and general cleaning. However, the solvent’s chemical efficacy is overshadowed by the U.S. Department of Health’s statement that nPB is anticipated to be carcinogenic to humans — a finding based on experiments that studied the effects of the solvent on mice in a controlled laboratory setting.
The health risks nPB poses have also led the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set usage limits on the solvent, regulations that make it difficult for industrial outfits that use nPB in large volumes to continue the current level of usage without incurring penalties.
So, companies and organizations have at least two good reasons to look for nPB solvent replacements, but that doesn’t make the selection process any easier. One thing that can simplify the process is receiving free solvent samples to test potential alternatives before you officially order a replacement solution. Using free solvent samples in this capacity offers the important benefits below.
- Prevents Bad Purchases
From a standpoint of cost effectiveness and productivity, the last thing you want to do is purchase a supply of solvent that doesn’t meet your requirements. You may not be refunded for opened containers — and even if your unopened containers are refunded, you’ll have to wait at least a few days for the solvent to be returned, and then replaced with a more effective one.
- Simplifies Trial and Error
Performing trial and error with prospective replacement solvents can become time consuming and expensive if you acquire a salable supply of each solvent you test. Using free solvent samples both helps you avoid paying for ineffective solvent and avoid creating room in the solvent storage area to store potential replacement solvents while they undergo testing.
- Refines Solvent Selection
When testing nPB solvent replacements, the goal is to test solutions that figure to be a good fit for your requirements. A provider of free solvent samples, such as Ecolink, helps you refine the solvent selection process by targeting solvents that match your needs. Unless you refine solvent selection in this manner, you could literally end up testing hundreds of different solvents.
- Custom Solvent Indication
In most cases, free samples of nPB solvent replacements are stock solvents that are available for immediate shipment. However, if it turns out that you need a custom solvent that is tailored to address unique requirements, testing stock solvents can quickly lead you to the right conclusion. When the custom solvent is ready, you can test a free sample of it, as well.
Looking for nPB Solvent Replacements?
If the answer is yes, why not let us supply you with a free sample of a replacement solvent that’s a good fit for your needs? All you need to do is request a free sample through our website, and then test the sample to see if it fully complies with your requirements — no strings attached.
If you wish to speak with our chemists before placing a sample order, please call us today at (800) 563-1305. We look forward to providing you with a safe replacement for nPB solvent.