Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a halocarbon solvent known primarily for its use as an industrial degreaser. TCE is highly effective for numerous degreasing applications, but many companies and organizations are replacing TCE due to its negative impact on the health of workers and the environment.
If you use TCE, and you need to replace it, below is a six-step guide for substituting the solvent with one that works just as well, if not better, for your TCE-based industrial cleaning operations. In addition, the solvent will help protect your finances by protecting the health of you workers. Eco friendly TCE replacements can reduce the chance of acute or chronic chemical injury.
- Shop With an Eco Friendly Solvent Supplier
Your best chance of finding safe, efficacious TCE substitutes starts with shopping for them at an eco friendly solvent supplier, such as Ecolink. After selecting an eco friendly solvent supplier, it’s time for step two.
- Find Solvents Listed as TCE Replacements
One of the specialties of many eco friendly solvent suppliers is providing replacements for hazardous cleaning agents. Consequently, you’re likely to find a solvent identified as a TCE replacement in a supplier’s product list. This feature can dramatically expedite you search.
- Look for a Replacement in the Proper From
After you identify TCE substitutes, see which ones are available in the form that you need them (hand wipes, aerosol, drums, etc.) Don’t forget that the form in which the solvent is used / applied can play a significant role in the success of the cleaning operation, both in terms of time and soil removal.
- Find a Substitute in the Right Supply Volume
How much TCE do you use daily or monthly? Can the supplier provide a replacement in a volume that’s cost effective for your needs? Can you receive a bulk supply? Can you receive a small supply that you order as needed? These are questions to answer before you place the first order.
- Consider Placing a Custom Solvent Order
If you can’t seem to find TCE substitutes that match your needs in each respect, you may be in the market for a custom solvent order. Custom orders are designed to meet the needs of a specific user and can be supplied in bulk or on an as-needed basis.
- Place the Order Get and the Replacement
Now that you’ve identified the right TCE substitute, it’s time to place your order. If you’re ordering from Ecolink, feel free to request a free product sample before you formally order. After you see how well the sample works, you can order with greater confidence.
Who We Are
Ecolink is a longtime supplier of environmentally safe and environmentally preferred industrial cleaning agents. If you need a TCE replacement that works as well as the hazardous solvent but without all of the drawbacks, we can present you with several options, as well as produce a custom solution if you need it.
For more information about TCE substitutes for vapor degreasing, call us today at (800) 563-1305, or use our contact form. We look forward to helping you find a strong, safe replacement for you TCE-based cleaning solvents.