NMP Solvent – Acetone Replacement for Fiberglass Tools and Spray Guns

NMP Solvent – 3 reasons to replace acetone for cleaning fiberglass tools and spray guns

Attention all fiberglass boat builders (SIC Code: 3732), and boat repair (SIC Code: 449304) NOW is the time to stop using acetone in the cleaning operation for fiberglassing tools and spray guns.

  1. As much as 50% of acetone is lost due to evaporation
  2. get rid of  a static ignition hazard in your work area from this volatile substance (flashpoint of –15 degrees Fahrenheit).
  3. Waste acetone was shipped through a hazardous waste hauler.

By switching to Safe Strip, an NMP (N-methyl pyrollidone) based solvent with a flashpoint of 201 degrees Fahrenheit for general cleaning and gun flushing. Safe Strip, same as most NMP-based solvents, is recycled via commercial recycling equipment or by recycling service providers who conduct distillation on-site. Very little Safe Strip is lost due to volatilization, and companies can expect an estimated 90% recovery rate.

One fiberglass boat builder of 20′ to 45′ long boats consumed 2,250 gallons per year of virgin acetone resulting in 1,260 gallons per year of waste acetone manifested. Their savings resulted from improved cleaning efficiency of purchasing 2-3 x 55-gal drums of NMP solvent over 40-50 x 55-gal drums of acetone/year. Less drums in yields less drums out (20-25x) + virtually no lose in the process as opposed to 50% evaporation loss with acetone. Bottom line = 40% annual savings

Don’t be fooled by acquisition costs of commodity chemicals such as acetone. When you aggregate all the cost points associated with chemicals the ‘cost of ownership’ averages 3-5x the purchase price. By buying less, handling less, disposing and handling less you can improve your bottom line, your worker’s health and save a LOT of time and risk. We want to help you succeed. Call 800 886-8240 or email info@ecolink.com for a FREE Sample. Switch to Safe Strip & Save right away. Your employees and wallet will thank you for it!

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