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PD 680 and AA 59601 Replacement

Drop-in Replacement Option for PD 680 & A-A-59601 Solvents

Need a Conforming Product to MIL PRF 680B Type II? The Safe Alternative is Parts Kleen II

PD 680 and AA 59601 Replacement

Parts Kleen II does an exceptional job as a drop-in replacement for cleaners with PRF 680 (Formerly PD 680) or A-A-59601 requirements and is an effective option when your Technical Order does not require a product qualified to MIL-PRF-680 specification. Offering the industrial cleaning strength of our qualified solvent degreasers, Parts Kleen II is not only potent but guarantees a high standard of safety with its high flash point (145°F). With Ecolink’s fast and easy processing, you can rest assured the product will be headed your way the same day you place your order.

If you would like to request a sample or call for a quote, dial (800) 563-1305 to speak with a knowledgeable representative or email us at partskleen2@ecolink.com.

Environmentally Preferred Solvent

Parts Kleen II does not contain chlorinated solvents but the high-grade hydrocarbon base ensures its potency for stripping grease, fuel oil, carbon, and organic resins on any type of mechanical apparatus. The solvent leaves most plastic and rubber surfaces unharmed. Parts Kleen II works well in a parts washer and its high flash point safely allows you to apply heat when necessary. Minimal protective equipment is necessary when working with Parts Kleen II.

Economically Beneficial

While Parts Kleen II is easier on the environment, it is also beneficial to your wallet. Ecolink sells this degreasing solvent for a lower premium than those qualified for MIL-PRF-680, but that is not the only financial gain. Saving money on most products usually ends after purchase, however, in the case of Parts Kleen II you can cut back on disposal expenditure as well. This solvent does not contain any hazardous ingredients as defined by the EPA and can be discarded for a lower cost.

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4 x 1 Gallon Case | 5 Gallon Pail | 15 Gallon Drum | 55 Gallon Drum

You might also be interested in our D’limonene alternative Parts Kleen Plus, which is manufactured with a high-grade petroleum and terpene hydrocarbon for additional cleaning strength. To learn more about either of these quality solvent degreasers, give us a call at (800) 563-1305 or send an email to partskleen@ecolink.com.

NEW II: A Cheaper, Qualified Alternative to AK-070-II Solvent from Alfakleen

NEW II Solvent Degreaser: Cheaper, Faster

How Ecolink’s MIL-PRF-680 TYPE II products stack up against Alfakleen’s

A product that is qualified to the MIL-PRF-680 Type II specification is just that, a product that qualifies. Our NEW II solvent cleaner, as listed in the QPD (Qualified Product Database), is qualified to the performance specification while Alfakleen’s is not. If your T.O. (Technical Order) does not specify that a qualified product is needed, then you may be wondering, why choose Ecolink over other suppliers?

Price: NEW II Can Be Purchased at a Lower Cost Than Alfakleen’s Degreasing Solvent

We don’t seek to be the cheapest option on the market, but our fair pricing makes low cost a reality. When purchased in volume, Ecolink’s NEW II product is cheaper per drum, which saves you hundreds over Alfakleen’s degreasing solvent cleaner. Two similar products, two different price points – we like making decisions easy.

If you’re working with an older specification such as PD 680 or A-A-59601, our product Parts Kleen II can save you additional money. Stay tuned to the blog for more on Parts Kleen II.

If you would like to learn more about pricing, call (800) 563-1305 to speak with a representative or email us at new2@ecolink.com.

Speed: Receiving Your Green Cleaning Products Faster with Ecolink

For some customers, responsiveness is key, which is why we are fully committed to providing a level of customer service that exceeds expectations. NEW II is a stocked item that can be shipped same day. We are flexible with demand and able to compensate for customers who use JIT (Just in time) inventory management. Compared to Alfakleen’s 1-7 day window for processing orders, our product can realistically be in your possession before theirs has shipped.

Safety: Cleaner for You, Cleaner for the Environment

NEW II has a high-grade hydrocarbon base which gives it the strength to remove grease, fuel oil, carbon, and organic resins. This non-chlorinated degreaser is also safe for use on most plastic and rubber surfaces. NEW II contains no Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) as defined by the EPA and is a non Ozone-Depleting Substance. The solvent is odorless and evaporates completely leaving no resin, evaporation can be accelerated with compressed air. Additional safety benefits of this environmentally preferred parts cleaner include a low VOC count and high flash point. See links to product shopping pages below:

4 x 1 Gallon Case5 Gallon Pail15 Gallon Drum55 Gallon Drum

To request a sample call (800) 563-1305 or email us at new2@ecolink.com. To view other solvents offered by Ecolink and their MIL-SPEC approvals, click HERE

How Safe Are Industrial Cleaners?

Industrial cleaners are essential in many areas of business, but can be harmful to humans, wildlife, and the environment due to the chemicals used within these products. While companies require these items to clean parts, equipment, flooring, and for certain manufacturing processes, products designed without eco-friendliness in mind create numerous safety concerns. Cleaning products used in industrial environments not only contain tough abrasives, but also contain several hazardous ingredients. Cleaners formulated for home use have numerous manufactured or chemically based ingredients. Agents designed for industrial use contain an increased amount of toxins thus making the dangers of improper handling increasingly important. Eco-friendly alternatives eliminate a vast amount of complications experienced with traditional chemicals used for industrial cleaning and contaminant removal processes. Deciding to switch to greener choices decreases health costs, ensures the ability to meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements, and limits the impact made on the atmosphere when performing these necessary industrial processes.

What Risks Are Associated with Volatile Industrial Cleaners?

Industrial cleaners contribute to a number of health problems as individuals are exposed to dangerous toxins. The chemicals used by these products create certain risks due to the volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) they release during use. These compounds pollute the atmosphere as they are released into the air, enter water sources, and leak into the ground. Improper use or storage of industrial cleaners can result in these health complications:

  • Upper Respiratory Conditions
  • Eye Irritation
  • Light Headiness
  • Nausea
  • Skin Irritation
  • Allergic Reactions

Prolonged exposure to volatile cleaners has also been linked to more chronic conditions, which result in increased insurance costs and loss of work. Improper handling of agents containing toxic ingredients not only causes the health complications mentioned above, but also results in the release of toxins into the atmosphere. Cleaners naturally release toxins as volatile components evaporate or as the remaining product is disposed of.

Environmental concerns include the decreased quality of water due toxins entering local water and soil sources. Industrial cleaners have been found in soil, which directly impacts local plant and wildlife in addition to human health. The release of volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere contributes to pollution by reducing indoor and outdoor air quality. Toxins found in industrial cleaners present many problems; however, companies have several options outside of these traditional choices to accomplish defined needs and prevent harm to the environment. Eco-friendly products with these attributes are better for the atmosphere:

  • Biodegradability
  • Low Toxins
  • Low VOCs
  • Recycled Packaging
  • Reduced Manufacturing Energy Use

A plethora of buying choices makes it easy to choose an effective, environmentally safe alternative. The decision to “go green” with industrial cleaners minimizes health impact among workers or building occupants, boosts indoor air quality, and reduces pollution. Safer alternatives with the ability to get the job done offer increased benefits such as disposal cost savings. Eco-friendly choices are the best approach to reducing the risks associated with harmful chemically-based agents and are a great way to implement greener practices within a business.

Industrial cleaners are necessary in a number of industries and play a pivotal safety role. For more information about environmentally friendly, low VOC products, please call (800) 886-8240 or email info@ecolink.com.

Industrial Solvents – Businesses now have Greener Choices

NPB-health-risksAs barbaric, ignorant, and insensitive as the notion might sound, there was a time when industrial companies thought nothing of their employees working with chemical compounds, and the ramifications that might ensue later due to the exposure of harmful toxins in the chemical. Daily exposure, often for long periods at a time, was never considered a problem. Granted, a lot more research is performed now as compared to earlier times, but does that mean companies should be let off the hook when their employees develop long-term serious side effects stemming from the exposure to hazardous chemicals and gas?

Wherever your opinion on the matter lies, businesses now have greener choices for the workplace. Industrial solvents can be made ecofriendly, significantly reducing the carbon footprint left by older industrial solvents. Moving forward, there is no longer an excuse for why companies will not make the change to a green alternative industrial solvent. Countless tests have proven that ecofriendly industrial solvents and degreasers are as effective, if not more effective than their dangerous counterparts. Many of the ecofriendly alternatives are actually cheaper than their hazardous rivals. There is no reason not to make the switch, which is why companies such as Ecolink are pushing regulatory committees to make mandatory the change to green alternatives to industrial degreasers.

Ecolink is more than happy to lend their expertise regarding the safety, effectiveness, and options for green industrial solvents. Companies such as Ecolink have been pushing hard for years for exhaustive research to be conducted toward finding ecofriendly degreasers and parts washers that can rival and even surpass older cleaning agents. Thanks to companies like Ecolink, new and improved industrial solvents with the green label are available. Because of the dedication of companies like Ecolink, your industrial business now has greener choices as it pertains to cleaning solutions.

Finding the Right Chemical Cleaner Dealer

Those who have been involved in the industrial cleaning solvent industry for a long time can tell you that finding the right chemical dealer is as important as finding the appropriate chemicals to use regarding the cleaning of metals and other materials. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation and negligence with some chemical dealers, because they do not keep their business up to date on the latest findings concerning chemical compounds in the makeup of cleaning solvents. The key is to find a reputable company that makes it a priority to know everything concerning industrial cleaning products and degreasers, and can provide detailed information on the products and solvents that are hazardous, as well as what green alternative options are available.

A chemical dealer, such as Ecolink, will be up to date on all the research and latest findings regarding which chemicals have been listed as dangerous or safe. The entity will also be more than happy to not only explain, in detail, what compounds are included in their chemical makeup, but will also provide explicit literature on all the products they offer. Most importantly, professional and reputable chemical dealers will discuss with you green alternatives and eco friendly options regarding your need for chemical solvents. The numerous benefits to eco friendly cleaning solutions far outweigh the desire for companies to stay loyal to degreasers and solvents that are harmful to the environment and to themselves.

Sound and ethical chemical dealers should be able and willing to explain the positives to switching to green alternatives. Because most eco friendly solutions are actually more efficient in cleaning metals and materials, as well as being less expensive in most cases, there really is no longer a reason why people and companies should be using older industrial cleaning products.

Contact Ecolink to learn more about the green alternatives mentioned above. Ecolink is an ethical and trusted company, ready and able to provide you with all the information you need to make the switch to eco friendly cleaning solutions today. Visit Ecolink’s clean ideas page to find out how to work cleaner, smarter & save money!