Degreasers are commonly used as industrial cleaners to remove substances such as grease, paint, oil, lubricants, and other organic films from machines, tools, and floors. When it comes to choosing a degreaser, most tend to lean towards solvent based degreasers. Solvents are liquids or gases that can dissolve or extract other substances. Common uses for organic solvents are in industrial products such as paint thinners, spot removers, detergents, dry cleaning, and even found on the consumer level in nail polish removers. Solvent-based degreasers can rapidly dissolve oil, grease, paint, and other contaminants. However, having solvent-based ingredients in degreasers means more regulation from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) due to the health hazards that are associated with traditional solvents.
Traditional Solvent Health Hazards
The health hazards that are associated with traditional solvents include toxicity to the nervous system, reproductive damage, liver damage, kidney damage, respiratory impairment, etc. Also, some of the ingredients that are found in traditional industrial degreasers can cause significant unwanted side effects such as damage to equipment or contamination of waste-water. Some of the problematic ingredients include emulsifiers, petroleum products, inhibitors, chelating agents, and more. While some of these ingredients help degreasers with having enough power to handle various types of manufactured parts, components, and materials, you should not have to compromise safety for power.
The Advantages of Using An Green Solvent
Using a hazardous ingredient-free solvent such as Ecolink’s QED provides the power that is needed to remove substances such as grease, fuel oil, carbon and organic resins while being environmentally safe and being safe on many plastic and rubber surfaces. Ecolink’s QED product is:
- Contains no water
- Rapidly leaves no residue of any kind
- Very rapid evaporation
- High dielectric strength for use on electrical apparatus
- Contains no OSHA or ACGIH listed ingredients
- Surfaces are ready for painting, bonding, or any other critical applications after hand wipe cleaning surfaces with QED
Interested in an Environmentally Solvent Degreaser That Is Green?
Utilizing a hazardous ingredient-free, eco-friendly solvent degreaser such as Ecolink’s QED will not only provide the power of traditional solvent-based degreaser but will also be safer for work environments as well as safer for the environment. To find out if an eco-friendly solvent degreaser is the best option for you, please call us today at (800) 563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. For over 25 years, we’ve provided stock and custom cleaners that have an amazing efficacy. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing how we can help with your degreasing needs!