ecolink2005replacement

Say goodbye to HCFC solvents

Ecolink 2005 and Select Free (141B) are phasing out
NEWS: Effective January 1, 2003, a specific class of industrial solvents, HCFC’s or Hydrochlorofluorocarbons, has been banned from production in the United States. If you participated in the phase-out of 1, 1, 1 trichloroethane and CFC’s in the 1990’s, you understand the need to find effective solvent replacements. For many Ecolink customers, HCFC’s used in the formulation of Ecolink 2005 are critical to their cleaning process.

Don’t worry, Ecolink will support your transition
If you currently use Ecolink 2005, be sure to order sufficient supply for your transition needs. While the regulation forbids production or import of HCFC’s after January 1, 2003, it does allow users to consume the balance of the available material produced prior to the phase-out. We believe that HCFC raw material will continue to be available to Ecolink well into 2007. As a result, we can help you transition to Ecolink replacement products with no disruption to your daily workflow. Call 800-563-1305 for details.

Ecolink recommended replacement products

Replacement Products Applications Performance Advantages
Performance Disadvantages Toxicity Material Compatibility
Ecolink 3005 Contact cleaning, light to moderate soil removal Similar to CFC-113, no flashpoint, rapid drying, no residue May not remove some soils Low toxicity Good
ECC Light soil removal Dries rapidly, cleans well, cost effective Flammable Low toxicity Good
Preptone –
bulk only
Contact cleaning, light soil removal from solvent-sensitive substrates Similar to CFC-113, no flashpoint, rapid drying, no residue May not remove some soils Low toxicity Excellent
Phase II
(TCE)
Heavy-Duty degreasing Superior soil removal, rapid drying, no residue Higher Odor Moderate toxicity, ventilation required Aggressive on many plastics
Positron Degreasing, contact cleaning Good solvency, removes most soils Moderate dry time Low toxicity Test on rubber and plastic
Hypersolve™
bulk
Triagen (A)
Heavy-Duty degreasing Superior soil removal, rapid drying, no residue Low exposure limits Moderate toxicity, ventilation required Aggressive on many plastics

Ecolink HCFC-141b Products

Replacement
Products
Applications Performance Advantages Performance Disadvantages Toxicity Material Compatibility
Ecolink 2005
Select Free
Contact cleaning, light to moderate soil removal Similar to CFC-113, no flashpoint, rapid drying, no residue Production now banned. Will soon be unavailable. Low toxicity Aggressive on many plastics

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