Perchlorethylene Replacement - 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids Helping You Make The Switch
What is Perchloroethylene? Perchloroethylene also called PERC, is a colourless, non-flammable liquid generally used for dry cleaning fabrics. Perchloroethylene is used in many industries, including appliance, automotive and the aerospace industries. This liquid is useful for vapour degreasing of metal parts.
3M™ Novec™ fluids strike an outstanding balance between all your precision cleaning needs and can be used in traditional vapour degreasing and immersion systems or they can be used in aerosol or hand wipe cleaning of industrial components, ranging from sophisticated electronics to precision mechanical assemblies.
Perchloroethylene, a Category 3 Carcinogen
Perchloroethylene is classed as a Category 3 Carcinogen. R-40 Risk Phrase - Possible risk of irreversible effects. Novec fluid does not carry any of these Risk Phrases. Learn More
Perchloroethylene, a CMR
Perchloroethylene are Classed as CMRs (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or Reproductive Toxin) by the SED (Solvent Emissions Directive 1999-13-EC). Novec HFE-72DE fluid is not classed as a CMR. Learn More
Perchloroethylene Require Extraction of Vapours and must comply with the emission limit of 20mg/m3. Novec HFE-72DE fluid does not require Extraction and has Emission Limit of 75 mg C/Nm3. Learn More
Perchloroethylene consumes much higher volumes of Solvent. Novec HFE-72DE fluid has beneficial properties (Surface tension, vapour pressure, viscosity, heat of vaporisation & boiling point) which ensure far less solvent is used in a like-for-like comparison. In conjunction with Novec not requiring extraction, total solvent usage is reduced dramatically. Learn More
Want to learn more about our potential Perchloroethylene alternative?
Are you confused by the legislation & restrictions surrounding Trichloroethylene or Methylene Chloride or HFC Solvents used in your ultrasonic cleaning? Are you concerned by the quantity of nPB you are consuming? Or are the huge volumes of water being consumed in your aqueous cleaning becoming a hidden cost? Take a look at our comparison overview.
Are you conducting ultrasonic cleaning for the first time? Want to understand how legislation around Trichloroethylene impacts on your equipment? Are you replacing your existing solvent with Novec but don't know if it can be used with your equipment? Let us help to guide you through.
Want to know more about the ultrasonic cleaning process? Let our video demonstrations guide you through a start to finish process and see the advantages of vapour degreasing cleaning systems over aqueous cleaning.
Traditional ultrasonic cleaning solvents such as Trichloroethylene and nPB carry a number of carcinogenic risk phrases and some are also classed as CMRs (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or Reproductive Toxin). Let us help you understand the risks, their impacts and ways to overcome them.