Solvents & Parts Cleaning

Solvents have many useful applications including metal cleaning, parts cleaning, surface preparation, degreasing, paint thinners and lubricants. Because of their widespread prevalence in many industrial products, solvents are among the most commonly used chemicals in the workplace.

Many solvents are “organic”, petroleum based chemicals which have very powerful substance dissolving properties. Unfortunately these organic solvents can be extremely hazardous to worker health and safety, causing a wide range of short term injuries and long term illnesses, and posing significant challenges to business to manage the safe handling, storage and disposal of waste products.

Case Studies & More

21

Apr

Brake Cleaner – Non-Chlorinated vs Chlorinated | How to choose between deadly & deadlier

Choosing a traditional brake cleaner poses a rather unsatisfactory question. Do you choose the flammable highly toxic one, or the alarmingly very highly toxic one? It’s not such a nice question to consider and, of course, there is no good answer – or is there?

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19

Jun

Purasolve Parts Cleaner – Video

  Extreme performance without the risks. Purasolve Parts Cleaner is the ideal substitute for dangerous industrial solvents. Watch the ignition test in this short video above – and remember, please don’t try this with an average solvent!   Visit the Purasolve Parts Cleaner product page>

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11

May

Using common industrial solvents is dangerous and expensive

Chemicals such as Acetone, MEK, Toluene carry the risks of workplace illness and accidents, and environmental pollution fines and penalties. These solvents are still widely used for industrial cleaning and degreasing, despite safer, and more cost effective, substitutes being available.

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19

May

Improved Parts Cleaning Efficiencies & Cost Savings | Heavy Vehicle Service Centre

With the help of Envirofluid, this network of Heavy Vehicle Service Centres identified and actioned on huge cost savings which gave them improved parts cleaning results and better efficiencies while mitigating a major health risk

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1

Aug

Surface Cleaning Solvents – Why Vapour Pressure and Flash Point are Important

Cleaning hard metal surfaces in preparation for painting, welding or inspection is a common and important task in some industries – but it comes with some potential dangers.
Traditional surface cleaning processes often involve the use of hazardous chemical solvents such as Acetone and MEK. These common industrial solvents create workplace hazards and health risks to people who regularly use or come into contact with them.

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2

Jul

Parts Cleaning Solvents – Health & Safety Risks

Parts cleaning is a common industrial task involving a range of parts cleaning solvents many of which can be toxic and hazardous. Parts washing chemical solvents often contain highly toxic and harmful ingredients which can lead to a range of serious health hazards and illnesses for workers, and significant legal and financial risks for business.

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