NEXT Solvents: Fluorinated Solvents

NEXT Solvents: Fluorinated Solvents

Before the invention and use of fluorinated solvents (also known as Hydro Fluoro Ethers), chemicals such as CFCs, HFCs, PFCs were depleting the ozone layer. This led to the development of fluorinated solvents, which allow for safer, more environmentally responsible cleaning, heat transfer and testing across a myriad of industries.

Enviro Tech is proud to be an industry leader once again as a supplier of NEXT 3000 and EnSolv® NEXT, alternatives to chlorinated and brominated vapor degreasing solvents. These new formulations replace chemicals like HCFC-225 (AK-225), trichloroethylene (TCE), n-propyl bromide (nPB) and more, offering advantages such as lower ozone depletion potential (ODP), higher KB value, lower toxicity and less governmental regulation.

Our fluorinated solvents also contribute to workplace and employee safety. NEXT 3000 and EnSolv NEXT evaporate quickly after cleaning or degreasing, are nonflammable and stable (they do not require acid acceptance testing or stabilizer additions). Workplaces that use Enviro Tech fluorinated, nonflammable solvents are healthier for the environment and safer for employees.

NEXT 3000 Brand Fluorinated Solvent

This nonflammable, high-trans fluorinated blend is formulated to meet a wide range of precision cleaning needs. NEXT 3000 is perfectly suited for vapor degreasing in existing equipment, cold wiping applications, oxygen cleaning and many other functions. It can also be used as a carrier fluid for deposition of materials such as silicone and other lubricants.

See the full technical data sheet for NEXT 3000 here

EnSolv NEXT Brand Fluorinated Solvent

Like NEXT 3000, EnSolv NEXT is a high-trans fluorinated solvent. This means that EnSolv NEXT is nonflammable, boasts an ozone depletion potential of zero, and has a very low global warming potential. But unlike NEXT 3000, EnSolv NEXT is specifically manufactured for degreasing applications outside the vapor degreaser, such as cold wiping, aerosol spraying and refrigerant flushing.

See the full technical data sheet for EnSolv NEXT here

Advantages of Fluorinated Solvents

  • Zero ozone depletion potential (ODP)
  • Low global warming potential
  • Nonflammable cleaner (no flash point)
  • Nonexplosive cleaner
  • High solvency strength (KB value = 91)
  • Evaporates quickly
  • Low surface tension
  • Low boiling point
  • No acid acceptance testing
  • No stabilizer additives required
  • Minimal non-volatile residue
  • No hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)
  • Nonhazardous transport (U.S. DOT)
  • SNAP approved for degreasing and aerosol
  • Excellent materials compatibility
  • Suitable for use in existing equipment
  • Useful across a myriad of industries

Simply put, our NEXT line of solvents is better for the environment, your workplace and your employees — all without sacrificing a consistent and precise clean. Between our EnSolv NEXT and NEXT 3000 product lines, Enviro Tech has a fluorinated solvent solution to tackle your unique needs, while contributing to a safer workplace and a safer environment.

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