AGC Chemicals Showcases Sustainable Precision Cleaning Solvents

AGC Chemicals Showcases Sustainable Precision Cleaning Solvents

AGC Chemicals Showcases Sustainable Precision Cleaning Solvents

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AGC Chemicals has developed Amolea AS-300 and AS-300AT – based on new HCFO chemistry – to provide effective, environmentally friendly precision cleaning agents to manufacturers of high-value medical devices. These cleaning solvents are categorized as non-hazardous air pollutants with an ozone depletion potential of near zero and a global warming potential of less than one.

Amolea AS-300 and AS-300AT are ideal replacements for HFC solvents, low boiling point HCFO solvents, as well as n-propyl bromide (nPB or 1-BP) and trichloroethylene, which are both undergoing risk evaluation under the TSCA. These new HCFO solvents have an advantageous boiling point that enables low evaporation, which means less solvent is consumed during the cleaning process. They also provide superior solvency with Kb value of 44 and 118 respectively and a favorable HSE (Health, Safety, Environment) profile.

AGC will introduce Amolea AS-300 and AS-300AT cleaning solvents at MD&M East from December 7-9, 2021. In addition, the company will display its ForBlue sunsep gas humidifiers and dryers, which are said to feature highly moisture-selective membranes that can humidify oxygen and specialty gases or dry sample gases. They are structured with hollow fiber membranes and durable casings, and the membranes are made from a fluorinated ionomer, giving them high chemical resistance and minimized permeability of gases other than moisture. They feature a simple mechanism of H2O pressure to cause wet/dry gas production.

AGC will also display its environmentally sensible fluorinated solvents, which are said to provide a safer, highly effective and environmentally friendly alternative to other solvents such as n-propyl bromide and trichloroethylene. They are chemically and thermally stable and have no flash point.

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