Now is the time to take action and switch to a film cleaning solvent that is an excellent replacement cleaner for many of the current film cleaning solvents. From trichloroethylene (or TCE based solvents) which are known carcinogens (which GenTech is not) to FilmGuard (which leaves an oily residue which GenTech does not) to FilmRenew which is slow to evaporate (which GenTech is not), to HFE-8200 (very expensive which GenTech is not), GenTech solves a variety of issues that current cleaners leave behind.
GenTech is United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program approved for solvent cleaning applications. Unlike 1,1,1 trichloroethane (TCE) , 1,1,1,-TCA, perchloroethylene (PERC) or methylene chloride (MC), GenTech has been reviewed by the USEPA SNAP program and has been determined to be acceptable to the environment for ozone depletion and global warming.
GenTech is considered to be a viable alternative to the above mentioned solvents.
You can count on GenTech Film Cleaning Solvent to be:
GenTech is gentle and compatible with a wide variety of film stock, from delicate archival film to nitrate film stock. GenTech can be used effectively, due to its non-flammability, anti-static properties, and fast evaporation times.
From fingerprints to gearing oils, from dirt to dust, GenTech will effectively clean and remove a variety of contaminants from your film without leaving any residue. GenTech dries quickly and cleans powerfully. GenTech will help to relax "curl" and "saggy bag syndrome".
If you are using a Lipsner-Smith CF8200 or other ultrasonic film cleaning machine, you can easily switch to GenTech. It is as easy as draining the old solvent filling the ultrasonic tank with GenTech. Additionally, GenTech is an excellent, economical replacement for Novec HFE-8200, with all of the same performance, but a fraction of the cost.
GenTech is considered a direct replacement for TCE, PERC, methylene chloride, and alcohol. Use the GenTech exactly the way you have been using your other film cleaning solvent.
Unlike more toxic solvents, GenTech leaves no measurable residue or contaminants that can scratch your film or leave abrasions. It evaporates quickly so you do have to worry about winding up your film wet.
Unlike other solvents, GenTech is non-hazardous for shipping. GenTech ships UPS and FED EX to anywhere in the country and it is always in stock. Call today and it ships today.
As with any powerful product, please test before using to ensure that your process and GenTech are compatible. Also, please do not dispose of the GenTech into the sink or ground water system. For smaller quantities, the solvent will evaporate quickly so disposal should not be a problem. But if you are using larger quantities, as in an ultrasonic machine, we have a free to use spent solvent disposal program that we encourage our customers to participate in.[Return to top.]