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GenTech™ Vapor Degreasing Solvent

Metal Cleaning Solvent for Vapor Degreasing

GenTech™ is the quality leader in nPB solvent options for metal cleaning, metal fabricating and metal finishing. GenTech™ is designed for vapor degreasing and ultrasonic cleaning to achieve economy, longevity and cleaning performance, especially in high-volume, high production vapor degreasing applications. When you need a workhorse - GenTech™ is there.

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Benefits of GenTech™ Metal Cleaning Solvent:

  • High Quality: Designed and manufactured to exacting standards
  • Ideal Drop-In Replacement for Chlorinated Solvents
  • Simple to use in your existing equipment
  • Always in stock
  • Excellent soil loading
  • Excellent bath life and stability
  • Fast evaporating
  • Contain no HAPs (Hazardous Air Pollutants)
  • Not NESHAP regulated (reduces or eliminates permitting/environmental reporting)
  • Life cycle savings using our GenTech™ Waste Disposal Program
  • Outstanding economy
  • Superior cleaning performance
  • Favorable regulatory profile
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Highly effective on organic contaminants such as oils, greases, lubricants, coolants, drawing fluids, adhesives, waxes, fluxes and flux residues
  • Manufacturer's expertise and product support
  • Quantities that meet your needs: 1, 5 & 55 Gallon drums


before cleaning
Before Vapor Degreasing in GenTech™


after cleaning
After Vapor Degreasing in GenTech™

Outstanding Economy

We recognize that the total cost of cleaning is more than just the cost of the solvent. That is why with GenTech™ you will find a competitively priced product, a full complement of support personnel, and performance characteristics that enhance the cost-effectiveness of choosing GenTech™. Please call us at 847.640.8923 or contact us for a free sample.

Superior Cleaning Performance

GenTech™ is a powerful solvent on a broad range of common manufacturing contaminants.

By traditional solvency measures of the Hildebrand Parameter and KB factor, GenTech™ is comparable to that of chlorinated solvents and exceeds that of the fluorinated solvents by a substantial measure.

Chart showing Kauri Butanol numbers

GenTech™ is highly effective in cleaning organic contaminants such as oils, greases, lubricants, coolants, drawing fluids, adhesives, waxes, fluxes and flux residues. GenTech is formulated to be compatible with all metals and a broad range of elastomers and plastics.

Performance Properties GENTECH™ TCE
Boiling Point 160° F / 71° C 188° F / 87° C
Flash Point None None
Evaporation Rate 4.5 3.0
Kauri Butanol Value 129 129
Specific Gravity 1.33 1.46
Evaporation Rate 4.5 3.0
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg) 139 60
Vapor Density 4.3 4.53
Specific Heat 0.27 0.23
Water Solubility (@ 25Cg/100 ml) 0.25 0.11
Surface Tension (dynes/cm) 26.1 29.5
Dielectric Strength 27,000 varies
Viscosity 0.5 0.49

Favorable Regulatory Profile

GenTech™ contains no HAPs (Hazardous Air Pollutants) and is not NESHAP regulated. It is not considered a hazardous material by the DOT. Additionally, spent GenTech™ is not a hazardous waste, so disposal is simple and cost effective using our GenTech™ Waste Disposal Program.

Ideal Drop-In Replacement for Chlorinated Solvents

GenTech™ is engineered for applications where chlorinated solvents such as TCE, PERC and Methylene Chloride are being used for vapor degreasing and ultrasonic cleaning. When comparing GenTech™ to a chlorinated solvent you get the same cleaning power without the negative environmental effects. GenTech™'s physical properties (no flash point, azeotropic, boiling point, solvency power, stability and ready distillation) and favorable regulatory profile make GenTech™ ideal for replacing chlorinated solvents. Please give us a call at 847.640.8923 or contact us for a free sample.

Simple to Use in Your Existing Equipment

GenTech™ works in a broad range of vapor degreasing units from Branson to Baron Blakeslee to Finishing Equipment Units. Typically, with a simple adjustment to the temperature settings, you can drop in GenTech™ and continue normal operations. In addition, the similarity of GenTech™'s physical characteristics to chlorinated solvents allows continued use without substantial operator re-training on work practices or solvent maintenance.

Regulatory Profile GENTECH™ TCE
NESHAP Reporting NOT Required Required
RCRA NON-Hazardous Waste Hazardous Waste
DOT NOT Regulated Yes, Regulated
Title V Permit NOT Required Required
CER CLA Regulated Over 20,000 lbs. 24 hrs. Regulated Over 110 lbs. 24 hrs.
Record Keeping Reporting
NOT Required Hazard Warning Required
Prop 65, CA Yes Yes
Clean Water Act NOT Regulated Regulated
VOC Yes, Petition for Exemption Filed with US-EPA Yes
US-EPA SNAP Approved Yes Yes
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Expertise and Support to Ensure Your Success

Best of all with GenTech™, the Reliance Technical Support Team is behind you. We are confident that our expertise in solvent chemistries, vapor degreasing equipment and regulatory compliance will allow us to provide the correct solution to solve any cleanliness, productivity or regulatory issues that your company may experience. Please give us a call at 847.640.8923 or contact us for a free sample.