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GenTech™ Vapor Degreasing Solvent

GenTech™ Comparison to Trichloroethylene TCE

GenTech™ is a safe, environmentally sound, direct replacement for Trichloroethylene. GenTech™ is an advanced non-chlorinated, non-flammable solvent ideal for cleaning a variety of contaminants on metals. GenTech™ works as well if not better than TCE giving you all of the cleaning effectiveness with less environmental and worker impacts. Please contact us for a free sample of GenTech™.

Performance Properties GENTECH™ TCE
Boiling Point 160°F 189°F
Flash Point None None
Evaporation Rate (n Butyl Acetate = 1) 4.5 3.0
Azeotropic Composition Yes Yes
Inhibited Against Metal Corrosion Yes Yes
Inhibited Against Hydrolysis Yes Yes
Kauri Butanol Value 129 129

Regulatory Profile GENTECH™ TCE
Hazardous Air Pollutant No Yes
NESHAP Regulated Not Regulated Yes
CERCLA Reportable Quantity Not Applicable 100 lbs.
Department of Transportation Not regulated Hazard Classification 6.1
RCRA Hazard Waste Number Not applicable U 228
VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) Yes Yes

Technical Physical Properties GenTech TCE
Specific Gravity, 25/25°C 1.31 1.46
Pounds Per Gallon @ 77°F 10.99 12.11
Specific Heat, 25°C, cal/g 0.27 0.23
Latent Heat, cal/g 58.5 56.4
Viscosity, 25°C, cps 0.49 0.54
Vapor Pressure, 25°C (mm Hg) 139 74.3
Vapor Density (Air =1) 4.3 4.53
Water Solubility (g/100 ml) 0.25 0.10
Flammability Limits LEL/UEL 3% to 9.0% 8% to 11%
Hansen Parameters: Non-Polar / Polar 17.9 / 5.8 18.7 / 9.28