14th December 2018

LOW VOC SOLVENT SUBSTITUTE

TBF Environmental Technology has introduced ZemaSol as a solvent alternative for xylene, parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF), tertiary butyl acetate (TBAc) or toluene. A multi-purpose solvent, it can be widely used in industrial cleaning and formulations for epoxies, urethanes, alkyds, inks, and adhesives.

TBF says it is also very effective as a multi-purpose cleaner. Its properties are claimed to be effective at reducing viscosity of products, and allow formulators to improve sprayability, flow and dry of coatings.

The product has a very low maximum incremental reactivity (MIR) value, no ozone creators or depletors, and no HAPs. It is VOC-compliant in the US and Canada, and is considered an ultra-low VOC in the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). It is also a low odor solvent, non- carcinogenic, non-mutagenic and a preferred solvent in improving occupational health and safety.

ZemaSol is claimed to be very effective in rapidly reducing solids content and viscosity of epoxy resins from 100 percent to 60-50 percent rapidly, using minimal solvent. It works in a similar manner for urethane polyols, and alkyd top primers and top coats. It is also an effective cleaner for epoxy, urethane, alkyds paints, coatings, application equipment as well as inks and adhesives.

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