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TBF Environmental Technology Introduces ZemaSol™, a Solvent for Wide Range of Applications

Published on 2015-12-03. Author : SpecialChem

ZemaSol™ is a very effective and efficient solvent alternative for xylene, Parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF), Tertiary Butyl Acetate (TBAc) or toluene. A multi-purpose and cost-effective solvent, ZemaSol™ is widely used in industrial cleaning and formulations for epoxies, urethanes, alkyds, inks, and adhesives.

Fig. 1: TBF Environmental Technology

It is also very effective as a multi-purpose cleaner. ZemaSol’s unique properties are very effective at reducing viscosity of products and allows formulators to improve sprayability, flow and dry of coatings.

ZemaSol™ is considered an environmentally friendly solvent. It has a very low Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) value, no ozone creators or depletors and no HAPs. It is VOC-compliant in US and Canada and considered an Ultra-low VOC in 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.

How did ZemaSol™ come about?

TBF developed ZemaSol™ to replace certain toxic and polluting solvents. TBF engaged with industry customers to learn their requirements in a replacement solvent.

What is ZemaSol™ and how is it different from other zero VOC solvents in the market?

ZemaSol™ has better solvency and lower odor compared to conventional solvents. It is a versatile solvent for cleaning, and used in the formulation of epoxy, urethanes, alkyds, inks, and adhesives.

How does ZemaSol™ work in different formulations such as epoxies and alkyds etc.?

ZemaSol™ is very effective in rapidly reducing solids content and viscosity of epoxy resins. It is a very efficient solvent and can reduce solids from 100% to 60-50% 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.

ZemaSol™ is a fast, efficient solvent for dissolving thermoplastic acrylics in inks, concrete coatings, sealers, glazes.

How ZemaSol™ is better for the environment?

ZemaSol™ exhibits an ultra-low Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) value, which means it has a minimal impact on creating smog. ZemaSol contains no Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), ozone creators or depletors. It is non mutagenic and non-carcinogenic.

Can ZemaSol™ be used for cleaning applications?

ZemaSol™ is a very effective, multi-purpose cleaner for equipment hard surfaces, paint and adhesives. It has no obnoxious fumes and is a safer solvent for use with open type cleaning systems.

About TBF Environmental Technology

TBF Environmental Technology (TBF) manufactures innovative industrial solvents which reduce environmental impact by reducing or eliminating the emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), and greenhouse gases, as compared to conventional solvents. TBF solvents do not contribute to ozone creation or depletion. All TBF solvents reduce the risk to the health and safety of workers by replacing conventional toxic solvents.

Source: TBF Environmental Technology


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