Non-Flammable Solvent offers effective alternative to Toluene.August 29, 2014 -
Necosolv-TB offers Kauri-Butanol (K-B) Value of 106 to serve as alternative to Toluene, which is often used as thinner for paints as well as for degreasing and cleaning surfaces. While facilitating compliance with health/safety considerations, non-flammable Necosolv-TB does not qualify as Hazardous Air Pollutant and offers low toxicity. Boiling point is 114°C, and there is no flashpoint.
Necotek Solutions provides Non-Flammable NECOSOLV-TB Alternative to Toluene with Same Solvency Power
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Oak Ridge, TN, 37830
Press release date: August 26, 2014
Toluene is well known as an excellent solvent – often used as thinner for paints as well as for degreasing and cleaning surfaces, since it has high solvency power, as demonstrated by its high Kauri-Butanol (K-B) Value of 105. However, Toluene is known to be a difficult chemical from health/safety considerations and has been discussed often as needing an alternative/replacement to be available.
Necotek Solutions developed Necosolv-TB to address this situation – providing a strong solvent that is safer as well as being non-flammable:
• Not a “Hazardous Air Pollutant”
• Low Toxicity
Comparison of Necosolv-TB and Toluene is given here:
KAURI-BUTANOL VALUES -- K-B along with bp (boiling point) & FlashPoint (FLP)
| || K-B || bp (C) || FLP (F) |
| NECOSOLV-TB || 106 || 114 || none* |
| TOLUENE || 105 || 111 || 40 |
*FLASH POINT: Not Applicable (No Flash Observed) by Pensky Martens Closed Cup -- ASTM D93
Necosolv-TB as an alternative and replacement for Toluene should be of interest to anyone using Toluene regularly.
Visit our website at www.necoteksolutions.com for more information about high-solvency-power solvents (i.e, high Kauri-Butanol, K-B, Value solvents) – all of which are uniquely non-flammable. Or, call 1-844-NECOTEK (632-6835) for more information.