March 20, 2020 – Fluorinated Solvents Provide Environmentally Friendly Alternative for Cleaning Medical Devices

Fluorinated Solvents Provide Environmentally Friendly Alternative for Cleaning Medical Devices

EXTON, Pa., March 20, 2020 – To help manufacturers meet environmental regulations for precision cleaning of medical devices, AGC Chemicals Americas offers AMOLEA™ AT2 and AsahiKlin™ AE-3000 fluorinated solvents. These new fluorinated solvents are ideal replacements for traditional solvents such as n-propyl bromide and trichloroethylene, which are both undergoing risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Amolea AT2 and AsahiKlin AE-3000 cleaning solvents have no flash point, no ozone depletion potential (ODP), low global warming potential (LGWP) and low surface tension. They are used to clean a range of medical devices including orthopedic implants, catheters, tubes, scopes, needles, dental devices and surgical tools.

These nonflammable fluorinated cleaning solvents are chemically and thermally stable and don’t require the use of explosion-proof equipment. In addition, they are energy efficient due to their low latent heat of vaporization and can be recycled with distillation. They are ideal for many applications because they are compatible with a broad range of materials including metals, plastics, elastomers and delicate substrates.

For more information, visit AGCCA’s AsahiKlin Fluorinated Solvents product page.

For details about the EPA’s Assessing and Managing Chemicals under TSCA, visit the n-propyl bromide and trichloroethylene risk evaluation pages.

About AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.

AGC Chemicals Americas is a global subsidiary of AGC Inc., a multinational corporation and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, electronic displays and chemical products. Headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, including a state-of-the-art technology center, AGC Chemicals Americas maintains manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, Pennsylvania, a satellite sales office in Guaratingueta, Brazil, and warehouses located throughout North America.


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