EXTON, Pa., October 20, 2020 – AMOLEA™ AT2 and AsahiKlin™ AE-3000 series cleaning agents from AGC Chemicals Americas provide electronics manufacturers a better toxicity profile and an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional solvents. They are used to precision clean electronic components such as reflector glasses for laser printers, lenses, and audio and video heads, and are used for defluxing printed circuit boards.
AMOLEA AT2 and AsahiKlin AE-3000 fluorinated solvents are ideal replacements for 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 cleaning solvents have no flash point, no ozone depletion potential (ODP), low global warming potential (LGWP) and low surface tension. They are nonflammable, chemically and thermally stable and do not require the use of explosion-proof equipment. AGC fluorosolvents can be used in most existing vapor degreasing equipment with little or no modification.
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.
AGC Chemicals Americas is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGC Inc., a $14.1 billion multinational corporation and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, electronic displays and chemical products. The company was formed in 2004 through the merging of sister companies Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers USA and AGA Chemicals. 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 Sao Paulo, Brazil and warehouses located throughout North America. www.agcchem.com