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AGC Chemicals Americas Launches Environmentally Compatible Fluorinated Solvents That Replace Halogenated Solvents
EXTON, PA –
AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc., is launching a new line of fluorinated solvents that have no flash point, no Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and Low Global Warming Potential (GWP), making them safer and more environmentally friendly than traditional halogenated solvents. The AsahiKlin™ AE-3000 Series of products is designed for use as precision cleaning solvents, moisture displacement fluids, defluxing agents for electronics, and carrier solvents for lubricants. The products are being introduced at AGC’s
at the MD&M West show taking place February 12 to 14 in Anaheim.
Developed by the makers of best-selling AsahiKlin AK-225, the AE-3000 Series comprises four products that are nonflammable and noncorrosive. They have low surface tensions, low viscosities and high liquid densities, and they are chemically and thermally stable.
• AsahiKlin AE-3000 is a hydrofluoroether excellent for precision cleaning of metals,
alloys, composites and plastics and as a carrier solvent for fluorinated oils, greases and
silicone oils. It is a suitable replacement for HCFC and DuPont’s Vertrel® and 3M’s
• AsahiKlin AE-3000ATE is a mixture of trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, 1,1,2,2-
Tetrafluoroethyl-2,2,2-trifluoroethyl ether, ethanol and a stabilizer. It is outstanding for
defluxing printed wiring assemblies; precision cleaning of plastics, substrates, electrical
components and metals; and particle removal. It is a suitable replacement for HCFC,
perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene, and Vertrel and Novec solvents.
• AsahiKlin AE-3000AT is a mixture of trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, 1,1,2,2-
Tetrafluoroethyl-2,2,2-trifluoroethyl ether and a stabilizer. It is outstanding for removing
oils and greases from metal and electrical components. It is a suitable replacement for
HCFC, perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene, and Vertrel and Novec solvents.
• AsahiKlin AE-3100E is a hydrofluoroether that offers outstanding drying and thus
works as a high-performance drying agent after wet plating, for carbide metal before
coating for cleaning, and for drying after cleaning. It is also well suited to precision
cleaning and dewatering, as well as for defluxing of electronics, electrical components
and printed wiring assemblies. It is an appropriate replacement for HCFC, and Vertrel
and Novec solvents.
“The AE-3000 Series is going to be a significant improvement for manufacturing OEMs of
medical devices, electronics, aerospace and optics,” said Jim Scott, AGC technical manager for the product line. “Metal fabricators, the military, they’re all going to find that they can improve worker health and safety, and find it much easier to be compliant with environmental regulations even as those regulations become more stringent.”
About AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.
AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Asahi Glass family, a $15 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.
AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc., manufactures, markets and sells high-quality fluorochemicals and specialty chemicals. Fluorochemicals include Fluon® fluoropolymer resins and compounds, and AFLAS® fluoroelastomers. Specialty chemicals include AsahiKlin fluorinated solvents, LUMIFLON™ fluoropolymer resins, Asahi Guard E-SERIES water and oil repellants, FCLEAN ® greenhouse films, fine silica gels and other fluoro-intermediates.
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., AGC Chemicals Americas maintains manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, Pa., and warehouses located throughout North America.
Vertrel® is a registered trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Novec™ is a trademark of 3M Corporation.
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