Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8281 6370

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8281 6370

Vapour Degreasing Products | Realistic replacements for trichloroethylene | EnSolv Compatibility With Elastomers
Vapour Degreasing Products | Realistic replacements for trichloroethylene | EnSolv Compatibility With Elastomers
DUE TO LEGISLATION THIS PRODUCT MAY NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE

Information in this section is retained for reference only
EnSolv® products, invented and patented by Envirotech (ETE), have been a market leader all over the world for n-bromopropane (nPB) based vapour degreasing solvents  - now moved to Annex XIV of REACH regulations by ECHA so nPB solvents cannot be used without authorisation after July 2020.

Using the experience of 40 years supplying and supporting users of the vapour degreasing process ETE specialists have developed "drop in" alternatives:

ProSolv®  and EnSolv CC-A®  give the same level of enhanced performance and economy as the original EnSolv® products.
Please contact our experts who are available to discuss your uses and propose the best replacement product.

Critical Cleaning SolventN-propyl bromide replacementEnSolv CC-A

EnSolv® Compatibility With Elastomers

Technical Information
Elastomer MaterialElastomer TestVapour degreaser Vapour Layer Test
NC = No Change, SC = Significant Change, MC = Moderate Change
Acrylonitrile-ButadieneMCMC
Butadiene NitrileNCNC
Butadiene StyreneNCNC
ButylNCNC
ChloropreneNCNC
Chlorosulfonate PolyethyleneNCNC
Epichlorohydrin 956NCNC
Ethylene-PropyleneNCNC
Ethylene-Propylene (Terpolymer)MCNC
Fluoroelastomer (“Viton A, B”)NCNC
Isobutylene-Isoprene (Butyl)MCMC
Natural RubberSCSC
Perfluoroelastomer (“Chemraz”)NCNC
Polychloroprene (Neoprene)SCSC
Polyether UrethaneNCNC
Polysiloxane (Silicone)NCNC
PolysulfideNCNC
PolyurethaneNCNC
Vinyl-Methyl SiloxaneNCNC
Elastomer MaterialElastomer TestVapour degreaser Vapour Layer Test
NC = No Change, SC = Significant Change, MC = Moderate Change
Acrylonitrile-ButadieneMCMC
Butadiene NitrileNCNC
Butadiene StyreneNCNC
ButylNCNC
ChloropreneNCNC
Chlorosulfonate PolyethyleneNCNC
Epichlorohydrin 956NCNC
Ethylene-PropyleneNCNC
Ethylene-Propylene (Terpolymer)MCNC
Fluoroelastomer (“Viton A, B”)NCNC
Isobutylene-Isoprene (Butyl)MCMC
Natural RubberSCSC
Perfluoroelastomer (“Chemraz”)NCNC
Polychloroprene (Neoprene)SCSC
Polyether UrethaneNCNC
Polysiloxane (Silicone)NCNC
PolysulfideNCNC
PolyurethaneNCNC
Vinyl-Methyl SiloxaneNCNC
Compatibility of EnSolv with Plastics – Recommendations
Plastic MaterialAcceptability RecommendationsIncompatibility RecommendationsVapour Degreaser Vapour Layer Test for 60 minutes
ABSXIncompatible
AcrylicXIncompatible
Arlon (Polyether Ether Ketone)XAcceptable
Chlorinated Polyvinyl ChlorideXAcceptable
DelrinXAcceptable
Epoxy ResinsXAcceptable
Furane ResinsXAcceptable
FluoroethylpropyleneXAcceptable
High Density PolyethyleneXAcceptable
Ionomer ResinXAcceptable
Kynar (Polyvinylidene Fluoride)XAcceptable
LexanXAcceptable
MethylmethacrylateXIncompatible
MylarXAcceptable
NylonXAcceptable
PolyamideXAcceptable
Polyethylene TerephtahalateXAcceptable
PolyoxymethyleneXAcceptable
PolypropyleneXAcceptable
PolystyreneXIncompatible
PolyurethaneXAcceptable
Polyvinyl Chloride (Rigid, Pipe Compound)XAcceptable
Teflon (Polyvinylidene Fluoride)XAcceptable
Ultem (Polyetherimide)XAcceptable
Plastic MaterialAcceptability RecommendationsIncompatibility RecommendationsVapour Degreaser Vapour Layer Test for 60 minutes
ABSXIncompatible
AcrylicXIncompatible
Arlon (Polyether Ether Ketone)XAcceptable
Chlorinated Polyvinyl ChlorideXAcceptable
DelrinXAcceptable
Epoxy ResinsXAcceptable
Furane ResinsXAcceptable
FluoroethylpropyleneXAcceptable
High Density PolyethyleneXAcceptable
Ionomer ResinXAcceptable
Kynar (Polyvinylidene Fluoride)XAcceptable
LexanXAcceptable
MethylmethacrylateXIncompatible
MylarXAcceptable
NylonXAcceptable
PolyamideXAcceptable
Polyethylene TerephtahalateXAcceptable
PolyoxymethyleneXAcceptable
PolypropyleneXAcceptable
PolystyreneXIncompatible
PolyurethaneXAcceptable
Polyvinyl Chloride (Rigid, Pipe Compound)XAcceptable
Teflon (Polyvinylidene Fluoride)XAcceptable
Ultem (Polyetherimide)XAcceptable
Metal SpecimensCorrosion TestImmersion Corrosion TestImmersion Corrosion TestImmersion Corrosion TestVapour Degreaser Vapour Layer Corrosion Test
TypePer Military Spec T81533A4.4.9 For vapour degreasersSamples Immersed for 2 weeks at 50°C 120°FSamples Immersed for 1 month at 50°C 120°FSamples Immersed for 2 months at 50°C 120°FSamples Immersed in vapour for 60 mins
AluminiumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
BerylliumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
BoronPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Naval Brass PassedNoneNoneNoneNone
BronzePassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Carbon SteelPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
ChromiumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
CopperPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Hastelloy-BPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Hastelloy-CPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Hastelloy-DPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
InconelPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
IronCastPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Iron, High SiliconPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
LeadPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
MagnesiumPassedNoneNoneTraceNone
ManganesePassedNoneNoneNoneNone
NickelPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
PlatinumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
SilverPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
316 Stainless SteelPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
TinPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
TitaniumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
UraniumNot Tested NoneNoneTraceTrace
VanadiumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
ZincPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
ZirconiumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Metal SpecimensCorrosion TestImmersion Corrosion TestImmersion Corrosion TestImmersion Corrosion TestVapour Degreaser Vapour Layer Corrosion Test
TypePer Military Spec T81533A4.4.9 For vapour degreasersSamples Immersed for 2 weeks at 50°C 120°FSamples Immersed for 1 month at 50°C 120°FSamples Immersed for 2 months at 50°C 120°FSamples Immersed in vapour for 60 mins
AluminiumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
BerylliumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
BoronPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Naval Brass PassedNoneNoneNoneNone
BronzePassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Carbon SteelPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
ChromiumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
CopperPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Hastelloy-BPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Hastelloy-CPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Hastelloy-DPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
InconelPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
IronCastPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Iron, High SiliconPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
LeadPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
MagnesiumPassedNoneNoneTraceNone
ManganesePassedNoneNoneNoneNone
NickelPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
PlatinumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
SilverPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
316 Stainless SteelPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
TinPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
TitaniumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
UraniumNot Tested NoneNoneTraceTrace
VanadiumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
ZincPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
ZirconiumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Further information

We can provide you with a Material Safety Data Sheet, independent laboratory reports, product samples or technical assistance. For more information or advice please contact us by telephone on +44 (0) 20 8281 6370 or use our contact form.

Vapour degreasing solvents are supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd.  Manufactured in the United Kingdom and available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors in Europe and the Middle East.

Share this page: