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Which cleaning solvent should I use?

Whether you’re manufacturing a consumer- or industrial-grade cleaning product, it’s crucial that you use the right cleaning solvent. This will make your product as effective and economical as possible, giving you an edge over the competition and boosting your bottom line.

We’ve put together this guide to help you find the perfect solvent for your product. So, read on to discover what cleaning solvent you should use in a:

What cleaning solvent should I use in a hard surface cleaner?

If you’re manufacturing a hard surface cleaner, you need a solvent that will provide high levels of solvency and low levels of toxicity. Estasol® — a highly soluble, low-vapour pressure, low-odour, high flash point,  non-toxic product — fits the bill perfectly. Safe to handle and biodegradable, this compound can also easily be blended with other solvents, making it a great choice for a hard surface cleaner.

If you’re after an eco-friendly alternative, look no further than Coasol® and Coasol® 290 Plus. These coalescent additives are classed as non-VOC under directive 2004/42/CE of the European Parliament (also known as ‘the paints directive’) and meet the requirements for the European Ecolabel and the GS11 Green Seal [PDF], making them the perfect choice if you’re manufacturing a low-VOC aqueous-based product.

What cleaning solvent should I use in a paint stripper or graffiti remover?

Estasol® is an economical and effective general-purpose solvent that is perfect for graffiti removers and paint strippers. Biodegradable, low-odour, non-toxic and safe to handle, this low-maintenance cleaning solvent is a great choice if you want to manufacture an efficient and cost-effective paint remover.

2-Ethylhexyl Acetate is compatible with commonly used solvents such as glycols and glycol ethers, alcohols, and ketones. This makes it a highly effective additive in paint strippers, as it can enhance your solvent of choice and make your cleaner even more effective. Consider utilising its solvent qualities in your graffiti remover or paint cleaner for the best results.

If you’re making a low-VOC paint stripper, you should make use of Coasol® and Coasol® 290 Plus. These non-toxic coalescent additives are the perfect choice if you want to appeal to the growing number of consumers concerned with the toxicity level of the cleaning products they use.

What cleaning solvent should I use in an industrial cleaner?

With companies under ever-increasing pressure to reduce their carbon footprint to meet green regulations, you’d be well advised to focus your efforts on making your industrial cleaners eco-friendly. This will help your cleaner appeal to a wider market and also future-proof it if regulations become even more stringent.

Coasol® and Coasol® 290 Plus are two powerful ester-based biodegradable solvents with a balance of polar and non-polar properties. They’re also classified as non-VOC under directive 2004/42/CE of the European Parliament and qualify for the European Ecolabel and the GS11 Green Seal [PDF], making them the perfect solvents if you’re manufacturing a low-toxicity industrial cleaner to appeal to companies trying to reduce their carbon footprint.

What cleaning solvent should I use in a nail polish remover?

Non-toxic nail polish removers are becoming more and more popular as the average consumer becomes aware of the dangers of VOCs. Replace the acetone in your nail polish remover with Coasol® 290 Plus to create an eco-friendly, low-odour product that suits the needs of today’s consumers.

What cleaning solvent should I use in a floor wax remover?

Using a high-toxicity wax floor stripper in an enclosed space can be bad for your health and bad for the planet. As consumers become increasingly aware of the dangers of VOCs, the market for low-toxicity floor wax removers grows.

If you want to meet this demand with an eco-friendly and non-toxic wax stripper, consider using Coasol® or Coasol® 290 Plus as your cleaning solvent. These non-VOC additives will ensure your wax remover is one of the most environmentally friendly available.

What cleaning solvent should I use in an oil rig and drilling equipment cleaner?

If you’re manufacturing an oil rig and drilling equipment cleaner, you need to use a cleaning solvent up to the task of dissolving the very toughest dirt and stains. Estasol® is an economical, easy-to-handle, and powerful solvent that is the perfect additive for a heavy-duty cleaner.

Do you want to know what solvent to use in a cleaning product we haven’t covered in this guide? Get in touch with our team of experts today and we’ll be more than happy to point you in the right direction, or take a look at our cleaning solvents page to learn more about our full range of market-leading additives.