Cleaning Solvents and Their Environmental Impact; Important Update from Hubbard-Hall

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In response to increased regulations regarding solvents, Hubbard-Hall has added valuable content to their website, providing important information regarding solvent cleaning and its environmental impact. In addition to offering several options, Hubbard-Hall provides recommendations based on specific applications.

The increasing demands placed on businesses leave little time to evaluate safer cleaning options, especially for solvent and precision cleaning applications. Matching the right solvent and equipment for specific applications can be a trade off between the level of cleanliness required, workplace exposure, and the total process costs. Fortunately Hubbard-Hall offers several options so there is no need to compromise.

This past July, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection petitioned to the Science Advisory Board (SAB) to add n-propyl bromide (nPB) to the TURA chemicals reporting list. After voting, the SAB recommends it be added to the list beginning in 2010.

In response to these and other changing regulations surrounding many cleaning options, Hubbard-Hall has added valuable content to their website, providing up-to-date information regarding solvent cleaning and its environmental impact. Here you will find a clearly outlined chart identifying various applications and which solvents are recommended for each. Also included is a compilation of the physical properties of some common solvents as well as several regulatory and environmental impact comparisons of each. Users are able to download both charts right from the website.

In addition to the website updates, Hubbard-Hall is sponsoring an important conference of industry experts, equipment specialists and government regulators to discuss these issues. As a supplier of aqueous cleaners and solvent cleaning alternatives, Hubbard-Hall believes each has its place when properly used in today's efficient equipment.

The agenda will include environmental and regulatory updates from the Massachusetts Toxic Use Reduction Institute and the Massachusetts Chemical Technical Alliance. With help from partners 3M Electronic Materials, Branson Equipment and Pero USA, the discussion will also include matching the proper solvent and equipment with the latest information.

For more information on the conference or to learn more about your cleaning options, please contact Hubbard-Hall

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Michelle Lineweber
Hubbard-Hall Inc.
203-756-5521 ext. 5203
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