New Reusable ‘Green’ Industrial Degreaser from Brazil Now Available in US Keeps Workplaces Healthier, More Productive and Cuts Hazmat Risks and Costs

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Company seeks U.S. market partners to help meet expected demand

MTec Materials Technology of Brazil, an innovative industrial solutions company, said today its new recyclable green degreasing solvent Purisolv -- extracted from cashew nuts -- is now available to U.S. metal finishing, plastics, ceramics, printing, electronics and automotive repair industries.

Purisolv uses chemical fractions extracted from cashew nut liquid and a sucrose ester used as surfactant. It is less costly than citrus-derived limonene-based green degreasers and due to its unique properties is highly reusable. It is ideal for spray or immersion degreasing or parts cleaning processes.

"Aside from offering users greater upfront economy over alkaline formulations or petroleum-derived degreasers and cleaners, once the initial volume of Purisolv has been established impurities can be skimmed or filtered off and only 10 to 20% of the product needs to be replenished,” noted Mauricio de Castro, MTec’s director and chief scientist.

The use of this recyclable, green degreaser and cleaner:

  •     More thoroughly and quickly removes leftover residues such as process oils, greases and dirty stains to prepare metal, plastic and other surfaces for further processes such as painting, bending, galvanizing or final packing.
  •     Eliminates or reduces workplace environmental health and safety risks otherwise associated with handling and applying toxic or volatile chemicals.
  •     Reduces costs associated with workplace insurance rates, individual protection equipment, and special storage and materials handling issues.
  •     Maximizes product use because of its high reusability factor.

To illustrate Purisolv´s versatility, MTec is currently supplying the green solvent to a PET recycling plant to remove impurities in plastic flakes prior to their conversion into polyester textile fibers as well for use by a metal galvanizing line for a Brazilian appliance manufacturer.

MTec has recently entered the U.S. market, and due to demand is seeking suitable marketing partners. The market for solvents in the United States is about 12 billion pounds per year or about $5 billion (U.S) in sales. Demand for green solvents is growing due to regulatory efforts directed towards reducing emissions of ODS (Ozone Depleting Substances), VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and HAPs (Hazardous Air Pollutants).

About MTec
MTec Tecnologia de Materiais Ltda is a Brazil-based innovation-driven environmental industrial solutions provider. The company manufactures activated carbon-impregnated filter media, odor removal equipment and natural cleaning / degreasing products. MTec is part of the Puritec Group. Contact: mlopes(at)puritec(dot)com(dot)br


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