Delivering What’s Next in Precision Cleaning

Chem-Crest® SolvaClean: A Leading Vapor Degreasing Solvent for Your Vapor Degreaser

ATTENTION MANUFACTURERS: 3M is discontinuing its line of NovecTM Engineered Fluids.

In its press release, 3M says “Please note that regardless of any order acknowledgment, 3M may not be able to supply your orders due to continuing force majeure events and supply constraints, and we strongly urge customers to find alternative sources of supply.”

Replace your 3M NovecTM Engineered Fluids for Vapor Degreasers with Chem-Crest SolvaClean 

3M’s discontinuation of NovecTM Engineered Fluids for vapor degreasing has created an immediate problem for manufacturers with solvent cleaning needs.

Without switching to Chem-Crest SolvaClean today, they are at risk of:

  • Delays in production, resulting in lost time and money
  • Inability to achieve desired degreasing results without the proper solvent
  • Increased costs associated with switching to a new vapor degreaser solvent in a last-minute rush
    Potential erosion of customer relationships due to delays in production or quality issues
  • We urge you to switch today to maintain and improve your solvent cleaning performance – the time to act is now.

SolvaClean is the vapor degreasing solvent for today's needs

Today, vapor degreasing solvents need to be powerful enough effective precision cleaning while also being safe and environmentally friendly.

And they need to be dependable replacements for solvents such as n-propyl bromide (NPB,) trichloroethylene (TCE), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), all of which are being phased out for various ecological and health reasons.

SolvaClean meets all of these vapor degreasing needs.

  • It is a unique, high-performing, non-flammable, azeotropic fluorinated solvent blend that is safe, powerful, and environmentally favorable.
  • It is engineered to meet the needs of today’s industry, providing an effective cleaning solution without sacrificing worker safety, health, or environmental friendliness.
  • We have designed SolvaClean with superior performance in mind, ensuring that it can handle even the most challenging cleaning tasks.

That is why SolvaClean is the ideal choice for any vapor degreasing application needed today.

Compatible with your vapor degreaser processes

Our chemical engineers designed SolvaClean to meet the needs of virtually any industrial cleaning or vapor degreasing process. So you can expect superior performance at various boiling points, cleaning strengths, drying times, and vapor pressures.

This allows users to find the perfect solution for their critical cleaning applications, with compatibility among existing processes that make it easy to integrate into existing systems.

SolvaClean at a glance

We provide a SolvaClean data sheet (PDF) for download, but here is a quick overview:

  • Ideal product for high-precision cleaning and vapor degreasing
  • Blended for use in Solvac and vapor degreasing systems
  • Non-flammable
  • Low boiling point
  • Environmentally favorable
  • Replacement for NPB, TCE, HCFCs, and HFCs
  • Removes oils, greases, hydrocarbons, paints, coatings, enamels, resins, drawing oils, adhesives, lapping compounds, fluxes and pastes, waxes, and ink markings
  • Safe on metals and many polymers
  • Zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP)
  • Very low Global Warming Potential (GWP)

Blended for use in all Solvac and other vapor degreasing systems

Below is the full line of Crest Ultrasonics solvent and vapor degreaser equipment that are compatible with SolvaClean. But we are compatible with virtually any existing solvent cleaner or vapor degreasing equipment you might have.

Standard solvent systems

Compact Ultrasonic Vapor Degreaser

The Solvac S1 provides automated solvent washing, rinsing, cooling, and drying all in a single compact unit. You will enjoy a wide range of premium features for a standard-level, budget-friendly price.

Twin Sump Ultrasonic Vapor Degreaser

Designed for co-solvent cleaning applications, the Solvac S2 provides automated solvent washing, rinsing, cooling, and drying all in a single compact unit — with highly efficient component drying and maximized solvent distillation.

Nanopac Benchtop Vapor Degreaser

The Nanopac is an outstandingly compact and mobile vapor degreaser. Yet while small in form, the Nanopac makes no compromises in technology and cleaning performance. It offers maximum vapor degreasing innovation a minimal footprint.

Eco-Pac Solvent Regeneration Unit

The Crest Ultrasonics Eco-Pac Solvent Regeneration Unit is a highly efficient solvent regeneration unit that can accompany our smaller Solvac vapor degreasers. The unit is compact in design, a standalone system, and highly competitive in price.

Low flashpoint solvent systems

Compact Low Flashpoint Vapor Degreaser

The AL-1010 is designed to safely employ cyclohexane, isopropyl alcohol, acetone, and other low-flashpoint solvents. It has a small footprint to save floor space and is ideal for removing organic residues such as organic films, fingerprints, grease, mold release, oils, etc.

Custom and specialty solvent systems

Superheated Non-flammable Vapor Degreaser

The Solvac S3 superheated non-flammable vapor degreaser safely employs most of today’s non-flammable and EPA approved solvents. It is ideal for removing residues such as films, fingerprints, greases, mold releases, oils, and more.

Superheated Low Flashpoint Vapor Degreaser

The Solvac S4 superheated low flashpoint vapor degreaser safely employs all of today’s low-flashpoint solvents such as isopropyl alcohol, acetone, and cyclohexane. It’s a high throughput capacity solution to low-flashpoint solvent precision cleaning applications.

Low Emission Flexible Solvent Cleaner

The SE Series handles either flammable or non-flammable solvents, and meets strict requirements for solvent emissions. It offers solvent flexibility and efficiency, and meets SCAQMD’s stringent permitting requirements for solvent emissions.

Superheated Low Flashpoint Vapor Dryer

The AD Series is specifically designed for use with flammable solvents such as isopropyl alcohol (IPA). Typical applications include the removal of water from disk drive media, flat panel displays, semiconductor wafers, and photomask substrates.


Ask your Crest representative for more details.

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Download a PDF of the Chem-Crest SolvaClean product sheet — which contains the information below:
DescriptionChem-Crest SolvaClean is a unique, high-performing, non-flammable, azeotropic fluorinated solvent blend explicitly developed as a safe, powerful, and environmentally favorable product for the critical cleaning of precision components and as a high-purity carrier solvent.

In addition, the robust azeotropic structure means that Chem-Crest SolvaClean can be continually recovered by distillation within the vapor degreaser or an external recovery system.

As a result, Chem-Crest SolvaClean suits various cleaning and degreasing applications, including engineered parts and electronic, optical, and medical components.
Typical Contaminants RemovedChem-Crest SolvaClean removes oils, greases, hydrocarbons, paints, coatings, enamels, resins, drawing oils, adhesives, lapping compounds, fluxes and pastes, waxes, and ink markings. It is specifically designed to replace traditional solvents such as NPB, trichloroethylene (TCE), ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) like HCFC-225 (Asahiklin AK-225), and HCFC-141b and high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
Operating ConditionsChem-Crest SolvaClean is used at 100% by volume in ultrasonic immersion and vapor degreasing applications. Contact your Crest representative for product-line-specific recommendations.
Substrate CompatibilityWhen used as directed, Chem-Crest SolvaClean is safe on various metals, including aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, steel, glass, and ceramics. Please ask your local representative for polymer compatibilities. Further material testing can be completed in the Applications Lab. Additional compatibility information found on following page.
AvailabilityChem-Crest SolvaClean is available in 5-gallon (50.7 lb) pails and 55-gallon (529 lb) drums.

For further information on this product, please contact the Chemical Sales Office at:

Crest Ultrasonics Corporation
Office +1.609.883.4000

Crest Ultrasonics Corporation Asia
Office: +6045070018
Physical DataFlash Point: None
Boil Point: 44°C, 111.2°F
Specific Gravity: 1.267 @ 20°C
Solubility in Water: 0.06% @ 20°C
VOC Content: 815 g/L
GWP: 30
Viscosity: 0.60 cPs

(The above are typical values and do not constitute specifications.)
Storage Conditions and Disposal MaterialsStore in a tightly closed original container in a cool, clean, dry, well-ventilated area with ambient temperatures between 27°C. Store away from incompatible materials and avoid exposure to the sun. Dispose of contents/container per local/regional/national/international regulations.
Safety PrecautionsSee Safety Data Sheet
Disclaimer: All statements, technical information, and recommendations contained herein are based on tests or other information available to us, which we believe to be reliable, but the accuracy and completeness thereof is not guaranteed and are made without representation or warranty. They are presented for your own investigation and verification. Products discussed are sold without warranty, expressed or implied, in law or fact and upon the condition that the purchasers make their own tests to determine the suitability of such products to their particular purpose. We shall not be liable for any injury, loss, or damage direct or consequential, arising out of the use or the inability to use the product. It is the user's obligation and responsibility to determine that any use of the product or the information may infringe on patent rights.
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