Vertrel specialty fluids are a family of nonflammable, versatile fluids that can be used in numerous applications. These solvents are perfect for electronics defluxing, low residue precision cleaning, oxygen cleaning, lubricant deposition, solvating and fluorinated lubricants. Vertrel solvents are particularly effective as direct drop-in replacements for n-propyl bromide (nPB), HCFC-225, and trichloroethylene (TCE). For more information about this replacement process and reasons to make this switch see our article section. Vertrel specialty solvents have proprietary solvent blends yielding excellent cleaning and solvation efficiencies for a wide variety of substrates and applications: Our current selection includes Vertrel MCA / MCA Plus, SDG, SFR, SMT, X-Si, and XF. We also carry aerosolized versions of these solvent help aid in applications efficiency and to aid in precision cleaning of delicate or intricate applications. Benefits of Vertrel specialty fluids include:

  • Safe to use (direct replacement for nPB and TCE)
  • Designed to clean a wide range of soils
  • 100% Nonflammabe; Fast drying; Residue-free
  • Compatible with a broad range of metals, plastics and elastomers
  • Chemically and thermally stable

We also carry Opteon™ Sion, a safe, nonflammable and low environmental impact specialty fluids with similar cleaning and solvation properties as Vertrel but designed to all meet current and future stringent regulations. Opteon Sion also is particularly effective at vapor degreasing applications.

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Vertrel MCA

Vertrel MCA is ideally suited for critical cleaning applications in modern, tight vapor degreasing equipment. It has “zero” ozone-depletion potential and a moderate global warming potential. A medium-strength precision cleaning fluid, widely used in many critical cleaning, drying, and high-value specialty uses where consistent and reliable cleaning performance is the paramount objective. Vertrel MCA Degreaser can replace nPB is some applications. It also can replace old-style solvents such as CFC-113, hydrochlorofluorocarbons (ex. HCFC-225), and perfluorocarbons (PFCs) in many applications.

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Vertrel SDG

Vertrel SDG is designed to replace trichloroethylene (TCE) and n-propyl bromide (nPB) in applications where maximum cleaning power is needed. With high solvency, low surface tension and a high Kb value (Kb = 95).  Vertrel SDG is an ideal high performance vapor degreasing solvent with excellent solvency power for a wide range of soils including oils, greases, waxes, hydraulic fluids, and silicone residues.

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Vertrel SFR

Vertrel SFR specialty fluid can solve your most difficult defluxing needs, designed specifically for cleaning in lead-free and no-clean solders. It has excellent solvency power for a wide range of soils including ionics. As a replacement for n-propyl bromide (nPB) in most circuit cleaning applications, Vertrel SFR Flux Remover is an excellent choice. It carries a moderate global warming potential and medium VOC content. Vertrel SFR balances performance with favorable environmental and worker safety properties.

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Vertrel SMT

Vertrel SMT is engineered to provide unmatched performance in Defluxing, Precision metal Cleaning and removal of Rosin, Oils, and Ionic Contaminates. It is ideally suited for use in vapor degreasing equipment with solvency power for cleaning ionic soils and flux residues from electronic assemblies. Vertrel SMT has “zero” ozone-depletion potential, low global warming potential, and minimized VOC.

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Vertrel X-Si

Vertrel X-Si is ideally suited for use in medical applications as a solvent for cleaning or depositing silicone oil based lubricants. It is also used as a swelling media for silicone rubber tubing.

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Vertrel XF

A very mild, nonflammable solvent. Excellent compatibility with most plastics. Typical applications include: cleaning and rinsing, drying, particulate removal, fluorocarbon lubricant carrier, heat transfer, oxygen service and replacement for many HCFC and PFC. Removes PTFE release agents. NSN 6850-01-460-4914 (Aerosol).

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