Opteon SF01 | Specialty Cleaning Fluid
Opteon SF01: Ideal for Particulates and Ionic Soils Removal, Non-flammable and Low Global Warming Potential (Low GWP) – A Reliable and Environmentally Friendly Product
Opteon SF01 is a proprietary azeotrope of Opteon™ hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) with ethanol specifically formulated for vapor degreasing and contact cleaning applications. By utilizing its ability to make a thinner boundary layer this solvent is therefore particularly effective at removing tiny ionic contaminates and particulates in narrow spaces. It offers superb solvency for polar soils, while maintaining outstanding compatibility with most plastic, ceramic, and metal components. Opteon™ SF01 is used in precision and specialty cleaning and has been optimized for the rinsing and removal of particulate, fingerprints, and light soils from metal, plastic, and glass substrates. Opteon SF01 is a nonflammable, safe, and environmentally friendly solvent with low global warming potential (GWP) (<10) and does not contain any fluorinated greenhouse gases (as listed in Annex 1 of the EU regulations 517/2014). Opteon™ SF01 is the perfect replacement for high global warming hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)- and hydrofluoroether (HFE)-based cleaning solvents, as well as high ozone depletion potential (ODP) CFC-113, HCFC141b, HCFC-225, and 1,1,1-trichloroethane solvents in many industrial applications. It also is a good alternative to Vertrel XE.
Features and Benefits
- Superior cleaning performance for polar soils and particulate removal – maintains compositional stability during use
- Fast drying with an optimum boiling point (32 °C [89.6 °F]), allows cleaned parts to be processed and used immediately – no surfactants needed: Removes extra washing steps to achieve residue-free cleaning
- High soil loading capacity boosts productivity by reducing equipment downtime associated with solvent change-outs
- Excellent environmental profile: Low GWP (<10), EU 517/ 2014 compliant – Low odor and toxicity, nonflammable, recyclable and reusable – reduces cost of ownership and environmental footprint
- Precision cleaning – Light oil and grease removal
- Vapor degreasing – Cold Cleaning
- Co-solvent rinsing agent – Aerosol solvent
- Drying agent – Heat transfer fluid
Metal, Plastic and Elastomer Compatibility
Opteon™ SF01 was found compatible with zinc, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper. Contact with highly basic process materials, pH 10 or above, is not recommended. Most plastics and elastomers can be safely cleaned in Opteon™ SF01. None of the plastics or elastomers that were tested by simulating a typical cleaning cycle (short-term exposure of unstressed plastics and elastomers) were deemed incompatible (as shown in charts under the “Technical Data” tab).
Safety, Toxicity, and Environmental
Opteon SF01 exhibits no closed or open cup flash point and is classified as a nonflammable liquid by NFPA and DOT.
Storage and Handling
Opteon SF01 is thermally stable and does not oxidize or degrade during storage. It is recommended to store containers in a clean and dry area, and protect them from freezing and excessive temperatures of 46 °C (115 °F). When stored properly, an unopened package has an indefinite shelf life. Package sizes for Opteon™ SF01 are 19 L (5 gal) pails and 208 L (55 gal) drums. For additional questions please refer to charts under “technical data”, read the SDS, or contact our technical support team.
Industry Expertise at your service since 1955
Miller-Stephenson has had a long history in high performance cleaning and specialty fluids, and our Opteon™ and Vertrel™ brand of products are respected around the world for quality and reliability. When you purchase Miller-Stephenson specialty fluids you not only get industry leading products, you also gain access to our many years of direct production floor experience. We understand your production issues and can help you optimize your cleaning preparation, maintenance and throughput to improve your bottom line.