DuPont Corp. has introduced a new solvent optimized for degreasing metal, glass, plastic, and ceramic surfaces. Vertrel SDG is a nonflammable solvent based on HFC solvents combined with trans-1,2-dichloroethylene. According to the company, the global warming potential for this product is roughly 90% lower than competitive solvents because it uses a new molecule not available before. An active and aggressive solvent, distributor Microcare Corp.
claims that this new ingredient makes Vertrel SDG an important replacement for all HCFC solvents, many chlorinated products like perc and trike, plus older, energy-intensive aqueous cleaners. Samples of Vertrel SDG will be featured at the SurFin 2009 show.