Avoid the Pitfalls: Converting Away from TCE and nPB in Your Cleaning Process

May 26, 2021 |

Now is the time to replace TCE (trichloroethylene) and nPB (n-propyl bromide) for your vapor degreaser cleaning. It's unclear when a complete nPB or TCE ban will happen in the U.S., but many experts agree: the phaseout is definite and coming soon.

Plan your transition to safer vapor degreasing fluid today. This webinar will review the current state of the TCE and nPB regulations and the phaseout timeline. A MicroCare team of experts will provide helpful tips on getting started with the conversion to a better cleaning fluid replacement in your facility now. They will provide insight on equipment requirements, including any necessary upgrades and modifications to your existing equipment. They will also provide advice on choosing the right replacement cleaning fluid for your soils and substrates without sacrificing cleaning performance.


  • Understand the phaseout timeline and the importance of planning now
  • Learn how to evaluate your equipment requirements and any changes needed
  • Know your cleaning fluid replacement options
  • Learn how to choose the cleaning fluid for your soils and substrates without sacrificing cleaning performance
  • Understand why it is important to work with experts using tried-and-tested cleaning fluid alternatives

Presenter 1:

David Ferguson

Senior Technical Manager for Precision Cleaners

David Ferguson, MicroCare senior technical manager for precision cleaners, has been with MicroCare since 2013, but ha has specialized in the field of critical cleaning for nearly 35 years. He holds a B.S. in marketing from California State University, Long Beach and an MBA in international business. Ferguson helps companies update their critical cleaning processes to improve productivity and boost quality in a safe, economical, and environmentally-acceptable manner.

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Presenter 2:

Rob Lee

Senior Market and Technical Manager

Rob Lee, senior market and technical manager for MicroCare, has over 30 years of experience in the precision cleaning industry. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware and was the valedictorian of his MBA class from the Lerner College of Business and Economics. He is also CFA certified as a chartered financial analyst. Lee works closely with customers on issues related to cleaning performance, safety, economics, and environmental concerns.

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Presenter 3:

Sam Lindeyer


Sam Lindeyer is a MicroCare chemist. He has been in the industry for more than three years and holds a B.S. in environmental chemistry from The University of Connecticut. Lindeyer researches, develops, and tests cleaning-related products that are used on a daily basis in precision cleaning, medical, electronics, and fiber optics applications.