Resin-Cleaning Solvent

Chemists at Applied Chemical Laboratories Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has developed ACL-23 EPOXSOL, a water soluble, nonflammable, biodegradable, pH-neutral solvent designed to dissolve epoxy and polyester resins, polyamides, adhesives, polysulfide, RTV, silicone and other polymeric compounds. The solvent has a high

Chemists at Applied Chemical Laboratories Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has developed ACL-23 EPOXSOL, a water soluble, nonflammable, biodegradable, pH-neutral solvent designed to dissolve epoxy and polyester resins, polyamides, adhesives, polysulfide, RTV, silicone and other polymeric compounds. The solvent has a high boiling point that is said to clean and remove cured resins without gumming or drying. The manufacturer reports that the solvent is virtually odorless and contains no acetone, MEK or MIBK. The product can be used in spray or immersion-tank applications at temperatures from 23°C to 80°C (73.4°F to 176°F) on thick, highly crosslinked epoxy or polyester resin coatings. Furthermore, EPOXSOL has been specifically formulated to be noncorrosive to metals.