The Green Solvents Show

Episodes:

#001 | The Story Behind TBF Environmental – Developing new VOC Compliant Solvents Safe for the Environment #004 | ShiraSol – A breakthrough safe, green, versatile, zero VOC solvent to replace mineral spirits and other slow evaporating solvents.


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#001 | The Story Behind TBF Environmental – Developing new VOC Compliant Solvents Safe for the Environment

Many solvents used in industry contain volatile organic compounds. When emitted to the atmosphere, VOCs contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone which produces smog. VOCs are also harmful to human health. The EPA has introduced maximum VOC content levels for hundreds of products to limit the emission of VOCs. TBF Environmental develops industrial solvents which perform well in a wide range of applications, but which contain zero or very small levels of VOCs. Companies manufacturing products using solvents can meet the VOC regulations and reduce the risk to health and safety while maintaining solvent performance.

Invest 20 minutes to listen to The Green Solvents Show. Host Erik Reynolds interviews Dave Pasin, President of TBF Environmental, about the MIR value and its importance in controlling harmful emissions. …more.

#002 | TBF Develops Safer, Non-polluting Solvents

Many conventional solvents in common use are harmful to the environment and human health. Many solvents emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which contribute to the formation of ground-level smog. Some are Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), and ozone creators or depletors. Many solvents are toxic to fish and humans.

TBF has developed alternative solvents which emit very low or zero levels of VOCs and are considered VOC-compliant, non-HAPs, do not create or deplete ozone, and are less toxic. TBF solvents, however, perform as well or better as the solvents they replace in most applications. …more.

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#003 | TBF Develops ZemaSol™, a Widely Applicable, Safer and VOC-compliant Solvent

ZemaSol™ is a very effective and efficient solvent alternative for xylene, Parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF), Tertiary Butyl Acetate (TBAc) or toluene. A multi-purpose and cost-effective solvent, ZemaSol™ is widely used in industrial cleaning and formulations for epoxies, urethanes, alkyds, inks, and adhesives.

It is also very effective as a multi-purpose cleaner. ZemaSol’s unique properties are very effective at reducing viscosity of products and allows formulators to improve sprayability, flow and dry of coatings. …more. 

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#004 | ShiraSol – A breakthrough safe, green, versatile, zero VOC solvent to replace mineral spirits and other slow evaporating solvents.

ShiraSol replaces slow evaporating and toxic solvents like mineral spirits, white spirits, and paint thinners. It has better solvency and an evaporation rate similar to mineral spirits. ShiraSol may work as a primary or co-solvent in aliphatic, aromatic and ketone systems.

ShiraSol is not only useful for cleaning purposes but also for formulations of a wide variety s of paints, coatings, inks, sealers, personal care, and consumer products. It is widely used in industrial, commercial and residential cleaning and cleaning/degreasing products.

ShiraSol meets and exceeds current and proposed regulations. It may also help to lower the odor of materials in which it is a component. It is a zero VOC solvent that meets all occupational health and safety (OH&S) standards. …more.

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