BerdeSol™ – Zero VOC, Safe, Green Solvent

Replaces slow-evaporating Aliphatic, Aromatic and Ketone solvents such as:

  • Heptane
  • Aromatic 100
  • Cyclohexane
  • Methyl Amyl Ketone (MAK)
  • Perchloroethylene
  • Butyl Acetate

BerdeSol meets regulatory guidelines for emission of Volatile Organic Compounds

  • Considered a zero VOC in all 50 states.
  • Very low Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) value of 0.047.
  • Exempt from reporting under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) and the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) in Canada.

Regulatory Review and Approval

ASTM 313-91VOC0.9 g/L
California Air Resources Board (CARB)Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR)0.047 g O3 / g VOC
South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)Clean Air Solvent Certificate

The BerdeSol Advantage

  • as effective as Heptane
  • high purity
  • excellent solvency and solubility
  • versatile – effective in multiple solvent applications
  • lower toxicity than many current solvent alternatives

Industrial Applications

  • Co-Solvent For:
  • paints
  • coatings
  • rubber cement
  • water-proofing compounds
  • automotive-polishes

Test Results from Independent Labs

  • EPA Test Method 24 – VOC content
  • SCAQMD Test 313-91 – VOC content
  • Kauri-Butanol, Flashpoint, Evaporation Rate

Environmental Performance

  • Benzene-free
  • non-carcinogenic
  • Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) free
  • no ozone creating or depleting chemicals
  • zero VOCs
  • Ultra low MIR
  • ideal for use in reducing VOC emissions in a variety of applications
  • easy to distil and recycle
  • safer for workers and the environment than many current solvent alternatives


BerdeSol Tech Data

BerdeSol is a safe, effective, efficient and cost effective alternative for Heptane.


Advantages of BerdeSol

This document summarizes the enhanced environmental, safety and performance attributes of TBF Environmental’s “zero VOC” heptane replacement.


Solvency Comparison Chart: BerdeSol vs Others

This document summarizes the enhanced safety and quality attributes of TBF Environmental’s BerdeSol product as compared to others.