TergoSol™ – Safe, Effective, Green Solvent in Precision Cleaning


  • Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)
  • Acetone

TergoSol is considered Zero-VOC in 49 states and parts of California because it is comprised only of materials listed by the EPA in section 40 CFR 51.100(s) index in the United States. It contributes zero VOCs to the final product. In the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) the most stringent regulator in the US, TergoSol is considered to be an UltraLow VOC solvent and contributes only 2.82 g/L of VOCs to the final product.

TergoSol meets regulatory guidelines for emission of Volatile Organic Compounds

EkaSol 1 also exhibits a very low Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) value as calculated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). EkaSol 1 is comprised of 72% * exempt material as per Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) and the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) in Canada. *Note: Environment Canada is processing additions to the exempt list. When approved, TergoSol will become non-reporting under NPRI.

Regulatory Review and Approval

EPA Test Method 24VOC2.82 g/L
ASTM 313-91VOC2.82 g/L
California Air Resources Board (CARB)Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR)0.065 g 03 / g VOC
SMI LabsBoeing BAC 5750Solvent Cleaning

The TergoSol Advantage

  • high purity
  • biodegradable
  • evaporates quickly
  • leaves no surface residue
  • ideal for cleaning and preparing surfaces prior to painting
  • versatile – also effective in some solvent applications

Industrial Applications

  • precision cleaning
  • aerospace applications
  • some formulations
  • cleaning paints, inks, adhesives
  • hard surface cleaning,
  • lubricating greases and oils
  • automotive chemicals
  • markers
  • nail polish and polish remover

Environmental Performance

  • Benzene-free
  • non-carcinogenic
  • Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) free
  • no ozone creating or depleting chemicals
  • Ultra low VOC
  • Ultra low MIR
  • biodegradable
  • ideal for reducing VOC emissions in a variety of applications
  • easy to distill and recycle
  • safe for workers
  • safe for our planet


TergoSol Tech Data Sheet

TergoSol is a 100% biodegradable, safe replacement for Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) and Acetone in precision cleaning applications.


Advantages of TergoSol

This document summarizes the enhanced safety, environmental and performance attributes of TBF Environmental’s TergoSol product as compared to Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) and Acetone.


Solvency Comparison Chart: TergoSol vs Others

This document summarizes the enhanced safety and quality attributes of TBF Environmental’s TergaSol product as compared to other products.