ZemaSol™ 
A Breakthrough Environmentally-Friendly Solvent!
US Patent

Listen to this 3-minute podcast for an overview of ZemaSol’s environmental advantages:

Safe, Effective, Green Solvent

Replaces:

  • Xylene
  • Toluene
  • Tertiary Butyl Acetate (TBAc)
  • Parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF/Oxsol 100)


ZemaSol meets regulatory guidelines for emission of Volatile Organic Compounds

ZemaSol is considered an Ultra Low VOC solvent by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). It also exhibits a very low Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) value as calculated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). ZemaSol is considered Zero-VOC in Canada. ZemaSol is also considered Zero-VOC in the United States because it is comprised only of materials listed by the EPA in section 40 CFR 51.100(s) index.


Regulatory Review and Approval

EPA Test Method 24VOC1.13 g/L
ASTM Test Method 313-91VOC1.59 g/L
California Air Resources Board (CARB)Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR)0.079 g O3 / g VOC
South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)Clean Air Solvent Certificate

Industrial Applications

  • paints
  • coatings
  • varnish
  • fiberglass and gelcoat manufacturing
  • paint and varnish removers
  • inks
  • adhesives
  • hard surface cleaners
  • household dyes
  • tints
  • lubricating greases and oils
  • automotive chemicals
  • markers
  • nail polish and polish remover
  • shoe polish
  • tanning and leather protection
  • undercoats and waterproofing compounds
  • paint gun and paint line cleaner
 

The ZemaSol Advantage

  • high purity
  • excellent solvency and solubility
  • versatile – effective in multiple solvent applications
  • improved flow characteristics
  • high loading capacity
  • efficient in viscosity reduction
 

Test Results from Independent Labs

  • Evaluation of Solvency and Solubility Analysis against Methyl Ethyl Ketone and DiMethyl Carbonate
  • Sample Formulation analysis in 2K Epoxy
  • Sample Formulation analysis in 2K Urethane
  • Analysis of use in Industrial Coating Polymer Systems
 

Environmental Performance

  • non-carcinogenic
  • Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) free
  • no ozone creating or depleting chemicals
  • Ultra low VOC
  • Ultra low MIR
  • easy to distill and recycle
  • safer for workers and the environment than many current solvent alternatives
 
Documents
ZemaSol Tech Data Sheet

ZemaSol is a safe, effective replacement for Xylene, Toluene, Parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF), and Tertiary Butyl Acetate (TBAc). This solvent is designed as a diluent for use in the formulation of paints, coatings, polymers, inks, adhesives, resins and silicone sealants.

 
Solvent Comparison Chart
This Chart compares the important technical parameters of ZemaSol and several conventional solvents.
Advantages of ZemaSol over Xylene, Toluene, PCBTF and TBAc
This document explains the environmental, safety, and performance advantages of ZemaSol over conventional industrial solvents.