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Novec™ 73DE

Primarily used for heavy-duty vapor degreasing or immersion cleaning. This grade features high solvency, low surface tension, non-flammability and fluids stability.




Product Overview

High performing, cost-effective replacement for n-propyl bromide (nPB or 1-bromopropane), trichloroethylene (TCE), ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) like HCFC-225 (Asahiklin AK-225) and HCFC-141b and high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

Product Specifications

Boiling Point : 48°C
Liquid Density (g/ml): 1.28
Surface Tension (dynes/cm): 19.9
Vapor Pressure (mmHg): 263
Viscosity (cps): 0.38
Ozone Depletion Potential - ODP: 0
Global Warming Potential: 47
Flash Point: None
Primary Chemistry: 1,2-Trans-Dichloroethylene

Features & Benefits

Excellent performance with high solvency and low surface tension
Effective in cleaning heavy greases, oils, waxes, silicones and non-polar flux residues
Easy to maintain and use in a vapor degreaser with stable bath composition during extended use
Non-flammable with an excellent safety profile
Environmentally sustainable with low global warming potential (GWP) and zero ozone depletion potential (ODP)
Faster cycle times, lower energy usage and improved cleaning of parts compared to aqueous cleaning
Effective for lubricant deposition applications where increased solvency is desired


Cleaning solvent for vapor degreasing, immersion cleaning and spray cleaning
Solvent cleaner for heavy greases, oils, waxes, silicones and non-polar flux residues
Lubricant deposition applications where increased solvency is desired

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