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Alternatives to TCE in Metal Finishing

Comparison of Physical Propertires

  For Chlorniated Solvents and Drop-In Replacements Download file (35.00 kB)

Trichloroethylene (TCE) Fact Sheet

  Trichloroethylene is a man-made solvent. One of this solvents major uses is a cleaning agent. TCE has been listed by the EPA as a probable human carcinogen and a possible reproductive hazard (teratogen). Acute exposure to TCE affects the central nervous system, the kidneys and the liver. Because of its potential health effects, this chemical is regulated throughout its lifecycle. Many uses are heavily restricted due to its toxicity. Download PDF file (398.20 kB)