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Why is vapor degreasing important to the aerospace industry?

Vapor degreasing is a critical cleaning process in the aerospace industry, as it is used to remove contaminants such as oils, greases, and other soils from aircraft and aerospace components. These contaminants can interfere with the performance and safety of these components, so it is important to remove them through a thorough and effective cleaning process.

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What industries is vapor degreasing used in?

Vapor degreasing is a cleaning process that uses solvents to dissolve and remove contaminants such as oils, greases, and other soils from various types of materials. It is commonly used in a wide range of industries and applications, including:

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5 Most Asked Questions About Vapor Degreasing

Is vapor degreasing safe?
When used properly, vapor degreasing is a safe and effective cleaning method. However, it is important to carefully follow safety guidelines and use appropriate personal protective equipment when handling solvents. Additionally, it is important to properly maintain and clean the vapor degreasing equipment to ensure the safety of the cleaning process.

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Krytox Removal - NEXT 3000

Krytox 240 AC; an incredibly hardy and therefore tough to remove aerospace grade lubricant is a pain point for many in the critical cleaning industry. NEXT 3000 by Enviro Tech in lab testing has proven to be a superior cleaning solvent for cleaning Krytox lubricant.

Krytox 240 AC lubricant was applied to a steel panel and then cleaned in a vapor degreaser using Enviro Tech’s NEXT 3000 solvent. From the pictures above, it can be seen that Krytox is easily removed using NEXT 3000.


Cleaning the Krytox proved interesting. Krytox in general is very difficult to remove. NEXT 3000 will remove Krytox from a steel coupon but not in the typical fashion. Instead of the solvent rinsing off the grease as in normally seen, the Krytox grease on the panel “swells” and then peels off the coupon.

Once the Krytox “swells” on the panel it is very easily rinsed off. Drips of solvent from the cooling coils or the agitation in the boiling sump are enough to remove the swollen Krytox. The easiest way to picture this is to think of how old fashion paint strippers work.

Interestingly no spots were ever left behind on the panel after NEXT 3000 removed the Krytox. With time the boiling NEXT 3000 in the boil sump will completely dissolve the Krytox.