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New EPA Ruling on n-propyl bromide (nPB) and How to Choose the Right Alternative

On April 8, 2022, the US EPA added n-propyl bromide (1-bromopropane or nPB) to the list of hazardous substances under CERCLA/Superfund.

View the complete rule here – https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/04/08/2022-07541/addition-of-1-bromopropane-to-the-list-of-cercla-hazardous-substances-list-of-hazardous-substances

Regulatory agencies’ push for the substitution of n-propyl bromide (1-bromopropane or nPB) with more environmentally responsible alternatives has gotten more clarity. This transition can be a daunting task for those using nPB as a critical part of their solvent cleaning operations, however there are viable alternatives available.

Our NEXT Generation Solvents are a direct, drop-in replacement for n-propyl bromide.  Enviro Tech is proud to be an industry leader once again as a supplier of NEXT 3000, EnSolv® NEXT solvents, and NEXT HD Pro as alternatives to chlorinated and brominated vapor degreasing solvents. These new formulations replace chemicals such as HCFC-225 (AK-225), trichloroethylene (TCE), n-propyl bromide (nPB) and more, offering advantages such as lower ozone depletion potential (ODP), higher KB value, lower toxicity and less governmental regulation.

Advantages of NEXT Generation Solvents

  • Zero ozone depletion potential (ODP)
  • Nonflammable cleaning fluid (no flash point)
  • High solvency strength
  • Evaporates quickly
  • Low surface tension
  • No acid acceptance testing
  • No stabilizer additives required
  • No hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)
  • Nonhazardous transport (U.S. DOT)
  • SNAP approved for degreasing and aerosol
  • Excellent materials compatibility
  • Suitable for use in existing equipment
  • Useful across a myriad industries

 

Between our EnSolv® NEXT and NEXT 3000 product lines, Enviro Tech has a fluorinated nonflammable solvent solution to tackle your industry’s unique needs, while contributing to a safer workplace and a safer environment.