2014 February Newsletter – AK-225 EPA Phaseout on 1/1/15 – Are you ready? Everything you need to know!


The AK-225 (HCFC225) parts cleaning solvent EPA phase out is scheduled for January 1, 2015, are you prepared to transition to another cleaning solvent for your precision cleaning process?  Have you started testing new alternatives?

Here are some links you may find helpful for the phase out and new regulations:

The 3M Novec Engineered Fluids are drop in replacements for AK-225 in most vapor degreasers and are approved for use in the most stringent regulatory and process control industries including medical device, electronic/circuit board (PCB) and aerospace.

If you are interested in testing replacement solvents, we can schedule some time for you in the lab.  Get real time feedback on part cleanliness before and after with FTIR analysis.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions on the HCFC-225 phase out listed above as well as our current products: part cleaningpassivationelectropolishing and mass finishing systems.


We are always adding to our Knowledge Base Articles in PassivationElectropolishing, & Parts Cleaning

Here’s a couple highlighted articles:

There are more articles and videos on our site and many more to be added every month.  If you have any suggestions of process and systems you would like to learn more about, let us know and we will be sure to add it to our knowledge base



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