TBF Environmental Introduces VOC-Compliant Alternative to Heptane

January 11, 2016

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TBF Environmental Introduces VOC-Compliant Alternative to Heptane

SCAQMD Certifies BerdeSol™ as a Clean Air Solvent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VANCOUVER, BC (January 11, 2016) – TBF Environmental Technology Inc., a world leader in the development of environmentally-friendly industrial solvents, announced today that BerdeSol™ – the company’s latest Volatile Organic Content (VOC)-compliant alternative – is now commercially available. This is the third of three major announcements from TBF in recent months, who late last year, also released two other industry-changing VOC-compliant alternatives available: ShiraSol™  and KradaSol™.

BerdeSol can replace slow-evaporating conventional solvents like Heptane, Aromatic 100, Cyclohexane, Methyl Amyl Ketone (MAK), Perchloroethylene, and Butyl Acetate. Not only does BerdeSol perform similarly to these solvents, it also eliminates the emission of VOCs and other toxic pollutants.

In its continuing efforts to improve Southern Californian air quality, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has created a new class of Clean Air Solvents (CAS) for solvents which, among other criteria, contain no more than 25 grams of VOC per liter of material.  SCAQMD has certified BerdeSol as a Clean Air Solvent.  In addition, independent ASTM 313-91 testing has confirmed BerdeSol is VOC-compliant throughout the United States and Canada.

“The chemical industry has been waiting a long time for industrial solvents that perform effectively yet meet the VOC content limits of SCAQMD, the EPA and other air quality regulators,” said David W. Rowat, CEO of TBF Environmental. “Our new products provide alternatives, which are effective and compliant,” he added.

“TBF is continuing to develop and commercialize VOC-compliant solvents, which are applicable in a wide variety of industrial applications,” said Mark Riemann, VP Sales of Palmer Holland, Inc., TBF`s distributor east of the US Rockies. “With BerdeSol in particular, we see tremendous potential for providing an effective brake cleaner for the market.”

“As the market has moved away from Heptane as a brake cleaner they have typically adopted Acetone as a replacement. BerdeSol provides significantly improved cleaning with a lower flash point and much less risk of combustion,” said Ryan Yokoyama, VP Sales for Dorsett & Jackson, TBF`s distributor on the US west coast.

 

About TBF Environmental Technology Inc.

TBF Environmental Technology (TBF) manufactures innovative industrial solvents, which reduce environmental impact by reducing or eliminating the emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), and greenhouse gases, as compared to conventional solvents. TBF solvents do not contribute to ozone creation or depletion. All TBF solvents reduce the risk to the health and safety of workers by replacing conventional toxic solvents. For more information about TBF Environmental, go to: www.tbfenvironmental.com

About Palmer Holland, Inc.

Palmer Holland, headquartered in North Olmsted, Ohio, is a premier specialty chemical distributor representing many of the most recognized manufacturers from around the world. Our customers and supplier partners are rooted in the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers) and friction reducing industrial sectors. The company provides complete solutions for the most challenging technical issues facing industries today. To learn more, visit http://www.palmerholland.com.

About Dorsett & Jackson

Dorsett & Jackson distributes specialty chemicals such as amines, food additives, pigments, plasticizers, polyglycols, resins, surfactants, and thickening agents in the western US. It serves customers in the paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and plastics and rubber industries. To learn more, visit http://www.dorsettandjackson.com.

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