AcraStrip 800 - Acetone Substitute
Polychem AcraStrip 800 is a ready-to-use, non-hazardous, eco-friendly cleaner that was specially formulated to replace acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, toluene, MIBK, paint thinners, and other petroleum-based products. Polychem AcraStrip 800 was developed in partnership with the U.S. EPA DfE (Design for the Environment) program.
Polychem AcraStrip 800 is 100% biodegradable, HAPs free, non-hazardous, environmentally neutral, and recyclable. It exhibits excellent solvency on all resin systems, which allows for fast yet thorough removal. AcraStrip 800 has a slower evaporation rate than traditional solvents, which allows for longer life.
AcraStrip 800 Applications
- Chopper and gel coat gun flushing
- Flow coater flushing
- Putty rigs
- Pressure pot
- Foam equipment
- Adhesive machine flushing
- Paint and coatings stripper
- Graffiti removal
- General equipment cleaning
AcraStrip 800 quickly and effectively removes cured and uncured:
- Adhesives, including hot melt adhesives
- Open- and closed-cell foam
- Polyester resins
- Vinyl ester resins
- Gel coats
In addition, AcraStrip 800 can be used in ultrasonic units to drastically reduce cleaning or stripping time.
Safety Benefits of AcraStrip 800 Acetone Replacement
- 100% HAPs free
- Greatly reduces health/safety issues
- Ships without DOT regulations
- Easily recyclable
- Slow evaporation rate
- No hazardous air pollutants
Safety Data Sheets for AcraStrip Products
AcraStip can provide data sheets upon your request. Please complete our SDS request form, and an AcraStrip employee will reach out to you soon.
Recyclable, Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solution
AcraStrip 800 is easily recycled through simple settling. Used AcraStrip 800 can be collected in drums or totes and allowed to settle for 24-48 hours. A simple settle, filter, and add back procedure makes re-use quick and easy—unlike conventional solvents that require stills for recycling, AcraStrip 800 does not require expensive energy costs or explosion-proof equipment.
Polychem AcraStrip 800 typically lasts 7-10 times longer than most solvents due to its slow evaporation rate and reusability. Solvent users lose 30-35% of their solvents in the workplace due to evaporative losses from closed and open tanks. With AcraStrip 800’s slower evaporation rate, losses are negligible, allowing for longer tank product/tank life.
In addition, solvents lose their ability to clean effectively over time due to their load capacity. Because AcraStrip 800 has a high Kb value and easily separates into waste, it is easy to separate into waste and reusable cleaner, AcraStrip 800’s life is further extended, giving users additional cost savings. There are no hazmat shipping fees or special handling requirements for the AcraStrip 800.
Lastly, AcraStrip 800 is typically used in a 2-to-1 water-to-cleaner ratio. Concentrations can vary greatly, providing additional savings based on final dilution ratios.