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Polychem® 36: Biodegradable MEK & Xylene Replacement

Polychem® 36 was uniquely developed to remove uncured paints, resins, oils and inks without attacking metals, plastic or glass substrates. This low VOC bio-degradable cleaner provides a combination of surfactants and builders. It also contains no HAP’s, is non-flammable and works on a wide variety of cleaning and flushing applications. Polychem® 36 is a safe semi-aqueous cleaner that is a direct replacement for materials such as MEK Xylene and other hazardous materials that are regularly found in many coating facilities.

Polychem® 36 Cleaning Applications

This low VOC bio-degradable cleaner has a wide range of available applications. Polychem® 36 was developed as a safe semi-aqueous cleaner to replace MEK and Xylene type solvents. The Polychem 36 will remove uncured paints, oils, resins and inks on applications, such as:

  • Guns
  • Nozzles
  • Disks
  • Bells
  • Spray Booths
  • Pails
  • Drums
  • Lids
  • Filters
  • Coil Coatings
  • Hard Surfaces

Polychem® 36 may be applied using methods such as hand wiping, pressure spray, immersion, ultrasonic scrubbers, and floor scrubbers.

Eco-Friendly Bio-Degradable Cleaner

Due to its low VOC and unique surfactant blend, the Polychem® 36 allows for separation through simple gravity filtration. Once filtered the Polychem 36 can be re-used. Grease, resin and a host of other contaminants will settle to the bottom of the buckets, drums, totes or tanks for easy disposal. After Polychem® 36 is filtered it will continue to clean and flush lines for an extended period. Once the life/cycle is complete, disposal of spent material does not typically involve any HAZMAT removal fees.

Bio-Degradable Cleaner Cost Savings

Polychem® 36 is a low VOC bio-degradable cleaner that can be recycled inexpensively by using a simple settle, filter and add back process, which uses very little energy or labor. This allows for a longer life cycle compared to traditional industry solvents. Additionally, there are no Hazmat shipping fees or special handing associated with this surfactant. 

Benefits of Bio-Degradable Cleaners

Polychem® 36 is a safe biodegradable solvent cleaner that is a direct replacement for materials such as MEK and Xylene.

Safety Benefits

  • Non-Flammable
  • 100% HAPs Free
  • Non-Regulated DOT Shipment
  • Greatly Reduces Health/Safety Issues

Looking for an SDS?

We have safety datasheets available for our PolyChem 36 cleaner. Please complete AcraStrip's SDS request form and we'll be in touch soon with the appropriate paperwork.

Overall Benefits

  • MEK & Xylene Replacement
  • Green Solvent Replacement
  • Eco-Friendly Solvent
  • Environmentally Safe
  • Resin Cleaner
  • Biodegradable
  • Easily Recyclable
  • Slow Evaporation

Contact us today or call 800-431-2072 for Polychem® 36, or other acetone alternatives.

Environmental Specifications

Bio degradable surfactants and Builders
Biodegradable surfactants
Clear Liquid
Specific Gravity:
Use Concentration:
5% to full strength
Ambient -160°F
PH,use concentration:
10.0 ± 0.2
Water solubility:
Rinseability, with water:
Free rinsing

Speed & Efficiency Guidelines

- Solution reduction range:
1 to 3 parts XS solution to 10 parts water.
- Solution temperature range:
140 to 160 °F supply temperature.
- Solution pressure range:
60 to 100 psi supply pressure
- Purge air pressure range
60 to 100 psi purge air supply.