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Xylene Replacements and Alternatives

Xylene is a petroleum-based synthetic chemical that is colorless, flammable, and produces a sweet odor. Xylene vapor is also heavier than air and may accumulate in low-lying areas. Moreover, Xylene's odor generally provides adequate warning of hazardous concentrations. It is primarily used as a solvent to remove paint, oil, grease, marker, and ink. Xylene is utilized to purge material for color changes and line maintenance.

Contact us for more information on safe Non-HAP solvent xylene substitutes, or call Mark Paul at 800-431-2072 Ext. 360 with any questions that you may have.

Xylene Replacement for a Safer & Healthier Environment

There are numerous adverse health risks associated with the use of xylene materials and xylene cleaning solvents. Prolonged exposure to products that contain xylene can increase the chances of developing the following types of health-related problems:

  • Systematic toxicity via ingestion or inhalation
  • Irritation of the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract
  • Flushing & redness of the face
  • Symptoms of xylene poisoning include CNS effects (dizziness, headache, drowsiness, ataxia, excitement, coma.) Vomiting, nausea, and respiratory depression can also occur after prolonged inhalation.

Xylene substitutes provide a less dangerous alternative to chemicals such as xylene. Alternatives to xylene also nee to provide a safe atmosphere for those that utilize these types of chemicals regularly. Additionally, green alternative chemistries are safer for the environment since they are biodegradable, have a slow evaporation rate, are recyclable, and contains no environmentally hazardous ingredients.

Direct Applications for Xylene Substitute Products

There is a broad range of applicable uses for xylene replacement chemicals. They can be used in the same way and have the same benefits as xylene, without the harmful side effects. Some of the industries that regularly utilize alternatives to xylene, include:

  • Automotive
  • Marine
  • Woodworking
  • Plastics
  • Printing
  • Military

A Safe & Highly Efficient Alternative to Xylene

A Safe and reliable xylene replacement from Polychem provides a highly effective and environmentally friendly way to get the results that you are looking for. This non-HAP solvent does not produce any toxic fumes and is completely safe against the skin. The Polychem® 36 is a xylene substitute that does not create any hazardous waste since it can be used numerous times and is recyclable. Polychem’s xylene replacement product lasts 7-10 times longer than comparable solvent products. Some of the direct applications for xylene replacements include:

  • Surface preparation & cleaning
  • Post-clean-up
  • Overspray clean-up
  • Line Flush
  • Line maintenance

An Eco-Friendly, Safe & Non-Hazardous Xylene Substitute

Xylene replacement products provide a non-flammable and non-hazardous alternative to toxic and potentially harmful chemicals.  Xylene alternatives increase workplace safety and prevent environmental contamination. Polychem products do not require explosion-proof equipment for storage or require special handling during shipping. MEK replacement solvents are also:

  • Usable in ambient temperatures up to 165°F (74°C)
  • Provide a slow evaporation rate
  • Completely Recyclable
  • Advanced Biodegradable Formulation
  • Dilutable

Contact Polychem for Safe & Effective Xylene Replacement Today

Contact us for more information regarding our highly efficient xylene substitute products for your application needs today.