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MicroCare’s sustainable replacements for discontinued cleaning fluids

19th September 2023
Sheryl Miles

MicroCare, a provider of critical cleaning, coating, and lubrication solutions, will exhibit its newest product innovations at Productronica 2023 in Munich, Germany from 14—17 November 2023.

Located at Booth A4-101, MicroCare will highlight its sustainable, high-performing replacements for the soon-to-be discontinued 3M Novec specialty cleaning fluids.

Due to emerging regulations on PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substance) manufacturing, 3M will cease manufacturing fluoropolymers, fluorinated fluids, and PFAS-based additive products by the end of 2025, which includes popular Novec variants like 7100, 71DE, 7200, 72DE, 72DA, and 73DE. MicroCare is offering alternatives. These replacement fluids deliver high performance in removing various soils encountered during manufacturing processes, including oil, grease, particulate, inks, and fingerprints while prioritising sustainability.

Among MicroCare's portfolio highlights are the Tergo HDF (Heavy Duty Fluid) and Tergo GCF (General Cleaning Fluid). Both have low GWP (Global Warming Potential) and zero ODP (Ozone Depleting Potential) ratings, ensuring compliance with strict environmental regulations. Additionally, their azeotropic properties make them chemically stable and non-flammable in vacuum and vapour degreasers, providing a reliable and safe cleaning process. These fluids are the perfect replacement for products under scrutiny or being discontinued.

Scott Wells, General Manager, MicroCare UK Ltd, said: "Productronica presents an exceptional platform for us to engage directly with industry professionals, enabling us to showcase our cutting-edge cleaning fluids and tools.

“As a leading provider of critical cleaning, coating, and lubrication solutions with four decades of experience, MicroCare is committed to supporting our customers in the face of evolving industry challenges. We aim to provide outstanding cleaning fluid alternatives in response to recent discontinuations, including 3M's decision to stop manufacturing some of their specialty fluids. Our focus is to help our customers achieve optimal cleaning performance while maintaining environmental sustainability is our highest priority.

“Our team of experts will be readily available during the exhibition to offer assistance and advice on transitioning to more sustainable cleaning solutions. We are looking forward to showcasing products across MicroCare's product line and highlighting our newest advancements that meet evolving industry requirements and priorities around environmental stewardship."

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