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Vertrel® MCA Plus specialty fluid

 DuPont™ Vertrel® MCA Plus specialty fluid is a proprietary azeotrope of Vertrel® XF, trans-1,2 dichloroethylene and cyclopentane. It is ideal for use in vapor degreaser cleaning and for specialty applications. Its enhanced solvency makes it very effective for difficult soils, including Krytox® fluorinated oils and greases.

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Applications

Vertrel® MCA Plus is widely used for the following applications:

Compatibility and Soils

Vertrel® MCA Plus specialty fluid is compatible with most plastics and elastomers and can be used to clean a wide variety of soils including cutting oils, gear oils, heavy greases, hydraulic oils, stamping oils, synthetic oils, vacuum oils, waxes, and mineral oils. To check materials compatibility for your material and determine if Vertrel® MCA Plus is the optimum solution, please contact us.

Environmental Properties

Vertrel® has zero ozone-depletion potential. It is used extensively to replace CFC-113, methyl chloroform, hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and perfluorocarbons (PFCs) in several applications.

Vertrel® MCA Plus specialty fluid has been accepted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program, as a substitute for ozone-depleting substances. Vertrel® MCA Plus is not a hazardous air pollutant (HAP) and is therefore not subject to NESHAP regulations. Vertrel® MCA Plus is not included in the SARA Title III Section 313 list of toxic chemicals, and is not subject to SARA Title III (EPCRA) reporting requirements.

The components of Vertrel® MCA Plus are listed in the TSCA inventory. One component, HFC-43-10mee, is subject to the Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) and should be used only in the applications indicated in the Vertrel® MCA Plus Safety Data Sheet regulatory section.

Flammability and Toxicity

Vertrel® MCA Plus specialty fluid exhibits no closed-cup flash point per the Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester (ASTM D93) and is not classified as a flammable liquid by NFPA or DOT. However the product does exhibit vapor flammability limits in air. Users should clear equipment of all vapors and liquids before performing any maintenance operations that may result in an ignition source.

Flash point data and limits of flammability in air provide the user with additional information that should be used as elements of a fire risk assessment and to determine guidelines for safe handling of volatile chemicals. Users should ensure compliance with NFPA standards and local fire codes.

Acute toxicity studies show that Vertrel® MCA Plus has low toxicity. It could pose a slight skin and eye irritation and has low inhalation toxicity. For exposure limits please refer to the  Vertrel® MCA Plus brochure.