What are the environmental properties of DuPont™ Vertrel® specialty fluids?
DuPont™ Vertrel® specialty fluids are all completely ozone-safe. They are the ideal replacements for ozone-depleting specialty fluids such as CFC-113, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, HCFC-141b, nPB, and HCFC-225.
Vertrel® specialty fluids are currently not a major contributor to global warming; however, it is always possible that future regulations related to global warming may negatively impact Vertrel® specialty fluids. DuPont continues to invest in the development of next-generation products with significantly lower global warming potential. Vertrel® specialty fluids can be used to replace high global warming potential specialty fluids such as perfluorocarbons (PFCs).
Most Vertrel® specialty fluids are blends of different ingredients. Some of the additives are volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and are photoreactive, which means they can contribute to low-altitude smog. Some of the ingredients are organic but for various reasons have been rated as VOC Exempt (usually because they are not photoreactive and because they have a very short atmospheric life).
Can DuPont™ Vertrel® specialty fluids be recycled or reclaimed?
Please refer to the Material Safety Data Sheets and discuss disposal options with a knowledgeable DuPont representative or distributor prior to disposal or recovery.