Honeywell announced that its new low-global-warming solvent, Solstice® Performance Fluid (PF), has been identified as a replacement for a high-environmental-impact solvent currently used in NASA test facilities.
NASA, which uses solvents to clean sensitive equipment, has determined that the new solvent can be substituted for HCFC-225, an ozone-depleting and higher-global-warming solvent the space agency uses today.* HCFC-225 is being phased out for many uses under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Solstice PF is compatible with the sensitive systems used in aerospace applications, such as oxygen systems in rockets and aircraft.
"Solstice PF offers effective cleaning as well as compliance with safety and environmental requirements," said David Cooper, global business director for Honeywell Fluorine Products. "NASA's rigorous testing regimen has demonstrated that Solstice PF is an effective choice for cleaning sensitive systems."