Acetone is fast becoming a more important solvent, this is because it is not considered a VOC, which means you can use as much as you need for cleaning. Speciality Wipes have developed Acetone wipes, which can be purchased as an extra-strong, no-woven wipe that is ideal for heavy industrial cleaning
VOC means a volatile organic compound which is an environmental smog pollutant. While Acetone may have a strong odour that may make it seem toxic, it is actually a fairly benign solvent in vapour form. When it is limited to low exposure it will only cause mild irritation of the central nervous system. Not being a VOC means there are no regulatory restrictions on how much of this solvent can be used. Unlike any other commonly available solvent (except water), Acetone is free of restrictions.
What are the Applications for Acetone Wipes?
Acetone is also extremely useful because it is mixable with all common solvents and water plus most common paints, finishes and colouring products. Acetone is also the fastest evaporating and one of the strongest of all the commonly available solvents. This makes it an excellent cleaner and degreaser in various industries. The strength of Acetone wipes can remove most paints and finishes so make sure you use them as a cleaner on all but the most solvent-resistant finishes. These would include conversion varnish, two-part polyurethane, UV-cured finish and epoxy resin. Acetone wipes are commonly used in labs and in industrial settings as the solvent removes epoxy and cyanoacrylate adhesives from hands or other surfaces before the adhesive hardens. Specifically, regarding finishing, Acetone is the best cleaner for removing the resinous oils in oily woods such as teak and rosewood.
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