SolSafe 245 vs Hexane

Cleaning Technology Updates

SolSafe 245 vs Hexane

The following table compares SolSafe 245 with Hexane:

Physical Properties

SolSafe 245 Hexane

Flash Point °F
145 -7.6
Fire Rating Combustible Extremely Flammable
Odor Mild Pungent
Federal Regulatory Infomation None Appears on the SARA Title 313 Hazardous Substance List.
Appears in the 40 CFR §372.65 Specific Toxic Chemical Listing.
Appears on The EPA’s HAPs (Hazardous Air Pollutants)
Slated for Reduction List.
Environmental Biodegradablility Partially biodegradable Non-biodegradable
Cost Savings Lowered
consumption of cleaner: (Slow evaporation rate-One application of SolSafe 245 is sufficient for multiple cleaning applications)
Lowered worker liability
Rapid consumption of cleaner: (Very fast evaporation rate-One application
of hexane needed with each cleaning application)
Increased worker liability
Vapor Pressure @ 20ºC < 2 mm Hg 124 mm Hg
Solvency Power / KB 106 55

NESHAP Compliance: With a vapor pressure less than 2 mm Hg, SolSafe 245 meets all NESHAP requirements that must be met by August 31, 1998.

Evaporation / Product Loss & Retention:
A strong advantage SolSafe 245 has over Hexane is its slower evaporation rate. A rag may be saturated with SolSafe 245 and used for several applications. Hexane has such a fast evaporation rate that you need to reapply solvent to the rag for each application. Our estimation is that consumption of SolSafe 245 would be 75% of that of Hexane. The end result is you will use less cleaning solvent during your cleaning process. SolSafe 245 provides you with a much safer cleaning solvent and at the same time increases your cleaning efficiency.