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Hubtron PB

Solvent/Precision Metal Cleaning Applications

A replacement for trichloroethylene (TCE), perchlorethylene or methylene chloride, Hubbard-Hall’s Hubtron PB is a stabilized n-propyl bromide (nPB) product with the same characteristics and similar physical properties.

With low toxicity and odor, Hubtron PB is a precision cleaner designed for vapor degreasing, ultrasonic cleaning and rapid drying. Hubtron PB is an excellent replacement for trichloroethylene (TCE), perchlorethylene or methylene chloride.

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Hubtron PB Case History

About the customer: A manufacturer and finisher of architectural hardware, committed to eliminate the use of trichloroethylene.

Problem to be solved: This manufacturer was vapor degreasing with trichloroethylene. Because of increased regulatory pressure and required air toxics reporting, they needed a more environmentally friendly solvent.

Application: After a full evaluation from the Hubbard-Hall sales and technical staff, it was determined that our Hubtron PB precision cleaning solvent could be used in the existing vapor degreaser with minor modifications. Once the modifications were made, Hubtron PB was tested on various products.

Results: Hubtron PB cleaned as well as the previously used solvent and replaced trichloroethylene in their vapor degreaser. Hubtron PB provides clean, dry parts without any air toxics reporting concerns and a safer work environment for this company and their employees.

What is different today: Hubtron PB has replaced the previous solvent and the overall employee exposure to toxins has been significantly reduced.