Innovative oxygenated solvent
Rhodiasolv® IRIS is an innovative oxygenated solvent with excellent eco-friendly properties, designed for various applications such as industrial cleaning, resin clean-up, foundry resins, paint stripping , paints and coatings formulations.
This innovative solvent is non toxic, readily biodegradable, non flammable and a low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) solvent in relation to EU legislation (1999/13/EC).
Industrials companies are looking for a new solvent to answer to vital criteria relating to increasing legislation and environmental requirements, while offering a cost effective solution.
Rhodiasolv® IRIS features and benefits
Rhodiasolv® IRIS offers formulators an eco-friendly solvent combining cost effectiveness and environmental respect.
- Safe to use
The product has a high flash point of 98°C and high boiling point (222-224°C), which make it non flammable and allow use over a varied temperature scale. Rhodiasolv® IRIS is easily manipulated, due to its non-toxic and non-irritant properties.
Solvay has developed this oxygenated solvent to be low VOC according to EU directive 1999/13/EC; US legislation (CARB/ EPA 40FR 59.203(f)1) which confers on the product an excellent environmental profile.
- An “Eco-friendly” solvent
Rhodiasolv® IRIS is readily biodegradable and non flammable and non toxic. This makes it a viable alternative to solvents such as methylene chloride or NMP (N-Methylpyrrolidone).
- A powerful solution
It also has high solvency power, and effective solubilization for a wide range of resin, oil, greases and paints. This makes Rhodiasolv® IRIS a powerful new alternative to existing solvent for applications such as resin clean-up, graffiti removal and paint stripping.
- A cost efficient solvent
Rhodiasolv® IRIS evaporates at a much lower rate than solvents such as acetone. The formulator will need to use less Rhodiasolv® IRIS for similar applications. The usage rate, together with lower flammability, makes Rhodiasolv® IRIS a cost-efficient alternative.
- A registered solvent in many countries
Rhodiasolv® IRIS is registered in Europe, USA, Australia, South Korea and Japan. This registration allows Solvay to produce and license the solvent in those countries.
Rhodiasolv® IRIS applications
Rhodiasolv® IRIS is a green solvent, ideal for use in formulating industrial cleaning products, paint and coating formulations, products for graffiti removal and paint stripping, as well as foundry resins and resin clean-up.
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|FOUNDRY||Fondry resins for cores and molds. Rhodlasolv® IRIS is the polar solvent used for the phenolic and urethane components (cold box technology)||
Rhodlasolv® IRIS is an alternative to traditional solvents used to clean parts, tools and equipment:
Rhodiasolv® IRIS supported by the European Life+ program
Solvay has received support from the European Commission’s LIFE+ program for the industrial pilot demonstration of its eco-friendly solvent Rhodiasolv® IRIS.