Rhodiasolv® IRIS offers formulators an eco-friendly solvent combining cost effectiveness and environmental respect.
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).
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.
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.