Duster meets 2018 F-Gas regulations

Anticipating the needs of production teams, the Techspray Vortex 360 degree Renew Duster is an answer for companies facing the restriction on technical aerosols using HFCs with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) greater than 15, says Intertronics. The EU F-Gas Regulation (517/2014) comes into effect on January 1 2018. The regulation controls the use and emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases, and will prevent many of the currently used aerosol dusters from being put on the market after that date, warns Intertronics.

Aerosol dusters (sometimes known as canned air) are ubiquitous manufacturing and test aids, used for cleaning off loose contaminants and blowing away dust from electronics, electrical and other products. They are simple, portable and expedient. Many companies prefer them to compressed air lines, which require installation and continual maintenance to ensure that they are guaranteed free from contaminants like oil and water. 

Techspray Vortex 360 degree Renew Duster from Intertronics is formulated with 100 per cent HFO-1234ze, which has a GWP of six, compared to many existing products based on HFC-134a having a GWP of 1,300. It is non-flammable, so is safe to use on the shop floor, in the lab, on maintenance calls and around live electronics. It is non-toxic, non-corrosive and safe to use on most surfaces, including plastics. It has zero ozone depletion potential and zero VOCs.

Cleaning efficacy is maintained with a powerful cleaning blast being produced regardless of can orientation, says Intertronics. Being moisture and residue free, Vortex 360 degree Renew Duster is suitable for use on the most sensitive substrates, including optics.

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