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Re: Stoddard Solvent Substitute

Safety Kleen has a version (Safety-Kleen Gold I think)
that meets the flash point requirements.  You have to
make sure it does not get contaminated with any metal or
other solvents.  It is really just pure high temp
mineral spirits.

Dr. Henry Boyter, Jr. Ph.D. Chemist

The opinions of Dr. Boyter are provided for informational
purposes only and should not be used as advice. No
warranty or expression of professionalism is implied.


----- Original Message -----
From: <jsenn@thesigmagroup.com>
To: <p2tech@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 2:32 PM
Subject: Stoddard Solvent Substitute

Hello to all,

I am looking for a substitute for stoddard solvent (mineral spirits).  The
solvent is used to "rough" clean parts after machining processes and is used
a temporary rust preventative.  Further cleaning processes occur later in
manufacturing process.  Current practice is to dispose of the spent solvent
as a
hazardous waste due to flash point.   Are there solvents available having
flash points which can serve the same purpose?  Any information will be

Thank you in advance,

Jeff Senn
Sigma Environmental Services