Vapour Degreasing Solvent

Vapour Degreasing Solvent

SK-4053-SOLV is a degreasing and cleaning solvent consist of nPropyl Bromide and proprietary solvents, specially formulated to remove contaminants such as oils, greases, adhesives, resins, and flux residues.

SK-4053-SOLV has physical properties and solvency characteristics that are similar to chlorinated solvents such as 1,1,1-trichloroethane and trichloroethylene. Its use as a vapor degreasing solvent is suitable for removing a wide variety of soils. It can also be used in immersion cleaning applications.

SK-4053-SOLVis a direct replacement for 1,1,1-trichloroethane, HCFC-141b, HCFC-225, hydro fluorocarbons, and methylene chloride in vapor degreasers.

SK-4053-SOLV is designed for use in a vapor degreasing process. SK-4053-SOLV can be used in existing vapor degreasing equipment (batch or inline), but emission control retrofits may be useful in reducing vapor losses. If existing equipment is utilized, it is necessary to adjust temperature control settings.

SK-4053-SOLV was tested for compatibility with metals according to MILT- 81533A. In this test, metal coupons were submerged halfway in the refluxing fluid for twenty-four hours.The following metals showed no signs of corrosion.

Aluminum, Brass, Carbon Steel 1010, Copper, Inconel, Monel, Nickel, 316 Stainless Steel, Titanium and Zinc.

The compatibility of aluminum with Stabilized n Propyl Bromide was further tested by scratching an aluminum coupon beneath the surface of the solvent. Several hours elapsed before signs of corrosion were noticed.

In contrast, when 1,1,1 -trichlorethane is subjected to the same test, corrosion can be seen immediately. The table on the following page details the results of compatibility testing with selected plastic and elastomeric materials. The table is intended only as a general guide.

SK INTECH recommends that you test compatibility with the particular materials in question under your actual use conditions.

Environmental & Regulatory
Ozone depletion potential (ODP) 0.013-0.018*
Global Warming (GWP) zero
Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Yes
Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) No

*Source US EPA may be greater at locations near equator.

Safety and Toxicity

Please see Material Safety Data Sheet for detailed information.

Disposal & Recycling

SK INTECH recommends contacting us as we offer a comprehensive waste disposal and recycling service. Waste n Propyl Bromide is classed as a halogenated waste.


SK-4053-SOLV is available in 25 Kg and 250 KG Steel drums.


SK-4053-SOLV should be stored in the original container at temperatures below 60ºC (140ºF).

Shelf Life

The shelf life for this product is indefinite when it is stored in its original, sealed container at room temperature. Product may yellow over time.