Q: Our lab wants to switch to xylene substitutes. Can they be recycled?
Actually, xylene substitutes are easier to recycle than xylene. Their higher boiling points make it easier to separate from the contaminants.
The primary reason for using a xylene substitute is that they have much lower toxicity than xylene. Unfortunately, they are much more expensive than xylene. A lot of labs can’t afford the high cost.
Xylene substitutes and solvent recyclers – a winning combination!
Labs can overcome the high cost of xylene substitutes by recycling them. Enjoy the benefit of lower toxicity without the high ongoing cost of constantly buying higher priced xylene substitutes.
Recycling xylene substitutes is a win – win – win situation.
That’s a lot of winning.
Do you recommend a specific xylene substitute?
Different labs have different preferences. A frequent favorite is Anatech’s Pro-Par Clearant. It’s low toxicity, low odor and quick evaporation has made it popular among labs using xylene substitutes.
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