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Alternate for Pegasol organic degreaser

December 3, 2012

Q. Presently we are using Pegasol as a degreaser or oil separator from machined components. This is organic solvent with little strong odor, flammable with low flash point of -15 °C. I need an aqueous or other less toxic organic solvent as a degreaser.

Ramasubramanian Sankara Bhatter
- India

December 3, 2012

A. Hi Rama.

Although I am not familiar with Pegasol, it appears to be a trade name for a whole range of solvents rather than being one particular solvent. In the USA we've made a very large transition from solvents to aqueous cleaning, but it's more of a different method than a substitute product. Any plating process distributor will be able to offer you aqueous cleaners. Usually they are high alkalinity, high detergency, high temperature soak cleaning processes. I assume you are talking about steel components and not mixed metals as that is a serious complication for aqueous cleaners.


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January 29, 2013

Dear Mooney,

Thanks for your reply.
Q. Aqueous based cleaners can be used for cleaning of oil soaked components after machining process.
But for in process checking of machined components I need a solvent which is user friendly. Pegasol is an organic solvent like methanol which dries faster compared to aqueous cleaners.
Hence I had requested for a best alternative.

- Bangalore, Karnataka, India

June 27, 2013

Q. Hello Rama,
I am working on a project & have to find alternative to Pegasol. Did you find any answer to your search?

Krishna Priya
- Cehnnai, Tamil Nadu, India

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