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Why Choose Modified Alcohol as Your Parts Washing Solvent­?

There are several kinds of parts washing solvents to choose from. KYZEN has developed a solvent that provides a cost-effective, efficient, flexible, and safe solution to the parts washing process.




METALNOX M6386 is a modified alcohol-based solvent blend specifically paired with automated vacuum degreasers like iFP vacuum parts washers. M6386 is optimized for cleaning parts machined in paraffinic and water-based oils, accounting for both non-polar and polar oils and coolants. According to Joe McChesney, global products line manager — solvents, Kyzen Corp, in a Production Machining article:

“If a shop uses water-soluble coolants or just regular coolants, you can clean parts contaminated with both polar and nonpolar oils in the same machine and don’t have to change the chemistry. This really helps the customers because if they have, let’s say, machining centers that use a water-soluble coolant, and another machining center uses a lubricant, they save machine downtime and money by not needing to change the solvent within the machine.”

In vacuum, METALNOX 6386's low viscosity allows it to clean complex parts that have tiny holes and hard-to-reach areas. Because of this, it can achieve a thorough clean for small and complex parts. When using traditional solvents, there is a risk of encountering hazardous chemicals such as trichloroethylene (TCE), methylene chloride and 1-bromopropane. Unlike conventional solvents, modified alcohol provides a greener and safer alternative for your operation. METALNOX M6386 is a non-hazardous biodegradable organic solvent solution that:

  • Is REACH compliant
  • Is CFC free
  • Is HAP free
  • Is Halogen-free
  • Is Nonflammable
  • Has proved to be compliant with ISO 10993-5 (in-vitro cytotoxicity)
  • Has a low VOC rating

KYZEN METALNOX M6386 Combined With iFP

IFP_SOCIAL_IMG3iFP Vacuum Parts Washers and KYZEN’S METALNOX M6386 modified alcohol make the perfect combination. The chemical makeup of this modified alcohol allows you to recycle the solvent, using less than 1/10 gallon of solvent per 10 gallons of oil removed, saving you money. Modified alcohol is naturally nonflammable, which, when combined with the air-free vacuum washing chamber of the iFP, eliminates the possibility of fire. Parts washing under a vacuum also prevents bubbles from forming, further improving the efficacy of a wash cycle. At the end of the cleaning process, the drying cycle completely dries the parts with accelerated drying time while eliminating challenges and the need for hot air drying and secondary drying ops.

The Perfect Combo.

With KYZEN’S METALNOX M6386 modified alcohol solvent and iFP Vacuum Parts Washers combined, expect the best clean for your parts while eliminating consumable chemistry, a need for multiple chemistries, hazardous chemicals, and manual rework. If you have any questions about the benefits of combining iFP and KYZEN do not hesitate to contact one of our representatives today!

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