SCAQMD Certifies KradaSol™ from TBF as Clean Air Solvent


TBF Environmental Technology Inc., a world leader in the development of environmentally-friendly industrial solvents, has made KradaSol – a Volatile Organic Content (VOC)-compliant alternative – commercially available. It’s the second of three major announcements about industry-changing products that the company is making over a two-month period.

KradaSol is an alternative to slow-evaporating conventional solvents like Hexane, Toluene, Xylene, Aromatic 100, Cyclohexane, Methyl Amyl Ketone (MAK), Perchloroethylene, and Butyl Acetate. Its performance characteristics are similar to these solvents, which it is designed to replace, while eliminating the emission of VOCs and other toxic pollutants.

In its continuing efforts to improve air quality in Southern California, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has created a new class of Clean Air Solvents (CAS) for solvents which, among other criteria, contain no more than 25 grams of VOC per liter of material. SCAQMD has certified KradaSol as a Clean Air Solvent.  In addition, independent ASTM 313-91 testing has confirmed KradaSol is VOC-compliant throughout the United States and Canada.

“Until now, the market has only been able to use traditional smog-producing solvents – ones particularly damaging for the environment like Xylene, Hexane, and Perchloroethylene – to dissolve certain block polymers and chlorinated rubbers. KradaSol is both effective and environmentally-friendly in replacing these traditional, toxic solvents,” said David Pasin, President and Founder of TBF Environmental.

“Many Palmer Holland customers use block polymers and chlorinated rubbers and have been challenged to work with them in an environmentally-friendly way,” said Mark Riemann, VP Sales of Palmer Holland, Inc., TBF`s distributor east of the US Rockies. “KradaSol provides a solution they have been looking for.”

“We have experienced a significant demand right out of the gate for TBF`s VOC-compliant solvents,” said Ryan Yokoyama, VP Sales for Dorsett & Jackson, TBF`s distributor on the US west coast. “The CAS designation gives TBF instant credibility in addressing VOC content issues, while we focus on solvent performance,” he added.


About TBF Environmental Technology Inc.
TBF Environmental Technology (TBF) manufactures innovative industrial solvents, which reduce environmental impact by reducing or eliminating the emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), and greenhouse gases, as compared to conventional solvents. TBF solvents do not contribute to ozone creation or depletion. All TBF solvents reduce the risk to the health and safety of workers by replacing conventional toxic solvents. For more information about TBF Environmental, go to:


About Palmer Holland
Palmer Holland, headquartered in North Olmsted, Ohio, is a premier specialty chemical distributor representing many of the most recognized manufacturers from around the world. Our customers and supplier partners are rooted in the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers) and friction reducing industrial sectors. The company provides complete solutions for the most challenging technical issues facing industries today. To learn more, visit


About Dorsett & Jackson
Dorsett & Jackson distributes specialty chemicals such as amines, food additives, pigments, plasticizers, polyglycols, resins, surfactants, and thickening agents in the western US. It serves customers in the paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and plastics and rubber industries. To learn more, visit


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