Solvent degreasing involves the use of a solvent to remove water-insoluble soils, e.g. oils, greases, waxes, tars, etc., from surfaces prior to processes such as painting, plating, repair, inspection, assembly, heat treatment or machining. Solvent degreasing does not constitute a distinct industrial sector. It is a process used by many industries, such as automobile, auto parts, aerospace, furniture, appliance, primary metals and electronics.
Substance(s) Managed Under this Source
Strategic Options Report
Click on the following link to view strategies and actions recommended to manage risks associated with releases:
- Strategic Options for the Management of Toxic Substances:Trichloroethylene and Tetrachloroethylene in Solvent Degreasing
Risk Management Tool(s)
Tool(s) developed to manage risks associated with releases:
- Solvent Degreasing Regulations - Information Centre
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) - Information Centre
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