SAFE CARE® - Solvents

When industrial users need to find a safe replacement for hazardous solvents, such as TEC, MEK and Toluene, GEMTEK® has the answer with powerful, effective, plant-based solvents. SAFE CARE® Safety Solvents include product formulations that are evaporative and non-evaporative with KB values ranging from 150 to over 1000. SAFE CARE® Safety Solvents contain no hazardous air pollutants and are 100% biodegradable. Our most versatile solvent, SC-Supersolv is water miscible, non-evaporative and ideal for use with the SAFE CARE® aqueous cleaners. Other solvents such as SC-EZ-Solv are non-evaporative, not water miscible and can remove paints, inks and adhesives.

SAFE CARE® Safety Solvents can replace the following hazardous products: 

  • Terpenes
  • d-Limonine
  • Benzene
  • Acetone
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)
  • Perchlor
  • Tolune
  • Kerosene
  • Xylene
  • MPK
  • 1,1,1-Trichloroethane


Safety Solvents:

  • SC-ActiSolv - Non-evaporative, water miscible
  • SC-EZ-Solv - Non-evaporative
  • SC-Graffiti, Tar & Gum Remover - Non-evaporative
  • SC-MaxiSolv – Evaporative, water miscible
  • SC-SoyEster – Non-evaporative
  • SC-SuperSolv - Non-evaporative, water miscible
 Product Name                      Water Soluble  Evapor.

 VOCs g/L (lbs/gal) 

 Flash Point     Flammability (Class) Sewerable  Dielectric  Rinsability 
SC-SuperSolv        Yes No 200 (1.7)

82C    180F

Low (3A) Yes 20.0 est. Water
SC-ActiSolv   Yes No 900 (7.5)

78.9C  174F

Low (3A) Yes 13.6 Water
SC-EZ-Solv No No 500 (4.3)

65.5C  150F

Low (3A) Yes 8.1 est. Cleaner
SC-MaxiSolv Yes Yes 1000 (8.6) 62.8C 145F Low (3A) Yes 13.1 Water
SC-SoyEster     No No Low 149C 300F None Yes 3.0 est. Cleaner


Product Name   Target Soil                        Replaces
SC-SuperSolv     Oils, fats, greases

Toluene, Glycol Ethers, 111-Trichloroethane, Stoddard, Perchlorochylene, TCE, TCA

SC-ActiSolv      Ink  Xylene, Toluene, Methyl Chloride, Stoddard, Glycol Ethers
SC-EZ-Solv Paint, ink, tar, adhesives, gum   Xylene, Toluene, MEK, Benzene, Kerosene, Mineral Spirits
SC-MaxiSolv Resin, silicones, epoxy      Acetone, Toluene, Glycol Ethers, 111-Trichloroethane, Perchlorochylene, TCE, TCA
SC-SoyEster            Tar, adhesives, ink, paint, gum Kerosene, Glycol Ethers, 111-Trichloroethane, TCA, TCE, Toluene, Mineral Spirits