Chlorinated solvents (CHCs) are widely used for metal cleaning and dry cleaning applications. The cleaning of metal components is an important production step in a variety of industries like the automotive, aerospace and medical industry. High-precision cleaning is necessary to produce top-quality products which are essential for our daily life and the progress of mankind.
CHCs have proven to be the best cleaning medium compared to substitutes like hydrocarbons or water-based solutions. They offer an unmatched combination of quality and efficiency due to their cleaning performance and their complete recyclability. Considering the product specific risks of CHCs, the task was to further enable customers to use these highly efficient cleaning agents in a safe and sustainable way. Willing to answer the concerns in Germany around the use of CHCs, SAFECHEM Europe GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, was founded in 1992 and is based upon the principles of Responsible Care® and Sustainable Development.