Parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF)

TCC’s Parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF) is a relatively new “green” solvent which is exempt from the EPA’s stricter Clean Air Act Regulation. PCBTF is a common solvent in low VOC paint and ink formulations and is compatible with most solvent based coating resins. PCBTF will dissolve 22 grams of ink with only 20 grams of PCBTF and in most instances will do so faster than toluene.

Applications

TCC’s Parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF) is used as a component (5-12%) of low VOC compliant polyurethane finishes. The material itself is considered to have negligible VOCs and is increasingly used as a Xylene replacement in cleaners, thinners and other aromatic hydrocarbon blends.

PCBTF has a high capacity for dissolving many inks used by the printing industry. In most cases, up to 22 grams of ink can be dissolved in 20 grams of PCBTF. An added benefit is that parachlorobenzotrifluoride dissolves most inks faster than toluene.

PCBTF is also used as a cosmetic stain remover and an aerosol rust inhibitor.

Specifications

PCBTF Spec TCC – Click Here To Download

Shipping Information

TCC’s Parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF) is available for shipping throughout the continental United States with one (1) week lead time. Please call (401) 360-2800 for details. PCBTF is a liquid packed in bulk (rail, tanktruck, Isotank), totes (IBC tanks), and drums. Special packaging available on request.

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Description

TCC’s Parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF) is an organic chemical compound with the molecular formula C7H4ClF3. Parachlorobenzotrifluoride is a colorless liquid with a distinct aromatic odor. It is used as an ink solvent in the printing industry. PCBTF is also used as a component (5-12%) of low VOC compliant polyurethane finishes. The material itself is considered to have negligible VOCs and is increasingly used as a Xylene replacement in cleaners, thinners and other aromatic hydrocarbon blends.

PCBTF has a high capacity for dissolving many inks used by the printing industry. In most cases, up to 22 grams of ink can be dissolved in 20 grams of PCBTF. An added benefit is that parachlorobenzotrifluoride dissolves most inks faster than toluene.