methylene chloride

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meth·yl·ene chlor·ide

(meth'ĭ-lēn klōr'īd),
Volatile liquid with a pungent odor; harmful vapor. Organic solvent used for cellulose acetate plastic; degreasing and cleaning fluids; and in food processing. Pharmaceutical aid (solvent).
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Three chemicals -- methylene chloride, methyl ethyl ketone and toluene -- were completely eliminated from Andersen Corp.'s work place.
If you are a user of Trichloroethylene, Methylene Chloride or Perchloroethylene in excess of 1 tonne per annum or a brominated solvent in excess of 2 tonnes per annum you have obligations under this directive.
Fabian explained the choice of solvent used at Demus and placed that choice in the context of the current market, "We use methylene chloride, I think that the best solvent is methylene chloride, there is no health risk, and, as most people understand, it is highly volatile.
Sales of PER, which is also used for metal degreasing as well as dry-cleaning, declined 5% (3000 mt) to 57,000 mt and there was a 3% (4000 mt) decrease in methylene chloride sales to 138,000 mt.
Methylene chloride has been a commercial solvent of choice for some years.
Friends in the coffee business tell me methylene chloride decaffeinated coffee has the best taste, is the least expensive decaffeinated coffee on the market, and poses no health risks.
If you use 1 tonne per annum of Trichloroethylene, Methylene Chloride or Perchloroethylene what I am about to highlight affects you.
Decaffeination process in Europe which use methylene chloride will probably be converting to other solvents over the next three to five years despite the fact that all agree it is a safe method, according to Dave Parker, assistant vice president at Mercon.
Methylene Chloride and Perchloroethylene remained in the R40 category.
Minimal exposure to methylene chloride in coffee seen by FDA
Nexgen cleaner is an alternative to chlorinated solvents such as trichloroethylene and methylene chloride. It leaves no oily residue, is non-corrosive, arid is not a hazardous air pollutant, the company says.