Information regarding the use of perchloroethylene in Surface Cleaning / Vapour Degreasing applications?

IED (Industrial Emissions Directive) 1000kg level of derogation or 20mg maximum in vent stack.

Environmental legislation enforced by Environmental Agency and Local Authorities.

Permits a maximum amount of unaccountable solvent losses or can only be achieved by carbon abatement.

HASAWA (Health & Safety at Work Act 1974) OEL (Occupational Exposure Limit) 8Hr TWA (Time Weighted Average) 20ppm

Monitored and enforced by the HSE. As an end user you must demonstrate a safe working environment for the operators and anyone located in the area.

Please click on the links below to view the relevant data sheets:

Product Safety Summary PER December 2015 ECSA PER CoRap ECSA Type Technology Machines


All chemical substances produced or imported into Europe require a REACH registered “USE”.

Following a CSR (Chemical Safety Report) and 12 month review, the USE of PERC was registered for surface cleaning/vapour degreasing ONLY in CLOSED technology.

Process Security & Optimisation

COMPLEASE Chemical Leasing is adopted to educate the workforce and optimise the chemicals associated with the application. UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation) has recognised this business model with several awards. Chemical Leasing is a business model that intends to shift the focus from increasing sales volume of chemicals towards a value-added approach. It leads to the more efficient use of chemicals, and to the improved health and safety, environmental, and economic benefits.

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