Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) Alternatives

Isopropyl alcohol (CAS #67-63-0) is also referred to as IPA, isopropanol, and 2-propanol is going to be in short supply in the coming weeks or months because of the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic. That may leave companies using IPA for flux removal, stencil cleaning, and industrial degreasing in a difficult supply situation.

Techspray offers alternatives to isopropyl alcohol for...
  • Electronic printed circuit board (PCB) assembly
  • Removal of solder paste or adhesive from SMT stencils
  • Maintenance cleaning of SMT reflow ovens
  • Flux removal from wave soldering fingers, selective soldering nozzles, pallets
  • Industrial degreasing
Techspray alternatives are as effective if not more powerful, and in many cases have advantages like nonflammability and lower environmental impact. Please note these products do not have antiviral properties, so cannot be used to replace IPA for surface cleaning to kill COVID-19.

Eco-dFluxer SMT100 Eco-dFluxer SMT100
Inline & batch water-based flux remover
Eco-dFluxer SMT200 Eco-dFluxer SMT200
Inline & batch water-based flux remover for sensitive metals
Eco-dFluxer SMT300 Eco-dFluxer SMT300
Inline & batch water-based flux remover for sensitive metals
Eco-Oven Cleaner Eco-Oven Cleaner
Cleans reflow ovens, wave soldering systems, and associated heat exchanger systems by removing all types of flux residues - Quickly clean flux residue from oven & wave fingers
Eco-Shine Glass & Surface Cleaner Eco-Shine Glass & Surface Cleaner
Eco-friendly, nonflammable & streak-free glass cleaner
Eco-Stencil RF Batch Stencil Cleaner Eco-Stencil RF Batch Stencil Cleaner
Rinse-free, nonflammable stencil cleaner for batch systems
Eco-Stencil UM Understencil & Manual Cleaner Eco-Stencil UM
Manual & Under Stencil Cleaner - Effectively removes all types of solder paste (e.g. water­based, RMA, no­clean, lead­free) and uncured adhesive from screens, misprinted boards and equipment. Compatible with Batch ultrasonic cleaning systems
E-Line Flux Remover E-Line Flux Remover
Powerful & economical flux remover
E-Line Flux Remover & Maintainance Cleaner E-Line Flux Remover & Maintenance Cleaner
Powerful & economical liquid cleaner
G3 Blue Shower Maintenance Cleaner G3 Blue Shower Maintenance Cleaner
Nonflammable & powerful degreaser
G3 Flux Remover G3 Flux Remover
Strong, fast-acting & nonflammable flux remover
G3 Industrial Maintenance Cleaner G3 Industrial Maintenance Cleaner
Heavy-duty, fast evaporating industrial cleaner
G3 No-Clean Flux Remover G3 No-Clean Flux Remover
Strong, fast-acting & nonflammable no-clean flux remover spray
G3 Universal Cleaner G3 Universal Cleaner
Nonflammable & powerful liquid cleaner
Precision-V Universal Cleaner Precision-V Flux Remover & Maintenance Cleaner
Nonflammable & powerful precision cleaner
PWR-4 Flux Remover PWR-4 Flux Remover
Powerful, non-flammable, cost effective flux removal -- safer nPB replacement
PWR-4 Industrial Maintenance Cleaner PWR-4 Industrial Maintenance Cleaner
Powerful, nonflammable & cost effective cleaner that is a safer nPB replacement

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