No net effect on GWG emissions...

Bill Irving, Program Analyst, USEPA, provided the following response to a request for clarification regarding CO2 cleaning technology and Global Warming Gas regulations.

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An alternative to the alternatives...

In early 1995, a program was initiated by the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate new and innovative surface cleaning and degreasing technologies as alternatives to ozone-depleting compounds including 1,1,1- trichloroethane (TCA), methylene chloride, and Freon 113 [1,1,2-trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane, chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-113].

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Not a VOC...

Michael Mills, Senior Manager, SCAQMD, provided the following response to a request for clarification regarding CO2 cleaning technology and VOC regulations.

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Cleaner laser welding...

Seagate Technology is a leading manufacturer of hard disk drives.

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Does not pollute our drinking water...

Roy Sakaida, Supervising Water Resource Control Engineer, CRWQCB, provided a letter following a visit in 1994 to observe a live demonstration of one of the first commercial centrifugal liquid CO2 cleaning systems at Haskel International, Inc.

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Breaking the bonds...

Marek Dragon, contamination control engineer for Xolox Corporation, has good things to say about CO2 composite spray cleaning technology.

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Good vibrations...

Robert Chittick of C-MAC Quartz Crystals, located in Essex, England, describes his company’s experience with a CO2 composite spray cleaning unit for removing submicron particles from piezoelectric crystal resonators during production.

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Accelerating particle removal...

Litton Guidance and Controls manufactures advanced inertial navigation and guidance systems for military and commercial aviation industries.

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Making the switch for switch components...

Victor Wagner of Therm-O-Disc, Incorporated, a subsidiary of Emerson Electric, describes his company’s experience with a centrifugal liquid carbon dioxide cleaning system for removing silicone thermal test fluids from bi-metal disks.

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Cleaner relays...

CP Clare Corporation manufactures and supplies delicate electronic switches and relays for the communication, security, automotive, and medical industries.

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No hazards, no permits...

Bill Fisch of AccraTronics Seals Corporation, a contract machining company, found the LCO2 process to be a “perfect fit” for his company’s cleaning requirements.

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Leaner, cleaner disk drives...

Gary Knoth, Senior Contamination Control Engineer, WDC, provided the following input for a technical paper published in the IEST Journal.

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Wins out over aqueous...

DoverTech-Weldcraft manufactures welding equipment, which includes precision machining processes that produce contaminated subassemblies.

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Let there be light...

Omur Sezerman, President, OZ Optics, provided the following testimonial letter regarding their experience with a CO2 composite spray cleaning system for cleaning electro-optical devices during manufacturing.

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