Solstice® PF has been granted key regulatory approvals for use as a solvent in the U.S. and European Union (EU):
- Solstice PF has received approval under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program for use as an aerosol solvent (Federal Register, August 2012), in metal cleaning, electronics cleaning and precision cleaning, and as a carrier solvent in adhesives, coatings and inks (Federal Register, May 2013)
- It has been added to the TSCA inventory (August 2012)
- It is not a volatile organic compound (VOC), as determined by the U.S. EPA (September 2013)
- Solstice PF has been exempted from the VOC regulations of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
- It has an occupational exposure limit (OEL) of 800, established by Workplace Environmental Exposure Levels (WEEL), a committee of the Occupational Alliance on Risk Science (OARS)
- Solstice PF has been registered under REACH for more than 1000 metric tonnes
- Solstice® PF-C is not subject to the F-Gas Regulation on fluorocarbons. Its use is not limited by any means, nor it requires a particular labeling.
Montreal Protocol: Article 5 countries
- Solstice PF-C will not be subject to bans in Montreal Protocol Article 5 countries. There is no specific registration or permit when working with Solstice PF-C unlike R-141b.
Solstice® PF is also registered in Canada, Japan, South Korea and Australia.