Tergo™ Chlorine-Free Cleaning Fluid

The Tergo CFCF (Chlorine Free Cleaning Fluid) is sustainable for maximum environmental protection



  • Tergo CFCF has superior environmental characteristics
  • Powerful, high temperature cleaning removes insoluble contamination
  • Excellent materials compatibility with most metals, plastics and ceramics
  • Parts come out clean, dry and near room temperature
  • Halogen-free
  • Maintenance free – eliminates the need for acid acceptance testing and scavengers
  • Specifically engineered for fast, consistent and economical cleaning in vapor degreasers
  • Drop-in replacement – requires minor or no modifications to existing vapor degreasers
  • With a low surface tension, low viscosity and high density, it cleans great inside tight, complex spaces
  • Nonflammable for facility safety
  • Almost no aroma for happier workers
  • Requires no surfactants and unlike aqueous cleaning, removes extra washing steps to get residue-free parts
  • Hostile to pyrogens
  • Thermally and chemically stable for long fluid life
  • Very good toxicity rating for worker and environmental safety
  • Recyclable inside a vapor degreaser –  reduces cost of ownership and environmental footprint
  • Chemical Family: Hydrocarbon cleaning solvent, HFC rinsing fluid
  • ODP: 0
  • Not a HAP (Hazardous Air Pollutant)
  • RoHS, REACH, F-Gas, SNAP and WEEE compliant

Two-Part Chemistry

Tergo Chlorine-Free Cleaning Fluid (CFCF) is a non-flammable, non-chlorinated, two-solvent vapor degreasing fluid. It has excellent materials compatibility and works at normal vapor degreasing temperatures. Medical device makers around the world are considering Tergo CFCF as a replacement for older solvent fluids and complex, expensive and energy-intensive water cleaning systems. The main benefits of Tergo CFCF are (1) the ability to use higher temperatures to clean very stubborn contamination, (2) extremely cost effectively, (3) without any ingredients containing free chlorine or other halogens.

A non-halogenated, non-chlorinated cleaning fluid which has a high flash point, a very high boiling point and a low vapor pressure (called the “solvating agent”) cleans the parts. The solvating agent dissolves and removes oils, greases, waxes, particulate and most electronic fluxes. After cleaning, a rinsing agent (a number of choices are available from MicroCare) flushes the solvating agent from the parts. Almost any existing two-sump vapor degreaser (one equipped with both a boil and a rinse sump) works for this cleaning process.


Operations are simple: the Tergo CFCF and the rinsing fluid are mixed in the boil sump of the degreaser in ranges from 40/60 to 70/30 percent by volume. The solvating agent concentrates in the boil sump to lift and dissolve soils from part surfaces while the rinsing agent concentrates in the rinse sump to quickly flush the solvating agent and soils from the part. This simple process allows for maximum cleaning flexibility and broad compatibility with plastics and elastomers. This process also eliminates the dependence on old-style chlorinated solvents, which are traditionally used to enhance the cleaning properties of milder fluorinated solvents. The parts come out clean, dry and near room temperature.


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Part Number Package Weight Size Tech Sheet Safety Data Sheet
MCC-TCFCF01EUP Pail 20.5 kg 19 Liter
MCC-TCFCFRIEUP Pail 22.7 kg 19 Liter
MCC-TCFCF01EUD Drum 227 kg 200 Liter
MCC-TCFCFRIEUD Drum 249 kg 200 Liters
Part Number Package Weight Size Tech Sheet Safety Data Sheet
MCC-TCFCF01EUP Pail 45 lbs. 5 Gallon
MCC-TCFCFRIEUP Pail 50 lbs. 5 Gallon
MCC-TCFCF01EUD Drum 500 lbs. 55 Gallon
MCC-TCFCFRIEUD Drum 550 lbs. 55 Gallon