CFCs no longer needed in electronics cleaning

Substitutes for CFCs in processes for cleaning electronic components are available now and perform well, an officially-sponsored study by three major manufacturers has concluded.

According to a report carried out last year for the DTI by management consultants Touche Ross, the electronics industry used about one-third of the 5,000 tonnes of CFC-113 consumed in the UK in 1991. The industry is also a minor consumer of another ozone-depleting solvent, 1,1,1-trichloroethane. New production and supply of the chemicals is to be banned by the end of 1994 and 1995, respectively, under the latest EC rules.

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