Tergo™ GCF General Cleaning Fluid (3M Novec™ 72DA Replacement)

Product Information

Tergo GCF (General Cleaning Fluid) is ideal for cleaning mixed soils or mixed substrates



  • An azeotrope-like mixture of trans 1,2-dicholorethylne , HFE and ethanol 
  • Maintenance free – no need for acid acceptance testing and scavengers
  • With a low surface tension, low viscosity and high density, it displaces soils inside tight, complex spaces
  • Ideally suited for vapor degreasers
  • Compatible with most plastic, ceramic and metal components
  • Nonflammable for facility safety
  • REACH, F-GAS and SNAP compliant
  • Formulated in USA

Tergo General Cleaning Fluid (GCF) is an azeotrope-like mixture of trans 1,2-dichloroethylene, HFE and ethanol. It is ideally suited for use in vapor degreasing equipment. It offers improved solvency for both conventional oils and polar soils, such as salts and no-clean fluxes. It is a superior solvent compared to neat fluorocarbons, while maintaining excellent compatibility with most plastic, ceramic, and metal components. Typical applications include precision and specialty cleaning of components with mixed soils and/or mixed substrates.

Tergo GCF has “zero” ozone depletion potential, and low global warming potential. It can replace hydrofluorocarbons (HCFs), TCE and nPB in many applications. The components in Tergo GCF are accepted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Significant New Alternatives Program (SNAP) program, as a substitute for ozone-depleting substances.

Its unique properties include a high density, low viscosity, and low surface tension for effective removal of a variety of soils.

Product Details

Product Image
Part Number Package Weight Size Technical Data Sheet Safety Data Sheet
Product Image MCC-TGCFP TGCFP Tergo GCF MCC-TGCFP Pail 20.4 kg 50 lbs. 15.7 L 5 Gallons
Product Image MCC-TGCFD TGCFD GCF Tergo Novec 72DA MCC-TGCFD Drum 226.8 kg 500 lbs. 157 L 55 Gallons
Package Pail Drum
Weight 20.4 kg 50 lbs. 226.8 kg 500 lbs.
Size 15.7 L 5 Gallons 157 L 55 Gallons
Technical Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheet
Appearance Clear, colorless
Odor Slight
PEL (ppm, 8-hr TWA) 200 ppm
Boiling Point 42°C / 107°F
Chemical Family HFE Solvent
F-Gas Compliant
Evaporation Rate <1
Cleaning Strength (Kb) 38
Flashpoint None, nonflammable
Global Warming Rating (100yr) 274
Ozone Impact Zero
RoHS & WEEE Compliant
Safety Rating Non-flammable
Specific Gravity 1.35
Surface Tension 18 Dy/cm
Vapor Density 1.35 (11.2)
Viscosity 0.34 cP
Vapor Pressure @ 20ºC 360