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U.S. Navy Seeks Patent For New Degreaser With Lower Emissions

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PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (AP) — The Navy says it has invented a more environmentally-friendly degreaser.

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at Patuxent River said Friday that a chemist in its material laboratory developed the product called NAVSOLVE. The solvent is not petroleum-based, has lower emissions and a higher flash point than products typically used for cleaning machinery and aircraft components.

The Navy says it’s seeking to commercialize the product through patent licensing.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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