Late in 2015, a MicroCare client was among the very first companies in the U.S. to deploy Vertrel® Sion™ fluid. Vertrel® Sion™ fluid is a powerful degreaser that can replace aggressive hydrocarbon, chlorinated or nPB solvents. The application was to remove wax from parts made using metal injection molding (“MIM”). This process uses a dry powder of metals mixed with wax which is injected into molds to form the desired shape. This is very efficient but the wax must be removed prior to follow-on processing. Initially, MicroCare introduced the Bromothane™ precision cleaners which worked very well. But to further reduce operating costs, speed through-put and improve worker safety the company then migrated to the Sion™ product. It’s a fascinating story.