Product information "TPM Wash Solvent | 5L"

TPM Wash Solvent (Tripropylenglykolmonomethylether) is a non-flammable, low odour solvent that can be used to clean and dissolve uncured resin on stereolithography (SLA) 3D printed parts. TPM has a lower evaporation rate than IPA and washes about three to four times as many parts as IPA before needing to be replaced.

Recommended and tested quality by Formlabs

3D-Basics is the global Solvent distributer for Formlabs. Purchasing TPM Wash Solvent from 3D-basics ensure maximum compatibility with Formlabs Resin and Machines. TPM Wash Solvent with a purity of ≥ 99% is highly effective at removing uncured resin from 3D-printed Models.

Safe use indoors, offices, and Laboratories

TPM Wash solvent is not classified by the EU Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP) therefor no special requirements are necessary to store or handle TPM Wash Solvent. This makes it ideal for work in office spaces, Laboratories, and indoors.

The cost effective way to post process Resin 3D-Prints

TPM Wash Solvent can dissolve three to four times the amount of Resin that Isopropanol is capable of dissolving. When used with recommended prewash cycles TPM lifetime can be extended further making it very cost effective over time.

How to use TPM Wash Solvent

Always wear Nitrile Gloves when handling TPM.
TPM Wash Solvent is not currently certified for use with biocompatible resins.

For a detailed workflow on Formlabs Wash, visit (external).

For removing uncured Resin from SLA or DLP printed parts fill your cleaning container with the amount specified by the manufacturer. To minimize waste, it is suggested to pre-clean the parts before placing them in the cleaning container to expand the lifespan of your fresh TPM. This can be done in a separate container with either "dirty" TPM from previous cleaning cycles. Place the finished print in the cleaning container and clean the parts for at least 5 min or according to the material manufacturers guidelines. After the cleaning cycle, wash the TPM coated part with water or Isopropanol, let the model dry and check for a tacky surface, repeat if necessary, till the surface is not tacky anymore. If it is still tacky it might be a sign to replace the TPM.

Optimal Cleaning stages
  1. Preclean in small container to remove uncured resin and minimize amount of saturated Wash Solvent
  2. First Stage Cleaning: Run Wash cycle in Form Wash with "dirty/used" TPM Wash Solvent
  3. Second Stage Cleaning: Run Wash cycle in Form Wash with fresh TPM Wash Solvent. Due due to the prior wash cycles this TPM can be used for an extended period of time. If performance deteriorated use in first stage.
  4. Final Stage: Remove any TPM Wash Solvent with compressed air and rinse in Isopropanol to speed up the evaporation of TPM Wash Solvent.

Advantages of TPM Wash Solvent

  • TPM is able to disolve up to 4 times as much resin as IPA
  • The evaportaion rate of TPM is much slower making it easy to store without loosing much of the product
  • Almost Oderless to a slight chemical smell makes working with TPM easier on the people in contact
  • Not Labeled as a dangerous good with no special requirements regarding storage, ventilation or flame hazard makes TPM Wash solvent the perfect indoor, office, Laboratory Solvent


  • Formlabs Wash
  • Formlabs Wash L
Not Compatible

How to store TPM Wash Solvent

There are no special requirements regarding the storage of TPM. In General store cool and dry away from sunlight.

Disposal of TPM Wash Solvent

TPM and container as well as rinsing water need to be disposed of at an appropriate waste treatment site.

Labeling according to Regulation (EG) Nr. 1272/2008 (CLP)

This product is not labeled as dangerous.

General precautions

Keep out of reach of children. Avoid breathing mist/vapours. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local regulations.

Supplemental information
Tariff Code 2909 4980
Country of Origin Austria
Product weight 4.8 kg
Shelf Life 24 Months
Shipping weight 5.2 kg
Packaging Dimensions 195 x 135 x 240 mm
Shipping Restrictions Not Restricted
SKU 320023
EAN Code 9120078083604
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