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Proposed ban on dichloromethane (DCM)

From: Mark Vine <vpackthread<-a>
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Philip Poels <philip.poels [at] stripperspaintremovers__com> writes

>The EU is proposing to ban an ingredient fundamental to 90% of all
>paint removers sold. All paint removers or graffiti removers
>containing DCM (Methylene Chloride), a key ingredient of 90% of all
>paint removers sold, would be banned by the EU legislation,
>including our products Strippers NB-410, NB-510, NB-610 and G-102,
>and those of *all* other manufacturers--including the most
>well-known brand, Nitromors.

Conservators worried about the impending ban on dichloromethane
(DCM) found within standard paint strippers might wish to consider
changing over to a relatively new non caustic, non methylene
chloride product called Safe Paint and Varnish Remover.

Safe paint and varnish remover contains biodegradable, neutral, non
corrosive ingredients which includes neutral surfactants, glycol
ether, purified water, ethanol (approximately 11%), cellulose,
triethanolamine and synthetic preservative.

A clear, colourless gel, SPVR has a pH 7.0 and is soluble in water.

A full technical and MSDS sheet can be obtained from our UK and
American offices.

Mark Vine
Conservation Resources (UK) Ltd
Cowley, Oxford, England

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