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Subject: Proposed ban on dichloromethane (DCM)

Proposed ban on dichloromethane (DCM)

From: Stephen Koob <koobsp<-a>
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Mark Vine <vpackthread [at] aol__com> writes

>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.

Question: How effective is it on breaking down epoxies?

Stephen Koob
Conservator The Corning Museum of Glass
One Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830
Fax: 607-974-8470

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Received on Tuesday, 5 August, 2008

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