Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ban of paint removers

A ban on the use of paint removers containing Methylene Chloride (DCM) has now been proposed by the European Commission.

DCM is a key ingredient of 90% of all paint removers sold. So 90% of products that are relied on for removing coatings efficiently and without damage would be unobtainable. This proposal for a ban, if approved, means that you will no longer be able to obtain ANY paint removers or graffiti removers containing DCM.

The UK industry group believes that the Commission has failed to properly research the technical requirements and experience of business that use paint removers, and of those in building care and conservation who rely on the services of such business.

The proposal is to be considered this month by the European Council of Ministers, and shortly afterwards by the European Parliament.

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