Paint Stripper

Excellent thickener with shear thinning characteristics that improves contact time

Paint removers' function is to loosen paint and clean the underlying surface so that the object can be repainted. Given the broad range of end-uses the industry has developed several different paint remover systems.

Those which are organic solvent based remove the paint by dissolving or softening the bond between the film and the substrate. Because of its high efficiency methylene chloride, which is also known as dichloromethane, has been the primary solvent in organic solvent based paint strippers. However due to increasing awareness of health hazards associated with this solvent, several paint remover producers have developed environmentally friendly paint strippers, which contain solvents derived from plants. Such biochemical-based strippers may include terpenes, lactic acids, dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) and soy oil.

Our Solutions

METHOCEL™ cellulose ethers as well as POLYOX™ Water-Soluble Polymers play a crucial role in various paint stripper formulations. Both enable the paint stripper to remain longer on vertical surfaces and extend the contact time by reducing the evaporation rate of the solvent.

METHOCEL™ and POLYOX™ provide the right rheological properties to spray formulations, which must be thin enough to spray easily but must rapidly build viscosity under low shear conditions to effectively cling to vertical surfaces.

METHOCEL™

METHOCEL™

Benefits/Property
Rheology modifier with a broad range of viscosities; Solubility in water and selected organic solvents

Applications
Thickener and rheology modifier in paint stripper formulations

POLYOX™

POLYOX™

Benefits/Property
Water-solubility; Soluble in organic solvents; Rheology modifier; Depending on POLYOX™ grade low shear thinning

Applications
Thickener and rheology modifier in paint and varnish removers

Your Applications

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End-users include boat repairers, downstream manufacturers such as automobile manufactures, construction contractors, aerospace coating remover, do-it-yourself consumers and municipalities.
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