EVALUATION OF CANDIDATE SOLVENT BASED PAINT STRIPPERS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF METHYLENE CHLORIDE BASED PAINT STRIPPERS

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Authors
  1. Fewer, P.
  2. MacGregor, C.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);Seatech Ltd, Halifax NS (CAN)
Abstract
Seatech Ltd., Halifax NS was contracted by Defence Research Establishment Atlantic (DREA) to assess the effectiveness of seven non methylene chloride containing paint strippers (Fine Organics (FO 606), Brulin Safety Strip, Turco 5668, Patclin 103B and 104C, Dupont DBE-3, Santosol DME-1. DREA Dockyard Laboratory was tasked to carry out this evaluation by Director General Environment (DEnvP 2-2) as part of a DND initiative to remove ozone depleting substances (ODS) and hazardous chemicals from the workplace. The evaluation was carried out to select a suitable alternative to replace the methylene chloride based paint stripper (Oakite Stripper SA) presently used in the Meal Finishing Shop, FMF Capte Scott. The study assessed the cleaning effectiveness of teh candidate solvents on the three paint coatings most commonly used by the Department of National Defence (spray epoxy, powder epoxy and polyurethane) which were applied to four types of metal coupons (mild steel, aluminum, copper and copper/nickel alloy). A search of the scientific literature determined that a standard method to compare paint stripper effectiveness did not currently exist although a reference to a proposed ASTM standard metod was cited. TRUNCATED
Keywords
Methylene chloride;Ozone depleting substances;Paint strippers;Replacement
Report Number
DREA-CR-98-432;P98-26 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 1998
Number of Pages
94
DSTKIM No
98-02825
CANDIS No
509573
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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