Safer paint strippers from du Pont

Factfile:

Company name: Du Pont

Location: Global

Products: DuPont have a wide range of products in areas including food and nutrition, health care, clothing, electronics and transportation. Well-known polymers developed by Du Pont include Kevlar and Lycra.

Sustainable change: DBE is a safer solvent, developed by du Pont, for use as a paint stripper and in other applications.

Effect: Less harmful emissions of solvents into the atmosphere when the paint strippers are used. Safer working conditions for operators removing paint and graffiti.

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Removing graffiti from a wall using the DBE paint stripper

The paint stripper soaks in overnight. The graffiti can then be washed off with a jet of warm water.