Removing old paint or graffiti is a big business.
Traditional paint strippers contain volatile
organic solvents which can cause harm to the
environment and are also hazardous to the people
who use them.
Du Pont have developed and environmentally friendly
paint stripper that contains the biodegradeable
solvent, Dibasic Ester (DBE). It is a clear,
colourless, liquid which contains a mixture
of dimethyl esters.
Operators need to wear breathing apparatus when
using paint strippers containing more harmful
solvents. With DBE this is not necessary and
paint can be simply washed off using a jet
of hot water. DBE is also completely biodegradeable
and so is much more environmentally friendly
than traditional paint removers.
Different mixtures of DBE can be used in a range
of applications such as inks, coatings, agriculture
DBE is a mixture of