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Cortec EcoLine ready to answer EPA Methylene Chloride ban

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 07:00
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Several months before the EPA announced its final rule banning methylene chloride from consumer paint stripper sales because of acute fatalities, Cortec® addressed the problem with the release of EcoLine® 4320 and 4330. These two biobased alternatives go above and beyond EPA requirements by not containing methylene chloride or N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), another paint stripper chemical that has been frowned upon for potential adverse health effects1 and which several retailers have already voluntarily chosen to discontinue.

EcoLine® 4320 and 4330 answer both concerns and are formulated with renewable materials and recycled solvent. EcoLine® 4320 and 4330 contain 50% USDA certified biobased content and are qualified products under the mandatory federal purchasing initiative of the USDA BioPreferred® Program (for more information, go to

EcoLine® 4320 and 4330 have low odor and are VOC compliant to the California Regulation for Reducing Emission from Consumer Products.* They do not contain any California Prop 65 components that cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. They also do not contain chlorinated solvents, toluene, or acetone.

EcoLine® 4320 and 4330 paint strippers are designed to remove coatings, inks, and resins from metal, concrete, and wood surfaces. They are effective on a wide variety of paints and contain flash corrosion inhibitors to prevent rust and tarnishing throughout the stripping process. EcoLine® 4320 should be used in dip tanks and on horizontal surfaces. EcoLine® 4330 is a gelled version for use on vertical, overhead, or complex surfaces.

While the new EPA rule (which goes into effect in about six months) only addresses consumer product sales, Cortec® takes the precaution to a level higher by providing methylene-chloride-free strippers to the industrial market, as well, for the benefit of users in the workplace.

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