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Savogran to Offer Paint Remover Line Without Two Spurned Solvents (1)

July 23, 2018, 3:17 PMUpdated: July 23, 2018, 4:23 PM

The Savogran Co., a consumer goods manufacturer, is introducing a line of paint removers with what it says are less hazardous ingredients after major retailers announced that they won’t stock products containing two common solvents.

The five paint and coating removers will be made with acetal, which Mark Monique, president of Savogran, said has a better environmental and toxicological profile, and a bio-based detergent-like chemical called a surfactant, which can act like a solvent. These will replace methylene chloride and n-methylpyrrolidone, dubbed NMP, two solvents commonly found in these types of products, he said.

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