June 25 - June 29, 2018

The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced that it will be phasing out the use of methylene chloride in its paint removal products by the end of the year. Do you agree with this move?


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Yes. 63%
No. 29%
Other. (Please respond in the comments.) 7%


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Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Good Technical Practice; Latin America; Methylene chloride; North America

Comment from David Barela, (6/25/2018, 10:29 AM)

Absolutely a good move. In reality, SW is 2 decades behind, especially with the advent of soy based strippers. MEK is bad news if you don't wear a respirator for both short term and long term health effects.


Comment from Michael Halliwell, (6/26/2018, 11:42 AM)

Even an AP respirator isn't enough without meaningful ventilation...MEK is bad enough news that, depending on where you are using it, supplied air is the only real safe option.


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