Methylene Chloride Alternative

If you’re a formulator looking for an alternative to methylene chloride, INVISTA’s FlexiSolv® DBE® esters may be the solution to your graffiti and paint stripping needs.

Baring the facts on FlexiSolv® DBE® esters - the safe and proven alternative to MeCl-based paint strippers.

The search for alternatives to halogenated solvents has led formulators to re-evaluate the balance of speed of performance with exposure to toxic chemicals, such as methylene chloride (MeCl). Used alone or in blends with other solvents, FlexiSolv® DBE® esters work as an effective stripper on a variety of paints, providing many advantages over methylene chloride-based products and other alternatives.

The alternative with more variety

Consumer paint strippers with FlexiSolv® DBE® esters, like FlexiSolv® DBE® LVP, are used in formulations for cleaning paint spray booths, paint circulating systems, robots, spray guns and nozzles. These formulations work on surfaces like wood, metal, skin (as industrial hand cleaners) and other surfaces.

Additionally, FlexiSolv® DBE® LVP esters do not contribute to the total VOC content for consumer products*, which allows for increased flexibility in paint stripper formulations.

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*Based on the consumer products LVP-VOC exemption criteria established by CARB for consumer and institutional products and the federal VOC exemption criteria for consumer products per the EPA 40 CFR 59.203(f)1.