Patent Number: 6,169,061

Title: Paint and coating remover

Abstract: This invention concerns a composition useful as a paint remover, comprising: alkylene carbonate such as propylene carbonate or ethylene carbonate, hydrogen peroxide, and water, and optionally an alcohol such as benzyl alcohol. In another broad respect, his invention concerns a process for removing paint, comprising: applying a composition containing alkylene carbonate, hydrogen peroxide, and water to a painted surface for a time and under conditions effective to cause blistering or bubbling of the paint. In another broad respect, this invention is a composition useful as a paint remover, comprising: dialkyl carbonate, hydrogen peroxide, and water, optionally containing an alcohol, optionally containing a glycol ether. In another broad respect, this invention is a process for removing paint, comprising: applying a composition containing dialkyl carbonate, hydrogen peroxide, and water to a painted surface for a time and under conditions effective to cause blistering or bubbling of the paint. Advantageously, the composition of this invention may include a dibasic ester (DBE).

Inventors: Machac, Jr.; James R. (Austin, TX), Marquis; Edward T. (Austin, TX), Woodrum; Susan A. (Austin, TX)

Assignee: Huntsman Petrochemical Corporation

International Classification: C11D 3/20 (20060101); C11D 3/39 (20060101); C11D 3/43 (20060101); C09D 9/00 (20060101); C11D 7/22 (20060101); C11D 7/26 (20060101); C11D 007/18 (); C23D 017/00 (); C09D 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018