NATURAL PRODUCTS FOR INDUSTRIAL AND MEDICAL APPLICATIONS AND COSMETICS & HYGIENE
Mild, natural products based on natural and vegetable oils free from harmful solvents.
These novel products promote the health of the user and pose no threat to the environment.
The products are patented in many countries, including the USA, Japan, Canada and Australia, as well as Europe.
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We also develop other products which are unique on the international market, and unlike conventional products.
Our products can be used for the removal of adhesive tape and other adhesives without the need for harmful solvents. Traditional adhesive and tape removers contain volatile organic solvents, which are both harmful to the environment and a danger to the health of the user.
Removal of paint from the skin - professional painters and DIY enthusiasts
PAINT OFF-granule - An environmentally safe paint remover with granules intended for removing paints that are difficult to dissolve from the skin.
PAINT OFF - The paint remover:
These products are based on a combination of natural oils.
They are completely free from harmful solvents such as acetone, methyl ethyl ketone and other organic solvents. The use of conventional nail polish remover in Sweden alone leads to the release of 60 tonnes of solvent per year. The nail polish remover is totally free from ketone, which is a unique quality for the Nail Polish Remover. Another unique property is that the Nail Polish Remover oils and nourishes the nails and the cuticles at the same time as the nail polish is removed, i.e. the consumer gets 2 products in 1.
|Nail Polish Remover - Nominee to Inventors´ Prize founded by the Nobel Foundation|
Nail polish remover is one of the products on the market that contains most solvent, and is therefore a threat to the environment. Most consumers are not aware that the use of nail polish remover leads to environmental and health problems. When using so-called acetone-free remover, most of the solvent evaporates into the air, and good ventilation is recommended in connection with its use. Symptoms that may arise when using such products are headache, nausea and dizziness. According to current EU regulations, manufacturers of these products are required to provide information on the contents of their products if there is a risk of contact allergy. Acetone-free nail polish remover contains butyl acetate, methyl ethyl ketone, or other harmful solvents belonging to the group of ketones which are volatile and have an intense odour. These substances are classified as moderately harmful to health and inflammable by the Swedish National Chemicals Inspectorate. They dehydrate the skin and should not be inhaled. Acetone-free remover has a considerable impact on the environment and the user’s health.
Nail polish remover is manufactured in closed systems as the substances involved are inflammable and there is a high risk of explosion. Nail polish remover consists mainly of solvents, which are transported in road tankers to the plant, where they are pumped via a pipeline into a large vessel. The remover is manufactured as a vapour which is condensed to give the final product. Today, nail polish and other cosmetic products are not environmentally labelled, as they have not been scrutinized by the organisations responsible for labelling.
Examples of substances in conventional nail polish remover:
Acetone, water, amyl acetate, castor oil, D&C green no. 6
Butyl acetate, ethyl acetate, isopropyl alcohol, butyrolacetone
Source: Christina Kaijser, Sabine Remling, Maria Swedberg and Cecilia Ytterstrand (Chalmers University of Technology)
There is thus no environmental criteria documentation for these products. Neither the Swedish Consumer Agency nor The Swedish Standards Institute’s department for environmental labelling could find any reason for this. The large sales volume of acetone-free remover is probably the reason why there is no interest among manufacturers in developing a harmless, environmentally friendly remover. Another reason is that these acetone-free removers constitute a considerable source of income for both manufacturers and retailers.
Kemimäklarna International AB
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Tel.nr. +46-46-70 63 02
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