NAPCO Announces Breakthrough Stripper – Safast methylene chloride free stripper guards the health of bathtub refinishers | The Knowledge Dynasty

NAPCO Announces Breakthrough Stripper – Safast methylene chloride free stripper guards the health of bathtub refinishers

Skokie, IL (PRWEB) April 22, 2015

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-supported Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program has identified at least 14 worker deaths since 2000 related to bathtub refinishing with stripping agents containing methylene chloride. North American Polymer Corporation (NAPCO) has come out with Safast, a methylene chloride free stripper. This stripper performs as well as conventional strippers without the dangerous methylene chloride component. Bath, tile and countertop refinishers around the country are breathing a sigh of relief.

For years methylene chloride has been a critical component of paint strippers. However, if precautions are not properly followed the fumes can cause serious health problems, including death. Previously, a bath refinisher needed to use an expensive fresh air breathing system. These systems provided the refinisher clean, outside air through a facemask. However the fumes were still in the environment and a potential risk.

NAPCO started working on a methylene chloride free stripper late in 2013. By mid-2014, they were testing a few promising formulations. Late last year they settled on a successful formulation and are now bringing it to market. Dani Nichols, Vice President of NAPCO, and herself a degree holder in chemistry, said, “Safast methylene chloride free stripper guards the health of bathtub refinishers. No longer do they need to worry about their health in order to do their job.”

Tub, tile and counter refinishing is the process by which older fixtures are transformed to like-new shape using special coatings. Refinishing saves homeowners thousands over the cost of replacement.

For more information about this new stripper, please visit

About NAPCO, Ltd.

NAPCO Ltd is a 30 year-old company providing equipment, supplies and training to professional kitchen and bathroom refinishers. A leader in the green remodeling movement, they offer sound alternatives to replacement of counters, sinks, tile and bathtubs. NAPCO is located in Skokie, IL and services all 50 states and 5 foreign countries. If you are interested in refinishing your tub, tile or counter top instead of replacing, call 1-800-888-1081 or visit today.

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