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Title:
PAINT REMOVER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2020/257581
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A composition for paint or spot removal having a carrier, a chemical component selected from the group consisting of Tetraoxaundecane (TOU), N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether, Ethylene Glycol Phenyl Ether, Propylene Glycol Phenyl Ether, Dipropylene Glycol N-Butyl Ether, and a combination thereof, and a co-solvent. A method of using the composition to remove a stain or spot from a carpet or other non-porous or hard surface is provided.

Inventors:
BYRD ALANA (US)
Application Number:
US2020/038635
Publication Date:
December 24, 2020
Filing Date:
June 19, 2020
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
W M BARR & COMPANY INC (US)
International Classes:
B08B3/08; B08B3/10; B24C1/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
JACKSON, Susan, S. et al. (US)
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Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A composition comprising:

a carrier,

a chemical component selected from the group consisting of Tetraoxaundecane (TOU), N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether, Ethylene Glycol Phenyl Ether, Propylene Glycol Phenyl Ether, Dipropylene Glycol N-Butyl Ether, and a combination thereof, and

a co- solvent.

2. The composition according to claim 1, wherein the composition is without acetone or substantially free of acetone.

3. The composition according to claim 1, wherein the Tetraoxaundecane (TOU) is 2,5,7, 10-Tetraoxaundecane.

4. The composition according to claim 1, wherein the co-solvent is a low vapor pressure (LVP) solvent.

5. The composition according to claim 4, wherein the low vapor pressure (LVP) solvent is selected from the group consisting of diethylene glycol monobutyl ether, benzyl alcohol, acetone, propylene glycol, ethylene glycol, DB acetate (Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether Acetate), Hydrotreated Light Distillates (petroleum), ethylene glycol phenyl ether, propylene glycol phenyl ether, Dibasic Ester, diglycolamine, methyl acetate, dipropylene glycol N-butyl ether, and a combination thereof.

6. The composition according to claim 1, wherein the composition has less than 3% or less of volatile organic compound (VOC).

7. The composition according to claim 1, further comprising potassium hydroxide.

8. The composition according to claim 1, further comprising a surfactant.

9. The composition according to claim 8, wherein the surfactant is selected from the group consisting of sodium xylene sulfonate (SXS), fatty soap (oleates), ethoxylated alcohol, sulfonate, sulfate, and a combination thereof.

10. The composition according to claim 1, further comprising oleic acid, methyl soyate, and a combination thereof.

11. The composition according to claim 1, wherein the composition is a spot remover, paint remover, or both.

12. The composition according to claim 1, wherein the carrier is water.

13. The composition according to claim 1, wherein the co-solvent is selected from the group consisting of diethylene glycol monobutyl ether, benzyl alcohol, and a combination thereof.

14. A composition for paint or spot removal, the composition comprising:

a carrier,

tetraoxaundecane (TOU), and

a co- solvent.

15. A method of using comprising:

applying a composition comprising a carrier, a chemical component selected from the group consisting of Tetraoxaundecane (TOU), N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether, Ethylene Glycol Phenyl Ether, Propylene Glycol Phenyl Ether, Dipropylene Glycol N-Butyl Ether, and a combination thereof, and a co solvent to a surface having a paint or spot applied thereon; and

removing the paint or spot from the surface with the composition.

16. The method of using according to claim 15, wherein the composition is without acetone or substantially free of acetone.

17. The method of using according to claim 15, wherein the Tetraoxaundecane (TOU) is 2,5,7, 10-Tetraoxaundecane.

18. The method of using according to claim 15, wherein the composition has less than

3% or less of volatile organic compound (VOC).

19. The method of using according to claim 15, wherein the co-solvent is selected from the group consisting of diethylene glycol monobutyl ether, benzyl alcohol, and a combination thereof.

20. The method of using according to claim 15, wherein the carrier is water.

21. The method of using according to claim 15, wherein the surface is of a carpet or other non-porous surface.

Description:
PAINT REMOVER

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

[0001] This application claims priority from U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/864,560, filed on June 21, 2019 and U.S. Utility Patent Application No. 16/905,047, filed June 18, 2020, in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The disclosure of which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

[0002] The present invention relates to a chemical composition for use as a paint or spot remover and to a method of using the chemical composition.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0003] Today the most effective paint clean-up remover contains acetone. This compound is extremely flammable and causes flash fires very quickly. There is a need to find safer, less hazardous compounds that causes little to no harm to the consumers.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0004] The present invention relates to a paint or spot remover composition.

[0005] In an embodiment of the invention, the composition comprises: a carrier, a chemical component selected from the group consisting of Tetraoxaundecane (TOU), N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether, Ethylene Glycol Phenyl Ether, Propylene Glycol Phenyl Ether, Dipropylene Glycol N-Butyl Ether, and a combination thereof, and a co-solvent. [0006] In an embodiment of the invention, a method of using is provided.

The method comprises applying a chemical composition comprising a carrier, a chemical component selected from the group consisting of Tetraoxaundecane (TOU), N-Methyl-2- pyrrolidone (NMP), Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether, Ethylene Glycol Phenyl Ether, Propylene Glycol Phenyl Ether, Dipropylene Glycol N-Butyl Ether, and a combination thereof, and a co-solvent to a surface having a paint or spot applied thereon; and removing the paint or spot from the surface with the composition.

[0007] In an embodiment of the invention, the surface to which the composition is applied is of a carpet or other non-porous surface such as a hardwood floor, among others.

[0008] Further areas of applicability of the present invention will become apparent from the detailed description provided hereinafter. It should be understood that the detailed description and specific examples, while indicating the preferred embodiments of the invention, are intended for purposes of illustration only and are not intended to limit the scope of the invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0009] The following description of the embodiments of the present invention is merely exemplary in nature and is in no way intended to limit the invention, its application, or uses. The following description is provided herein solely by way of example for purposes of providing an enabling disclosure of the invention, but does not limit the scope or substance of the invention.

[0010] In an embodiment of the invention, a composition for use a paint remover is provided. The composition of the present invention comprises a component selected from the group consisting of Tetraoxaundecane (TOU), N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether, Ethylene Glycol Phenyl Ether, Propylene Glycol Phenyl Ether, Dipropylene Glycol N-Butyl Ether, and a combination thereof. Preferably, the composition comprises Tetraoxaundecane (TOU). An example of Tetraoxaundecane (TOU) is 2,5,7, 10-Tetraoxaundecane.

[0011] The paint remover formulation comprises a co-solvent, preferably a low vapor pressure (LVP) solvent. Non-limiting examples of low vapor pressure (LVP) solvents include, but are not limited to, diethylene glycol monobutyl ether, benzyl alcohol, acetone, propylene glycol, ethylene glycol, DB acetate (Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether Acetate), Hydrotreated Light Distillates (petroleum) (such as Calumet LVP 100), ethylene glycol phenyl ether, propylene glycol phenyl ether, Dibasic Ester (such as DBE-LVP), diglycolamine, methyl acetate, dipropylene glycol N-butyl ether, and combinations thereof.

[0012] In an embodiment of the invention, the paint remover composition meets volatile organic compound (VOC) laws which require 3% or less for a spot remover, as set by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

[0013] The composition of the present invention may further comprise potassium hydroxide which may act as an alkaline activator for faster penetration and to aid in release of the paint from the surface. The composition of the present invention, may further comprise a surfactant. For example, sodium xylene sulfonate (SXS), fatty soaps (oleates), ethoxylated alcohols, sulfonates, and sulfates may be used as surfactants. [0014] Other types of chemical components may be present in the chemical formulation include, but are not limited to, oleic acid, methyl soyate, and combinations thereof.

[0015] The composition achieves paint removal without the use of acetone or substantially free of acetone. Thus, the composition of the present invention is safer and non-flammable as compared to compositions that contain acetone. The composition may be used to clean up paint splatter on carpet or other non-porous surfaces including, but not limited to, hardwood floors.

[0016] The composition of the present invention removes paint including, but not limited to, latex paint, acrylic paint, and a combination thereof. There is a synergistic effect among the components of the composition.

[0017] EXAMPLES

[0018] Table 1

[0019] An example composition was prepared in accordance with the present invention having the following components:

[0020] COMPARATIVE EXAMPLE 1

[0021 ] Blue latex paint (Valspar - Exterior Satin) was painted onto carpet and allowed to dry for 24 hours. Each formulation was sprayed 5 times and allowed to sit for 1 minute to penetrate the paint. The carpet was then scrubbed 10 times. Each formulation performance was given a rating of 1-5:

[0022] 1 = No Paint Removed

[0023] 2 = Little Paint Removed

[0024] 3 = Some Paint Removed

[0025] 4 = Most Paint Removed

[0026] 5 = All Paint Removed

[0027] Table 2

[0028] The TOU paint remover was tested against other formulations to judge performance, and the results are set forth in Table 2.

[0029] COMPARATIVE EXAMPLE 2

[0030] Red latex paint (Valspar - Satin) was painted onto carpet and allowed to dry for 24 hours. Each formulation was sprayed 5 times and allowed to sit for 1 minute to penetrate the paint. The carpet was then scrubbed 10 times. Each formulation’s performance was given a rating of 1-5:

[0031 ] 1 = No Paint Removed

[0032] 2 = Little Paint Removed

[0033] 3 = Some Paint Removed [0034] 4 = Most Paint Removed

[0035] 5 = All Paint Removed

[0036]

[0037] Table 3

[0038] It will therefore be readily understood by those persons skilled in the art that the present invention is susceptible of broad utility and application. Many embodiments and adaptations of the present invention other than those herein described, as well as many variations, modifications and equivalent arrangements, will be apparent from or reasonably suggested by the present invention and the foregoing description thereof, without departing from the substance or scope of the present invention. Accordingly, while the present invention has been described herein in detail in relation to its preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that this disclosure is only illustrative and exemplary of the present invention and is made merely for purposes of providing a full and enabling disclosure of the invention. The foregoing disclosure is not intended or to be construed to limit the present invention or otherwise to exclude any such other embodiments, adaptations, variations, modifications and equivalent arrangements.