Super Remover, UMass team up

GRANBY, Que. — Super Remover and the University of Massachusetts Lowell have announced a new licensing agreement for an alternative to toxic paint strippers developed by researchers at the university’s Toxics Use Reduction Institute. Super Remover New Generation will hit stores under the Super Remover brand through the agreement, which binds together the university and SRD NEWGEN, a holding company set up as the formula’s licencee.

The product is distinguished by the absence of methylene chloride, a common ingredient in paint strippers linked to dozens of deaths from fume inhalation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to follow in the European Union’s footsteps with a ban on methylene chloride. Super Remover Next Generation will be on shelves at all Canadian Tire stores by year’s end and at participating Home Hardware and BMR dealers.