Draft Code of Practice: safe handling of dichloromethane-based paint strippers, glossary
Glossary of Terms
The following words and terms used in the Code of Practice shall have the indicated meaning:
Film-forming material used for the decoration and/or protection of the surfaces of objects. Coatings include, but are not limited to, lacquers, enamels, powders, elastomeric materials, primers, primer surfacers, basecoats, midcoats and clearcoats.
- Commercial paint stripping facility
Operation that provides paint stripping services to the general public as well as to other commercial enterprises.
- Dip tank
Paint stripping process in which a coated piece is lowered (and often submersed) into a tank containing a paint stripping formulation.
- Flow-over system
Paint stripping process in which a paint stripping formulation is applied to a coated piece in order to loosen the coating. The item being stripped sits in a shallow tank with an inclined bottom. The paint stripper is either applied manually (e.g. bucket) or automatically (e.g. hose/pump system).
- The person responsible for completing the routine paint stripping tasks and who is normally on the premises during the hours of operation.
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