Dulux EnviroWash System
Environmentally friendly and responsible management of paint,
paint tools and associated waste.
Dulux has launched the EnviroWash System, providing painters
businesses with an environmentally responsible way of washing out
painting tools, such as brushes and rollers. The revolutionary wash
system converts waterbourne paint washings into clear water and
solid waste, allowing for easier and safer disposal.
The transportable units provide painting contractors and
permanent onsite maintenance groups with the ideal facility for
washing out paint equipment and tins. With Site Waste Management
Plans becoming compulsory by many local authorities the system is
becoming an indispensable part of the decorating clean-up
How the Envirowash system works
The units are made up of two parts - the sink and a separate
filtration tank. The units work by separating paint washings into
clear water and solid paint. The spray gun is used to wash rollers,
brushes, paint trays, pots and anything else that has been used in
the painting process. Once the unit is full, treatment chemicals
are used to separate the solid matter and water from the paint
washings. After 1-6 hours*, clear water remains in the top of the
tank and paint sludge is left at the bottom. Clear water can be
recycled into other trade related applications, or released onto
flat grassy areas and gardens. Remaining paint sludge is filtered,
ready for removal and drying. Once residue is dry, it is ready to
be disposed of as non-hazardous solid waste.
* Please note: Treatment times vary depending on the
capacity size of the unit and concentration of paint washings.
Typically, 450 litres of paint water discharge produces 5kg of
solid paint residue.
The units are easy to use and come with an easy to follow
instructional DVD. Watch two of these by clicking on the videos
ES 160 Video
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