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    The Brukon brush container and the environment

    Brukon Brush Containers

    The Brukon brush container effectively reduces the large quantities of mineral turpentine currently used and subsequently wasted when cleaning or storing paint brushes.

    In April 1989, research and development began for this product.   It was difficult to develop when understanding the harmful effects that mineral turpentine has on rubbers and plastics. Research, development and design concepts were completed and, after quite a number of trials, production began.

    Petroleum refineries produce mineral turpentine for Australia; millions of litres are produced each year for the paint industry & consumers.  Brukon is spending large sums of money nationally to make it known that there is a way to help protect our environment by simply changing habit.

    On the consumer D.I.Y. level alone there is the threat of mineral turpentine waste down drains and onto garden beds.  6 - 10 litres would be needed to keep paint brushes clean and in good condition when painting an average home. How many homes are painted each year?

    The Brukon brush container successfully reduces the majority of dangerous fumes evaporating into our precious atmosphere too.  We all know how quick mineral turpentine will evaporate from an open container.   This innovative painting essential   prevents this and the normal standard of ruined brushes sitting in a bucket or jar in the domestic garage will be history when using the Brush Cleaning & Storage System keeping your paint brushes in perfect condition.

    After the paint brush is clean, leave it to settle. The paint, being heavier, falls to the base of the BruKon brush container. It partially adheres to it and we are left with clean turps for re-use. Simply by pouring out the reusable turps the paint sludge generally dries cracks and flakes out. What is left over is harmless waste.  

    When anything is recycled or refined you are left with some sort of scum or sludge that ordinarily is toxic and cannot be disposed of without causing danger to our environment.   It is dumped, stored or burned which all have or could have other harmful reactions.

    Paint sludge is the result of filtering soiled mineral turpentine.  The leftover sludge on a larger scale can then be further processed to produce timber stains, etc.  Its qualities are better than water based colours for porous materials due to the oil content. Alternatively, once the sludge is put through a drying process it is rendered harmless and may be powdered for other purposes.

    There are many ways by which we can re-utilize waste. Waste is used for combustible fuel and there really are few limitations when it comes to innovative forethought.

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