Franmar, Inc.

We manufacture safe, green cleaners for a variety of industries. Most of them are made with soybeans, and a few with other renewable resources.

(800) 538-5069
Bloomington, IL 61702

For more than 35 years, Franmar has been synonymous with green innovation. We are a family-owned business in Bloomington, Illinois that believes people should be able to undertake cleaning and restoration projects without risking their health or harming the environment.

Our BLUE BEAR® products rely on the power of soybeans and other natural chemistries rather than harsh chemicals like methylene chloride, mineral spirits or trisodium phosphate (TSP). Soy-based solvents are an affordable, superior alternative because they can easily penetrate coatings, adhesives, grease, asphalt and more, without noxious odors or side effects.

The BLUE BEAR line features nearly two dozen products, including paint strippers, mastic removers and surface cleaners, that are ideal for DIYers. They don’t require professional expertise or a lot of protective equipment, and are convenient for projects in living spaces like basements or kitchens. Customer reviews tout our products as “amazing,” “unbelievable” and “best in the world.”

Whether you’re giving new life to an old piece of furniture or an old house, BLUE BEAR is the smart choice for all your renovation needs!

Soy Gel:
A customer favorite for more than 25 years, BLUE BEAR® Soy GelTM Paint & Urethane Stripper works on nearly all types of coatings, including paint, lead-based paint, vanish, urethane and more. The gel formula clings to vertical surfaces, encapsulates coatings and stays wet for more than 24 hours, making it a favorite of DIYers! Made with American-grown soybeans, it’s low-odor and non-caustic. A home-improvement essential!

Lead Out:
Make lead paint safe for removal with our Lead OutTM Lead Based Paint Stripper. The easy-to-use lead remediation kit includes our patented Molecular Bonding System (MBS®). When applied, it reacts with lead at the molecular level and alters it into a non-hazardous compound. The result is a simple and affordable way to remove lead paint. Lead Out is biodegradable, non-caustic and ideal for use in older homes.

BLUE BEAR® EmergeTM Cleaner & Degreaser is an easy-to-use formula that tackles tough cleaning jobs indoors and outdoors. This versatile, low-VOC cleaner eliminates grease, grime and oil on most hard surfaces, including painted walls, metal, concrete and asphalt. Ideal for clean-up after using BLUE BEAR mastic remover and paint strippers, Emerge has a multitude of other uses in the house, garage and workshop! (Also available in a concentrated formula.)

BLUE BEAR® BEAN•e•Doo® Mastic Remover effectively cleans and restores concrete without the need for a hazmat suit. Our fast-acting formula softens tough mastics (including black mastics with asbestos) and other tile/carpet adhesives – even if they are decades old. Free of harsh chemicals and fumes, it’s ideal for use in occupied areas. Clean-up is simple with a scraper or squeegee.

Gluing carpeting down on concrete floor

Ickee Stickee Unstuck
Get rid of gunk with the best natural adhesive remover on the market! BLUE BEAR® Ickee Stickee Unstuck® Adhesive Glue Remover quickly eliminates build-up and residue from most surfaces, at home or work. A hassle-free way to remove unwanted stickers, labels, duct tape and more! Just spray on and wipe off. Works in seconds!

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