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Franmar’s mission is simple: Safer products that really work.


As a company, we want to change the perception that dangerous chemicals are necessary for cleaning and restoration projects and are committed to providing better alternatives for contractors, screen printers and DIYers


Franmar is a family-owned manufacturer in the Illinois heartland founded by Frank and Marilyn Sliney. For more than 35 years, we have developed formulas that harness the power of soybeans rather than relying on acetone, mineral spirits or other petrochemicals.


We understand that people like you worry about chemicals like these. The Franmar team shares your concerns. We believe everyone should be able to do their job or enjoy their hobbies without risking their health or harming the environment. 


Our late co-founder and CEO, Frank Sliney, saw these risks first-hand while attending screen printing trade shows. There he saw toxic, volatile – even flammable – chemicals being used to clean screens. He knew there was a better way, and went on to develop BEAN•e•doo® Plastisol Ink Remover. Its safer, effective chemistry revolutionized the screen printing industry. 


At the heart of BEAN•e•doo is the soybean, a renewable resource grown by American farmers. Soy-based solvents are an ideal alternative to many hazardous chemicals because they can easily penetrate coatings, adhesives, grease, asphalt and more, without noxious odors or side effects.


We've built on the success of BEAN•e•doo and developed a full line of screen printing products, as well as our BLUE BEAR® product lines that feature paint strippers, mastic remover and other cleaners for professionals and DIYers. Whether you want to get rid of old carpet; upcycle Grandma’s dresser or salvage locked screens, Franmar has a product to meet your needs. 


Our products have been used by Fortune 500 companies like General Motors and Lockheed Martin, as well as the U.S. Post Office, U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Online reviews praise our products as being “much safer, less toxic,” “more effective than I imagined” and providing “excellent results.” We continually innovate to meet the needs of our customers. 


If you have questions or want to know more, please contact us at 800-538-5069. (A team member always answers the phone during business hours.) You can also email if that’s more convenient. 


Let us show you a better way to get proven results.