Low VOC

Low VOC

Building materials and finishes that exhibit low levels of “off-gassing,” the process by which VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are released from the material, impacting health and comfort indoors and producing smog outdoors. Low or zero VOC is an attribute to look for in an environmentally preferable building material or finish.
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As the use of zero-VOC coalescent has the drawback of generating paints with poor dirt pick-up resistance, the use of low-VOC coalescents seems to be an interesting alternative because it gathers the film formation efficiency and low-VOC content allowing the development of exterior paints with low VOC.
Axalta has added new environmentally-responsible coatings, including VOC-free and low VOC waterborne products, to its Industrial Liquid Coatings portfolio.
Products on sale include: Rust Bullet Industrial, Rust Bullet Automotive, Rust Bullet DuraGrade Concrete, Rust Bullet DuraGrade Clear, Rust Bullet BlackShell, Rust Bullet Metal Blast, Rust Bullet Industrial Low VOC, Rust Bullet Automotive Low VOC, and Rust Bullet DuraGrade Concrete Ultra Low VOC.
* One important focus is the move to low VOC. How prominent are low-VOC options in the market for ACE coatings?
Ellis Paint products include the Hy-Lux line of multi-purpose coatings, the Shaft-Lac line of solventborne coatings, the Maximus line of low VOC industrial maintenance coatings, and the Engard line of heavy-duty industrial coatings.
The permanently resilient flooring does not contain any PVC, plasticizers or halogens and is GREENGUARD Certified for Low VOC Emissions and GREENGUARD Gold Certified for Low VOC Emissions.
These compounds are based on three innovative chemistries developed by the company: additive formulations designed for low VOC emissions; non-phthalate plasticizers, including types that generate lower VOC emissions than conventional plasticizers; and biobased plasticizers derived from renewable plant byproducts, also including versions with low VOC emissions.
The new compounds are based on three innovations by Teknor Apex: (1.) additive formulations designed for low VOC emissions; (2.) non-phthalate plasticizers, including types that generate lower VOC emissions than conventional plasticizers; and (3.) "bio-based" plasticizers derived from renewable plant byproducts, including versions with low VOC emissions.
We have not only been painting dream homes with our own brand called Permoglaze but also Sherwin William Paints, having a variety of interior and exterior paints with low VOC," says Kamat, Division Manager - Paints.
At only 15 grams per square meter of vehicle body surface, the extremely low VOC emissions volume makes Aqua-tech the least polluting water-based paint system in the world.
As a result of these technical breakthroughs, Mazda's Aqua-tech achieves extremely low VOC emissions without increasing CO2 volume.

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