VOCs are photoreactive chemical precursors which, when exposed to UV light and other air pollutants, form ground-level ozone;
In the US, the 1990 Clean Air Act directed government to introduce rules which reduce emissions of certain air toxics from industry. These air toxics are known to cause harm to humans and the environment and are called HAPs or Hazardous Air Pollutants. Volatile Organic HAPs, or VOHAPs, is the subsection which is of relevance to the paint manufacturer.
We set VOC targets during product design stages to minimise solvent content on all new or improved formulations, whilst still recognising our customers’ needs for effective products that perform and meet aesthetic expectationsWe support customer solvent management planning;