CALIFORNIA WORKS ON GUIDANCE DOCUMENT FOR FURTHER CONTROL OF VOCS IN COATINGS

Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from architectural and industrial coatings are the subject of a document the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is drafting to guide the state's regions in their continuing efforts to reduce smog. Found in many products, including solvents used in coatings, VOCs react with nitrogen oxides in the presence of heat and sunlight to create ozone, a primary constituent of smog. The most recent CARB draft, dated December 1, 1999, suggests limits on VOCs in industrial maintenance (IM) coatings that are considerably more stringent than the federal standard of 450 g/l that took effect in September 1999. The VOC content for industrial coatings in CARB's draft is 250 g/l. The draft generally requires multiple use coatings to meet the most restrictive VOC content level that applies. IM coatings and other high-performance coatings, however, are not required to do so.

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    • Page Range: pp 12, 14-15
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    Technology Publishing Company

    2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15203
  • Publication Date: 2000-2

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00789016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 2000 12:00AM