VOC and outdoor air quality regulations

In the quest for improved air quality, it has been shown that product-based regulations have far less impact on air quality over facility emission control regulations.

It is important to recognize that not all VOCs are equal as they can vary significantly in their potential to react with NOx and create ground-level ozone. It is more appropriate, therefore, to make choices based on VOC reactivity.

We recommend “low-ozone paints” rather than “low-VOC paints” to better protect the environment and your business.

Here is an overview of the main regulations concerning VOCs – in Europe and the US.