European Coatings Journal - 15.11.2018 | WATER-BORNE COAT INGS EXPERT VOICES

Two questions, two answers:

1 The main reasons, why companies are switching from solvent-borne to waterborne solutions in industrial applications, are awareness of sustainability and green building issues, extended producer responsibility and user safety. Water-borne paints have a smaller environmental impact compared to solvent-borne paints, and thanks to low emissions, the quality of indoor air is better and the allergy risks lower. Yet, governmental regulation remains the most effective driver for using water-borne coatings. Shortly put, the quickest way to increase the usage of water-borne coatings in industrial applications is through legislation that restricts VOC emissions and hazardous air pollutants. A great ...
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