28 Jan '14, 2pm

Southern California has set VOC limits for those colorants added at the paint shop.

Precedent-setting regulations in Southern California now limit VOCs in colorants and toughen the requirements for certain specialty coatings. By Candace Pearson Colorants are a major new focus of updated SCAQMD VOC limits. Tighter emissions restrictions on colorants and specialty coatings have taken effect in Southern California. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), which sets policy in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties, will begin enforcing lower VOC limits for certain architectural and industrial maintenance coatings. Previously unregulated colorants now have a VOC limit of 50 grams per liter (g/L). Although colorant added at the factory or sold for use on the jobsite is not subject to the limit, the rule regulates tints added at the point of sale, which can elevate VOC levels in a final product even when a low- or zero-VOC ...

Full article: http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/2014/1/27/S...

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