South California plans to change VOC limits in paints and coatings

SCAQMD is the Californian South Coast Air Quality Management District, based in Diamond Bar and covering Orange County and parts of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernadino counties.

SCAQMD limitation of VOC content in adhesives, sealants, and architectural coatings has gained importance even outside California because it …

Revision of SCAQMD rule 1113 (coatings) has started. As it looks today, main changes will be, among others:

  • New categories with VOC limits;
  • Lower VOC content limits of some architectural coating categories;
  • VOC content limits of previously unregulated colorants used to tint coatings at the point of sale;
  • Labeling of VOC content on the cans compulsory from 2014 on.

You can see more information here:

No changes have been proposed for VOC testing method. The significant weaknesses of present testing methodology will continue to be an unsolved issue if this does not change in final version.

Eurofins Product Testing A/S will follow this issue for proposing the most adequate technique.

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About Eurofins Product Testing A/S - VOC testing

Eurofins Product Testing A/S is the market leader world-wide for VOC emissions chamber testing, operating several hundreds of test chambers of different sizes, experienced with VOC emission chamber testing since 1989. In cooperation with Eurofins VOC testing labs in China and in Japan. Many News appear continuously that can be important for industry, authorities and associations. This Blog shows News on VOC emissions testing for regulations in Germany, France and Belgium as well as for LEED, BREEAM, Indoor air Comfort, EMICODE, Blue Angel, CDPH Section 1350 and more.
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