Dulux Trade meet VOC 2010 legislation

Dulux Trade’s 2010 High Gloss and 2010 Undercoat are the company’s first trade paint products to meet VOC 2010 legislation which prescribes strict limits for the amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that can be contained in decorative paints, stains and varnishes.

Dulux Trade  meet VOC 2010  legislation

Dulux Trade 2010 High Gloss and 2010 Undercoat is currently available in white, with the full range of colours expected to be on the market during March 2009.

As of January 1 2010, the production of non-compliant products will be banned altogether, and a year later, the sale of non-compliant products will be forbidden as well. This means that traditional solvent-based products – which tend to be significantly above 2010 VOC limits – will need to be either re-formulated, or will no longer be available.

Jana Stiewe, Dulux Trade Brand Manager, comments: “A significant number of our customers highly value the performance and results of our current solvent-based High Gloss and Undercoat and would rather not have to change over to water-based trim formulations. With this in mind, we have created a solvent-based trim system that fully complies with VOC 2010 legislation, retaining all the application and performance characteristics our customers have come to expect from Dulux Trade.

“In fact, when used together 2010 High Gloss and 2010 Undercoat even outperform our standard High Gloss and Undercoat in terms of flow, gloss level and gloss retention – and all that with 18% less VOCs.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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