There are a lot of misconceptions about waterborne paint and its applications. One of the most common myths that I often encounter is that waterborne paint systems are new. This is simply not true. Some of the earliest efforts to use them date back to the 1970’s. In 1990 the automotive industry saw the first commercial applications of a water based paint systems, and by 1998 the entire European Union had made the switch, in part, to comply with the new air quality laws. Paints and solvents account for over 12 percent of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) pollution here in SOCAL. Air quality is obviously a big concern for those of us living in heavily populated areas, and cutting back on the amount of VOCs that are used in paint systems can help tremendously, in the efforts to cut back on air pollution.
With major automotive manufactures using waterborne paint systems on the assembly lines, VOC levels emitted by the auto industry have been substantially reduced. As more cities worldwide adopt cleaner air quality standards, the shift to water will be more prevalent.
Yes, waterborne paint is new to some users but it is not new to the industry. We can help you make the switch to a cleaner, and much more eco-friendly paint system.
For more information on VOCs visit: https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq