More Low-VOC Coating Regulations are on the way. How will they affect YOU?

In 2005, it was estimated that 51 kilotonnes of VOCs were emitted from architectural coatings in Canada. Since 2010, Environment Canada has published the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Architectural Coatings Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part II. These Regulations apply to the manufacturers, importers and sellers of architectural coatings. The Regulations set mandatory VOC concentration limits for 53 categories of architectural coatings, and as of September 9, 2012, ‘Exterior wood stain, clear or semi-transparent’ and ‘Interior Wiping Stain’ are now part of the regulation. This means that some solvent-borne exterior urethanes will no longer be ‘legal’ to sell or use.
If you want to learn more about Canada’s coating regulations, here’s a link to the Environment Canada site and the new regulations in legal-speak.
Or, you can just talk to us. BRODA ®  PRO-TEK-TOR, PRO-THANE and CLARITY are proven low-VOC alternatives to these old-school stains, and we would be happy to send you some samples and tell you more about them.

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