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The Volatile Organic Compounds in Paints, Varnishes and Vehicle Refinishing Products Regulations 2005

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SCHEDULE 2

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A. MAXIMUM VOC CONTENT LIMIT VALUES FOR PAINTS AND VARNISHES

Product SubcategoryType ((*))Phase I (g/l ((**)))(from 1.1.2007)Phase II (g/l ((**)))(from 1.1.2010)
(*)

“solvent-borne coatings (SB)” means coatings the viscosity of which is adjusted by the use of organic solvent; and

“water-borne coatings (WB)” means coatings the viscosity of which is adjusted by the use of water;

where “coatings” has the meaning defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 1.

(**)

g/l ready to use

aInterior matt walls and ceilings (Gloss ≤25@60°)

WB

SB

75

400

30

30

bInterior glossy walls and ceilings (Gloss >25@60°)

WB

SB

150

400

100

100

cExterior walls of mineral substrate

WB

SB

75

450

40

430

dInterior/exterior trim and cladding paints for wood and metal

WB

SB

150

400

130

300

eInterior/exterior trim varnishes and woodstains, including opaque woodstains

WB

SB

150

500

130

400

fInterior and exterior minimal build woodstains

WB

SB

150

700

130

700

gPrimers

WB

SB

50

450

30

350

hBinding primers

WB

SB

50

750

30

750

iOne-pack performance coatings

WB

SB

140

600

140

500

jTwo-pack reactive performance coatings for specific end use such as floors

WB

SB

140

550

140

500

kMulti-coloured coatings

WB

SB

150

400

100

100

lDecorative effect coatings

WB

SB

300

500

200

200

B. MAXIMUM VOC CONTENT LIMIT VALUES FOR VEHICLE REFINISHING PRODUCTS

Product SubcategoryCoatings

VOC g/l ((*))

(1.1.2007)

(*)

g/l of ready for use product. Except for subcategory (a) any water content of the product ready for use should be discounted.

aPreparatory and cleaning

Preparatory

Pre-cleaner

850

200

bBodyfiller/stopperAll types250
cPrimer

Surfacer/filler and general (metal) primer

Wash primer

540

780

dTopcoatAll types420
eSpecial finishesAll types840

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