EU Legislation to reduce VOCs now in force

01/02/2010 Return to news archive

The EU has introduced legislation designed to reduce the amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) contained in paints, stains and varnishes. From 1 January 2010 paint manufacturers have made major changes to many solvent-based paints and making many of those products that contain VOCs less harmful. These products will replace all old VOC stock which it will be illegal to sell as of 1 January 2011. To read more see