New EPA PM 2.5 Standard May Place Added Pressure on Coatings VOC Emissions

October 2006
Products Finishing;Oct2006, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports on the impact of the proposed implementation of the new Clean Air particulate matter standard or the "PM fines" that was passed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on September 2006. The new standard for particulate matters is lowered at 2.5 micrometers in diameter from the current standard of 10 micrometers. It is said that the lower standard will place added regulatory pressures on emissions of volatile organic compounds that are acquired from paints and coatings.


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