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Why Oil-Based Enamel Paint is Becoming a Thing of the Past…

Enamel paints are still in use today, but as we look for more eco-friendly alternatives and move towards reducing the VOC's in our homes, solvent-based paints are being replaced by better alternatives that offer the same benefits

31/08/2021

 

 

 

 

Plascon has firmly established itself as a company that offers VOC products. With no off-gassing of VOCs in the home when using these products, you are not only protecting the environment but your home and family as well.

 

For many years, enamel or oil- / solvent-based paints were the most popular choice of paints for using on steel, fixtures and fittings and various other finishes in and around the home. Their popularity was due, in the main, for their durability and a finish that was able to take the knocks and dings of everyday living.

 

 

 

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Enamel paints are still in use today, but as we look for more eco-friendly alternatives and move towards reducing the VOC's in our homes, oil- and solvent-based paints are being replaced by better alternatives that offer the same benefits. Another factor that is a downside of oil- or solvent-based paints is that the use of these can be demanding in terms of application, cleaning and disposal, and, most importantly, not to mention that they are harmful to the environment.

 

 

With so much emphasis being placed on environmental conservation and ethical practices in the manufacturing industry, companies are modifying ingrained attitudes and developing products that offer the same level of quality without having any harmful impact on our environment. If there is one product that falls firmly within this category, it is enamel paint and related products that are oil- or solvent-based.

With the global shift toward water-based products that offer equal, if not better, quality these water-based alternatives carry added benefits including faster drying times, lower associated costs and minimal impact to the environment and the health and well-being of consumers.

 

 

Plascon Velvaglo Water-Based Enamel is just one product within an extensive range of water-based solutions offered by Plascon.

 

 

 

Plascon Velvaglo Water-Based Enamel is just one product within an extensive range of water-based solutions offered by Plascon. Plascon is known for taking the lead in many areas that involve paint and coatings, and that includes water-based alternatives such as their Velvaglo Water-Based Enamel that is prized for its superior strength, satin finish, and versatility. Velvaglo Wter-Based Enamel paint consists of a unique water-based acrylic hybrid called AquatoughTM and this provides all the toughness of a solvent-based enamel including UV-, flaking- and stain-resistance. It also boasts non-drip properties while remaining environmentally friendly and non-toxic.

 

 

Plascon has firmly established itself as a company that offers VOC products

 

 

 

Of particular concern with solvent-based products is the associated risk of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emission, which has become a major societal concern with VOC pollution on the rise. By now, we all know that volatile organic compounds, commonly known as VOCs are harmful and emitted during production with off-gassing taking place in our homes with the introduction of common household items such as furniture, flooring, etc. VOCs are known to accumulate in the air and have both short- and long-term health effects.

 

 

Ongoing research has shown that higher concentrations of many VOCs are higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. With a product range that now encompasses VOC-free formulations, Plascon has firmly established itself as a company that offers VOC products. With no off-gassing of VOCs in the home when using these products, you are not only protecting the environment but your home and family as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plascon continues to focus on developing innovative products without compromising on being eco-friendly and conscious of environmental impact, the Velvaglo Water-Based Enamel being just one of their many solutions. All the changes taking place only serve to affirm Plascon’s re-orientation and dedicated commitment to focus on people, purpose and the environment.

 

For more information visit www.plascon.com

 

 

 

 

 

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