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New Zero VOC Paint

The recently introduced Pure Performance range of paints from Pittsburgh Paints represents a technological breakthrough in the architectural coatings industry.

While most low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints use acrylic or vinyl acetate resins, Pure Performance uses a vinyl acetate ethylene resin. The effect is that the polymer emulsions melt together when drying which eliminates the need for solvents used in traditional premium brand paints. Without these solvents, emissions and odours are eliminated.

Due to the low odour of the paint, it means that facilities can be painted while occupied with little disruption to employees, visitors, students, patients, patrons and customers.

“Pure Performance paint was designed and tested to deliver the performance of true premium brand paints, while meeting the increased demand, especially in the “green building” market, for a paint that eliminates the emission of VOCs.” says Dick Beuke, Vice President, PPG Industries Inc., Architectural Coatings

Source: PPG Architectural Finishes

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