Environmental & Safety Information and VOC Rules
Using PPG's waterborne paint helps improve the environment.
Going green with PPG's waterborne automotive paint systems is easy—and you won't sacrifice your shop's performance or quality.
Using waterborne automotive paint is good for employees, too.
Since waterborne contains lower VOC than solvent, it is easier to control the air quality inside a shop or spray facility. While standard safety equipment is still required, you can virtually eliminate the harsh odors associated with using solventborne paint throughout your facility.
- Reduces production of volatile organic compounds (VOC)
- Improves air quality
- Promotes health and safety of employees
- Achieves performance and quality
Environmental Health & Safety—What you need to know
As with all refinish products, it is recommended to use the standard personal protection equipment:
- Air-fed mask
- Safety glasses or goggles
More detailed safety information is available in the Material Safety Data Sheets for specific products. (MSDS Search)
Waste Disposal of Waterborne Paint Use
Solid sludge collected from the treatment process is classified as controlled waste and should be disposed of in accordance with your local regulations.
The filtrate produced from the waste treatment process should also be treated as controlled waste and not be disposed of into a public sewer without official authorization by your local authority.
Remember that sewage is treated and renewed to be used as your area's water supply. Responsible management of waste helps to improve the quality of not only local waterways, but of the water you use every day for cooking and drinking.