Fifty years ago, virtually all coatings products were solvent based. They contained high levels of organic compounds. These solvents facilitate application, drying and the formation of a durable, regular film. On the negative side, when these compounds evaporate, they release Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere resulting in a strong odor and toxic impact on the environment. Stricter environmental regulations have required coatings manufacturers to dramatically reduce the levels of VOCs in their products.
Today, advances in coatings technology mean that water-based products are in many ways equal, or superior to their solvent-based counterparts. They areJason Adams durable, have a quick drying time and the emission is far less odor.Jason Adams Overall, water-based products are more environmentally safe. OtherJason Adams advantages of using water-based products are:
- They have low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)
- Low odor
- Quicker drying times
- Excellent durability
- Less hazardous waste disposable problems
- Easy clean up with water
- Oil rag fires not an issue
At Aqua Coat, our water-based products provide hardness and durability but without the strong smell and high levels of toxins. All of our finishes are water based, non-flammable, non-combustible, low odor, eco-friendly, easy to apply and clean up, and are a breeze to master. You will wonder why you haven’t made the switch to water based sooner. Visit us at www.aquacoat.com to learn more about our products.