Solvent laws in Europe

The development

Why LM-Gesetzgebung?

Discussion of safe limits in Europe (24 h mean figure):

This means that even with a European directive, each EU member country can set stricter limits.

1. International treaty

30 % reduction in VOC by 1999 as against 1988

2. International treaty 1999

60 - 70 % reduction in VOC by 2010 as against reference period of 1984 - 1990

EU VOC Directive 2001

Reduction in VOC:

Examples of VOC reducing

VOC reducing

Permit required - yes/no?

Permit required

Example: Germany, wood sector


Wood sector, Germany, in concrete terms:

Example: Holland, rules for spray applications

Alternative coating materials

Alternative application techniques

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