China’s New VOCs Standards
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To facilitate its blue sky protection campaign, China has begun formulating and revising the national standards for VOCs starting from 2019. To date, most of the standards have been approved and officially published. To help you get prepared early, we've translated these standards into English for you.
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No. Standard No. Name Release Date Implementation Date Price (USD)
1 GB 38507-2020 Limits of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in printing ink March 4, 2020 April 1, 2021 149
2 GB 38508-2020 Limits for volatile organic compounds content in cleaning agents March 4, 2020 December 1, 2020 99
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No. Standard No. Name Release Date Implementation Date Price (USD)
3 GB 33372-2020 Limit of volatile organic compound content in adhesives March 4, 2020 December 1, 2020 499
4 GB 30981-2020 Limit of harmful substances of industrial protective coatings March 4, 2020 December 1, 2020 559
5 GB/T 38597-2020 Technical requirement for low-volatile-organic-compound content coatings product March 31, 2020 February 1, 2021 349
6 GB 38469-2019 Limit of harmful substances of marine coatings December 31, 2019 July 1, 2020 139
7 GB 18581-2020 Limit of harmful substances of woodenware coatings March 4, 2020 December 1, 2020 379
8 GB 18582-2020 Limit of harmful substances of architectural wall coatings March 4, 2020 December 1, 2020 329
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No. Standard No. Name Release Date Implementation Date Price (USD)
9 GB 38468-2019 Limit of harmful substances of interior floor coatings December 31, 2019 July 1, 2020 569
10 GB 24409-2020 Limit of harmful substances of vehicle coatings March 4, 2020 December 1, 2020 569
*It shoud be noted that the Technical Requirement for Low-volatile-organic-compound Content Coatings Product is translated from the draft submitted for approval. All buyers of this E-book will be able to enjoy free updates of this document when the draft is finalized.
Infographics: Visualized Data to Help You Comply with the Standards
According to the Technical Requirement for Low-volatile-organic-compound-content Coatings Product, products which meet the following VOC content limits can be labeled as “low-VOCs products”.
Besides coatings, printing inks, cleaning agents, and adhesives are also main sources of VOC pollutants. GB 38507-2020, GB 38508-2020, and GB 33372-2020 set VOC content limits for printing ink, cleaning agent, and adhesive products. For the requirements of low-VOC products, please refer to these standards.
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