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Taiwan Consults on Coatings VOC Management

On Jan 19, 2019, Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration Executive Yuan (EPA) released the Draft Volatile Organic Compound Content Limits for Architectural Coatings and Industrial Maintenance Coatings(建物及工业维护涂料挥发性有机物成分标准(草案)) for public consultation. The consultation will end on Mar 20, 2019.  

VOC limits for architectural coatings and industrial maintenance coatings manufactured, imported or sold in Taiwan territory are stipulated below:

Category

VOC Content Limit (g/L)

Included Items

A

Coating for interior wall and ceiling (Gloss at 60°angle ≤25)

Water-base

100

CNS4940 water based cement coating (emulsion coating)

Solvent-base

100

 

B

Gloss coating for interior wall and ceiling (Gloss at 60°angle >25)

Water-base

100

 

Solvent-base

100

 

C1

Exterior wall coating

Water-base

100

CNS8144 solvent based cement coating,

CNS14463 white cement lime coating,

CNS12143 acrylic varnish

C2

Non-transparent exterior wall coating

Solvent-base

400

C3

Transparent exterior wall coatings

Solvent-base

600

Manufacturers/importers of designated coating products shall have the following items prominently marked on product SDS, catalog, packaging or container:

  • Manufacturer or importer

  • Coating category: All relevant categories shall be marked if the coating meets one or more categories

  • Brand and complete product name

  • Volume or weight

  • Date of manufacture

  • VOC content: g-VOC/L-coating

  • In the situation of using diluter to adjust the viscosity, it is required to mark the brand of the diluter, complete name, proportion and the dilution rate of the diluter

Upon the official release of this standard:

-2 years grace period will be given for manufacturing or importing products conforming to standard

-3 years grace period will be given for existing products

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