What is VOC? VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compound and is a term used to describe carbon containing chemical compounds that can be given off as a gas at room temperature. There are many different VOCs found in our environment; some occurring naturally and some occurring as a result of manmade activities.
VOCs originally came into focus for their potential contribution to the ozone level. Ozone, a major component of smog, had been determined to cause negative health and environmental impacts when present in high concentrations at ground level. More recently, VOCs have become the focus of our indoor air quality and are associated with many household items such as cleaners, paints, carpets, and furniture.
Since Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) coatings were determined to be a VOC source, their VOC levels have been regulated by the US EPA as well as other air pollution control organizations including the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC), the Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium (LADCO), and 35 local and regional air districts in the state of California.
Glidden proudly offers a wide variety of products to meet the complex local, regional, and national VOC regulations.