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Eastman solvents and coalescents that qualify as LVP-VOC in the U.S.


Solvents and coalescents
Esters
Eastman Omnia™ high-performance solvent
Eastman Optifilm™ enhancer 300
Eastman Optifilm™ enhancer 400
Velate™ 368 coalescent
Velate™ 375 coalescent
Glycol ether esters
DE acetate
DB acetate
Glycol ethers
DE solvent
DP solvent
DB solvent
EEH solvent
Alcohols
2-EH alcohol
Eastman Texanol™ ester alcohol


*Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Division 3,
  Chapter 1, Subchapter 8.5, Article 2, Consumer Products,
  Sections 94507-94517

 

Regulatory authority California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) have regulatory authority for consumer products and set VOC limits for these products which include adhesives; household, institutional, brake, electronic cleaners; degreasers; some personal care products; multi-purpose lubricants; paint thinners and multi-purpose solvents; etc.

Definition The CARB definition for LVP substances is VOCs that have a vapor pressure less than 0.1 mmHg at 20°C or a boiling point greater or equal to 216°C. The U.S. EPA definition is VOCs that have a vapor pressure < 0.1 mmHg at 20°C or a melting point > 20°C and does not sublime, if the vapor pressure is not known.

LVP exclusion If a substance qualifies for LVP exclusion, it is not counted as a VOC and VOC limits do not apply to its use for most product categories regulated under Consumer Product Rules.

Consumer Product Rules The Consumer Product Rules allow an LVP (low vapor pressure) exclusion based on low volatility for most product categories.

Note Coatings and industrial applications are not regulated under the Consumer Product Rule and the LVP-VOC exclusion does not apply to these products.

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