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

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.


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.

  Solvents and coalescents
  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
  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