Volatile organic compounds ( VOC )


What is VOC in Epoxy?

A VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) is a solvent that gets released into the air as the epoxy cures. Some Epoxy contains cheap fillers or diluents, which are included to make the product cheaper, which would cause VOC’s to emit into the air.

High amounts of exposure to epoxy fumes before and during the curing process can lead to sensitisation and asthma. Thus the term “Cheap and Nasty” seems to fit.

On the other hand Polyurea coatings have near-zero VOC’s. You could say without fear of criticism that Polyurea are the “Green” coatings.