Eastman says European Union action gives texanol coalescent non-VOC status

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

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(2004), "Eastman says European Union action gives texanol coalescent non-VOC status", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 33 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/prt.2004.12933eab.011

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Eastman says European Union action gives texanol coalescent non-VOC status

Eastman says European Union action gives texanol coalescent non-VOC status

Keywords: Environment, Paints, Solvents

Eastman Chemical Co. said legislation approved by the European Parliament has given non-VOC status to the company’s texanol ester alcohol solvent. The company said that the action is the result of a measure adopting new standards defining what constitutes VOCs.

“Based on these new EU standards, Eastman’s texanol ester alcohol is an environmentally friendly coalescing aid for … water-based flat and semigloss paints,” the company said. Eastman said the solvent’s properties include a boiling point above 250°C and a “very high flash point”.