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by Ron Joseph

July, 2007

VOC Exempt Solvents for Can Coatings

Q: Where can I find which solvents are VOC exempt in Can Coatings formulations?

A: The definition of VOC can be found on the EPA website ( under regulation 40CFR51.100(s). To simplify your search I found the following link that summarizes the information you require .

Please note that the definition applies to all regulations and not specifically to can coatings. If a solvent is not listed as being exempt then by default it is a regulated VOC.


Ron Joseph

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