What Makes AkzoNobel Paint Better For The Environment?
You’ve heard people discussing “waterborne” and “solvent-borne” paints and wondered how they are different. Does choosing one mean better results and the other mean better for the environment?
Simply put, solvent-borne coatings use petrochemical products as the main solvent for thinning the paint. Although effective, this method releases volatile organic compounds (VOC) into the atmosphere during the painting process. Waterborne coatings use water as the primary thinning method which greatly reduces VOC emissions.
Do waterborne coatings perform as well as solvent-borne? Absolutely. Advanced technology has made waterborne coatings equal in performance to solvent-borne coatings. The waterborne coatings from AkzoNobel meet or exceed the highest standards for car repair.