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In probably the most significant regulatory change to hit paint products since the banning of lead, the EU is introducing legislation to limit the volatile organic compound (VOC) content in decorative paint, varnishes and wax. This group of fast-evaporating solvents not only gives you sore eyes and a headache, but is also a major contributor to ground-level ozone. Talk to any coatings supplier and the message is consistent: 'Customers will see very little difference in their favourite ...

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