Frequently Asked Questions
Several formulations have been created that have a VOC of zero. These formulations use VOC exempt solvents to achieve this status. Currently, we are looking at 2K water-based FEVE systems which have no solvent in the formulations. To date, we have had positive results with these formulations. In addition, we are testing the “extremely-low VOC” coalescing solvents with our FEVE emulsions in 1K architectural coatings.
LEED credits are sometimes disguised in certain building construction or building remodeling practices. When researching the categories within the “LEED Existing Building Guidelines Manual” several catergories show possibilities for the use of FEVE coatings to get LEED credits:
1) Sustainable Sites
SS Credit 2: Building Exterior & Hardscape Management Plan
SS Credit 7.1: Heat Island Reduction – Non-Roof
2) Energy and Atmosphere
EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
3) Materials and Resources
MR Credit 3: Sustainable Purchasing – Facility Alterations and Additions
4) Innovations and Operations
IO Credit 1: Innovative Changes to Building (LEED-type goal)
IO Credit 3: Documenting Sustainable Building Cost Impacts
FEVE technology can be formulated into environmentally friendly coatings. Solid resins are available for use with VOC-exempt solvents. Waterborne resins are also available for use in water-based coating formulations.
What Is The lowest VOC Attainable For A Solvent-Based Two Component Topcoat Finish Which Utilizes FEVE Resin Technology?
VOC levels less than 50g/L are achievable when using LUMIFLON flake grades dissolved in exempt solvents.