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Paints and Lacquers

Paints and Lacquers

Low-Pollutant Painting

Wall paints, lacquers, and glazes contain solvents and other materials that harbor all manner of potential risks. People suffering from allergies and health-conscious consumers too are extremely aware of hazard warnings and content statements. With our neutral test mark you make decisions easier for consumers and lets you get real headway against the competition. We can audit the health and environmental safety of your products based on hazardous substances regulations. And we can also inspect your products for harmful substances and heavy metals, testing emissions at the same time.

Benefits at a Glance

With a neutral product audit by experts at TÜV Rheinland, you can:

  • Provide your consumers with safe and tested products
  • Boost confidence in the quality and safety of your products
  • Gain headway against the competition with our neutral “emission-tested” seal and “weatherproof” or “Effectiveness Tested” seals
  • Minimize liability for your company

Our Services

  • Emission audit
  • Identification of preservatives
  • Harmful substances audit
  • Audit to test effectiveness of metal protective lacquers, rust ground coats, and layers
  • Identification of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) – the VOC value calculates the amount of volatile organic compounds

Legal Standards of our Audit

  • Hazardous substance regulation (Gefahrstoffverordnung, GefStoffV)
  • Directive 2004/42/EC for decorative paint (Decopaint-Richtlinie)
  • DIN EN 71-3 for heavy metals

Product Examples

  • Lacquers, such as dispersion lacquer, nitrocellulose lacquer, synthetic enamels and natural resins, acrylic or protective lacquer
  • Paints, such as wall paint, emulsion paint, synthetic paint, natural resin emulsion, or wood paint
  • Glazes
  • Metal protection
  • Primer
  • Lamination systems


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