Ipe Oil® VOC Regulations

Ipe Oil® is a low 250 g/l VOC wood coating stain that can be sold into all US States with the exception of the South Coast AQMD's Jurisdiction in California. The South Coast AQMD (SCAQMD) region requires wood coatings to have no more than 100 g/l VOC levels in LA-Eastern, LA-Western, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

If you fall under the SCAQMD jurisdiction:
Please call DeckWise® at 1-866-427-2547 to find a California dealer to order our Ipe Oil® 100 g/l VOC formula.

Please enter your 5-DIGIT zip code here to see if your city or county falls under the SCAQMD jusisdiction:

What are VOC's?

VOC is an acronym for Volatile Organic Compound. VOC’s are carbon-based (organic) solvents that evaporate (volatilize) under normal atmospheric conditions and have the ability to photo-react when exposed to sunlight. This reaction creates low-level ozone, a major component of smog.

Smog is associated with causing asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema Smog pose a health threat to the young, the elderly, and those suffering from cardiovascular disease. As a result, many US states have enacted strict VOC regulations, limiting the level of photo-reactive solvents manufacturers can use in coatings.

VOC regulation map

Industry Websites for Information on VOC Regulations

* The OTC is a multi-state organization created by Congress to assist member states in developing regulations to meet EPA air quality standards.

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