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Low-VOC Paints. Eco and Health Friendly.

Global warming and growing health concerns have increased the awareness of environmental issues around the world. Planning an interior painting project needs to take into account factors such as performance, aesthetic appeal, environmental responsibility and its impact on occupants. All these weigh heavily on the selection of the appropriate product. In line with the construction industry's move towards more environmentally - friendly buildings, the BCA Green Mark rating system includes the close examination of paints' impact on both the environment and building air quality. In Malaysia, Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) is in the process of implementing the Green Building Index (GBI) relevant for Malaysian conditions. Paints are one of the sources of indoor air pollution. The most important factor for a paint to be considered environmentally and occupant friendly is that it contains a low amount of volatile organic compounds (VOC).

What Are VOCs?


Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs, are chemicals present in certain products and are emitted as gases when these products are used. Some may cause adverse short and long-term health effects. VOCs are sometimes accidentally released into the environment, where they can cause air pollution, contaminate groundwater and damage soil.

VOCs - CAUSES AND EFFECTS


Products Containing VOCs
Paints Lacquers Cleaning Supplies Adhesives Paint Strippers Varnishes & More
VOC Contributor: Construction and outdoor painting works

All these products can release VOCs while being used or even when they are in storage.

VOC Contributor: Building materials, flooring, paints, air-conditioners

VOC Contributor: Incinerators, factories and vehicles

Why Choose Low-VOC Paints?


Under normal conditions, the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Total Exposure Assessment Methodology (TEAM) studies found levels of about a dozen common organic pollutants (including VOCs) to be 2 to 5 times higher inside the home than outside. The findings were the same regardless of its location in the rural or highly industrialized areas*. Solvents that are used in paint to control drying time and application properties are one source of VOCs. Additional TEAM studies indicate that while waiting for paint to dry, VOC levels are higher indoors than that found outdoors.* Because interior paints are usually applied in enclosed occupied spaces, individuals could be exposing themselves and those around them to vapours from freshly painted surfaces which can linger in the air for a period after the activity is completed. Improve quality of life by choosing the environmentally and occupant friendly low-VOC paint.
*Source from: U.S. Enviromental Protection Agency. Evaluation of low-VOC latex paints. Inside IAQ: EPAs Indoor Air Quality Research Update. EPA/600/ N-98/003. Fall/Winter, 1998.

VOC Emission Effect: Global warming due to greenhouse effect

VOC Emission Effect: Damaging of ozone layer

VOC Contributor: Rubbish and insecticide

Low-VOC Paints.

Your Complete Eco-friendly Paints System.


As one of the worlds largest and leading paint manufacturers, Dulux Paints has taken the proactive step of producing environmentally responsible paints that also meet the most stringent performance standards. Presenting the Dulux Eco-Guard Series the complete eco-friendly interior and exterior painting system.

Dulux Eco-Guard Interior

Dulux Eco-Guard Interior is low-VOC and has lower odour properties. Its waterborne formula ensures easy application making it the environmentally preferred choice for commercial and residential interiors.

Dulux Eco-Guard Plus Range

This range comprises of Dulux Eco-Guard Interior Plus Matt, Dulux Eco-Guard Interior Plus Sheen, Dulux Eco-Guard Exterior Plus and Dulux Eco-Guard Interior Plus Anti-Bacteria. The Plus Range is a collection of acrylic-based premium emulsion paints, designed with excellent concealing power, catering for interior and exterior walls. It also comes with additional attributes needed for specific requirements such as washability, weatherability and anti-bacteria. With its built-in safe to humans anti-bacteria formula, Dulux Eco-Guard Interior Plus Anti-Bacteria paint effectively destroys most common strains of bacteria. Designed to improve the levels of indoor hygiene, this paint is excellent for use in schools, health care facilities, offices, hotels and areas that require a higher level of hygiene.

Dulux Eco-Guard Water-Based Sealer

A complementary sealer to the eco-friendly low-VOC paints system is the Dulux Eco-Guard Water-Based Sealer. Waterborne formulated and environmentally preferred, the Dulux Eco-Guard Water-Based Sealer gives beautiful, long-lasting results on multiple surface types, seals porous surfaces, is alkaline resistant, promotes adhesion and makes the finish coat uniform.

Providing Smooth Transitions Even During Painting Projects


Because of the reduction of health related risks and unpleasant odour, low-VOC paints allow facilities to continue its usual activities even during a painting project. This is especially important for schools or hospitals where vacating its occupants from the facility would be impractical even if for a few days or hours.

Dulux Eco-Guard Series Benefits


Cares For Your Health
With less exposure to harmful compounds and chemicals, low-VOC levels in the Dulux Eco-Guard Series makes it the preferred choice.

Breathe Easy
Dulux Eco-Guard Series emits less odour and fumes during application so a room remains just as comfortable to be in.

Environmentally-Friendly
Tested by TUV SUD PSB. Containing no formaldehyde, no added lead and mercury, the Dulux Eco-Guard Series is GreenLabel certified and meets the BCA GreenMark building criteria.

Bacteria Resistant
The excellent features of Dulux Eco-Guard Interior Plus Anti-Bacteria provides superb resistance to most common strains of bacteria and is designed to improve indoor air quality and hygiene.

Long-lasting Acrylic Premium paints


Not only is the Dulux Eco-Guard Plus Series environmentally friendly with lowVOC properties, its acrylic premium quality offers excellent washablity for the Plus Interior range and weatherabilty for Plus Exterior range.

Total VOC Emitted During & After Painting


(ppm) ion of VOC

Environmentally Friendly Near Zero VOC Paint

Concentr at

Dulux Eco-Guard Series


Drying Time of Paint (hours)
Gloss type Ease of application Anti-bacteria Stain resistance Low-VOC

Eco-Guard Series

Conventional Paint

Interior Interior Plus Matt Interior Plus Sheen Interior Plus Anti-Bacteria Exterior Plus
Normal Good Better Best Sheen Matt

Graph is just to illustrate VOC emitting level

Dulux Eco-Guard Series Colour Card


Please refer to the Dulux Eco-Guard Colour Card for colour availability. Dulux Eco-Guard Colour Card contains a range of standard colours suitable for all Eco-Guard Series products. For requests of colours out of this range, please refer to our latest Dulux Colour Solutions Fandeck and our sales personnel will advice on the availability of the selected colour for the specific product line. Colours produced may differ due to different product finishing.

Dulux Eco-Guard Series Colour Card

CRISP LINEN

16736

LUMINARY YELLOW

16734

DAYDREAM

14608

PARCHMENT

16735

FAITHFUL

11773

FINE SILVER

11776

CHARCOAL SLATE

10995

HEATHER GREY

16742

SKY HIGH BLUE

11777

FINNISH BLUE

11779

FALLING RAIN

11778

OXFORD BLUE

11780

BLUEGRASS WHITE

13649

POTPOURRI GREEN

13650

RAIN SONG

13652

WARM BREEZE

11772

NOTE: Colours shown are as close to actual colours as modern printing techniques allow.

NOTE: Warna yang tertera adalah hampir kepada warna sebenar


setakat mana yang dibenarkan oleh teknik pencetakan moden.

SOUTHERN SHADOW

16737

BASIC BEIGE

16739

GRANITE GREY

10996

SHADED ICE

10997

SCROLL BEIGE

16741

BELCOURT CASTLE

16740

PORTUGUESE NET

16738

EVERCLEAR

11775

WINGS OF A DOVE

14609

BLUE OASIS

11774

YESTERDAY

14611

URBAN NATURAL

14610

ENGLISH MEADOWS

13651

OPAL SILK

13653

PURE PINK

14612

MISTY ROSE

14613