Substitution of epoxy resins containing naphtalene, ethylbenzene, naphta (heavy aromatic fractions) and titanium dioxide used for the painting of vehicles

A company specialized in bus bodyworks substituted a finishing compound based on epoxy resins. The introduced change was the use of a water-based compound of the IDROSTAR series (very similar to the one used in car repair workshops). This substitute based on ethanol and ammonia is less toxic (it is used to cover metal bodyworks after small dents repairs) and does not require electric finishing. The main goal of the regional trade union health and safety department is to use this successful substitution practice to encourage the substitution of other solvents and pain currently in use at the company.

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Sector / branche
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Solution types
  • 1. S – Substitution