Rust-Oleum Offers VOC-Compliant Coatings that Meet or Exceed New SCAQMD Regulations

Vernon Hills, IL-(August 16, 2006) Beginning July 1, 2006, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) reduced the permissible volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions of industrial maintenance coatings from 250 grams/liter (g/l) to 100 g/l. The SCAQMD covers Orange County and portions of Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. Those violating Rule 1113 emission regulations could face penalties of up to $25,000 per day, per incident in the SCAQMD.

Although the change from 250 g/l to 100 g/l is a dramatic VOC emission reduction for industrial maintenance coatings, RustOleum "has you covered" by offering a breadth of products that comply with the new VOC laws. Using proprietary technology, RustOleum is already prepared with Sierra Performance industrial coatings, an entire line that has Zero VOC, Zero Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), and no odor! In addition to the Sierra Performance line, RustOleum also offers High Performance sprays, Industrial Choice sprays, and Mathys coatings that meet or exceed the VOC requirements in the SCAQMD. Also compliant are floor coatings including Concrete Saver, Concrete Protection Systems and Epoxy Shield®. RustOleum coatings are easy to apply, fast drying, lengthen the lifetime of your assets, and are as durable as they are safe. For a list of participating distributors and a complete list of VOC-compliant products visit their web site at

RustOleum industrial coatings specialists are available to assist customers in choosing the right coating system based on surface preparation, performance, aesthetic, economic and environmental needs. To find reliable and fast coating recommendations and specifications online go to Their broad product line of quality industrial coatings are sold through a large distributor base and backed by the trusted RustOleum name. RustOleum Corporation is a worldwide leader in protective paints and coatings that has been manufacturing industrial coatings for more than 80 years.

For more information, or a list of local certified contractors, call your distributor partner or
Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands Group
Tel: 800-769-6565

Rust-Oleum Corporation
Fax: 847-816-2272

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