October 10, 2013
ASHTABULA, Ohio, U.S.A. – October 07, 2013 – Chromaflo
Technologies Corp., the largest independent global supplier of pigment and chemical dispersions to the thermoset composites, architectural & industrial paint and coatings industries, will exhibit at the Western Coatings Symposium (WCS) in Las Vegas, NV, October 21-23.
Chromaflo will be represented in several different ways during the WCS event. At booth # 211, attendees will “Discover the Colorful Possibilities” of Chromaflo’s Low/No VOC colorants for both solventborne and waterborne coatings. Moreover, on the morning of Wednesday, October 23rd, Jeremy Powers, Analytical Chemist, will give a presentation on The Challenges of Increasing the Accuracy of Measurements with Decreasing VOC Levels.
Throughout the past year, Mr. Powers has been speaking on this topic at several industry events throughout the country. During these presentations, he explains the need for GC-MS HS testing of VOCs. “The overall objective of tests and requirements is to eliminate compounds that volatilize and cause harm to outdoor environmental air quality (ozone formation). The general concern of all global governing bodies, with respect to paints, involves minimization of volatiles from painted coatings into the environment…current methods for VOC analysis such as EPA 24, ISO 11890-2, ISO 17895, and ASTM D6886 are sample, solvent, concentration, and GC column dependent; each of which can contribute to inaccuracies.”
Further, according to Mr. Powers, “the focus of the work at Chromaflo, intimates that GC-MS HS analysis is preferable after quantitative screening methods have been applied. It is important to remember that no current method is perfect for all requirements; therefore, verification methods for VOC results are reviewed in order
to determine the degree of probable success.”
The presentation will begin at 9:10 A.M., Pacific Time.
Contact: Jamie Stevenson
Chromaflo Technologies Corp.
+1 (440) 536-9729