Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

A substance is identified as a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) according to one of two European directives:

  • Directive 1999/13/EC: the VOC definition is based on vapor pressure (below 0.01 kPa at 293.15° K)


  • the Decopaint directive 2004/42/EC: the definition is based on initial boiling point (above 250°C at atmospheric pressure).

ESIG addresses VOC topics with solvents users as part of a sub-group called European Solvents VOC Co-ordination Group (ESVOC).

To learn more about ESVOC, visit the website.


 By continuing browsing this website, you accept the use of cookies or other tracers for statistics of visits to optimize the functionality of the site. 

For more information and for tracers settings