The relationship between VOCs and the performance of paints and coatings used to be very strong. The three main sources of VOCs in paints were the resin system – the base of the paint, pigment, and the solvent that mixes everything together. Shifting from oil-based to water-based paints has lessened the number of chemicals in paints, but it was a challenge for manufacturers to lower the chemical levels in pigment to acceptable amounts. Now there is a wide range of Low and No VOC paints and coatings available with high performance levels. Rating systems have been put in place to regulate performance and environmental responsibility to ensure products are meeting the standards to have No or Low VOC claims on the label. For full article follow this link http://www.facilitiesnet.com/paintscoatings/article/Paints-and-Coatings-The-Impact-of-VOCs-on-Performance–11131# Its not just the paint and coating manufacturers seeking environmentally responsible certifications. Now EcoSolve Americas a developer of Eco-preferable paint removal products has received a green certification from EcoLogo for their paint and varnish, graffiti, and textured coating removers. EcoSolve is one of the few paint removal companies with this type of certification we have gone the distance to get third party certification because we want our customers to know how safe and environmentally responsible our products truly are. For more info on EcoSolve and their products please visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/ our products are tough not toxic!