What are paints and varnishes actually made of?
The diversity of paint formulas is almost limitless. Their basic elements include the following: solvents, binders, colour pigments and various additives as, for example, for preservation purposes or in order to accelerate drying (siccatives). Some of these substances are problematic. Unlike other paints Blue Angel-labelled paints have a higher water content and are water-soluble. Consequently, they contain less environmentally harmful substances.

Link to appendix 1 of RAL-UZ 102

Benefits to Environment and Health

  1. stringent requirements for alarming additives
  2. low solvent content
  3. free from health-endangering plasticizers
  4. minimized use of preservatives

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