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Oct 22, 2018
Non-Toxic Polyurethane for Electrical Potting

Sept 17, 2018
What is Non Toxic Flooring & is it Effective?

Sept 11, 2018
Polyurethane Toxic Properties and Their Effects

Aug 22, 2018
Why Choose Low VOC Polyurethane?

Aug 13, 2018
What is Low VOC Paint?

July 23, 2018
What is Eco Friendly Paint and Can It Do The Job?

July 9, 2018
Are Concrete Painted Floors Worth the Investment?

June 20, 2018
Dangers of VOC Paint - Are They Real?

June 11, 2018
What is The Best Non-Toxic Flooring?

June 7, 2018
What is the Best Paint for Concrete Floors?

May 29, 2018
How to Find the Best Garage Floor Coating

May 21, 2018
Is Polyurethane Toxic or Hazzardous To My Health?

May 8, 2018
Are You In Danger from Polyurethane Foam Toxic Substances?

April. 25, 2018
What is the Best Garage Floor Coating?

April. 3, 2018
The Importance of Factory Floor Paint for Your Business

March. 21, 2018
Why Epoxy Floor Paint Works Best for Your Particular Needs

Feb. 5, 2018
Does Your Business Need Non Toxic Commercial Floor Coatings?

Dec. 12, 2017
Learn How to Choose The Best Cement Floor Paint

Dec. 5, 2017
Is Polyurethane Safe? Learn Before You Buy!

Nov. 21, 2017
The Truth About Polyurethane Foam Toxicity

Nov. 14, 2017
Should You Buy No or Low VOC Paint? What’s Better For You? ?

Nov. 6, 2017
A Quick Guide to Concrete Coatings

Oct. 23, 2017
Polyurethane Finish Toxic or Toxin-Free

Oct. 16, 2017
How to Find the Right Industrial Floor Paint

Oct. 9, 2017
What is No VOC Paint?

Oct. 3, 2017
Industrial Floor Paint - What is The Best Choice?

Sept. 5, 2017
Non- Toxic Paints - Are They Really Non Toxic?

Aug. 5, 2017
Concrete Floor Paint Ideas

May. 30, 2017
Non Toxic Spray Foam

May. 25, 2017
Low VOC Concrete Sealer

May. 17, 2017
Low VOC Floor Paint

April. 24, 2017
Why Industrial Floor Paint is Important for Your Business

April. 11, 2017
How Commercial Floor Coating Lowers Expenditures in Your Business

March. 21, 2017
Floor Paints for Concrete - What Really Works?

March. 10, 2017
Polyurethane Foam Toxic?

March. 6, 2017
What is VOC Free Paint?

Feb. 20, 2017
Non Toxic Flooring Options

Feb. 9, 2017
Best Concrete Floor Paint

Jan. 23, 2017
How to Find the Right Non Toxic Wood Sealer

Jan. 10, 2017
Non Toxic Clear Coat - What is The Best?

Dec. 27, 2016
Best Polyurethane Sealer for Wood

Dec. 20, 2016
Is Polyurethane Foam Safe?

Nov. 30, 2016
Why VOC Free Paints & Floor Coatings Improve Indoor Air Quality

Nov. 11, 2016
Concrete Floor Coatings - Why Use Them?

Oct. 25, 2016
Why VOC Free Flooring Products Are Important for Your Business

Oct. 19, 2016
Benefits of Exterior Concrete Floor Paint

Oct. 11, 2016
Zero VOC Concrete Stain

Sept. 21, 2016
Warning of Potential Hazards of Polyurethane

Sept. 13, 2016
Safety of Polyurethane

Aug 26, 2016
Advantages of Green Concrete Paint

Aug 9, 2016
Non Toxic Polyurethane Alternatives in Industrial Flooring Becoming More Popular

Aug 4, 2016
Issues with Polyurethane Foam Toxic Substances

July 12, 2016
Concrete Floor Finish - Do You Need It?

June 23, 2016
Low VOC Paint

May 17, 2016
Concrete Floor Finishes

February 6, 2016
Concrete Paint – Non Toxic Floor Solutions

November 5, 2015
Non Toxic Paint

October 22, 2015
Painting Concrete Floors

September 9, 2015
Non Toxic Polyurethane

August 20, 2015
Industrial Concrete Floor Coatings

August 14, 2015
The Best Concrete Floor Paint

July 27, 2015
Concrete Floor Coatings - What Is The Best?

July 21, 2015
Еxterior Concrete Paint

June 29, 2015
Industrial Floor Coatings Suppliers

June 15, 2015
Industrial Protective Coatings

May 29, 2015
Polyurethane Floor Coating

May 26, 2015
Concrete Sealer

May 1, 2015
Garage Floor Coatings

April 22, 2015
Epoxy Reviews

April 15, 2015
Floor Sealers

March 13, 2015
Toxic Polyurethane

March 11, 2015
Non-Toxic Paint Solutions

March 7, 2015
New Non-Toxic Polyurethane Alternative Save Lives

March 3, 2015
Industrial Floor Coatings - Are They Toxic?

Feb 12, 2015
Dangers of Polyurethane

Jan 9, 2015
Non-toxic Floor Sealers

Nov 11, 2014
Dangers of Isocyanates

March 10, 2014
Industrial Floor Coatings – Is greener better for customers?

Dec 11, 2013
Non toxic Polyurethane – A Good Solution for Industrial Floor Coatings?

July 9, 2013
Still Using Toxic Isocyanates? OSHA Targets Isocyanates in new NEP Program

June 26, 2013
Polyurethane... As Toxic as Tear Gas?

May 29, 2013
Avoiding Another Bhopal disaster with Non-Toxic Polyurethane

Feb 22, 2013
Dangers of Toxic Isocyanates

Jan 8, 2013
Greener Solutions for the Polyurethane Industry

Dec 2, 2012
Industrial Coatings - Is All Polyurethane Toxic?

ARTICLES / DANGERS OF ISOCYANATES

Why Choose Low VOC Polyurethane?

8/22/2018

With the movement towards environmentally-safe products, one of the most important is choosing low VOC polyurethane whenever possible. By understanding what polyurethane is, how it affects your life, and why it needs to be virtually free of VOCs you’ll help yourself make the best-informed decision about which products to purchase and live a longer healthier life.

Polyurethane is a combination of polymer and carbamate which is used in a wide variety of products. The inherent strength, durability, temperature resistance, and flexibility of polyurethane makes it the perfect substance for the following;

  • Foam Seals & Gaskets
  • Elastomeric Tires & Wheels
  • Electrical Potting Compounds
  • High Performance Adhesives
  • Surface Coatings & Sealants
  • Synthetic Fibers
  • Underlays for Carpets and More

In fact, polyurethane is a vital element in so many products that you can find many in your home, office, or facility. You’ll find it in the bed you sleep on, the shoes on your feet, and in many different products that you may not have imagined.

However, polyurethane contains VOCs which can be harmful to those exposed over time. This is especially true with coatings and sealants that are applied wet and dry over time because they are exposed to room temperatures which means that they continue to evaporate.

Why VOCs are Dangerous
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are known to cause health issues for those who are exposed to them over long periods. It used to be common to believe that once coatings and sealants dried, the VOCs were locked inside. Today, it is well known that the VOCs still escape into the air, which causes harm to those who live or work inside the home, office, or facility.

Exposure to VOCs have symptoms that may be mistaken for other causes. The dizziness, nausea, and irritation of the eyes are the first signs which are often overlooked. When left unchecked, they may cause respiratory issues that may adversely affect those with asthma or create allergic reactions. In extreme cases, exposure to VOCs may lead to lung and kidney damage along with the formation of certain cancers.

This is why choosing products with low to no amounts of VOCs is a smart choice. By limiting the VOCs present in coatings and sealants, the risk of health issues is reduced to practically nothing. While even low amounts of VOCs cannot be considered totally safe, their limited exposure to humans even over the long term is far better compared to products which contain high amounts. 

Where to Find Low VOC Polyurethane Coatings & Sealants
If you need a new coating or sealant for your garage, warehouse, or other facility that has concrete flooring, then consult with the experts at Hybrid Coating Technologies. We offer the best in strong, durable floor coatings and sealants that contain the protection you want at a low, affordable price with no isocyanates and low VOCs.

Over the years, Hybrid Coating Technologies has developed a strong reputation of producing a wide range of safe, durable products. Call or visit us at Hybrid Coating Technologies and find out more about how we help you.

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