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ARTICLES / DANGERS OF ISOCYANATES

Zero VOC Concrete Stain


Oct 11, 2016

Many stains and sealers, even those that are labeled safe for the environment contain polyurethane, which can cause health issues when applied. It should be noted that once the polyurethane hardens, its release of toxic materials in the air is minimized to a large degree. ECOS non toxic concrete stain and sealer products have no VOC. This means that they do not contain the traditional forms of polyurethane that may cause health issues.

Polyurethane is one of the most popular substances in terms of its use, being found in products as widely varied as adhesives, paints, and foam support pillows and mattresses. When it is solid, polyurethane is fairly safe and benign. However, when the product is applied in its wet form, it can release airborne particles that may cause headaches, stomach, and lung issues. This is why people are warned to stay away from an area where it is being applied and ventilate it properly, entering only after the polyurethane fully dries.

However, concrete sealant and stain products do not have polyurethane as part of their product, so there is no foul odor or illness that otherwise is found in most paint products. Concrete sealants and stains offer a number of advantages that you can use for your home or building such as:

  • Protects from erosion, wear, abrasion, and the elements
  • Protects against contaminants
  • Offers a nice surface sheen
  • Simple to clean and maintain

The advantages of the non toxic concrete stain are considerable which is why it is becoming more popular every day. It was first developed in the late 1980s using a unique chemical formulation that eliminated the need for polyurethane to be present. The product itself is one that can be used safely around those who may be sensitive to the effects of polyurethane products.

In fact, it works very well around those who are sensitive to harsh chemicals or have allergies because none of the substances that make up the ECOS stain and sealers will affect them. Given the concerns that polyurethane has caused in terms of its application, the concrete stain and sealer products that have zero VOC offers an outstanding alternative.

This is particularly true for those who suffer from allergies, are pregnant, very young, or are elderly as they are the most susceptible to the toxins that are found in polyurethane products. The zero VOC non toxic concrete stain and sealer products are also free of toluene and formaldehyde which also cause issues when in gas or airborne form. By choosing sealants that do not have any of these toxic products, it provides greater safety while still offering the protection.

In the end, it comes down to what makes the best choice for your home or business and those who live inside. By using zero VOC concrete sealants and stains, you are selecting a product that offers great, long lasting protection while avoiding the use of potentially toxic airborne chemicals when it is applied.

For more information, you may contact the experts at Hybrid Coating Technologies as they may be able to provide an effective, economic solution.

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