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Reducing emissions of VOCs

In order to realise the potential for reducing emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) arising from the use of decorative paints and varnishes for professional and non-professional use, the European Commission, DG XI, has published an invitation to tender for a study.

The study will cover the following objectives:

- To present a synthesis of the relevant elements characterising the decorative paints and varnishes sector;
- To explore at a technical level the possibilities for limiting the concentration of organic solvents in products used in this sector;
- To analyse the environmental and economic impact of such regulatory measures.

The contract will last for a period of twelve months.

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