Weekly Poll (9)


The Canadian government recently published a renewed version of its Federal Agenda regarding volatile organic compound (VOC) controls on industry products. Do you believe the new actions will improve air quality in the country?


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced in May that a new paint recycling program was underway. Do you think more states should adopt PaintCare programs?


The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently released a report on the commercial availability and current uses of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances found in various paints, coatings and varnishes, recommending further work is needed to understand the health and environmental risks. Do you believe enough is being done to better protect painters from these substances?


UNStudio and Monopol Colors recently announced that they've developed a new "extremely reflective white paint" that has been given a Total Solar Reflectance rating of 80—about 5-10 points above other white paints, according to the companies. Do you think we'll start to see even higher TSR scores as research goes on?


What paint/coatings trends are you watching most closely right now?


What is your opinion about the level of technical knowledge, as evidenced by strong specifications, in the architectural community?


SSPC recently announced the launch of a new Commercial/Light Industrial Interest Group that will focus on developing standards and guides related to surface preparation, coatings selection and coatings application for this sector. What do you believe is the most important need in this market?


In what performance area would innovations in architectural coatings be most valuable to you?


How would you like to see architectural coatings improve in coming years?


 
 
   

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