In search of LVOC + Safer Solvents

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
Registration closed
Category: Webinars

This webinar will share the results of a working group partnership between Change Chemistry and ChemFORWARD with support from Apple.   

This project was initiated to help suppliers avoid regrettable substitutions in their rush to reformulate to comply with the VOC content and hazardous substances contents of the China VOC regulations for adhesives, coatings, inks, and cleaning agents.  

Many VOCs are harmful to the environment and contribute to air pollution, as VOCs play a significant role in the formation of ozone and fine particulates in the atmosphere. Many VOCs are also harmful to human health, and can cause a range of health problems such as headaches, dizziness, and eye, nose, and throat irritation, and some organics can cause cancer in animals, and some are suspected or known to cause cancer in humans.  

Through this partnership, ChemFORWARD developed an extensive solvents dataset  to support users in finding safer and viable solvent options that: 

  • Meet performance requirements, 
  • Have inherently low hazard, and 
  • Can be used to formulate low VOC products such as cleaners, coatings, adhesives, inks and more. 

Results of the Change Chemistry-ChemFORWARD project can help a company comply with these laws and regulations, and can help a company advance its environmental leadership and enhance its marketing and brand reputation. In some cases, low-VOC, safer chemistry alternatives may be less expensive to produce than products that contain high levels of VOCs or can result in lower overall total cost for the company. 

Join Us. 


Joel Tickner, Executive Director, Change Chemistry

Lauren Heine, Co-founder and Director of Science, ChemFORWARD 

Art Fong, Apple Environmental Technologies Smarter Chemistry Lead