Paints and coatings play a fundamental role in saving resources: they help reduce the environmental footprint as they extend the life cycle of many products, they delay replacement of those products, or make them more suitable for recycling. 

Through their functions, paint and coatings ensure that companies and consumers can continue to thrive in the world we share.

Coatings also save valuable metals like steel and aluminium, and the fuel needed to make them, by preventing corrosion.

Can you imagine a world without coatings? Here’s what it might look like

But we know that there is a flipside to this. The two biggest environmental effects associated with the coatings industry are the emission of VOCs during application, and the disposal of surplus materials.