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A Flammability and Toxicity Challenge

Who: A large California spa manufacturer.

What: A low-VOC, non-flammable wood stain.

How: The client was on the verge of being shut down by the local fire department. They were unable to control problems with spontaneous combustion caused by their solvent-based wood staining operation. The company was also being investigated by the California Environmental Protection Agency for air and water quality infractions. Eco Chemical™ developed a water-based wood stain for this customer that equaled the previous stain’s performance while reducing VOCs, stopping toxic releases into the municipal sewer system and eliminating the threat of fire.