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  • MEE Releases Comprehensive Management Plan for VOCs in Key Industries

      2 Sep 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: China MEE released a comprehensive plan to strengthen the management of VOCs in key industries such as petrochemical, coating, packaging and printing, oil storage, gas station and so on. The plan describes the current
  • China Jiangxi Publishes VOCs Emission Standard

      1 Aug 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Recently, People’s Government of Jiangxi Province published the Emission Standard of VOCs, which is divided into six parts relating to printing industry, organic chemical industry, pharmaceutical industry, plastic manufacturing
  • MEE Rolls out Three National Standards on Emission of Air Pollutants

      14 Jun 2019   Nora Wang

    On May 24, 2019, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) introduced three national standards on emission of air pollutants, including the Standard for Fugitive Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds
  • China Opens Public Consultation on Draft Technical Requirement for Low VOC Content Coatings

      7 Jun 2019   Horace Wang

    Takehome: NCIA released a new draft of Technical Requirement for Low VOC Content Coatings Product and sought feedback from the public. The limits of the VOC content in water-based coatings, solvent-based coatings,
  • China Works on VOC Limits for Inks

      11 Apr 2019   Nadine He

    According to the “Three –year Plan on Defending the Blue Sky”, mandatory national standards specifying VOC limits of coating, ink, adhesives, detergents, etc. are required to be established by 2019 and key regions will take the lead in
  • Taiwan Consults on Coatings VOC Management

      14 Feb 2019   lynn liang

    On Jan 19, 2019, Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration Executive Yuan (EPA) released the Draft Volatile Organic Compound Content Limits for Architectural Coatings and Industrial Maintenance Coatings(建物及工业维护涂料挥发性有机物成分标准(草案
  • VOC Management in China

      25 Sep 2018   lynn liang

    VOCs are one of China’s top priority air pollution rectification targets. China began emphasizing VOC emission control starting in 2012. Given the extreme importance of primary and secondary heavy
  • China Consults on Technical Requirement for Low VOC Content Coatings Product

      21 Aug 2018   lynn liang

    The Coating Industry in China is consulting on an internal draft of Technical Requirement for Low Volatile Organic Compound Content Coatings Product(低挥发性有机化合物含量涂料产品技术要求) (hereinafter “technical requirement”), which is the follow-up
  • China to Formulate More Stringent Coating Technical Requirements

      31 Jul 2018   lynn liang

    Following on from the “Three –year Plan on Defending the Blue Sky”, National Technical Committee on coating and pigment standardization (SAC/TC5) submitted a project proposal for formulating a national recommended standard:
  • China’s Three-year Environmental Protection Plan to Emphasize Control of VOCs

      9 Jul 2018   lynn liang

    On Jun 27, 2018, the State Council promulgates the Notice of Three-year Plan on Defending the Blue Sky (hereinafter “Three-year Plan”). It is considered as the second stage of the Action Plan for
  • Shanghai Specifies VOCs Emission Calculation for 5 Industries

      13 Mar 2017   Matt Lyu

    Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau published 5 local standards that stipulate the methods for calculation of VOCs emission of 5 industries and one general standard for other industries.
  • China Environmental Protection: Three More Provinces Implement VOC Emission Charges

      20 Feb 2017   Matt Lyu

    Recently, 3 more provinces namely Jiangxi, Fujian and Yunnan implemented their own charging standards on VOCs emission. Now a total of 17 provinces and cities directly under central government have local
  • Three More Provinces Start VOCs Charge

      12 Oct 2016   Matt Lyu

    In the last three months, three more Chinese provinces have started charging on VOCs emissions, namely Hainan, Shanxi and Hubei Province. Together with Shandong province and the other 10 provinces, there are 14
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