Last updated: July 22, 2020

What Does VOC-Compliant Mean?

VOC-compliant is an abbreviation of the term "volatile organic compound-compliant." This refers to a system, substance or application that adheres to governmental regulations regarding volatile organic compounds.


Corrosionpedia Explains VOC-Compliant

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are substances that are a key reactant in the formation of atmospheric smog and ozone. Volatile organic compounds react with nitrogen oxides in the presence of sunlight to form smog, which is a toxic environmental hazard.

Governments have created regulations regarding what quantity of VOCs are permitted when using products that release VOCs. Products that meet the regulations are considered to be compliant.


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