A new generation of paints and coatings is offering maintenance managers a range of potential benefits that were unavailable only a few years ago, according to an article from Facilities Maintenance Decisions on the FacilitiesNet website.
In order to meet user demands related to ease of application, appearance, durability and sustainability, manufacturers have reformulated existing products and introduced new ones.
These advances put an even higher priority on two challenges facing managers who specify these products for their institutional and commercial facilities: staying abreast of advances in paint and coating formulations and matching new-generation products to the specific needs of their buildings.
For instance, social responsibility has become an increasing concern among both managers and manufacturers as they seek to continuously minimize harm to the environment and improve their image. Many of the enhancements in new paint and coating formulations involve reducing volatile organic compounds (VOC).