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Clever Akafen - paints and lacquers

The use of ecologic paint and lacquer not only is good for the environment but also recommended for health reasons. In particular if used indoors, paints should be carefully selected.

In addition to the general criteria the selected products also have to comply with the following criteria. The extension of these criteria now allows including products for outdoor use.

Criteria include various components (pigments, conservation agents,...) and their impact on the environment and human health. They also include the formaldehyde and solvent level, the water toxicity level and quantity necessary. Products also have to be available in various packaging sizes.

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Criteria for the evaluation of water based paint and lacquer

Recommendations regarding the use of paint and lacquer

Information on test results from product groups are available from our partner the Union Luxembourgeoise des Consommateurs (ULC).