Myth 1: "We use water-based /UV-cured paints, which are isocyanate-free. Anyway, isocyanates are going to be banned"
Almost all bodyshops use isocyanate-containing paints. The introduction of the Paints Directive restricted the availability of certain paints used by MVR bodyshops but rumours that isocyanate-containing paints will be banned are incorrect. Isocyanates will continue to be used in some primers and base coats as well as UV-cured coatings and some water-based paints.
Remember, 'Water-based' does not mean 'isocyanate-free'. And almost all top coats contain isocyanates. This is explained further in Sector Information Minute 03/2006/12.