Myth 1: "We use water-based /UV-cured paints, which are isocyanate-free. Anyway, isocyanates are going to be banned"

Truth 1:

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.

SIM 03/2006/12 Motor Vehicle Repair: Spraying isocyanate containing paints - developing issues - consequences of the 'paint' directive – isocyanate paints are not being banned

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Updated 2021-02-01