List of low VOC polymers

Low VOC (volatile organic compound) polymers are those that release a lower amount of harmful chemicals into the air during production and use. Some examples of low VOC polymers include:

  • VinylAcetate-Ethylene (VAE)
  • Polylactic acid (PLA)
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • Acrylics
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polyurethane (PU)

It’s important to note that low VOC doesn’t mean VOC-free, and the specific level of VOC emission varies among products and manufacturers.

Overview of PVAC, VAE and Acrylate dispersions polymer binders