CIT is committed to ensuring its “carbon footprint” is managed effectively and minimized as much as possible. We are pleased to offer a range of water based and solvent based paint systems, which allow our end users to also gauge their impact on the environment. In addition our quality system monitors our production efficiency and waste management to ensure we remain sustainable and environmentally cautious.
Water based technology is regarded more environmentally friendly than solvent-based paints. In the past solvent based coatings have been the main category of paint used for industrial, marine and automotive applications due to being more durable, chemical resistant and rapid drying. In recent times, solvent ingredients such as toluene and xylene have been deemed problematic to the environment during manufacturing, hazardous to the applicator and a concern for air pollution. This research and further advancement in the properties and durability of water based technology is leading to a shift to water based paints. Water based coatings have minimal volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) which is safer for applicators and can typically be disposed as non-hazardous waste when following appropriate disposal guidelines.
CIT has developed a water based range, which mirrors its solvent based range in possible applications. This water based range achieves excellent weathering resistance, high chemical & solvent resistance, scrub and stain resistance, rapid drying and application options such as brush, roller or spray.
The environmental benefits, coupled with the above mentioned paralleled performance properties to solvent technology, are forcing the shift to water based coatings. For some time, water based paints have had a slightly higher price tag than for solvent based partners. CIT are working to reduce this gap further, and in conjunction with our products total life cycle and environmental benefits we may already be there.
We will continue to efficiently and environmentally cautiously manufacture solvent based paints for as long as our markets require. We understand that some applications continue to require the aggressive properties offered only in solvent coatings, yet we also declare to continue our extensive R & D so that we again can offer a parallel water based alternative.
Please contact our sales or technical representatives for further information on coatings to suit your application.
CIT have extensive experience in the Automotive Industry. Our paint systems are approved to OEM specifications for major producers such as TOYOTA GM, FORD, HOLDEN, MITSUBISHI and HSV. Our paint systems are approved to Australian and World specifications. read more
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