The primary issue is air emissions of HAPs in Defense operations and personnel exposure to toxic chemicals.
Personnel may be exposed at the OEM level and during depot overhaul, panel removal and resealing, repaint, and operational level touch-up and repair.
Alternatives, Applications, Status There are many examples of processes and formulations that reduce VOC emissions. The table below gives some examples.
Examples of Developments, Authorizations, and Implementations
Water reducible, high solids primer
Self Priming Topcoat
Tape-type sealants alternatives to polysulfides
Depaint and stripping alternatives