Lead in Paint Articles

  • Spray Painting: GT Motors

     Background GT Motors (GTM) is a small panel beating and spray painting workshop established in 1964, with a current of workforce of four. GTM currently repairs and refinishes approximately 30 cars a month from a largely private and growing customer base. Like many environmentally responsible operators, the firm reuses and recycles as much of the wastes generated in their ...


  • Use of Water Based Paint To Reduce Solvent Emissions: Brisbane Motor Bodies

     Background For the last twelve months Richard Powell has been using water based 'base coat' paints in his smash repair business at Woolloongabba. These paints use water, instead of solvent, as the carrier for the basic paint constituents, and do not release any harmful vapours to the atmosphere. Richard has been in the smash repair business for more than twenty five years and ...


  • Replacement of Methylene Chloride and Phenyl Based Paint Stripping Solution with a Benzyl Alcohol Based Product: Qantas Airways

     Background Qantas Airways Limited operates domestically within Australia and flies internationally to Asia, Europe and the USA. Its routine overseas flights provide some of the longest sectors flown by any airline. Qantas currently has thirty one 747 ëjumboí and twenty 767 wide bodied aircraft in its fleet. Qantas aircraft are painted with a coating which must provide effective ...


  • Removal of Lead from Gasoline

    On 12th March 1997, the European Commission adopted a proposal from the Environment Commissioner Ritt Bjerregaard on a European Union strategy to combat acidification. The strategy will, by 2010, reduce significantly the extent of the areas in the European Union where the tolerance of sensitive ecosystems to acidity is exceeded. Main elements of the strategy include establishment of national ...


    By The World Bank

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