Recently, Industrial Finishes & Systems and our supplier partner, Hybrid Coatings Technology, was invited to visit with the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington DC to discuss TRUE Green Poly.
As the recipient of the EPA’s Presidential Green Chemistry Award, the EPA wanted to follow up with Hybrid Coating Technologies regarding commercialization and marketing of their isocyanate-free floor coatings and paints. We were invited along to discuss our efforts to bring the product to market.
Our hosts were Tracy Williamson, Chief of the Industrial Chemistry Branch, and David Widawsky of the Chemical, Economic and Sustainable Strategies Division. Both were very excited to hear that TRUE Green Poly is available and that we’ve had some success with customers such as the University of Oregon.
The EPA put us in touch with other government organizations who can help make people aware that an actual isocyanate-free, no-VOC paint is readily available for purchase. The Army Material Command, the Federal Environmental Preferable Purchasing Organization, Suppliers Partnership for the Environment, the EPA Safer Choice Program, and the USDA Bio-Preferred Program were among the agencies with whom they recommend forming a relationship.
It was an honor to be invited and to meet with the EPA. We’re very enthusiastic about the future of TRUE Green Poly, and it’s encouraging to see that the EPA shares our enthusiasm. For more information, contact Industrial Finishes & Systems.