Shenzhen to restrict the use of volatile solvents

Shenzhen will limit the use of harmful substances in furniture manufacturing industries with effect from January 1, 2017. The new regulation prohibits the use of a wide range of paints and adhesives.

The southern Chinese city is a major furniture production site with about 1,500 furniture enterprises, of which 300 are medium-to-large scale factories.

Local authorities have acted swiftly on limiting the use of air-borne volatile organic compounds (VOCs) since toxic emissions have become a major issue. 

 

Source: ITTO