Chemical concerns: the dangers of asbestos

| August 14, 2018

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Asbestos has been in the news recently, along with the health concerns surrounding it. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. has proposed a framework that opens the door to new uses of asbestos. With many other countries already banning all types of asbestos, what are the risks, and is there cause for concern?

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Originally founded in 1923, Hentzen Coatings has grown from a small producer of industrial coatings into one of the largest and most successful independent paint companies in the United States. Being privately owned has allowed us to focus our efforts on the needs of the industry and on long-term future developments. As a result we were one of the first companies to begin work on and produce water-borne coatings long before EPA legislation was announced. Our experience and knowledge gained over the years has allowed us to respond quickly to many requirements, and provide our customers with dedicated technical support. Hentzen continues to be at the forefront of emerging coating technologies as is evidenced by our current concentration on reducing emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (V.O.C.'s) and the continual redevelopment of environmentally friendly coating systems. We have been active in the Coatings Care© program since its inception which has led to the formulation and producti

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