At the present time, when a spraypainting facility applies for a Schedule 9 Air Permit from the Ontario Ministry of Environment's (MoE) Environment Assessment and Approvals Branch (EA&AB), the facility must submit copies of the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for the paint and solvent product that is in use in the facility. In some cases this amounted to almost 350 pages.
As part of a new simplified approvals process that the industry is working on with the MoE, this web site was identified as a means of reducing shop costs and time and streamlining the approvals process for the Ministry. We believe that it would benefit all parties.
The intent of the solvent library is:
The solvent library also will include data from paint spray gun manufacturers, spray booth manufacturers, manufacturers of gun wash and solvent recycling equipment plus coating suppliers in Canada.