2. 9. 3. Ban of acid-cured coatings

description relevant product categories 


Acid-cured varnishes have a resin component (e.g. urea-formaldehyde resin), and the hardener consists of hydrochloric acid and 4-methylbenzenesulphonic acid. Such varnishes are used in the furniture industry or as parquet sealers. When acid-cured varnishes are applied, they release not only the solvents they contain but considerable amounts of formaldehyde as well.

minimum requirement

Acid-cured coatings must not be used.


Proof: Manufacturer's declaration.


All products listed under this criterion at www.baubook.info/oea or www.baubook.at/kahkp meet these requirements.

background, sources

baubook green procurement
Harmonised “EcoBuildingCriteria” provided by “ÖkoKauf Wien” and “service package sustainable construction in Vorarlberg”