Product Detail

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Overview

 

A range of highly durable water based paints suitable for interior and exterior applications in residential and commercials environments.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Options

All paints listed are available in 1 litre, 4 litre, 10 litre and 15 litre pack sizes

Colours

Available in 288 colours from the Porters Paints Interior/Exterior fandeck

Warranty

10-15 years

Expected Life

  • Residential: 10-15 years
  • Commercial: 5-15 years

Indicative Costs

Contact manufacturer for details

Purchase Options

Contact manufacturer for details

Constituents

Water based acrylic coatings (constituents proprietary - sighted by ecospecifier for assessment)

Product contains approximately between 18.63-24.44% of Titanium Dioxide.

Technical Specifications

  • Covers approximately 10-15 square meters per litre per coat depending on surface porosity
  • Application temperatures between 10-30°C
  • Touch Dry: 1 hour
  • Re coat: minimum 2 hours dry time

National & International Standards

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Country of Origin

Australia

Projects

NSW Art Gallery

Preparation

The substrate should be free of dirt, dust, grease, oil, mould and any contaminants that may compromise adhesion.

 

ECOSPECIFIER LIFE-CYCLE ASSESSMENT TEST

INTEGRATED DESIGN AND POLICY ISSUES

No VOC test reports were provided during re verification process

HUMAN HEALTH

Health

The product contains a small percentage of crystalline silica (2.3%). Crystalline silica exists in a variety of other common materials such as concrete, render, grout, tile, glass etc. This issue relates to the cutting, grinding and other occupational production activities of products containing crystalline silica and is not an issue as installed in buildings.

The IARC classifies crystalline silica inhaled in the form of quartz, from occupational sources, as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). However, the Australian body, ASCC/NOHSC (National Occupational Health and Safety Commission) have not classified crystalline silica as a carcinogen.

Accordingly the sanding, grinding and other occupational production activities of products containing Crystalline Silica, may present issues if appropriate precautions are not taken. Precautions for workers such as reducing exposure to product in dust form and using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) mitigate potential issues to low risk in accordance with an ecospecifier Risk Assessment. Refer to Material Safety Data Sheet for further information

Comfort
Coatings are odour free so minimises allergy reactions for both applicators and occupants.

Indoor Environment Quality
No VOC test reports were provided during re verification process

Electromagnetic Radiation
Not applicable

Safety

Product may be used indoors and outdoors on a wide range of substrates. Where applicable, a well ventilated area should always be used.

Product contains a very small percentage (less than 1%) of biocides that trigger the following Risk Phrases: R22 (harmful if swallowed), R23 (toxic by inhalation), R24 (toxic in contact with skin), R38 (irritating to skin), R40 (limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect), R41 (risk of serious eye damage), R43 (may cause sensitization by skin contact), R48 (danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure), R50 (very toxic to aquatic organisms) and R53 (may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment). Users of this product should practice good Occupational, Health and Safety procedures including adequate use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to mitigate potential issues. The toxicity to aquatic organisms can be avoided by not rinsing any contaminated items into storm water or sewerage systems

Accessibility
Not applicable

ECOLOGICAL QUALITY

Terrestrial
Emissions - Application tools should be cleaned in a contained treatment system to avoid contamination of topsoil. This product must be disposed of in accordance to local regulations.

Physical - Extraction of minerals including titanium dioxide used in the coatings results in the removal and stockpiling of topsoil and sub-soil, and from removing overburden and inter-burden, results in modified soil profiles, topography and drainage.

Aquatic
Emissions - Product contains a small volume of substances that are very toxic to marine environments and may cause long term adverse effects in the aquatic environment in liquid form. See ecospecifier Issues of Concern.

Physical - In the liquid form, product should not be released into waterways, waste water or soil as it is not readily biodegradable and has the potential to have long retention times in water. Based on data for similar components or preparations, this product is expected to be toxic to aquatic organisms. Long term adverse effects to aquatic organisms are possible if continuous exposure is maintained

Atmosphere
Greenhouse (GHG) - Manufacture of product produces greenhouse gas emissions similar to conventional production methods for paints and lacquers.

Greenhouse intensity - Greenhouse intensity may vary depending on the type of paint and coverage.

Porter's Paint recommends coverage for Eggshell Acrylics, Ultra Flat Acrylic, Low Sheen Acrylic and Stone Paint Acrylic of 0.07 - 0.0625 kg / m².  The approximate greenhouse intensity at this coverage rate is 0.18 to 0.25 kgCO2e / m².

Porter's Paint recommends coverage for Primer Undercoat of 0.083 kg / m².  The approximate greenhouse intensity at this coverage rate is 0.24 kgCO2e / m².

*Calculation is based on data sourced from Bath University, UK.

Transport intensity - Product is manufactured in Waterloo, New South Wales, Australia. Constituents of the final product are sourced from different locations; pigments and extenders are from Melbourne, Perth and New South Wales, emulsions are from New South Wales and undisclosed additive ingredients are from China and Australia wide.

Table below provides land transportation greenhouse intensity figures to help calculate the greenhouse gas intensity of land transportation from shipping port.

Light commercial vehicle

Rigid Truck

Articulated Truck

0.001451 kgCO2e / kg.km

0.000195 kgCO2e / kg.km

0.000069 kgCO2e / kg.km

Transport intensity figures sourced from Australian National Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990, 1995 and 1999 and WWF International, Inland Navigations and Emissions, 2005.

Operational efficiency - Not applicable

Re-use Efficiency - Not applicable

Toxics and Pollutants - VOCs in the product can combine with other air pollutants to form photochemical smog.

Ozone Depletion - Not applicable

Urban Heat Island Effects - Not applicable

Noise - Not applicable

Biodiversity
The extraction of petroleum for synthetic polymer based constituents in the coating will disrupt local landscapes and alter local ecosystems. In the event of an oil-spill, while rare, significant localised biodiversity impacts can result.

The process of extracting mineral based additives in coating, particularly titanium dioxide (pigment), silica and sand, are sourced as a result of sand mining, a high biodiversity impact process. Mining modifies soil profiles, topography and drainage patterns which impacts natural vegetation and biodiversity.

RESOURCE DEPLETION

Resource Efficiency
Synthetic polymer based constituents are derived from diminishing and non-renewable reserves of petroleum.

Embodied Fossil Fuel Energy
The embodied fossil fuel energy for the Eggshell Acrylic, Ultra Flat Acrylic, Low Sheen Acrylic and Stone Paint Acrylic are about 4 to 5 MJ / m². The embodied fossil fuel energy for Primer Undercoat is about 5.81 MJ / m².

Transport intensity - Product is manufactured in Waterloo, New South Wales, Australia. Constituents of the final product are sourced from different locations; pigments and extenders are from Melbourne, Perth and New South Wales, emulsions are from New South Wales and undisclosed additive ingredients are from China and Australia wide.

Embodied Water
Information not available

Durability
Product has excellent scrub resistance, washability and UV resistance and durability as indicated by long warranty.

Reusability
Not applicable

Repairability
Not applicable

Design for Dematerialisation
Not applicable

Design for Disassembly
Not applicable

Recyclability
Not applicable

Maintenance
Not applicable

Product Takeback Scheme
No

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
No

CORPORATE AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

Audits and Environmental Reporting
No

Convictions
Unknown

Environmental Policy
Yes

Social Enhancement Programs
No

Technology Transfer Programs
No

Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
No

ECOSPECIFIER ISSUES OF CONCERN / RED LIGHTS

Issues of Concern

Product contains Titanium Dioxide: The IARC reclassified titanium dioxide as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). This issue relates to the inhalation of pure powdered and ultra-fine titanium dioxide dust during manufacture and is not considered a risk, as the Ti02 is not in a respirable form when bound into the product.

Accordingly the sanding, grinding and other occupational production activities of products containing titanium dioxide, may present issues if appropriate precautions are not taken. Precautions for workers such as reducing exposure to product in dust form and using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) mitigate potential issues to low risk in accordance with an ecospecifier Risk Assessment. Refer to Material Safety Data Sheet for further information.

 

Information last verified on 21st September 2017

 

ASSESSMENT COMPARISON

Solvent based paints, oil based paints

RELATED TOPICS

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sustainability criteria satisfied

Workplace OHS, Occupant Health, Human Wellbeing

Low/Reduced offgassing

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Improved indoor environment

Habitat & Biodiversity Conservation

Reduced terrestrial impacts

Reduced aquatic impacts

Air Pollution

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Reduced GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions

Resource Depletion

Durability

Energy Resources

Reduced embodied energy

Other Vital Signs

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Documented manufacturer claims

Expert Assessment