Managing the health risks of solvent exposure

By | Best Practice Guidelines, Best Practice Guidelines, Publications, Solvents@Work

Learn how best to manage health risks from exposure to solvents via inhalation of vapours and contact with the skin and eyes. This guide also helps to explain the European regulations around health risk management.  This resource is especially useful for SMEs.


The solvents family

By | Posters brochures, Publications

For many products to perform effectively, solvents are simply essential. Everyday, we benefit from the diverse range of available solvents and their unique properties. Read this brochure to learn more about solvents.

air quality

The air quality challenge

By | Publications, Scientific papers

This 2016 paper by John Pearson, Chair, ESVOC Core Group, outlines the air quality challenges from ozone and VOCs facing Europe, and how best to manage them. An excerpt of this article appeared in our 2016 Winter Solutions newsletter.


New emissions targets under NEC

By | Position Papers, Publications

ESIG is committed to working with EU institutions to improve air quality and implement the National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive while preserving the competitiveness of European industry. This June 2015 paper outlines our views on the NEC review in the European Parliament.


Calculating the vapour pressure of hydrocarbon Solvents from simple physico-chemical properties

By | Publications, Scientific papers

Determining the vapour pressures for solvents with low volatility can be difficult and time-consuming. This 2002 paper by Erik Olsen explains how to use a simple calculation tool to determine whether solvents are VOCs under the definition of the EU Solvent Emissions (NEC) Directive.


Measuring solvent vapour concentrations in the work environment

By | Best Practice Guidelines, Best Practice Guidelines, Publications, Solvents@Work

Measuring exposure to solvent vapours is key to understand whether the controls you have in place are sufficient to protect workers’ health. Learn about the available techniques and how to design effective measurement programmes for your workplace.