Angus Chemical Co. recently announced that AMP is no longer classified as a volatile organic compound(VOC) by Canada’s Department of the Environment (Environment Canada). Following on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) exemption of AMP in 2014, Environment Canada finalized an order to remove AMP from the List of Toxic Substances in Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 due to the compound’s negligible effect on the formation of ground-level ozone.

“As global VOC regulations continue to proliferate, AMP has become an even more powerful tool for environmentally-conscious customers to formulate more sustainable products,” said Mark Henning, president and CEO. “AMP’s Canada VOC-exemption marks a huge win not only for our customers in Canada, who now have broader formulating flexibility, but also for consumers who will benefit from the desirable features AMP imparts in low- and zero-VOC paints, metalworking fluids and personal care products.”

ANGUS reportedly submitted a VOC-exemption petition to the EPA in October 2012 after tests performed at an independent lab confirmed that AMP meets or exceeds the agency's zero-VOC benchmarks. The compound reportedly has low global warming potential, low ozone-depleting potential, a favorable toxicology profile and is not considered a hazardous air pollutant (HAP) or toxic under other federal rules. The EPA added AMP to its list of exempt compounds in June 2014.

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