Directive 2004/42/EC, also known as the VOC Directive, aims to limit the emissions of substances which promote the forming of the ozone layer. The Directive governs the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) by restricting the content of such substances in certain paints and varnishes and in products for coating road vehicles as part of vehicle repair
VOC = Volatile Organic Compounds
Consolidated text of Directive 2004/42/EC
Directive 2004/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the limitation of paints and varnishes and vehicle refinishing products.
(last consolidated on 10 December 2010).