Data Offered on Lacquers

Issue 5 and Volume 81.

Data Offered on Lacquers Many industries are now using quick-drying paints and the use of such paint has even spread to the home. There is some danger in using it because of the proxylin base. A bulletin has been issued on the subject by the Louisiana Rating and Fire Prevention Bureau of New Orleans, as follows: “Since the recent perfection of quick drying paints, varnishes, japans, lacquers and other flammable finishes, there has been an amazing increase of spray application of surface coating materials. “That general ignorance of the properties of these lacquers and of the spraying processes themselves has contributed greatly to the losses which have attended their use is evident from the review of the fire record. In spite of warning by experts familiar with the dangers and in spite of the existence of carefully prepared rules for the control of the hazards attending the use of the…

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