Glossary of Terms
Volatile Organic Compound or VOC A compound that participates in atmospheric photo chemical reactions that is not excluded under item 65 of Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
Any activity relating to the service, maintenance, repair, restoration or modification of motor vehicles or mobile equipment, or their parts, involving the application of a coating or surface cleaner.
Any equipment, other than a motor vehicle, that is capable of being pulled on a highway.
Any self-propelled vehicle, but does not include
- An aircraft as defined in subsection 3(1) of the Aeronautics Act
- Rolling stock as defined in section 6 of the Canada Transportation Act
- A boat, ship or craft designed, used or capable of being used solely or partly for navigation in, on, through or immediately above water.
Primer Surfacer – VOC Limit < 250 grams/liter (< 2.08 lbs/gal):
A coating formulated to be applied for corrosion resistance, adhesion of subsequent coatings or to fill in surface imperfections. Adhesion promoters are not included in this category.
Primer Sealer – VOC Limit < 340 grams/liter (< 2.8 lbs/gal):
A coating formulated to be applied before the application of another coating for the purpose of colour uniformity or to prevent a subsequent coating from penetrating underlying coatings.
Single-Stage Coating – VOC Limit < 420 grams/liter (< 3.5 lbs/gal):
A pigmented coating formulated to be applied without a subsequent clear coat. Single-stage coatings include single-stage metallic or iridescent colour coatings.
Colour Coating – VOC Limit < 420 grams/liter (< 3.5 lbs/gal):
A pigmented coating formulated to be applied to a primer or an adhesion promoter that requires a subsequent clear coating. This category includes metallic or iridescent colour coatings.
Multicolour Coating – VOC Limit < 680 grams/liter (< 5.67 lbs/gal):
A coating that exhibits more than one colour in the dried coat after a single application, hides surface defects and is formulated to be applied over a primer or adhesion promoter. This category includes metallic or iridescent multicolour coatings.
Clear Coating – VOC Limit < 250 grams/liter (< 2.08 lbs/gal):
A coating that contains no pigments and is formulated to be applied over any other coating.
Surface Cleaner – VOC Limit < 50 grams/liter (< 0.41 lbs/gal):
A product used to prepare the surface of motor vehicles or mobile equipment by removing unwanted matter from the surface before applying a coating. It excludes products used for cleaning automotive refinishing equipment and hand-held spray bottle spot cleaners used to prepare surfaces prior to sanding.