With today’s growing concerns about indoor air quality and protecting the environment, the makers of Last•n•Last® products are always researching ways to manufacture new formulas that give consumers more options without compromising quality. We offer a wide variety of products that perform brilliantly while offering lower VOC levels, low odor, easy soap and water cleanup, and antimicrobial product protection.
What are VOCs?
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors.
Organic chemicals are widely used as ingredients in household products. Paints, varnishes, and wax all contain organic solvents, as do many cleaning, disinfecting, cosmetic, degreasing, and hobby products. All of these products can release organic compounds while you are using them, and, to some degree, when they are stored.
Products with lower VOCs
At Last•n•Last® we have created a line of products with lower VOCs that are of professional quality, providing beautiful, durable protection. Our advanced waterborne formulas are friendlier to the environment, feature low odor, fast dry time and soap and water cleanup.
Our waterbourne products meet the EPA standards for low VOC varnishes in an industrial setting. There are currently no EPA standards for low VOC products in a non-industrial setting. Check the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website for information and for steps to reduce exposure.
What is Microban®?
Home is where you go to relax and spend time with family. It’s not a place where you want to worry about microbes like bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration. Microban® antimicrobial product protection is your ally in the fight against microbes. Microban® technology makes the products in your home easier to clean and keeps them cleaner between cleanings by fighting the growth of damaging microbes. Please view the video at the "products" page and select Learn About Microban®.
Products with Microban®
At Last•n•Last® we have incorporated Microban® into a variety of our products. Microban® antimicrobial protection is built-in during manufacturing to provide continuous antimicrobial product protection. When microbes, such as bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration come in contact with the product surface, Microban® protection penetrates the cell wall of the microbe and disrupts key cell functions so that the microbe cannot function, grow or reproduce.
The PolyCare® Family of Cleaners
Harsh chemicals found in cleaners today can contribute to poor indoor air quality and harm the environment. The makers of Last•n•Last® developed PolyCare®, a gentle, safe and effective line of cleaners for all polyurethane treated wood surfaces. PolyCare® products are biodegradable, phosphate free with a clean, fresh scent. There is no rinsing required and no soap film residue.