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Subject: Identifying Low VOC Paint Options
D6-5000 Finish Codes

Environmental regulations in many areas require use of products with lower Volatile Organic Compound content. Some suppliers are not sure how to look up the qualified options in the Boeing specifications.

Manufacturing Information:

1. Find the BAC or BMS callout for your part.
  • Check the part drawing or plan.
  • If necessary, use D6-5000 to find the BAC or BMS number from the finish code
2. Find out what products are qualified
  • For BMS callout: Obtain the most recent revision of the specification including the Qualified Products List (QPL)
  • For BAC callout: Obtain the most recent revision of the specification and PSDs (Process Specification Departures) See materials control section (section 5)
3. Products with lower VOC levels are often designated by a special Type, Grade, or Class.
  • High Solids products are commonly designated Grade D.
  • Waterborne products are commonly designated Grade E.
4. Contact manufacturer for the "as mixed" VOC level, cost, and safety information.
5. Choose the product that meets your environmental regulations and manufacturing needs.

The information provided in this website is intended to assist suppliers to The Boeing Company. Although every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, we cannot warrant its accuracy for use in environmental compliance matters. You should check with your local, state, or Federal regulatory agencies if you have questions regarding the proper procedures or other matter related to compliance.

Safety Reminder:
Refer to Manufacturer's material safety data sheets, or contact the manufacturer for safety and health information pertaining to hazardous materials.


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