31 Mar '11, 9pm

Paints and coating products have to go "green", according to the Singapore Environment Council's Green Label.

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans' penchant for upgrading and pride in their homes have propelled them to the top ranks of paint consumers in the world. The republic uses an average of 47kg of paint per capita - among the highest in the world, according to research firm IRL's profile of the Asia-Pacific paint industry published last June. It is expected to use 307,200 tonnes of paint by 2014, up 40 per cent from 2009. And in tandem with growth, paint manufacturers are paying an increasing amount of attention to their environmental credentials. More than 600 paint and coating products now bear the Singapore Environment Council's Green Label, according to SEC's website. And most of the 14 members in the Singapore Paint Manufacturers Association have Green Label-certified their products, said association president James Lim. And technology like creating paint that keeps buildings cool...

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