EPA Method 24 - Volatile Matter Content

Method Overview

  • Methods and QC requirements from paint, varnish, lacquer, or other related surface coating.

Target Compounds

  • Volatile matter content
  • Water Content
  • Density
  • Volume Solids
  • Weight Solids

Performance Tips

  • ASTM Standards defined for determination of target compounds
  • Specific QC for waterborne coatings
  • Specific treatment for Multicomponent coatings
  • Specific treatment for UV cured coatings


  • Samples may qualify to be shipped as a hazardous material. Please call for IATA codes if you need them.


  • Determining reportable VOC content of coatings and paints.
  • We've performed this method on a variety of samples ranging from:
    • Paints/Coatings;
    • Asphalts;
    • Oils;
    • Foodstuffs;
    • Baby Wipes.


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