You may have noticed a lot of scaffolding around the Tower of Terror lately and it turns out Disney is repainting the Tower of Terror with a special low volatile organic compound (low VOC) paint, which cuts down on environmental emissions. Standard paint contains volatile organic compounds, which create environmental emissions that can react with other elements to product ozone and cause air pollution. Low VOC paint significantly reduces environmental emissions that can react with other elements to produce ozone and cause air pollution.
Don Weschler, director of engineering services for Walt Disney World Resort is optimisitc about the new paint job, “Here at Disney, the use of low VOC paint extends from our longstanding commitment to conservation and is part of our environmental journey. Since our switch to low VOC paints just two years ago, we have reduced the amount of VOC emissions from our property by more than two-thirds.”
Weschler added that the new low VOC paint has been tested at an independent lab to make certain the new paint can hold up as well as the old paint to Florida's very warm and rainy seasons that have kept attractions looking good since 1971.
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