• A-Plus Paints Achieves Lead Safe Paint® Certification

      FH Colors & Coatings Corp. has reached a significant milestone in eliminating lead from architectural and industrial paints in the Philippines. The company has successfully passed the third-party Lead Safe Paint® Certification program, marking its commitment to producing safer, lead-free products.

      The certification was overseen by SCS Global Services, a reputable US-based certification body, in collaboration with the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN), headquartered in Sweden, and its local affiliate, the EcoWasteCoalition. This announcement coincides with the 8th International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, highlighting the global initiative to phase out lead paint.

      Certified Paint Brands by FH Colors & Coatings Corp.
      FH Colors & Coatings Corp. now joins a distinguished group of paint manufacturers in the Philippines, with all its brands meeting the stringent standards required for Lead Safe Paint® certification. The certified brands include:

      • A-Plus Paints
      • Hanscoat Automotive Paints
      • Glazer Paints
      • Kali Paints

      Understanding Lead Safe Paint® Certification
      Lead Safe Paint® is an independent, third-party certification confirming that a paint product contains less than 90 parts per million (ppm) of lead, measured on a dry weight basis. This threshold aligns with the standards set by the Philippines' DENR A.O. 2013-24 (Chemical Control Order for Lead and Lead Compounds) and the UN's recommended limit under the Model Law and Guidance for Regulating Lead Paint.

      FH Colors & Coatings Corp. certification marks a pivotal step towards a safer environment, demonstrating the company’s dedication to protecting public health and ensuring safer living spaces for future generations.
      Present at the Handover:

      • Mr. Pepito Lim – VP for VisMin Operation
      • Mr. Gemmar Gibe – VP Business Development
      • Eng. Mharicel Cipcon – Technical Manager and Lead-Safe Project Head
      • Ms. Angela Gloria – Marketing Manager
      • Mr. Ino Marquinez – VP of Corporate Affairs
      • Mr. Emmanuel Calonzo – EcoWaste Coalition
      • Mr. Jeiel Guarino – IPEN Global Lead Paint Elimination Campaigner (Philippines)

      From L-R Mr. Ino Marquinez - VP Corporate Affairs > Mr. Pepito Lim, VP for VisMin Operations > Mr. Emmanuel Calonzo from the EcoWaste Coalition > Mr. Jeiel Guarino, from IPEN (International Pollutants Elimination Network) > Eng. Mharicel Cipcon, Technical Manager and Lead-Safe Project Head > Gemmar Gibe VP for Business Development > Ms. Angela Gloria, Marketing Manager A-Plus

      About IPEN
      IPEN is a global non-government organization (NGO) comprised of over 500 Participating Organizations in 121 countries working for a toxics-free future. It has conducted lead paint testing and analysis in over 50 countries and is a member of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint Advisory Group. It is also the Scheme Owner for the Lead Safe Paint® standard and certification mark. For more information, visit www.ipen.org. *

      About EcoWaste Coalition
      The EcoWaste Coalition is a non-profit network of over 140 public interest groups in the Philippines that have merged to advance “a zero waste and toxics-free society where communities enjoy a safe and healthy environment.” Founded in 2000, the EcoWaste Coalition strives to attain such a vision by fostering and supporting activism around priority issues and concerns in line with the Filipino people’s constitutional rights to health and a balanced and healthful ecology. For more information, visit www.ecowastecoalition.org. *

      About FH Colors & Coatings Corp.
      FH Colors and Coatings Corp. was established in 1992 to deliver quality-value paint to Filipino consumers. Through perseverance and resilience, this commitment has driven immense growth and nationwide acceptance over the decades. Our flagship brands, A-Plus Architectural Paints, Glazer Industrial Finishes, HanscoatAutomotive Paints, and Kali Paints, have become synonymous with "Quality" and "Value." 2002, we established a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Silang, Cavite, committed to sustainability and green manufacturing. We continuously innovate and expand, serving more industries like marine paint, adhesives, and automotive manufacturing finishes.

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