South Coast Air Quality Management District

(Adopted April 7, 1989)(Amended March 2, 1990)(Amended Feb. 1, 1991)
(Amended July 19, 1991)(Amended August 2, 1991)
(Amended December 4, 1992)(Amended December 10, 1993)
(Amended April 11, 1997)(Amended February 13, 1998)(Amended September 15, 2000)

RULE 1168 ADHESIVE AND SEALANT APPLICATIONS

Where: Ws = weight of volatile compounds, in grams
  Ww = weight of water, in grams
  Wes = weight of exempt compounds, in grams
  Vm = volume of material, in liters
  Vw = volume of water, in liters
  Ves = volume of exempt compounds, in liters

 

Where: Wrs = weight of volatile compounds not consumed during curing, in grams
  Wrw = weight of water not consumed during curing, in grams
  Wres = weight of exempt compounds not consumed during curing, in grams
  Vm = volume of material prior to reaction, in liters
  Vrw = volume of water not consumed during curing, in liters
  Vres = volume of exempt compounds not consumed during curing, in liters

VOC Limit*, Less Water and Less Exempt Compounds in Grams per Liter

Architectural Applications

Current VOC Limit

VOC Limit Effective 9-1-01

Indoor Carpet Adhesives

150

50

Carpet Pad Adhesives

150

50

Outdoor Carpet Adhesives

250

150

Wood Flooring Adhesive

150

100

Rubber Floor Adhesives

150

60

Subfloor Adhesives

200

50

Ceramic Tile Adhesives

130

65

VCT and Asphalt Tile Adhesives

150

50

Dry Wall and Panel Adhesives

200

50

Cove Base Adhesives

150

50

Multipurpose Construction Adhesives

200

70

Structural Glazing Adhesives

100

100

Single Ply Roof Membrane Adhesives

250

250

Specialty Applications

Current VOC Limit

VOC Limit Effective 1-1-03

PVC Welding 510 285
CPVC Welding 490 270
ABS Welding 400 400
Plastic Cement Welding 350 250
Adhesive Primer for Plastic 650 250
Computer Diskette Manufacturing 350 350
Contact Adhesive 250 80
Special Purpose Contact Adhesive 250 250
Tire Retread 100 100
Adhesive Primer for Traffic Marking Tape 150 150
Structural Wood Member Adhesive 140 140
Sheet Applied Rubber Lining Operations 850 850
 

 



Substrate Specific Applications

Current VOC Limit



VOC Limit Effective 9-1-01
Metal to Metal

30

30

Plastic Foams

120

50

Porous Material (except wood)

120

50

Wood

30

30

Fiberglass

200

80

Sealants

Current VOC Limit

Architectural

250

Marine Deck

760

Nonmembrane Roof

300

Roadway

250

Single-Ply Roof Membrane

450

Other

420

Sealant Primers

Current VOC Limit

Architectural

Non Porous

Porous

 

250

775

Modified Bituminous

500

Marine Deck

760

Other

750

                    (g) Test Methods

                        (h) Prohibition of Specifications

          (i) Prohibition of Sales

On and after September 1, 2001, except as provided in subdivision (k), paragraphs (c)(6) and (c)(7), no person shall supply, sell, or offer for sale an adhesive, sealant, or adhesive or sealant primer for use in the District that at the time of sale exceeds the applicable VOC limits specified in paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2). Notwithstanding, this prohibition of sales shall not apply to the following:

    (j) Rule 442 Applicability

Any adhesive, sealant, adhesive or sealant application, operation, or person which is exempt from all or a portion of this rule, shall comply with the provisions of Rule 442.

    (k) Exemptions

    (A) Tubes that have a capacity of eight liquid ounces or less; or
    (B) Any other container, that has a capacity of 5 liquid ounces or less.