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VOC content limits for regulated adhesives and regulated sealants

VOC Content Limits (expressed as grams of VOC per litre of adhesive in a ready to use condition) and Effective Dates for Regulated Adhesives

 

Regulated Adhesives 

Maximum Limits of VOC Content and Effective Dates

1 Jan 2010

1 Apr 2012

(I) Architectural Applications

1

Carpet pad adhesives

50

-

2

Ceramic tile adhesives

65

-

3

Cove base adhesives

50

-

4

Dry wall and panel adhesives

50

-

5

Indoor carpet adhesives

50

-

6

Multi-purpose construction adhesives

70

-

7

Outdoor carpet adhesives

150

-

8

Rubber flooring adhesives

60

-

9

Single-ply roof membrane adhesives

250

-

10

Structural glazing adhesives

100

-

11

Subfloor adhesives

50

-

12

VCT and asphalt tile adhesives

50

-

13

Wood flooring adhesives

100

-

(II) Specialty Applications 

14

ABS welding adhesives

325

-

15

Adhesive primers for plastic

550

-

16

Adhesive primers for traffic marking tape

150

-

17

Contact Adhesives

250

80

18

Computer diskette manufacturing adhesives

350

-

19

CPVC welding adhesives

490

-

20

Graphic arts adhesives

150

-

21

Paper, fabric and film coating adhesives

265

-

22

Plastic cement welding adhesives

250

-

23

PVC welding adhesives

510

-

24

Sheet-applied rubber lining operation adhesives

850

-

25

Special purpose contact adhesives

250

-

26

Structural wood member adhesives

140

-

27

Top and trim adhesives

250

-

28

Tyre retread adhesives

100

-

29

Wood flat stock adhesives

250

-

(III) Adhesive Substrate Specific Applications 

For adhesives not listed in Category (I) and (II) above and applied to the following substrates, the following limits shall apply:

30

Adhesives for fibreglass

80

-

31

Adhesives for metal

30

-

32

Adhesives for plastic foams

50

-

33

Adhesives for porous material

50

-

34

Adhesives for wood

30

-

(IV) Other Adhesives

Any adhesives not falling within Category (I) to (III) above.

35

Other adhesives

250

-

 

VOC Content Limits (expressed as grams of VOC per litre of sealant in a ready to use condition unless otherwise specified) and Effective Date for Regulated Sealants 

 

Regulated Sealants

Maximum Limits of VOC Content and Effective Date

1 Jan 2010

1

Portable sealants or caulking compounds

4%

For sealants that are not portable sealants or caulking compounds:

2

Architectural sealants (except sealant primers)

250

3

Architectural (non-porous) sealant primers

250

4

Architectural (porous) sealant primers

775

5

Marine deck sealants (except sealant primers)

760

6

Marine deck sealant primers

760

7

Modified bituminous sealant primers

500

8

Non-membrane roof sealants (except sealant primers)

300

9

Roadway sealants (except sealant primers)

250

10

Single-ply roof membrane sealants (except sealant primers)

450

11

Other sealants

420

12

Other sealant primers

750

 

 

User review date: 
Thursday, 28 December, 2017