CARB reached a settlement of $18,800 in penalties with a multinational conglomerate corporation for breaking VOC rules across a variety of product categories in the state of California. The products that were found to exceed VOC limits were a general-purpose degreaser, mist spray adhesive, web spray adhesive, general-purpose adhesive remover, and a silicone-based multi-purpose lubricant. All these products were causing 0.36 tons of excessive VOC emissions. To come into compliance, the problematic commodities were removed from sale in California.

California is renowned for its stringent environmental rules and for the serious implications that follow upon violating these rules. Apart from the several regulations that are present, CARB makes periodic amendments to these regulations. It can become very difficult to keep track of the changes that are being made to each regulation. And this is where APA Engineering could help your company avoid non-compliance with government laws.

APA Engineering with over 20+ experience in ‘Product Chemical Compliance’ & a Global client base, has designed a secure web-based application capable of providing visually informative reports on where you can/cannot sell your products, concerning zip-codes. Can It Be Sold (CIBS)? is a distinctly superior software that serves the purpose of determining the compliance of a product under various regulations. Manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and retailers of automotive parts and accessories will highly benefit from using CIBS to comply with government laws. Currently, CIBS is stacked with regulations from the USA. More product regulations from other geographic locations are now being currently researched upon.

How can APA Engineering assist you by preventing the penalty?

  • ● A dedicated, full-time staff of chemical engineers, software engineers, and regulatory experts
  • ● Monitoring of regulations down to zip/postal code level daily
  • ● Easy UI or API to query and answer the question “Can it be sold here”?

APA Engineering will be able to adapt and customize CIBS according to the customer’s product type and interests. Our research team will study all the product info given by the customer and reprogram the software (along with the regulations) to the customer’s needs.

If this regulation is applicable to you and you are interested in knowing more about this topic and available solutions, then schedule a free consult with our experts.