3M Company Case Settlement
3M Company Case Settles for $12,000
3M Company (St. Paul, Minnesota) sold, supplied, and/or offered for sale a non-compliant Web Spray Adhesive in California. Enforcement staff purchased a sample of 3M Headliner & Fabric Adhesive that contained concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOC) that exceeded the 40 percent limit for the Web Spray Adhesive category specified in title 17 California Code of Regulations section 94509(a). The violation resulted in 0.6 tons of excess VOC emissions, based upon the formulation and the sales information provided by 3M. Prior to the California Air Resources Board’s notification of the violation, the product was modified to conform to the Headliner Adhesive category.