Apollo Industries Settlement
$15,000 in Fines Paid by Apollo Industries
During inspections in 2002, 2004 and 2005, samples of Duro All-Purpose Spray Adhesives from various locations in California. The laboratory analysis of all of the samples showed that the aerosol adhesive containers exceeded the 65 percent VOC limit for Mist Spray Adhesives. The manufacturer, Apollo Industries, initially insisted that the product complied with the VOC limits. However, the company reformulated the product and modified their production processes to prevent the loss of exempt solvents during filling. Samples of the reformulated product were purchased and the test results showed compliance with the 65 percent VOC limit. On October 13, 2006, Apollo Industries settled the violations for a payment of $15,000 in lieu of litigation.