The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved new emission and spill-control regulations for portable fuel containers that came into effect in California on January 1, 2001. According to CARB, traditional gas cans account for about 87 tons of smog-forming pollution a day in California. This is equivalent to emissions generated by about 1 million cars.
In response to the new legislation, Scepter Corporation has developed the ECO® Gas Can using patented DuPont Laminar Technology, resulting in permeation levels well below the CARB required rate of 0.40 grams per gallon per day.
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Scepter has also developed a self-venting spout that automatically shuts off when the gas tank reaches capacity. This spill-proof system prevents the escape of vapours or dripping from the gas can.
Through a combination of technology and design Scepter has developed a complete line of 1, 2, 5, and 6-gallon gas cans, as well as diesel and kerosene cans in 5-gallon capacities. Scepter's rustproof, unbreakable, noncorroding Jerry Cans meet all the stringent demands of ARB while providing a cost-effective solution for consumers. In addition, these cans are UL certified to ASTM standard PS91.00.