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ECOSPECIFIER ISSUES OF CONCERN / RED LIGHTS


Issues of Concern Solacoat WB & CP Primers


Primers contain substances (approximately 18% - 23% b/w) unclassifiable as carcinogenic according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Precautions for workers such as reducing skin contact, inhalation of vapours and using appropriatePersonal Protective Equipment (PPE) mitigate potential issues to low risk in accordance with an ecospecifier Risk Assessment.


Primers contain a small percentage of titanium dioxide, approximately 4% b/w for Solacoat WB and 20% b/w for Solacoat CP. In 2006, the IARC reclassified titanium dioxide as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). This issue of concern relates to the inhalation of powdered and ultra-fine titanium dioxide dust. Accordingly the sanding, grinding and other occupational production activities of products containing titanium dioxide may present issues if appropriate precautions are not taken. Precautions for workers such as reducing exposure to product in dust form and using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) mitigate potential issues to low risk in accordance with an ecospecifier Risk Assessment. This issue is unlikely to be of any consequence in use/disposal/re-use. Refer to Material Safety Data sheet for further information.


Red Light Comments Solacoat WB & CP Primers


Primers contain a small volume (approximately 1 - 3% b/w) of substances that are very toxic to marine environments (R50) and may cause long term adverse effects in the aquatic environment (R53), in liquid form. This red light comment has been classified as medium risk in accordance with an ecospecifier Risk Assessment and primarily relates to the cleaning of application tools. Tools must be cleaned in a contained system. Contaminated cleaning water, or primer in liquid form, must not be allowed to stormwater and bodies of water. This product must be disposed of in accordance to local regulations.

 

Information last verified on 5th May 2020

sustainability criteria satisfied

Workplace OHS, Occupant Health, Human Wellbeing

Low/Reduced offgassing

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Habitat & Biodiversity Conservation

Reduced terrestrial impacts

Air Pollution

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Reduced smog-forming potential

Reduced urban heat island potential

Reduced GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions

Resource Depletion

Resource efficiency

Energy Resources

Downstream reduction of energy use

Corporate Responsibility

Environmental Management System (EMS)

Certified EMS

Environmental policy

Other Vital Signs

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Quality Management System

Documented manufacturer claims

Expert Assessment