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Replacing hazardous resin with 3D printing to make moulds

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Replacing hazardous resin with 3D printing to make moulds
  • Kroatija
Provider: 
LUSH Manufacturing Croatia, Strmec, Croatia.
Available in languages: 
English
Aprašymas: 

A manufacturer of perfumes and toiletry preparations in Croatia chose to replace a highly dangerous substance, epoxy resins, with a less harmful alternative. Although the production process already adhered to regulations, the company decided that it was worth changing the process to 3D printing if it would protect its workers’ health. The substitution resulted in a substantially reduced risk of developing, for example, allergic contact dermatitis and occupational asthma, and greatly increased workers’ productivity levels.

Sector / Industry covered: 
Kitų cheminių medžiagų gamyba
Tasks covered: 
Handling Chemicals
Heating or Machining Plastics/Rubber
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Gases
Liquids
Solids
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Reprotoxic substances
Irritants
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Substance description
Substance description: 

Epichlorohydrin (106-89-8/203-439-8)
Bisphenol-A (80-05-7/201-245-8).

CAS Number: 
106-89-8
80-05-7
EC number: 
203-439-8
201-245-8
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Substitution
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Training
Type
Type: 
Case study
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)
Employers
Managers
OSH consultant
Paskelbimo metai: 
2018