From research and development through production, packaging, distribution, storage, use and disposal, Nanocyl Product Stewardship activities are designed to minimize risks throughout the life-cycle of its products. Nanocyl established strict safety rules for worker safety and Carbon Nanotubes production. Risk evaluation will be different if you are an industrial customer handling NC7000™ powder or Nanocyl® formulated products.
In line with the hierarchy in the Chemical Agents Directive (the reduce-to-a minimum principle -article 6 of Chemical Agents Directive 98/24/EC), various risk management measures (RMM) can be implemented in order to minimize the exposure to NC7000™ at occupational level.
NC7000™ is produced in closed processes and the highest likelihood for release of NC7000™ is during the manufacturing and the handling of powder in industrial plants. Protection measures are in place to minimize as much as possible the potential exposure to NC7000™ dust, including engineering controls (e.g. butterfly valve system), automated reactors and personal safety equipment (e.g. FFP3, appropriate gloves), cleaning methodology according to existing guidance documents. The concentration of NC7000™ in the air is regularly measured to be below the Nanocyl internal occupational exposure limit. This value is derived from a Low Observed Adverse Effect Concentration (LOAEC) of 0.1 mg/m³ from 90-day inhalation study (Ma-Hock et al. 2009). Nanocyl chooses to apply a very conservative safety factor of 40 in order to derive an internal Occupational Exposure Level (OEL) of 2.5μg/m³.
Risk evaluation will be different if you are an industrial customer handling NC7000™ powder or Nanocyl® formulated products:
- Handling of Plasticyl™, Elastocyl™ and Aquacyl™
- Handling of Epocyl™ and Orgacyl™
- Handling of NC7000™ powder
Details of packaging of products are available in the TDS and the other detailed handling recommendation in the MSDS (see products).