Is tufnol dust considered to be a hazardous substance?

Not Medical Advice: This product is not classified as hazardous in accordance with EU regulations (Dangerous Preparations Directive 1999/45/EC or CLP Regulation (EC) No1272/2008). However, dust generated during machining may cause skin and eye irritation. Fumes from thermal decomposition or burning may irritate eyes and respiratory system.

Tufnol is a proprietary brand of laminated plastic material. It has been made in Birmingham, England since the mid-1920s and is one of the pioneering types of resin bonded plastic materials used for engineering components.

Many people know of laminates as hard, thin sheet materials used for kitchen worktops, flooring and the like. These are 'decorative laminates'. Tufnol is an 'industrial laminate'. It does not have a specially coloured or patterned surface layer but it is made in big chunks as well as thin sheets, and these are used to make components for machinery and industrial purposes. It is usually brown to white in colour, depending on the grade, and can be made in solid sheets up to 225mm (9 inches) in thickness, and also in round rods and tubes.

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Wednesday, October 18 2017

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