General Health and Safety Information

Our material is a composite structure manufactured from a substrate component and powder component(s) bonded using an acrylic polymer. The substrate component is invariably an air laid cellulose, but may also be derived from a polymeric source which is either nonwoven or knitted. The powder component is generally activated carbon.

None of our materials are known to present a health hazard when in sheet form as described above.

The materials may produce dust when cut and some dust may be formed, which, whilst unlikely to be a problem, may cause some irritation upon prolonged or repeated exposure. Users should be aware of the relevant Workplace Exposure Limits and ensure adequate ventilation where processes cause dust to be generated.

At the time of publishing, current Workplace Exposure Limits (WEL) are;

  • For carbon black {LTEL (8hr TWA reference period) of 3.5 mg/m³, STEL (15 minute reference period) 7 mg/m³.}
  • For cellulose dust {LTEL (8hr TWA reference period) of 10 mg/m³, STEL (15 minute reference period) 20 mg/m³.}

These values are taken from the ‘New and revised workplace exposure limits in force from December 2011 (2009/161/EU)’. This European directive is available as a free download (in the UK) from http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/eh40.htm

All our materials will burn if exposed to a suitable source of ignition, and noxious fumes may be generated as a result of adsorbed species.

Activated carbon is used for the removal a wide variety of contaminants, which may be toxic, irritant or otherwise harmful. Users should be cognisant of local state and federal regulations and take the relevant and suitable precautions before disposal.

Our materials are best stored in their original wrappings until ready for use. Please avoid extremes of temperature, humidity and strong solvents during storage.

Please see the full material safety data sheet for more detailed information.