Hazard Ratings of Vapors from Coatings and Adhesives

    Volume 39, Issue 5 (September 1994)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 10


    Elverum, JA
    Senior Scientist, Chief Engineer, Section Manager, and Staff Chemist, Hauser Chemical Research, Inc., Boulder, CO

    Krause-Singh, J
    Senior Scientist, Chief Engineer, Section Manager, and Staff Chemist, Hauser Chemical Research, Inc., Boulder, CO

    McKeever, RB
    Senior Scientist, Chief Engineer, Section Manager, and Staff Chemist, Hauser Chemical Research, Inc., Boulder, CO

    (Received 22 February 1993; accepted 31 January 1994)

    Abstract

    Many coatings and adhesives have components that are flammable and/or have toxic hazard. When such materials are associated with personal or property injury leading to litigation, there is often the question as to magnitude of hazard. How does the involved material compare to alternative materials suitable for the same task?

    This paper presents methods for comparing such materials, using a number of commercial coatings and adhesives as examples for the comparison. The authors present a concept of Flammable Hazard Index whose numbers may range from zero to 20 billion among the population of commercial materials. Inhalation hazards are also compared using a toxic injury potential (TIP), which is the volume of air required to dilute the vapors to permissible exposure limits (PEL) suitable for 8-hour work-day exposure.


    Paper ID: JFS13709J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13709J

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    Title Hazard Ratings of Vapors from Coatings and Adhesives
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