Replacing hazardous resin with 3D printing to make moulds

Case study
Kroatija
English
2018

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.

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Kitų cheminių medžiagų gamyba
Provider: 
LUSH Manufacturing Croatia, Strmec, Croatia.
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: 

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
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)
Employers
Managers
OSH consultant

Access tool