October 7, 2020
By Christa Deuzings, Management Support Sales – The Netherlands
Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) is the most widely used and produced pigment in the world. For years TiO2 has been under discussion because of potential health effects. In February 2020 the European Commission classified powder TiO2 as a suspected carcinogen (cat 2.) by inhalation. In October 2021, TiO2 in powder form must be labelled as hazardous. What does this mean for you and how can Chromaflo Technologies support you?
The classification of Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) is complex because it only applies to inhalation. To understand the change of this classification, each customer should investigate the implications for their production and end use markets. This includes determining the occupational and product safety regulatory requirements for handling TiO2 powder. It may also have an impact on the way you currently handle your waste disposal of powder TiO2.
As the classification only concerns TiO2 in powder form, liquid variants are not affected. We can support you by reducing complexity, reducing costs and ensuring that you maintain a safe and healthy working environment by introducing Chromaflo slurries. Chromaflo slurries are highly concentrated TiO2 based liquid dispersions, available in water and solvent based technologies. In addition, we have various plasticizer based versions available. Besides TiO2 containing products, we offer Zinc Sulfide slurries in water and solvent based technologies.
All mentioned slurry products are available in IBC packaging or Bulk transportation.
Chromaflo is the largest global, independent colorant supplier and the right partner for TiO2 powder alternatives.
Please contact our Industry manager Industrial coatings EMEA Mr. Ramon Saiu via: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on Chromaflo Slurries.