Safe Handling Guides

The unsaturated polyester and epoxy vinyl ester resin Safe Handling Guides have fourteen focused sections and exist in six languages, English, German Spanish, French, Italian, Polish. They address the key health, safety and environmental issues associated with the storage and processing of raw materials in the UP/VE resin industry. (click on the PDF icon to open the document in the respective language).

No Document name EN DE ES FR IT PL
1 Safe handling of unsaturated polyester resins Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle
2 Safe handling of constituent material used in composite processing Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle
3 Occupational exposure to styrene Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle
4 Storage of UP resins Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle
5 Methods of monitoring exposure to styrene Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle
6 Low styrene emission and low styrene content resins Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle
7 Workplace ventilation Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle
8 Personal protection equipment Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle
9 Styrene abatement techniques Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle
10 European legislation governing the polyester industry Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle
11 REACH and the polyester processing industry Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle
13 Unsaturated polyester resins and the EU VOC Directive Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle
14 "Cleaner, smarter, cheaper” Towards a safe and clean polyester workshop Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle Icon : PDF FIle

The documents aim to communicate best practices in the safe handling of UP/VE resins. The information is to be used in full or in part on a voluntary basis by the European UP/VE Resin Association member companies and throughout the composites industry.

These handling guides have been prepared by the European UP/VE Resin Association in close contact with the composites industry, in particular the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA).

This group of documents will be expanded and updated regularly to address issues of interest.

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