Five RDC PremiX® Grades Meet EU Hazardous Material Requirements
August 2, 2023
RDC S.r.l. has informed RDAbbott that five grades of its PremiX® polymer-bound materials meet the EU’s Seveso III (2012/18/EU) Directive for hazardous substances. That makes these products easier and less expensive to ship, store, and handle. The five grades are PremiX® ZNO 80, PremiX® ZNO Active, PremiX® CBS 80, PremiX® TBBS 80, and PremiX® MBTS 80.
For buyers of these materials, the benefits include less demanding storage conditions and less expensive freight costs. Manufactured materials that contain hazardous substances beyond the Seveso III Directive’s limits require special storage and continuous monitoring. During transportation, these materials require special labeling and handling to help avoid major industrial accidents.
RDC is based in Milan, Italy, and has supplied PremiX® rubber dispersion chemicals since 1974. In a July 2023 email, the company provided RDAbbott with these testing results and described the benefits of easier, less expensive product handling at all levels—beginning with transportation and storage, but also including weighing and mixing during compounding.
Compared to raw powders, these five PremiX® are also less harmful to aquatic life, based on testing guidelines from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an international organization to which the United States is a party.