Nonflammable Solvents Until Wilsonart’s revolutionary nonflammable solvent, there were two main solvents used to create a nonflammable, solvent-based contact adhesive methylene chloride and n-Propyl Bromide. Methylene Chloride
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Low VOC/ VOC Exempt NOT Designated a Potential Occupational Carcinogen (OSHA) OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) NOT on EPA’s Top 10 List to Ban8
in certain consumer products
South Coast Air Quality Management District (Cal Compliance) “Except as provided in subdivision (i), no person shall use, supply, sell, or offer for sale a regulated product in the District that contains chloroform, ethylene dichloride, methylene chloride, perchloroethylene, and trichloroethylene.”; https://www.aqmd.gov/docs/default-source/rulebook/reg-xi/rule-1168.pdf?sfvrsn=9 1
”...effective January 1, 2009, no person shall sell, supply, offer for sale, or manufacture for use in (OTC STATE) any Contact Adhesive, Electronic Cleaner, Footwear or Leather Care Product, or General Purpose Degreaser that contains any of the following compounds: methylene chloride, perchloroethylene, or trichloroethylene.”; https://otcair.org/upload/ Documents/Model%20Rules/OTC%20State%202001%20Rule%20adoption%20090519%20 NY_1.pdf 2
Wilsonart Nonflammable Bulk Adhesive VOC content is <250 g/L and is OTC Compliant; Nonflammable Canisters are not. 3
OSHA considers methylene chloride to be a potential occupational carcinogen due to link to injury and fatalities of workers using it.; https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/methylenechloride/ 4
“The documented adverse effects of nPB, which are based on established sound scientific principles, indicate that nPB is reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans and can cause non-cancer effects (e.g., reproductive toxicity and neurotoxicity).”; https://www.epa. gov/sites/production/files/2016-12/documents/npb-fact-sheet.pdf 5
“Inhalation is the most important route of exposure and methylene chloride vapor is absorbed readily from the lungs. Odor is not an adequate warning property for methylene chloride, the odor threshold is 250 ppm, which is 10 times higher than the OSHA PEL (25 ppm). Olfactory fatigue may also occur at high concentrations. Methylene chloride is heavier than air and may cause asphyxiation in enclosed, poorly ventilated, or low-lying areas.”; https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/MMG/MMG.asp?id=230&tid=42 6
About Wilsonart Wilsonart, a world leading engineered surfaces company, is driven by a mission to create surfaces people love, with service you can count on, delivered by people who care. The company manufactures and distributes High Pressure Laminate, Quartz, Solid Surface, Coordinated TFL and Edgebanding and other engineered surface options for use in the office, education, healthcare, residential, hospitality and retail markets. Operating under the Wilsonart®, Resopal®, Polyrey®, Arborite®, Laminart®, Bushboard™, Shore™, Mermaid™, Ralph Wilson®, KML® and Durcon® brands, the company continuously redefines decorative surfaces through improved performance and aesthetics. For more information, visit www. wilsonart.com or connect with us on Facebook, Houzz, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Wilsonart’s Nonflammable Series Canisters contain a number of ingredients that do not have a OSHA designated Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL); reporting the lowest PEL of all the ingredients. Please refer to the Technical Data Sheets for more information. 7
Both MC and nPB listed on the EPA’s 10 targeted chemicals per the revised TSCA regulations issued in Jan 2017 to be potentially banned from usage (list includes asbestos).; https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/risk-evaluationsexisting-chemicals-under-tsca 8
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule to prohibit the manufacture (including import), processing, and distribution of methylene chloride in all paint removers for consumer use. EPA has taken this action because of the acute fatalities that have resulted from exposure to the chemical. https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epabans-consumer-sales-methylene-chloride-paint-removers-protecting-public 9
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WilsonartÂŽ Nonflammable Canister Contact Adhesive
WilsonartÂŽ Nonflammable Spray Grade Contact Adhesive
NF702 / NF703 Nonflammable Canisterized
NF942 / NF943 Nonflammable Spray Grade
Nonflammable Contact Adhesives Features & Benefits Same...
superior performance and reliable attributes as our traditional, flammable contact adhesives. Wilsonart utilizes the same rubbers and resins found in our existing adhesives for a familiar but permanent bond.
proprietary, patent-pending, nonflammable formulation.
ingredients - NO methylene chloride or n-Propyl Bromide plus our contact adhesives have achieved GREENGUARD GOLD Certification
High-strength contact adhesive that is tacky to the touch when ready to bond.
Nonflammable, spray-grade bulk contact adhesive for flat lay applications.
NF742 / NF743 Nonflammable Fast Drying Fast-drying contact adhesive that feels dry to the touch when ready to bond.