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Safety Considerations for Industrial Paint/Powder Storage

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Paint, powders and other chemicals used in the finishing industry can pose serious health and safety risks when not stored properly. Here are some tips for safe material storage. 
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Surface finishers must always be aware of hazards associated with flammable, combustible or explosive materials.

 

Surface finishers must always be aware of hazards associated with flammable, combustible or explosive materials. This includes everything from atomized liquids or solvents to high concentrations of powders or dust.

Some materials, often found with powders, possess combustible properties. In their atomized state during the spray application, powder coatings can be fuel for a deflagration (a type of fire or explosion).

Solvent-based paints pose health and safety hazards associated with harmful vapors and toxins released into the air. Chemicals such as thinners, cleaners, adhesives, gloss and polishes can also be flammable or combustible, thus the storage of these materials must not be taken lightly…READ MORE.