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Document ID (ISN)104203
CIS number 05-408
ISBN(s) 3-86509-104-0
Year 2004
Convention or series no. GA 62
Author(s) Kahl-Mentschel A.
Bundesanstalt fŘr Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Use of high-temperature glass fibres
Original title Einsatz von Hochtemperaturglasfasern [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2004. 111p. Illus. 29 ref. Price: EUR 12.00.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to identify substitution products for carcinogenic ceramic fibres. The possibility of using high-temperature glass fibres (alkaline and alkaline earth silicate (AES) fibres) was examined. Following a literature review of the topic, several questionnaires were compiled and sent to various target groups of experts. The findings of this survey, which differ according to the target group (industry experts, users, suppliers and intermediate processors), are discussed. As far as the usefulness of AES fibres as substitution products for ceramic fibres is concerned, opinions differ and the advantages of AES fibres do not appear to be overwhelmingly clear.
Descriptors (primary) glass fibre; hazard evaluation; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; insulating materials; mineral fibres; glossary; survey; substitution; health hazards; ceramic fibres
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation