Are you still using lubricants containing borax?
BE AWARE it is time to change in 2022!
Indeed, even though Borax has traditionally been used in wire drawing lubricants, this substance has been controversial in the wire drawing industry for over 15 years. It has been identified several times by the European Union for the potential reprotoxic dangers it represents.
In Europe, the regulation on BORAX classification, labelling and packaging will change from December 17, 2022. The hazard statement «H360FD: May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child.» will therefore be added to the safety data sheet and the label of these products, accompanied by the «Exploding chest» hazard pictogram.
Consequences can be huge :
- confinement of the installations
- setup of suitable collective/individual protective equipment
- potential increase of disposal cost
- factory investments
CONDAT is ready to help your transition to a borax free workplace. Discover CONDAT’s comprehensive range of borax free lubricants that have proven their capability, even for the most demanding applications.
To help you find the best borax-free alternative to your process, meet our team at Wire Düsseldorf Hall 10 Stand A56, from June 20 to 24 or download our brochure.