Risk assessment of polymer composites containing cellulose nanofibrils (CNF): Considerations of industrial production

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther conference contributionScientific

Abstract

In 2016 Tappi International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials we reported results on risk analysis of polymer composites containing CNF, based on the production at laboratory scale. Besides occupational exposure, the assessment also took into account consumer exposure and end-of-life. The overall conclusion of the risk evaluation was that no major concerns were found in the production, use and waste handling of the composites. In this presentation, we will take a step further and discuss the results of risk assessment performed for CNF-containing polymer composites produced at small industrial scale. The exposure assessment will again take into account both the occupational and consumer exposure as well as exposure to environment. The occupational exposure assessment will be based on the processes of a small enterprise. The consumer exposure will be assessed based on the intented use of the product and for environmental exposure, both the exposure during production and end-of-life will be taken into account. As risk is the combination of exposure and hazard, both of these aspects will be considered in the final risk assessment of industrially produced CNF-containing polymer composites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1099-1107
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
EventTAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, NANO 2017 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 5 Jun 20178 Jun 2017

Conference

ConferenceTAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, NANO 2017
Abbreviated titleNANO 2017
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period5/06/178/06/17

Keywords

  • nanocomposite
  • cellulose nanofibrils
  • CNF
  • occupational
  • exposure
  • risk
  • industrial
  • consumer
  • environment
  • hazard

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Risk assessment of polymer composites containing cellulose nanofibrils (CNF): Considerations of industrial production'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Kangas, H., & Pitkänen, M. (2017). Risk assessment of polymer composites containing cellulose nanofibrils (CNF): Considerations of industrial production. 1099-1107. TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, NANO 2017, Montreal, Canada.