Issue Date: November 12, 2007
AS PRODUCTION of nanotubes grows and applications emerge, producers must confront environmental, health, and safety (EHS) issues. Executives who spoke with C&EN uniformly describe company efforts to address the handling of and exposure to materials by workers, customers, and consumers. Bayer and Arkema, for example, use entirely closed manufacturing systems. Exhaust gases are not only filtered but also incinerated, notes Martin Schmid, head of global Baytubes operations at Bayer MaterialScience.
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