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DeNola G.,Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia | Kibby J.,Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia | Kibby J.,Varian Associates Pty Ltd. | Hanhela P.J.,Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Coatings Technology Research | Year: 2010

Shipboard and laboratory trials were conducted to determine airborne occupational exposure to isocyanates by brush/roller application of 2-pack polyurethane paints. Airborne concentrations in the breathing zones of the operators were found to be <0.1 μg/m 3 during the paint application to a vessel deck, in a tropical climate, in the open air. Similarly, brush/roller application of the paints in an enclosed space generated airborne isocyanate concentrations <3 μg/m 3. The dust generated during light sanding of the polyurethane paint, 24 h after curing, did not show detectable levels of isocyanates. © FSCT and OCCA 2009.

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