European Coatings Journal - 15.10.2017 | Hans de JongJitte Flapper | WHITE PIGMENTS


By Hans de Jong and Jitte Flapper, Akzo Nobel Decorative Paints. The use of titanium dioxide in paints has been the topic of many discussions since the French authorities issued a proposal to classify it as Carcinogenic Category 1B [1]. This labelling would mean it could not be used in consumer paints in concentrations above 0.1%. It is alternatively possible that a Category 2 classification would be adopted, meaning that adverse product labelling (suspected of causing cancer) would be required for liquid paints containing more than 1%. For ...
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