SPI's Organic Peroxide Producers Safety Division Announces Publication of Free Safety and Handling of Organic Peroxides Guide

August 9, 2012

Barry Eisenberg

Industry-Developed Publication Provides Timely Update

Washington, DC – SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association’s Organic Peroxide Producers Safety Division (OPPSD), today announced the publication of the Safety and Handling of Organic Peroxides Guide. The new Guide, which is an update to the OPPSD’s 1999 guide, provides readers with information concerning types of organic peroxides; characteristic properties; hazard identification and classification; storage and fire protection; and, safe handling recommendations.

"Education and promotion of the safe use and handling of organic peroxides are top priorities for the Division,” said Kevin Guigley, Ph.D., Chair of the OPPSD Product Stewardship Committee and R&D Manager at Syrgis Performance Initiators, Inc. “The guide, written by organic peroxide industry professionals, provides an important and timely update on the latest safe use and handling information about organic peroxides.”

The Safety and Handling of Organic Peroxides Guide is available for free in a digital download format from OPPSD.org.

Celebrating its 50th year, OPPSD was created to promote the science, safety and handling of organic peroxides. The members of the division are Akzo Nobel Polymer Chemicals LLC, Arkema, LyondellBasell Industries, Pergan Marshall LLC, Syrgis Performance Initiators and United Initiators, Inc. 

Learn more about the division at http://www.oppsd.org/.

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