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EPA bars manufacture of rubber compatibilising agent

Washington – The US Environment Protection Agency has placed a ban on domestic manufacture of a rubber compatibilising agent, pending further information about the safety of the product.

The additive, identified as ‘alkyldiene, polymer, hydroxy-terminated alkoxysilylalkylcarbamate’ improves the compatibility and dispersibility of inorganic fillers in industrial rubber formulations.

The EPA’s ‘pre-manufacture noticeis based on findings that the substance may present an unreasonable risk of injury to human health, according to a filing on 19 Oct.

The agency did not identify any company involved in the manufacture or supply…

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