Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Metal powders are mixed with other ingredients to produce a uniform composition. Lubricants include stearic acid, stearin and metallic stearates, particularly zinc stearate.
The powder mix is compacted under pressure into the required form in a rigid steel or carbide die at ambient temperature. The compact maintains shape through the cold welding of the powder.
Powder blending and compacting can have significant impacts on air quality and can cause noise pollution. You may need to take measures to control emissions to air and noise from your premises.
You must comply with your duty of care responsibilities when dealing with waste.
If the material that you are handling has hazardous properties, you may need to deal with it as hazardous/special waste. Examples of substances that may have hazardous properties include:
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