An introduction to Industrial Chemicals

| March 12, 2017

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Industrial chemicals are widely used in Australian manufacturing, processing and mining industries. Many of these chemicals can be dangerous to humans, plants and animals. As a result of the dangers posed by these chemicals, laws have been developed to control their sale, use, storage and transport. This fact sheet explains the laws relating to industrial chemicals in Western Australia, and identifies the bodies responsible for its management. (See also Fact Sheet 28: Pesticides, Fact Sheet 30: Contaminated sites and Fact Sheet 27: Pollution and environmental harm.)

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Scott Bader Co. Ltd

Scott Bader is a multinational specialty chemicals group with combined global sales in excess of £175 million. The Group manufactures specialty resins, gelcoats and structural adhesives for the composites industry as well as emulsion polymers and alkyd resins for various niche markets. It has its headquarters in Northamptonshire, England, with production plants, research and technical service facilities in the UK, France, Croatia, the Middle East and South Africa, sales and distribution operations in Ireland, Scandinavia, North America, and Eastern Europe, and a global network of distributors and licensees, serving over 90 countries worldwide.

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