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Product Stewardship

Delivering Products Better for You, Better for the Environment

We are dedicated to delivering products that are safe for their intended use throughout the life of the product. Our process ensures that we:

  • Minimize potential impacts to health, safety and the environment
  • Provide relevant information and assistance regarding proper use of our products to our commercial partners and other relevant stakeholders
  • Manufacture and sell products in compliance with laws and regulations that govern them

We Make Safe Products

Our core products are used in a wide range of industries. These materials are generally classified as safe, low-risk chemicals that are not included on regulatory Chemicals of Concern Lists or Toxic Chemicals Lists. Based on their chemical and physical properties and combined with their toxicological and ecotoxicological profiles, our products are not considered a significant risk to the environment or consumer for their intended use. Across our total products:

  • 0% are Cat1 Carcinogens (Cat1 = known or presumed to have carcinogenic potential for humans)
  • Our products do not contain endocrine disruptors
  • Our products are not Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
  • Our products are not Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxic (PBT) Chemicals
  • All of our products are classified according to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)

Our Global Product Strategy

As a member of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) in the USA, we are committed to the Global Product Strategy (GPS), which is designed to improve product stewardship actions and to increase public awareness and confidence that chemicals in commerce are safely managed throughout their lifecycle.

Our product stewardship program includes completing risk reviews for new products and characterizations for the materials we manufacture, prioritizing chemical risks, recommending risk management actions where needed, and making chemical health and safety information available to the public.

We are Compliant to Ensure a Better Future

Our products are compliant with the regulatory requirements in the countries where they are sold. We have registered all products manufactured and sold in the European Union under the REACH® program. Additionally, all materials sold in the United States are on the Active TSCA inventory.

For more information on our Product Safety Requirements or to request a Product Stewardship Summary, you may contact the Manager of Product Stewardship/Safety at: erin.bendig@pqcorp.com.

How we Assess our Products

Our Lifecycle Analysis Process

We rank products based upon risk from highest to lowest. Products with the highest potential ranking have publicly available product stewardship summaries that outline the hazards, exposures, risks and recommended risk management actions that should be taken.

Risk ranking encompasses inherent risks (toxicity, corrosivity, flammability, etc,) and product end use. Our product stewardship team also pro-actively works with PQ’s Research and Development organization to redesign products containing substances of potential concern, where technically feasible.