Automotive Industry

 from Diphex Chemical Safety

There is chemical risk at all stages in the production of a car:

  • Surface treatment chemicals to produce metal component parts and prepare surfaces for anti-corrosion treatments and paints
  • Chemical foams and adhesives for interiors, sound-proofing and insulation
  • Paints and solvents for surface finishing
  • and, more recently, the specific risks around electrolytes in electric and hybrid car batteries.

The move away from steel to aluminium car bodies has also resulted in new production processes - for which the risks around fluorides in acidic media must be considered.

Chemicals of note in this industry:

Nitric Acid, Sulphuric Acid, Caustic Soda, Ammonium Bifluoride, Battery Electrolytes, Solvents.