Oilless bronze bearings materials purchased by us comply with the New Regulations Under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
The five PBT chemicals that have been added to the EPA’s hazardous substance list are as follows:
1. Decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE) – is used as an additive flame retardant in plastic enclosures for televisions, computers, audio and video equipment, textiles and upholstered articles, wire and cables for communication and electronic equipment, and other applications. DecaBDE is also used as a flame retardant for multiple applications for aerospace and automotive vehicles, including replacement parts for aircraft and cars.
2. Phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1)) – is used as a plasticizer, a flame retardant, an anti- wear additive, or an anti-compressibility additive in hydraulic fluid, lubricating oils, lubricants and greases, various industrial coatings, adhesives, sealants, and plastic articles. As a chemical that can perform several functions simultaneously, sometimes under extreme conditions, it has several distinctive applications.
3. 2,3,4-Tris(tert-butyl)phenol (2,4,6-TTBP) – is used as an intermediate/reactant in processing and is incorporated into formulations destined for fuel and fuel-related additives, as well as into formulations intended for the maintenance or repair of motor vehicles and machinery, including in oils and lubricants.
4. Hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD) – is used as a halogenated aliphatic hydrocarbon that is produced as a byproduct during the manufacture of chlorinated hydrocarbons, particularly perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene, and carbon tetrachloride and is subsequently burned as a waste fuel.
5. Pentachlorothiophenol (PCTP) – is used to make rubber more pliable in industrial uses.