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British Rubber & Polyurethane Products Association

MbOCA

MbOCA is used as a curing agent for epoxy-resin bonding systems in the manufacture of polyurethane articles. It is subject to the COSHH Regulations and is suspected of causing bladder cancer.

The main routes of exposure are by absorption through your skin or by ingestion and to be safe with MbOCA you must follow these safe methods of work at all times. Your employer has a legal duty to ensure your health and safety by providing suitable control equipment, adequate systems of work and information and training on the hazards and risks of working with MbOCA and other chemicals. You have a legal duty to co-operate and to use the controls provided.

Downloadable documents

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BRPPA HSE MbOCA Cancer Risk Statement

This statement has been prepared by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and the employer and employee representatives from the Rubber Industry Advisory Committee (RUBIAC). MbOCA (2,2’-Dicholoro-4,4’-methylene dianiline) is used as a curing agent in the manufacture of moulded polyurethane articles. MbOCA may cause bladder cancer if it is inhaled, absorbed through the skin or ingested with food, drink or cigarettes.

BRPPA HSE Safe Use Of MbOCA

MbOCA is used as a curing agent for epoxy-resin bonding systems in the manufacture of polyurethane articles. It is subject to the COSHH Regulations and is suspected of causing bladder cancer.

BRPPA MbOCA Case Study 2009

Cancer incidence and exposure to 4,4 -methylene-bis-ortho-chloroaniline (MbOCA)