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Refractory ceramic fibres
Refractory ceramic fibres (RCFs) are amorphous man-made fibres produced from the melting of calcined kaolin clay or a combination of alumina and silica. RCFs are principally industrial products, used as insulating, reinforcing, and fire protection material for furnaces, heaters, kiln linings, furnace doors, metal launders, tank car insulation, and related products designed to be used at high temperature. Major RCF consuming industries include the steel, petrochemical, ceramic, automotive, and primary metal industries.
CAS number not applicable.
- Priority Substances List Assessment Report
- Order Adding Toxic Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
- CEPA 1999 Schedule 1 - List of Toxic Substances - This substance has been added to the List of Toxic Substances. It is entering or may enter the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that:
c) constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health.
- Full life cycle management of the substance (Track 2) under the Toxic Substances Management Policy
This substance is entering the environment from the following source(s):
Strategic Options Report
Click on the following link to view strategies and actions recommended to manage risks associated with the substance:
Risk Management Tool(s)
Tool(s) developed to manage risks associated with the substance:
- Environmental Performance Agreement (EPA) with the Refractory Ceramic Fibre (RCF) Industry, 2006 - 2011
- Environmental Performance Agreement (EPA) with the Refractory Ceramic Fibre (RCF) Industry, 2002-2006 (Expired)
Consultation (past and present) on the substance:
Email address: GR-RM@ec.gc.ca
Fax number: (819) 994-0007
Chemicals Management Division
200 Sacré Coeur Blvd.
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