New tech to prevent chemical accidents

By Dan Colombini

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: hygiene & cleaning

Chemical safety firm DipHex has launched solutions to help food firms combat hazardous spillages that could cause accidents.

The innovations are designed to manage chemical spillages that pose a threat to skin and eyes, and can be used directly by production staff to deal swiftly with spills.

DipHex is offering a range of products including Diphoterine, which when used in conjunction with mechanical washing removes aggressive chemical molecules through chelation, due to its unique absorbent properties.

The company also offers Trivorex, which works in a similar way to Diphoterine, but comes in dry powder form.

Hexafluorine is another unique solution supplied by DipHex for emergency first-aid decontamination of the skin and eyes following a splash of hydrofluoric acid – one of the most hazardous chemicals to health – or its derivatives.

Safety of staff

In an exclusive interview with Food Manufacture, DipHex business development manager, Kate Joy revealed how firms can use the products to ensure the safety of its staff in factories across the UK.

“We will visit a site, walk round with the health and safety team, review the chemicals they are using and assess the risks,”​ she said.

“For example is there a risk of full body splashes or just to skin or eyes and then we would recommend a product specific for that site.”

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