Acrylates in the Workplace

BAMM member companies support customers’ safe use of acrylates and acrylic acid by providing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), labels, technical data sheets, brochures and/or safe handling guides to customers

Information on products that are made from acrylate monomers should be obtained from the company making the specific products.  BAMM member companies supply acrylate monomers to many downstream industries.  These downstream industries in turn produce a wide range of products containing acrylate based polymers, as described above.  It is the responsibility of these downstream manufacturers to provide relevant safe handling advice for these products.

Industrial Use of Acrylates

BAMM member companies support customers’ safe use of acrylates and acrylic acid by providing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), labels, technical data sheets, brochures and/or safe handling guides to customers.  In addition, based upon 50+ years of experience in the safe handling of acrylic acid, BAMM has developed the publication entitled "Acrylic Acid: A Summary of Safety and Handling."  In industrial application it is always important to obtain a current Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) from your supplier and follow the guidance.  

Professional and Skilled Trade Use of Acrylates

Before using any chemical product, the user should be properly trained in safe handling procedures for that product and follow any instructions and warnings contained in the product label or packaging.  If necessary, contact the supplier of the product you are using to make sure you have the most current safe handling advice.

Do-It-Yourself, Hobbyists and Other Consumers Use of Acrylates

Acrylic acid and its esters are typically present at very low levels of residual monomers in consumer products.  It is always important to read and follow the guidance on the product label or packaging.