Product Stewardship

The Unifrax corporate culture is most apparent in the role that Unifrax has played regarding industry health and safety issues by developing a Product Stewardship Program (PSP) that has become a model for the industry.

Unifrax has taken a proactive leadership role in the area of health and safety. In conjunction with the HTIW Coalition, an organization of the principal producers of high temperature insulation wool, Unifrax has developed a comprehensive Product Stewardship Program (PSP) to assist customers in the evaluation, control and reduction of workplace fiber exposures. The PSP has been endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency as a model for the industry. The PSP is composed of key elements that include communications, workplace exposure monitoring, evaluation of workplace controls, exposure assessments, health effects research, product research and special studies. For more information about this program, please call the Product Stewardship Information Hotline at 1-800-322-2293.

University of Cincinnati Health Study:

Since 1987, the University of Cincinnati (UC) has been conducting a study to identify any potential health effects associated with exposure to refractory ceramic fiber (RCF). The medical monitoring portion of the study was concluded in 2016. The findings from the study are summarized below:

Study findings:
HSE Summary of Health Studies 1987_2017 FINAL

Questions on the Study Findings:
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Dean Venturin at (716)768-6284 or
Klaus Kamps at 49 172 2432851