Product Stewardship

Product Hazard and Risk Information

As part of our Responsible Care commitment and in support of the Global Product Strategy, NOVA Chemicals conducts systematic evaluations of our products to assure that they deliver their intended benefits while protecting public health and the environment. The following tables, along with the linked documents, are intended to help facilitate knowledge of our products and relevant hazard and risk information.

Our Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) provide basic information about our products, including the hazard properties, how to use our products safely, and what to do in an emergency. Our Product Backgrounders are short summaries of our products, capturing key hazards detailed in the SDSs. Our Risk Profiles are short summaries of our products, and are intended to give general risk (hazard and exposure) information about our products.

Please send your questions or comments to stewardp@novachem.com.

NOVA Chemicals' Plastic Resin Products​
 For Safety Data Sheets (SDS), click here​ ​ ​
Product Name ​Product Information ​Public Information Links*

ARCEL® Resins

 

Backgrounder

Safety Guide

Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council

Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA)

Plastics Myth Buster website

IARC Monograph Polystyrene

The Society of Plastics Industry (SPI)

DYLITE® Expandable Polystyrene (Cup Grade)

Backgrounder

Safety Guide

Risk Profile

Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council

Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) 

Plastics Myth Buster website

IARC Monograph Polystyrene 

Health Canada on Food Packaging

U.S. FDA Database 

The Society of Plastics Industry (SPI)

Expandable Polystyrene

Backgrounder

Safety Guide

Risk Profile

 

Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council 

Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA)

Plastics Myth Buster website

IARC Monograph Polystyrene

Health Canada on Food Packaging

U.S. FDA Database

The Society of Plastics Industry (SPI)

NOVAPOL® Polyethylene

Backgrounder

Risk Profile

Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council

Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) 

Plastics Myth Buster website

Health Canada on Food Packaging

U.S. FDA Database

The Society of Plastics Industry (SPI)

IARC Monograph Polyethylene

SCLAIR® Polyethylene

Backgrounder

Risk Profile

Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council

Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA)

Plastics Myth Buster website 

Health Canada on Food Packaging

U.S. FDA Database 

The Society of Plastics Industry (SPI)

IARC Monograph Polyethylene

SURPASS® Polyethylene

Backgrounder

Risk Profile

Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council

Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) 

Plastics Myth Buster website 

Health Canada on Food Packaging

U.S. FDA Database 

The Society of Plastics Industry (SPI) 

IARC Monograph Polyethylene

 

NOVA Chemicals' Chemical and Petrochemical Products
For Safety Data Sheets (SDS), click here
Product Name​ ​Product Information ​Public Information Links*

Aromatic Concentrate Grade 1 (Pygas)

 

Backgrounder

Risk Profile

Benzene

Backgrounder 

Risk Profile

IARC Monograph

Canadian Priority Substances List Assessment Report

ATSDR ToxFAQsTM

Brine Solution Backgrounder

Butene-2 (SCRS)

Backgrounder

Carbon Dioxide Gas

Backgrounder

NIOSH Criteria Documents

OSHA Compressed Gas and Equipment

Crude Butadiene (Stabilized)

Backgrounder

Risk Profile

U.S. EPA HPV Crude Butadiene C4 Category

IARC Monograph 1,3 Butadiene

Canadian Priority Substances List Assessment Report 

ATSDR ToxFAQsTM 

Crude Propylene

Backgrounder

Risk Profile

U.S. EPA HPV Propylene Streams Category

Canada's Chemicals Management Plan

IARC Monograph Propylene

Dicyclopentadiene Backgrounder OECD SIDS report

Ethylene

Backgrounder

Risk Profile

OECD SIDS report

Canada's Chemicals Management Plan

IARC Monograph

Gasoline Blendstock C6-C8 (C6-C8 Raffinate) Backgrounder

Gasoline Blendstock C9 (C9-200 Hydrocarbons)

Backgrounder

 

Hydrocarbons, C5 Rich

Backgrounder

 

U.S. EPA HPV C5 Non Cyclics Category

IARC Monograph Isoprene

Canada's Chemical Management Plan

Hydrogen Gas - Corunna

Backgrounder

OSHA Compressed Gas and Equipment

Hydrogen Gas - Joffre Backgrounder

Mixed C4 Product

Backgrounder

Risk Profile

U.S. EPA HPV Crude Butadiene C4 Category

IARC Monograph 1,3 Butadiene

Canadian Priority Substances List Assessment Report

ATSDR ToxFAQsTM 

OCTYLENES™ Mixture of Octene Isomers and Xylene

Backgrounder U.S. EPA HPV Higher Olefins Category
Propylene – Chemical Grade

Backgrounder

Risk Profile

U.S. EPA HPV Propylene Streams Category

Canada's Chemicals Management Plan

IARC Monograph Propylene

​​Pyrolysis Fuel Oil – Joffre ​​Backgrounder ​U.S. EPA HPV Fuel Oils Category

Toluene/Xylene

 

Backgrounder

Risk Profile 

IARC Monograph Toluene, Xylenes

ATSDR ToxFAQsTMfor Toluene

ATSDR ToxFAQsTMfor Xylene

Canadian Priority Substances List Assessment Reports:

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