Publication of “Safety and Quality Best Practice Guidelines for Unloading of Polymers in Bulk”

The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of those aspects of these guidelines which may be of interest to polymers unloading sites.

During the last years, the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) and the European transport sector (ECTA) have developed guidelines for the safe logistics of chemicals. Some of these guidelines are important for unloading sites of bulk solids in order to understand their responsibilities whilst trucks are delivering bulk solids and the risks from a safety, quality and legal perspective, which are associated with these operations.

When should these guidelines be used?
It should be used to raise the awareness of these requirements of all members of the supply chain including suppliers, transport companies, customers and intermediate storage installations.
These guidelines provide an overview of the safety and quality requirements for unloading of silo trucks, silo trailers, silo containers and bag-in-box containers at sites.
In addition it includes guidance on how the product quality can be preserved during the unloading operations by avoiding contamination or creation of streamers, angel hair, dust etc.