Eurogrit – Contamination with Asbestos – Safety Alert

By | 2018-01-11T23:49:24+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Accidents & Safety Alerts, Chemical Safety|0 Comments

I M P O R T A N T      M E S S A G E

Dordrecht, 5 October 2017

Dear business partner,

We hereby would like to inform you as business partner of Eurogrit BV about the following:
We have reason to believe that our product Eurogrit, an aluminium silicate (coal slag) blast cleaning abrasive has been contaminated with asbestos fibres. It concerns a form of asbestos called chrysotile or “white asbestos”. We have reported this to the authorities and we have ordered further investigation by an independent and certified company.

This means that the product Eurogrit, an aluminium silicate (coal slag) abrasive, out of precaution may no longer be used, processed or delivered in any way with immediate effect.

Furthermore the product needs to be secured in a safe place in order to prevent further spread. Unopened packages need to stay unopened. We advise to cover opened packages in accordance with local legislation related to working with asbestos containing material.
We hereby request you to inform us how much stock you still have available of this product and in which form of packaging. Can you furthermore please inform us how much of the product you have consumed or used during the past three months, on which location and to whom you may have resold the products? If you have resold the products to your customers, then we request you to forward a copy of this letter to them as soon as possible.
You can send the requested information to our customer service department, telephone number: +31-78-6546772 / Here you can also ask your questions. We will inform you a.s.a.p. what further steps need to be taken with regard to the remaining stock.
Finally we would like to inform you that we can offer you the following alternative products from our factory in Dessel, Belgium.

  • Bekagrit iron silicate (copper slag abrasive)
  •  Scorex® calcium silicate (blast furnace slag abrasive)
  • Green Lightning® Olivine

We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you.

With kind regards,
Jeroen Keswiel
Business Line Manager Abrasives

About the Author:

HSE Professional with more than 14 years experience in the Upstream Oil & Gas industry. Created this website to help the HSE Professionals from around the globe to form a sharing and learning community. My inspiration in HSE is a verse from Quran: whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved mankind entirely [Quran, al Maida 5:32]