What is it?
Zinc Diethyldithiocarbamate is an activator and accelerator for natural rubber, styrene-butadiene, nitrile-butadiene, and butyl rubber.
How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.
• Condoms and diaphragms
• Gloves (household, work, or hospital)
• Heavy rubber products used in industry
• Leather shoes (insoles, adhesives, and linings)
• Medical devices
• Renal dialysis equipment
• Rubber in elasticized undergarments and clothing
• Rubber pillows and sheets
• Rubber shoes (sneakers, tennis shoes, and the like)
• Sponge makeup applicators and rubber eyelash curlers
• Stabilizer in cement
• Swim wear
Other names for zinc diethyldithiocarbamate:
• Diethyldithiocarbamic acid zinc salt
• Ethyl zimate
• Ethyl Ziram
• Nocceler EZ
• Soxinol EZ
• Zinc bis(diethyldithiocarbamate)
• Zinc diethylcarbamodithioate
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
• Other carbamates