Steel Door

A Common Product profile (CP) is a type of data record originally developed as part of a collaboration called the Quartz Project. The profiles are not specific to any manufacturer, but list the substances that are most commonly present in a product type. The CPs include a general description of the product type, a list of the most common substances serving each function in the product, and the health hazards associated with these substances. See the CP methodology here for more information.

This CP is based on research done for the Quartz Project. Some records may reflect updates made by HBN following the completion of the Quartz effort. In addition, health profile and process chemistry information here is linked to the Pharos Chemical and Material Library (CML). The CML is regularly updated as hazard lists and research evolves, so this hazard display may not match the snapshot shown in the Quartz database.

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Hollow steel doors can be fabricated with many options depending on their intended use. This CP reviews a standard duty, flush, hollow steel door intended for interior uses where thermal insulation is not a concern. The Steel Door Institute considers this a Level 1, Model 1 door, which is not fire-rated, but is suggested for use in a variety of situations in commercial spaces. The most common core in steel doors where insulation is not needed is honeycomb, a matrix of resin-impregnated kraft paper, which provides structure and acoustical performance. The core is attached to the door skins with a rubberized contact adhesive before channels are spot welded to the top, bottom, and sides to completely encase the core. All exposed surfaces are cleaned and receive a surface treatment to ensure paint adhesion. Then, a powder coat primer is applied to these surfaces to prevent rust. Doors may be painted once installed at the customer’s direction. Calculations for this CP are based on a steel door with the dimensions of 86 (h) x 36 (w) x 1.34 (t) inches. Knobs, hinges and other hardware required to make the door operational are not included in this CP.

This information reflects our best understanding of product composition in 2015.


CA EPA - Prop 65 - Carcinogen from Nickel

GHS - Japan - Toxic to reproduction - Category 1B from Manganese

EC - CEPA DSL - Bioaccumulative from GUM ROSIN

EC - CEPA DSL - Persistent from Carbon

MAK - Pregnancy Risk Group C from Manganese

TEDX - Potential Endocrine Disruptors - Potential Endocrine Disruptor from Chromium

MAK - Germ Cell Mutagen 2 from VANADIUM

MAK - Sensitizing Substance Sah - Danger of airway & skin sensitization from Nickel

US EPA - EPCRA Extremely Hazardous Substances - Extremely Hazardous Substances from PHOSPHORUS

GHS - Japan - Serious eye damage / eye irritation - Category 1 from PHENOL

EU - GHS (H-Statements) - H314 - Causes severe skin burns and eye damage from PHENOL

MAK - Sensitizing Substance Sh - Danger of skin sensitization from CHROMIUM (III) COMPOUNDS

EU - GHS (H-Statements) - H372 - Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure from Nickel

EU - GHS (H-Statements) - H400 - Very toxic to aquatic life from ZINC OXIDE

GHS - Malaysia - H410 - Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects from ZINC OXIDE

GHS - New Zealand - 9.2A - Very ecotoxic in the soil environment from PHENOL FORMALDEHYDE

See the Pharos record HERE for more details and the sources used to create this Common Product profile.

Last updated: December 19, 2016