I was watching some videos on Tested, and Adam Savage is fond of using something called Trupan, which he calls a Light Density Fiberboard (though online it seems to be referred to as the confusing “Ultralight Medium Density Fiberboard”). Aside from the stuff being impossible to find suppliers for, I wondered if it was laser safe. I was able to track down the MSDS for it, but then I realized I didn’t know what things would be fine as long as we have a filter/vent and what was a no-no for other reasons (fire risk, corrosive fumes, non-filterable fumes, etc.)
Is there a list of red flags we should look out for when reading the MSDS for a prospective material? I know chlorine is a big one.