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Glass Aid (GB) Ltd Unit 1 Ambassador Industrial Estate 9 Airfield Road Christchurch Dorset BH23 3TG TEL NO: 01202 491616 FAX NO: 01202 484316 MATERIAL HAZARD DATA SHEET 1. Identification and Company PRODUCT: 443105 COMMON NAME: UNIQUE STITCH 2. COMPOSITION Chemical / Common Name CAS Number. EVA copolymer 24937-78-8 Trace ethylene 74-85-1 Trace vinyl acetate 108-05-4 Polyesters Water 7732-18-5 3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION Primary Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, Eye contact, skin contact and ingestion. Inhalation. Inhalation of high concentrations of vapour may cause the following: Headache, nausea, irritation of nose, throat and lungs, dizziness and light-headedness. Eye Contact. Direct contact with material may cause slight irritation. Skin Contact. Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause slight irritation. Ingestion. Seek immediate medical advice and/or attention. 4. FIRST AID MEASURES Inhalation. Move subject to fresh air. If subject experiences continued breathing difficulties, administer oxygen until medical assistance can be obtained. Eye Contact. Flush eyes with large quantities of water for at least 15 minutes. Consult a physician if irritation persists. Skin Contact. Wash affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. Consult a physician if irritation persists. Ingestion. Seek immediate medical advice and/or attention. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. 5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES Flash Point: over 200 degrees F Auto ignition temp: N/A Lower explosive limit: N/A Upper explosive limit: N/A DOT Flammability Class: N/A Unusual Hazards. None Extinguishing Agents. Use foam, carbon dioxide or dry chemical fire fighting apparatus appropriate for surrounding fire. Personal Protective Equipment. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus (pressure-demand MSHA/NIOSH approved or equivalent) and full protective gear. Water may be unsuitable as an extinguishing medium, but helpful in keeping adjacent containers cool. Avoid spreading burning liquid with water used for cooling purposes. 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES Personal Protection. Appropriate protective equipment must be worn when handling a spill of this material. See section 8 for recommendations. If exposed to material during clean up operations, see section 4 for actions to follow. Procedures. Keep spectators away. Floor may be slippery; use care to avoid falling. Flush spilled materials into suitable retaining areas or containers with large quantities of water. Small amounts of spilled material May be absorbed with inert materials (such as sand or dirt). Transfer liquids and solid diking material to separate suitable containers for recovery or disposal. CAUTION: Prevent spilled liquid and cleaning run off from entering sewers, storm drains, other unauthorised sewage treatment/drainage systems, and natural waterways. Disposal. Dispose of used product in accordance with applicable local, county, state and federal regulations. 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE Storage Conditions. Use and store this product with adequate ventilation. Keep product containers closed when not in use. Keep from freezing; material may coagulate. Maintain product between 34 degrees F and 120 degrees F. Optimum storage temperature is 65 degrees F. Avoid extreme temperature variations. Handling Procedures. Monomer vapours may be evolved when material is heated during processing operations. This material contains residual levels of vinyl acetate monomer and acetaldehyde. Personnel should avoid deliberate inhalation of vapours. Personal contact with the product should be avoided. Should contact occur, remove saturated clothing and flush affected areas with water. 8. PERSONAL PROTECTION Respiratory Protection. No respiratory equipment is expected to be needed in normal use. Ventilation. Use local exhaust ventilation with a minimum capture velocity of 100 ft/min at the point of vapour evolution. Refer to the current edition of Industrial Ventilation: A Manual of Recommended Practice published by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists for information on the design, installation, use and maintenance of exhaust systems. Other special precautions such as respiratory masks or environmental containment devices may be required in extreme cases. Eye Protection. Safety glasses, chemical goggles, and/or face shields are recommended to safeguard against potential eye contact, irritation or injury. Hand Protection. The use of permeable gloves made of neoprene is advised to prevent skin irritation in sensitive individuals. Other Protective Equipment. Impermeable aprons are advised when working with this product. The availability of eye washes and safety showers in work areas is recommended. 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES Appearance: Milky Colour: White State: Liquid Odour Characteristic: Vinyl acetate odour PH: 4.5-5.5 Viscosity: 6000 to 10000 cPs Specific Gravity: 1.0 – 1.2 (water = 1) Vapour Density: 6 1 water (Air = 1) Vapour pressure: 17 mm Hg water Melting Point: 32 degrees F Water Boiling Point: 212 degrees F water Solubility in water: Dilutable Percent Volatility: approx. 50% Evaporation Rate: <1 water (Butyl Acetate =1) 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY Instability. This material is considered stable, however , avoid temperatures above 350 degrees F, when the onset of polymer decomposition occurs. Thermal decomposition is dependent on time and temperature. Hazardous Decomposition Products. Thermal decomposition, in the presence of air, may yield vinyl acetate monomer. Hazardous Polymerisation. This product will not undergo polymerisation. Incompatibility. There are no known materials which are incompatible with this product. 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION Acute Data. No toxicity data is available for this material. The information shown in ‘Hazards Identification’ section, is based on toxicity profiles of similar materials or on the components present in this material. Oral LD50 – rat: > 5000 mg/kg Dermal LD50 – Rabbit: > 5000 mg/kg Skin irritation – rabbit: slight to moderate Eye irritation – rabbit: slight to moderate Carcinogenicity Data. Vinyl acetate vapours were shown to cause tumours of the respiratory tract of laboratory rats and mice in lifetime inhalation studies at high exposure levels (2112 mg/m3) 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION No applicable data. 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS Procedure. Dispose of used product in accordance with applicable local, county regulations. 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION US DOT Hazard Class………….NON REGULATED 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION Workplace classification. This product, as supplied, is non hazardous under the OSHA Hazard Communication standard (29CER 1910- 1200). Under processing conditions, it may become OSHA hazardous due to the release and exposure potential of vinyl acetate and/or acetaldehyde (see handling & storage section for recommended handling procedures). This product is not a ‘controlled product’ under the Canadian workplace hazardous materials information system. Emergency planning & community right to know. SARA Title III: Section 311/312 Categorisations (40CFR 370) This product is not a hazardous chemical under 29CFR 1910.1200, and therefore is not covered by title III of SARA. SARA Title III: Section 313 Information (40CFR 372) This product does not contain a chemical which is listed in section 313 at or above ‘de minimis’ concentrations. CERCLA Information (40CFR 302.4) Releases of this material to air, land or water are not reportable to the National Response Centre under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) or to state and local emergency planning committees under the superfund Amendments and Reauthorisation Act (SARA) Title III section 304. RCRA Information & Waste Classification When a decision is made to discard this material, as supplied, it does not meet the RCA’s characteristic definition of ignitability, corrosivity, or reactivity, and is not listed in 40CFR 261.33. The toxicity characteristic (TC), however, has not been evaluated by the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP). United States: Chemical Control Law Status. All components of this product are in compliance with the inventory listing requirements of the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory. California (Proposition 65) This product contains trace levels of a component or components known to the state of California to cause cancer: -Acetaldehyde (75-07-0) CONEG Information and food & Drink Administration compliance. This product complies with the applicable requirements of the coalition of Northeast Governors’ (CONEG) standards on heavy metals, EGA Recommendation XIV guidelines, and the following Food & Drug (FDA) regulations: 21 CFR 175.105 Adhesives 21 CFR 176.180 Components and paper & paperboard in contact with dry food. 21 CFR 176.170 Components of paper & paperboard in contact with aqueous and fatty food, provided the food contact surface of the paper of paperboard complies with the extractives requirements in 21 CFR 176.170 paragraph (C). 16. OTHER INFORMATION Hazard Rating Toxicity – slight Reactivity – insignificant Fire – insignificant Special - - The information contained herein relates only to the specific material identified. We believe that such information is accurate and reliable, but no representation, guarantee, or warranty, express or implied, is made to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the information. We urge persons receiving this information to make their own determination as to the information’s suitability and completeness for their certain application.
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