Glass Aid (GB) Ltd
Ambassador Industrial Estate
9 Airfield Road
TEL NO: 01202 491616
FAX NO: 01202 484316
MATERIAL HAZARD DATA SHEET
1. Identification and Company
COMMON NAME: UNIQUE STITCH
Chemical / Common Name CAS Number.
EVA copolymer 24937-78-8
Trace ethylene 74-85-1
Trace vinyl acetate 108-05-4
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Primary Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, Eye contact, skin contact and ingestion.
Inhalation of high concentrations of vapour may cause the following:
Headache, nausea, irritation of nose, throat and lungs, dizziness and light-headedness.
Direct contact with material may cause slight irritation.
Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause slight irritation.
Seek immediate medical advice and/or attention.
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Move subject to fresh air. If subject experiences continued breathing difficulties, administer oxygen until
medical assistance can be obtained.
Flush eyes with large quantities of water for at least 15 minutes. Consult a physician if irritation persists.
Wash affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. Consult a physician if irritation persists.
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
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
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.
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
Dispose of used product in accordance with applicable local, county, state and federal regulations.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
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.
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
No respiratory equipment is expected to be needed in normal use.
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.
Safety glasses, chemical goggles, and/or face shields are recommended to safeguard against potential eye
contact, irritation or injury.
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
Odour Characteristic: Vinyl acetate odour
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
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.
This product will not undergo polymerisation.
There are no known materials which are incompatible with this product.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
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
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
Dispose of used product in accordance with applicable local, county regulations.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
US DOT Hazard Class………….NON REGULATED
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
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
This product is not a ‘controlled product’ under the Canadian workplace hazardous materials information
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 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’
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
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
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
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)
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
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.