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FIXWOOL1000 Rev2 05




1021E Revision 2 24 February 2000

Conforming to 2001/58/CE th LATEST REVISION: 12 September 2005




DESCRIPTION: Refractory product for jointing


GERMANY Unifrax GmbH Kappeler Strasse 105 40597 Düsseldorf Tel.: +49 (0)211 87746 0 Fax.: +49 (0)211 87746 115

UNITED KINGDOM Unifrax Limited Mill Lane, Rainford St Helens, Merseyside WA11 8LP Tel: +44 (0)1744 88 7600 Fax: +44 (0)1744 88 9916

FRANCE Unifrax France 17 Rue Antoine Durafour 42420 Lorette Tel.: +33 (0)4 7773 7000 Fax.: +33 (0)4 7773 3991

SALES OFFICES ONLY SPAIN Unifrax Spain Cristobal Bordiu 20 28003 Madrid Tel: +34 91 395 2279 Fax: +34 91 395 2124 ITALY Unifrax Italia Srl Via Volonterio 19 21047 Saronno (VA) Tel: +39 02 967 01 808 Fax: +39 02 962 5721 BELGIUM Unifrax Benelux Rue Th. De Cuyper, 284 1200 Brussels Tel: +32 (0)2 761 2312 Fax: +32 (0)2 761 2313

Industrial Hygiene Service: Tel: + 44 (0) 1744 887603. Fax: + 44 (0) 1744 886173

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COMPONENT Sodium silicate Aluminium oxide CAS No. 1344-09-8 12522-88-2 7631-86-9 SYMBOL Xi RISK PHRASES R41/R38 None None

Amorphous silica

COMPOSITION Chemcial composition of Fixwool 1000 : SiO2 30-38% - Al2O3 <10% - NaO2 <10% 3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION Exposure to the product can cause slight temporary irritation of the skin, eyes and upper respiratory passages because of the presence of sodium silicate, which is highly alkaline. 4. FIRST AID SKIN Wash affected parts with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing. If symptoms persist, consult a doctor. EYES In case of contact with eyes, rinse with copious amounts of water. Have an eye-wash bottle available. In all cases consult an ophthalmologist even if no injury is apparent. INGESTION Do not induce vomiting. Remove the material from the mouth. Give one or two glasses of water or milk to drink. Consult a doctor immediately.

5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES The product as such is neither combustible nor explosive. However, the packaging and materials surrounding it may be combustible. Use an extinguishing agent appropriate to the surrounding combustible materials.

6 ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES Refer to Paragraph 8 regarding personal protection. Collect the spilled product using a shovel.

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE Premises must be properly ventilated.

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HANDLING Recommended container: metal or plastic drum. Wear safety goggles, gloves and protective clothing during handling. STORAGE Storage temperature must lie between 5° and 50° C C. Protect from frost.

8. EXPOSURE CONTROL / PERSONAL PROTECTION ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE CONTROL Under normal conditions of use the product does not give off dust. Refer to values applicable in local, national or European regulations for emissions to air, water and ground. PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT Skin protection Wear impervious plastic or rubber gloves and standard safety clothing. Eye protection Wear protective goggles with side protection. Have an eye-wash bottle readily to hand. Do not eat, drink or smoke at the workplace. INFORMATION AND TRAINING FOR OPERATORS Operators must be trained in good working practices and must be informed about the rules applicable locally.

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES Appearance Smell Melting point Solubility pH Damp mixture, grey/beige-coloured paste None 1000° C Soluble in water. Insoluble in organic solvents. 11-13

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY When exposed to air or close to a heat source, the material hardens or dries. Sodium silicate can react with copper, aluminium, zinc, tin and their alloys to liberate hydrogen. Dilute solutions (<10%) have very little or no reaction with these materials. Sodium silicate reacts with acids. It can react violently with hydrofluoric acid.

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11. TOXICOLOGY INFORMATION Sodium silicate is a component of this preparation and is alkaline in its nature. Inhalation Unlikely under normal conditions of use as material is wet as supplied and unlikely to release dust. Ingestion Unlikely under normal conditions of use. The toxicity of sodium silicate depends on the percentage ratio between the silica and the alkali, and on the pH. Skin and eyes Sodium silicate is irritating to the skin and severely irritating to the eyes and can cause serious damage to them. 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION Inert mineral (inorganic) product. Non-degradable. Hydrolysis to pH<10. Non-bioaccumulable. 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS Sodium silicate is categorised as a hazardous waste this is based on the percentage by weight of sodium silicate within the total load and can generally be disposed of at a landfill, which has been licensed for this purpose. Please refer to the European list (Decision no 2000/532/CE as modified) to identify your appropriate waste number, and insure national and or regional regulation are complied with. Taking into account any possible contamination during use, expert guidance should be sought. Emptying the product into drains and watercourses is prohibited. 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION Not classified as dangerous goods according to international transport information (ADR, RID, IATA, IMDG). 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION Sodium silicate is classed as "irritant" by Directive 67/548/EEC, amended by Directive 92/32/EEC. Risk phrases: R41, R38 Safety phrases: S26, S36/37/39 Symbol: Xi It is necessary to wear protective clothing, protective gloves and protective goggles.

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This Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) was prepared in conformity with the European Directive 2001/58/EEC. Other sources of information: ISO/DIS 11014 "Safety data sheet for chemical products" The recommendations by the "UK Health & Safety Commission" on chemical legislation and documents referring thereto. Internet Sites ECFIA - Representing the High Temperature Insulation Industry/ L’Association Européenne de l’Industrie de la Fibre Céramique: 3, Rue du Colonel Moll, 75017 Paris - France Tel. +33 (0)1 44 05 54 84 - Fax +33 (0)1 44 05 54 94 Web Site: Or alternatively the Internet site of the Deutsche Keramikfaser-Gesellschaft e.V.: NOTE The information provided here is based on data considered to be accurate at the date when this Safety Data Sheet was written. However, no guarantee or warranty is given, express or implicit, as to the accuracy and completeness of the above-mentioned data and information about safety. No authorisation is given or implied to put into practice a patented invention without a licence. Moreover, the vendor shall not incur any responsibility for any damage or injury whatever as a result of abnormal use, for any deficiency regarding the recommended procedures, or for any risk associated with the nature of the product. The vendor has no knowledge of or control over the conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal; consequently he cannot be held responsible for losses, damage or costs associated with the handling, storage, use or disposal of the product.

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