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					Conforms to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH), Annex II - Europe

Material Safety Data Sheet

Section 1. Chemical Product and Company Identification
Product Name/ Trade Name Supplier

Code CAS#

08556 See Section II (203) 853-1400

Clay, kaolin, kaolinite Hydrated aluminum silicate mineral Phylosilicates (structural). R. T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc. 30 Winfield Street Norwalk, CT 06855

In Case of Emergency

Synonym Chemical name Chemical Family Manufacturer

Protective Clothing

Material Uses

Additive filler in rubber and paper.

Section 2. Hazards Identification
Emergency Overview
Not an acute hazard. Contains quartz. May cause mechanical eye or skin irritation in high concentrations. As with all mineral spills, minimize dusting during clean-up. Do not breathe dust. Prolonged inhalation may cause lung injury. Product can become slippery when wet. Pulmonary System (chronic risk).

Target Organs

Section 3. Composition/Information on Ingredients
kaolin clay quartz mica

1332-58-7 14808-60-7 12001-26-2


% by Weight
95-98 0.35 1-3

Not applicable. Not applicable. Not applicable.


Section 4. First Aid Measures
Eye Contact Skin Contact Inhalation
Flush with plenty of flowing water. Get medical attention if irritation persists. Wash off with water. Allow the victim to rest in a well ventilated area if high concentration is inhaled and mechanical irritation or discomfort occurs. Seek medical attention if irritation persists. Unlikely to be toxic by ingestion.


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BILT-PLATES® 156 Section 5. Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product Autoignition Temperature Flash Point Flammable Limits Products of Combustion Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances
Non-flammable. Not applicable. Not applicable. Not applicable. Not applicable. Not applicable.

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Explosion Hazards in Presence None. of Various Substances Fire Fighting Media Product will not burn, use appropriate extinguishing media for surrounding fires. and Instructions Fire Hazard Special Remarks on Fire Hazards
Not available.

Special Remarks on Explosion Not available. Hazards

Section 6. Accidental Release Measures
Small Spill and Leak Large Spill and Leak
Use a vacuum to clean up spillage. If appropriate, use gentle water spray to wet down and minimize dust generation. Place in a sealed container. Material will become slippery when wet. Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and allow to evacuate through the sanitary system. Avoid excessive dust generation. Use respiratory protection in high dust conditions.

Section 7. Handling and Storage
Handling and Storage
No special storage considerations. Handle in ways which minimize dust generation.

Section 8. Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
Engineering Controls
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. If local exhaust ventilation is used, a capture velocity of 150-200 fpm is recommended.

Personal Protection TLV/PEL

Safety glasses. Any NIOSH approved filler dust respirator. No special skin protection required. Wash skin if mechanical irritation is experienced. kaolin clay quartz mica TWA 2 mg/m3 from respirable fraction (ACGIH) TWA 0.025 mg/m³ from respirable fraction (ACGIH) TWA 3 mg/m3 from respirable fraction (ACGIH)

Total Product: TWA: 10 mg/m3 total dust 3 mg/m3 respirable dust (ACGIH) As particles not otherwise specified (PNOS).

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BILT-PLATES® 156 Section 9. Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance Molecular Weight pH Melting/Sublimation point
Cream powder. Not applicable. Not available Not available. 2.62 (Water = 1) Non-volatile. None Insoluble in cold water.

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Specific Gravity Volatility Odor Solubility

Section 10. Stability and Reactivity Data
Stability Instability Temperature Conditions of Instability Incompatibility with Various Substances Corrosivity
The product is stable. Not applicable None known Non reactive. Not available.

Section 11. Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry
Inhalation. Ingestion.

Acute Effects Eye Contact Skin Contact Sensitization Ingestion Inhalation
Not a primary eye irritant. May cause mechanical irritation, Not a skin irritant. Not absorbed through skin. Not a sensitizer. Not an ingestion hazard. Inhalation of high concentrations may cause mechanical irritation and discomfort. Repeated exposure may cause chronic effects.


No additional remark.

Chronic Effects


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Page Number: 4 KAOLIN: Published literature suggests that extremely high exposures to kaolin dust over a prolonged period of time can lead to a low category pneumoconiosis (with little respiratory disability) in a small number of workers. CRYSTALLINE SILICA: Overexposure to respirable crystalline silica dust can cause silicosis, a form of progressive pulmonary fibrosis. "Inhalable" crystalline silica (quartz) is listed by IARC as a Group I carcinogen (lung) based on "sufficient evidence" in occupationally exposed humans and sufficient evidence in animals. Some studies have not demonstrated a cancer association and considerable controversy exists concerning the IARC classification. Excessive exposure to any dust may aggravate pre-existing respiratory conditions.

Section 12. Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity BOD5 and COD Products of Biodegradation Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation
None known. Not available. None known. None known. Not available.

Section 13. Disposal Considerations
Waste Information
Not a RCRA hazardous waste. Dispose of according to state or local regulations.

Section 14. Transport Information
ADR Classification
Not controlled under ADR (Europe).

PIN IMDG Classification

Not applicable. Not available.

IATA Classification HI/Kemler CEFIC Tremcard UK Hazchem Special Provisions for Transport

Not controlled under IATA. Not available. Not available. Not available. Not applicable.

Section 15. Other Regulatory Information and Pictograms
EINECS Federal and State Regulations
Automatic inclusion for naturally occurring minerals. California prop. 65: This product contains the following ingredients for which the State of California has found to cause cancer which would require a warning under the statute: quartz Pennsylvania RTK: kaolin clay; quartz; mica Florida: quartz; mica Minnesota: kaolin clay; quartz; mica Massachusetts RTK: kaolin clay; quartz; mica TSCA 8(b) inventory: BILT-PLATES® 156

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Protective Clothing (Pictograms)

DSCL (Europe)

This product is not S22- Do not breathe dust. classified according to the EU regulations.

National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.)


Flammability (solid, gas)



Reactivity Specific Hazard

Section 16. Other Information
Relevant R Phrases: Other Special Considerations
This product is not classified according to the EU regulations. Quartz (none detected to less than 1.0% - this quartz range is "typical" and may change slightly with different lots.)

Validated by Sue Kelly on 5/31/2006. Previous Validation Date 3/1/2005.

Verified by Sue Kelly. Printed 12/4/2008.

Information Contact

John Kelse (203) 853-1400 ext. 217 Corporate Risk Management

Notice to Reader Information presented herein has been compiled from sources considered to be dependable and is accurate and reliable to the best of our knowledge and belief but is not guaranteed to be so. Nothing herein is to be construed as recommending any practice or any product in violation of any patent or in violation of any law or regulation. It is the user's responsibility to determine for himself the suitability of any material for a specific purpose and to adopt such safety precautions as may be necessary. We make no warranty as to the results to be obtained in using any material and, since conditions of use are not under our control, we must necessarily disclaim all liability with respect to the use of any material supplied by us.

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