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HUDSON INTERNATIONAL

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

Identity: NON-FLAMMABLE SAFETY SOLVENT

 

SECTION I

 

Manufactured For:

            Hudson International                                           Emergency Telephone Number

           

80 Leuning Street
                                                           1-800-424-9300

            South Hackensack, NJ 07606                             Telephone for Information

                                                                                                1-877-482-2436

                                                                                    Date Prepared: October 2007

                                                                                    Prepared By: Staff

 

 

SECTION II – HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS / IDENTITY INFORMATION

 

                                                                                                                       

Hazardous Components                         OSHA PEL        ACGIH TLV       APPROX. %                 

Trichloroethylene                                    100 ppm            50 ppm             >90.0

CAS # 79-01-6

 

 

Health Rating ………. 3

Flammability ………. 0

Reactivity ………. 0

Personal Protection ……….. A

 

 

SECTION III – PHYSICAL / CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS

 

Boiling Point ….. 189 ˚F                                     Specific Gravity (water = 1) ….. 1.47

Vapor Pressure (mmHg) ….. 57.8                        % Volatile (volume %) ….. >99.0

Vapor Density (air = 1) ….. 4.54                          Evaporation Rate ….. <1

pH ….. N/A                                                       (Ether = 1)

Solubility in Water ….. Insoluble                         

 

Appearance and Odor: Clear, water white liquid with characteristic chlorinated solvent odor.

 

 

SECTION IV – FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS

 

Flash Point (°F): None                            Test Method: Closed cup              

Flammable Limits in air (volume %):        LEL: 7.8                        UEL: 52

Extinguishing Media: Foam, Carbon dioxide, or dry chemical

 

Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Firefighters must use full protective gear and self-contained breathing apparatus.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazard: Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Vapors concentrated in a confined or poorly ventilated area can be ignited upon contact with a high energy spark, flame, or heat source.

 

 

SECTION V – REACTIVITY DATA

 

Stability:                       Unstable [ ]       Stable [X]          Conditions to Avoid: None

Incompatibility (materials to avoid): Strong alkalis and oxidizing agents, chemically active metals like sodium, aluminum, potassium, and magnesium.

 

Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts: Thermal decomposition may yield oxides of Carbon, HCl and Chlorine, and Phosgene

 

Hazardous Polymerization:                     May Occur [ ]                Will Not Occur [X]

Conditions to Avoid: None known

 

 

SECTION VI – HEALTH HAZARD DATA

 

Route(s) of Entry:           Eyes? Yes        Inhalation? Yes              Skin? Yes         Ingestion? Yes

Health Hazards (Acute and Chronic):      

Eyes– May cause irritation, tearing, redness, and blurred vision.

Skin – May cause irritation with prolonged contact.

Ingestion – May cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Inhalation– May cause respiratory tract irritation, dizziness, weakness, headache, nausea, narcosis, and euphoria.

 

Carcinogenicity:             NTP? No           IARC Monographs? Yes             OSHA Regulated? No

 

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: None known

Emergency and First Aid Procedures:     

Eyes– Flush eyes and under eyelids with pleanty of cool water for at least 15 minutes. Get Medical attention.

Skin – Wash with soap and water. If irritation persists, get medical attention.

Ingestion – Give affected person several glasses of water and induce vomiting. Get medical attention. Call physician or poison control center immediately.

Inhalation – Remove to fresh air. Administer artificial respiration if needed. Obtain medical attention. DO NOT give stimulants.

 

 

SECTION VII – PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE

 

Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Spilled or Released: Soak up spilled material with inert absorbent material and place in closed container for disposal.

Waste Disposal Method: Consult local environmental authorities.

 

Precautions to be Taken in Handling and Storing: Store in cool, dry place. Keep container tightly closed when not in use.

Other Precautions: Keep out of reach of children.

 

 

SECTION VIII – CONTROL MEASURES

 

Respiratory Protection: In area of high concentration, a NIOSH-approved respirator must be used

Ventilation:        Local exhaust – Adequate                      Special – N/A

                        Mechanical – N/A                                  Other – N/A

Protective Gloves: Rubber gloves

Eye Protection: Goggles or face shield

Other Protective Clothing or Equipment: Emergency shower and eyewash station should be accessible.

 

Work Hygienic Practices: Wash hands after use.