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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET - ACETAL COPOLYMER

 

Date: 6/1/03

SECTION I

SUPPLIER'S NAME POLYMER TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES, LLC
EMERGENCY PHONE (615) 898-1700
ADDRESS (City, State, Zip) 2315 Southpark Drive
  MURFREESBORO, TN 37128
TRADE NAME PTS
CHEMICAL NAME ACETAL COPOLYMER
CHEMICAL FAMILY POLYOXYMETHYLENE; COPOLYMER
HAZARD SUMMARY  
PHYSICAL HAZARDS None
HEALTH HAZARDS None

SECTION II - HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

SUBSTANCE NAME % HAZARDOUS PROPERTY TLV
N/A N/A

SECTION III - PHYSICAL DATA

BOILING POINT(°C) N/A
MELTING POINT(°C) 65
VAPOR PRESSURE (mmHg) -
VAPOR DENSITY -
APPEARANCE AND ODOR Pellets with slight characteristic odor.
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 1.41
SOLUBILITY IN WATER Insoluble
VOLATILE MATERIAL (VOL %) Not applicable
EVAPORATION RATE (WATER=1) N/A

SECTION IV - FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA

FLASH POINT(°C) 325
LIMITS: LEL-N.A UEL-N.A

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: WATER, CARBON DIOXIDE, FOAMS, DRY CHEMICALS. TREAT AS A CLASS B FIRE.

SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: WATER SHOULD BE USED TO KEEP FIRE EXPOSED CONTAINER COOL. PROTECTION FROM FUMES OF FORMALDEHYDE.

UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: BURNS WITH A COLORLESS FLAME. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL DUST CONTROL AND MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT CONTAIN EXPLOSION RELIEF/SUPPRESSION DEVICES. ACETAL COPOLYMER DUST HAS A US BUREAU OF MINES RELATIVE DUST EXPLOSION RATING OF SEVERE. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL DUST CONTROL AND MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT CONTAIN EXPLOSION RELIEF/SUPPRESSION DEVICES.

SECTION V - HEALTH HAZARD

THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE: N/A
EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE: ACUTELY TAKE CARE OF MECHANICAL INJURY
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
EYES: FLUSH EYES WITH PLENTY OF WATER. GET MEDICAL ATTENTION IF IRRITATION PERSISTS.
SKIN: WASH OFF IN FLOWING WATER

SECTION VI - REACTIVITY DATA

PRODUCTS STABILITY Stable x

CONDITIONS TO AVOID: HEATING ABOVE 230°C. AVOID PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO TEMPERATURE ABOVE 193°C.

MATERIALS TO AVOID: STRONG ACIDS AND OXIDIZING AGENTS.

HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION OR DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: CO OR FORMALDEHYDE.

SECTION VII - SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN CASE MATERIAL IS RELEASED OR SPILLED: NON-HAZARDOUS SOLID IN PELLET FORM WHICH CAN BE EASILY CONTROLLED IN CASE OF A SPILL. SWEEP UP AND PLACE PELLETS IN A DISPOSAL CONTAINER.

WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD:DISPOSAL MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL REGULATIONS.

SECTION VIII - SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

VENTILATION: PROVIDE SUFFICIENT VENTILATION TO MINIMIZE EXPOSURE.

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT; RESPIRATORY, EYE, ETC.  NOT NORMALLY NECESSARY AT THE HANDLING OF PELLET FORM, BUT WHEN EMITTING DUST USING THIS MATERIAL; A NIOSH APPROVED RESPIRATORY MASK SHOULD BE WORN. SAFETY EYEWEAR IS RECOMMENDED AND PROTECTIVE GLOVES ARE RECOMMENDED DURING MELT PROCESSING.

SECTION IX - OTHER INFORMATION

PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING AND STORAGE: PRACTICE REASONABLE CARE AND CAUTION IN HANDLING.