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BETZ DEARBORN INC -- HARDNESS BUFFER,291 A -- 6850-01-390-4335
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:HARDNESS BUFFER,291 A
MSDS Date:08/22/1995
FSC:6850
NIIN:01-390-4335
MSDS Number: CGLXZ
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:BETZ DEARBORN INC
Address:200 WITMER ROAD
City:HORSHAM
State:PA
ZIP:19044
Country:US
Info Phone Num:215-773-6269 / FAX 215-674-5067
Emergency Phone Num:800-877-1940
CAGE:JO502
=== Contractor Identification ===
Company Name:BETZ DEARBORN INC
Address:200 WITMER RD
Box:City:HORSHAM
State:PA
ZIP:19044
Country:US
Phone:215-773-6269
CAGE:JO502
Company Name:BETZDEARBORN INC.
Address:4636 SOMERTON ROAD
Box:City:TREVOSE
State:PA
ZIP:19053
Country:US
Phone:215-355-3300
CAGE:24774
Company Name:BETZDEARBORN INC.
Address:4636 SOMERTON ROAD
City:TREVOSE,
State:PA
ZIP:19053
Country:US
Phone:215-942-3355
CAGE:57394

=============  Composition/Information on Ingredients  =============

Ingred Name:SODIUM BORATE, PENTAHYDRATE
CAS:12179-04-3
RTECS #:VZ2540000
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED
OSHA PEL:10 MG/M3
ACGIH TLV:1 MG/M3; 9596

Ingred Name:POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE (CERCLA)
CAS:1310-58-3
RTECS #:TT2100000
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED
OSHA PEL:C 2 MG/M3
ACGIH TLV:C 2 MG/M3; 9596
EPA Rpt Qty:1000 LBS
DOT Rpt Qty:1000 LBS

Ingred Name:SODIUM SULFIDE, ANHYDROUS
CAS:1313-82-2
RTECS #:WE1905000
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED

=====================  Hazards Identification  =====================

LD50 LC50 Mixture:LD50 (ORAL, RAT) IS >2,000 MG/KG.
Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:NO  Ingestion:NO
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:TARGET ORGANS:EYE, SKIN, RESPIRATORY
    AND GASTROINTESTINAL TRACTS. ACUTE- MAY CAUSE SEVERE IRRITATION TO
    EYES, POSSIBLY CORROSIVE. MAY CAUSE MODERATE IRRITATION TO SKIN.
    DUSTS MAY CAUSE IRRITATION TO U PPER RESPIRATORY TRACT. MAY CAUSE
    GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT IRRITATION. CHRONIC- NO EVIDENCE OF
    POTENTIAL CHRONIC EFFECTS.
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:NONE
Effects of Overexposure:SEVERE IRRITATION, PAIN, NAUSEA, VOMITING,
    DIARRHEA, ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT

=======================  First Aid Measures  =======================

First Aid:GET MEDICAL HELP IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST. INHALED:MOVE TO FRESH
    AIR. PROVIDE CPR/OXYGEN IF NEEDED. EYES:IMMEDIATELY, FLUSH WITH
    WATER FOR 15 MINUTES. HOLD EYELIDS OPEN. SKIN:WASH WITH SOAP &
    WATER. ORAL:D O NOT INDUCE VOMITING. IF CONSCIOUS, DRINK 3-4
    GLASSES OF MILK OR WATER. SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION.

=====================  Fire Fighting Measures  =====================

Flash Point Method:PMCC
Flash Point:>200F,>93C
Extinguishing Media:WATER SPRAY, CARBON DIOXIDE, FOAM OR DRY CHEMICAL.
    USE WATER SPRAY TO COOL FIRE EXPOSED CONTAINERS.
Fire Fighting Procedures:WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND NIOSH-APPROVED
    SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS. HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION
    PRODUCTS MAY BE FORMED.

==================  Accidental Release Measures  ==================

Spill Release Procedures:SWEEP UP SPILL. AVOID CREATING DUST. PLACE IN
    APPROPRIATE CONTAINER FOR DISPOSAL. VENTILATE AREA AND WASH SPILL
    SITE WITH WATER.
Neutralizing Agent:WEAK ACID

======================	Handling and Storage  ======================

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE IN DRY PLACE AWAY FROM STRONG
    OXIDIZING AGENTS. KEEP CONTAINER TIGHTLY CLOSED. USE IN VENTILATED
    AREA.
Other Precautions:DO NOT RAISE DUST. AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES, SKIN OR
    CLOTHING. AVOID INHALATION OF DUST. WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER HANDLING
    MATERIAL. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF SMALL CHILDREN. DO NOT INGEST.

=============  Exposure Controls/Personal Protection  =============

Respiratory Protection:NONE NORMALLY REQUIRED. IF AIRBORNE
    CONCENTRATION IS HIGH, WEAR A NIOSH-APPROVED DUST RESPIRATOR OR
    DUST MASK.
Ventilation:GOOD GENERAL VENTILATION IS SUFFICIENT FOR MOST CONDITIONS
    (10 ROOM VOLUMES PER HOUR).
Protective Gloves:NEOPRENE
Eye Protection:AIRTIGHT CHEMICAL GOGGLES
Other Protective Equipment:EYE WASH STATION, SAFETY SHOWER, PROTECTIVE
    CLOTHING AND/OR UNIFORM
Work Hygienic Practices:OBSERVE GOOD PERSONAL HYGIENE PRACTICES AND
    RECOMMENDED PROCEDURES.
Supplemental Safety and Health

==================  Physical/Chemical Properties  ==================

HCC:B3
NRC/State Lic Num:NOT RELEVANT
Viscosity:NOT RELEVANT
Evaporation Rate & Reference:NOT RELEVANT
Solubility in Water:100%
Appearance and Odor:WHITE POWDER - SLIGHT SULFUR ODOR

=================  Stability and Reactivity Data  =================

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS
Hazardous Decomposition Products:ELEMENTAL OXIDES

====================  Disposal Considerations  ====================

Waste Disposal Methods:THE POWDER MAY BE BURIED IN A SANITARY LANDFILL
    OR INCINERATED. ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL
    REGULATIONS.

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