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E I DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO INC -- ELVAX, 220 -- -
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:ELVAX, 220
MSDS Date:04/14/1999
FSC:NIIN:Submitter:N EN
Status Code:A
MSDS Number: CKPTZ
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:E I DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO INC
Address:1001 MARKET ST
City:WILMINGTON
State:DE
ZIP:19898
Country:US
Info Phone Num:800-441-7515
Emergency Phone Num:800-441-7515;800-424-9300
Preparer's Name:T E SCHROER
Chemtrec Ind/Phone:(800)424-9300
CAGE:18873
=== Contractor Identification ===
Company Name:E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO
Address:1007 MARKET STREET
Box:City:WILMINGTON
State:DE
ZIP:19898
Country:US
Phone:800-441-7515;800-441-9442
CAGE:18873

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

Ingred Name:ETHYLENE-VINYL ACETATE COPOLYMER
> Wt:99.7

Ingred Name:VINYL ACETATE AEL DUPONT: 10 PPM - 8 & 12 HR TWA. WHERE
    GOVERNMENTALLY IMPOSED OCCUP EXPOS LIMITS WHICH ARE LOWER THAN AEL
    ARE IN EFT, SUCH LIMITS SHALL TAKE PRECEDENCE.
CAS:108-05-4
RTECS #:AK0875000
< Wt:.3
ACGIH TLV:35 MG/M3;10 PPM
ACGIH STEL:53 MG/M3;15 PPM
EPA Rpt Qty:5000 LBS
DOT Rpt Qty:5000 LBS

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

LD50 LC50 Mixture:LD50: (ORAL,RAT) 2920 MG/KG
Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:YES  Ingestion:YES
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:YES	 OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:BEFORE USING "ELVAX" RESINS, READ
    BROCHURES ON SAFE HNDLG PROCEDURES. ACUTE: INGEST: THE ORAL LD-50
    IN RATS USING 1 TYPE OF "ELVAX" IS IN EXCESS OF 1000 MILLIGRAMS PER
    KILOGRAM OF BODY WT. 2 WEEK META BOLIC TESTS WITH DOGS & RATS
    SHOWED THAT NO SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF POLYMER WAS RETAINED BY
    ANIMALS. 90-DAY FEEDING STUDIES IN RATS SHOWED THAT "ELVAX" RESINS
    HAVE LOW TOX. SLIGHT LIVER EFTS WERE SEEN I N ANIMALS FED DIETS
    CNTNG 10% "ELVAX"; NO EFTS WERE SEEN W/DIETS CNTNG 5% "ELVAX".
    OVERALL, NO IMPORTANT BODY SYSTEMS OR ORGAN DYSFUNCTION OCCURRED AT
    EITHER DOSE LEVEL. SKIN: NO DATA AVAILABLE. (EFTS  OF OVEREXP)
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:VINYL ACETATE. IARC MONOGRAPHS; VOL 63,
    PG 443, 1995: GROUP 2B.
Effects of Overexposure:HLTH HAZS: HOWEVER, BASED ON EXPERIENCE W/HNDLG
    THESE POLYMERS, NO UNUSUAL DERM HAZ IS EXPECTED FROM ROUTINE HNDLG.
    MOLTEN POLYMER CONTACTING SKIN WILL CAUSE THERMAL BURNS. EYE:
    MECHANICAL IRRITATION.  INHAL: POLYMER IS NOT RESPIRABLE AS
    MARKETED. AT PROCESSING TEMPS ABOVE 204 DEGREES C, FUMES IRRITATING
    TO EYES, NOSE, AND THROAT MAY BE PRODUCED. EXPOSURE MAY RESULT IN
    REDNESS, TEARING, AND ITCHING  IN THE EYES TOGETHER WITH SORENESS
    IN THE NOSE AND THROAT WITH COUGHING.
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:NONE KNOWN.

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

First Aid:INHAL: REMOVE TO FRESH AIR. IF NOT BRTHG, GIVE ARTF RESP. IF
    BRTHG IS DFCLT, GIVE OXYG. CALL PHYS. SKIN CONT: CMPD IS NOT LIKELY
    TO BE HAZ BY SKIN CONT BUT CLEANSING SKIN AFTER USE IS ADVISABLE.
    IF MO LTEN MATL GET ON SKIN, COOL RAPIDLY W/COLD WATER. DO NOT
    ATTEMPT TO REMOVE MATL FROM SKIN. OBTAIN MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR
    THERMAL BURN. EYE CONT: IMMEDIATELY FLUSH W/PLENTY OF WATER FOR AT
    LST 15 MINUTE S. CALL PHYSICIAN. INGEST: NO SPECIFIC INTERVENTION
    IS INDICATED AS CMPD IS NOT LIKELY TO BE HAZ BY INGEST. CONSULT
    PHYSICIAN IF NECESSARY.

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

Flash Point Method:COC
Flash Point:=260.C, 500.F
Extinguishing Media:WATER, FOAM, DRY CHEMICAL, CO*2.
Fire Fighting Procedures:WEAR NIOSH APPROVED SCBA AND FULL PROTECTIVE
    EQUIPMENT .
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:SOLID POLYMER CAN BE COMBUSTED ONLY
    W/DFCLTY. ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE CAN POTNTLY BUILD UP WHEN POURING
    PELLETS. GROUNDING OF EQUIP IS REC. HAZ COMBUST PRODS: COMPLETE
    COMBUST GIVE CO*2 & WATER. INCOMPLE TE COMBUST GIVES, IN ADDN, CO &
    HYDROCARBON OXIDATION PRODS INCL ORGANIC ACIDS, ALDEHYDES, AND
    ALCOHOLS.

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

Spill Release Procedures:SAFEGUARDS (PERSONNEL). NOTE: REVIEW FIRE
    FIGHTING MEASURES & HANDLING (PERSONNEL) SECTION BEFORE PROCEEDING
    WITH CLEAN-UP. USE APPROPRIATE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT DURING
    CLEAN-UP. SPILL CLEAN U P: SHOVEL OR SWEEP UP.

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

Handling and Storage Precautions:SEE FIRST AID AND PERSONAL PROTECTIVE
    EQUIPMENT SECTIONS.
Other Precautions:STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE. KEEP CONTAINER CLOSED TO
    PREVENT CONTAMINATION.

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

Respiratory Protection:A NIOSH APPRVD AIR PURIFYING RESP W/ORG VAP
    CARTRIDGE WITH DUST/MIST FILTER MAY BE PERMISSIBLE UNDER CERTAIN
    CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE AIRBORNE CONCS ARE EXPECTED TO EXCEED EXPOS
    LIMITS. USE NIOSH APPRVD PO SITIVE PRESS AIR SUPPLIED RESP IF THERE
    IS ANY POTNTL FOR UNCONTROLLED RELEASE, EXPOS LEVELS ARE NOT
    KNOWN/ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE NIOSH APPRVD (SUPDAT)
Ventilation:LOC VENT MUST BE USED OVER PROCESSING EQUIP TO MAINTAIN
    VINYL ACETATE CONCS IN AIR BELOW PEL. USE STATIC CTLS. STATIC
    CHARGES CAN BUILD UP (SUPDAT)
Protective Gloves:IMPERVIOUS GLOVES .
Eye Protection:ANSI APPROVED CHEMICAL WORKERS GOGGLES .
Other Protective Equipment:ANSI APPROVED EYE WASH & DELUGE SHOWER . IF
    THERE IS POTNTL CONT WITH HOT/MOLTEN MATERIAL, WEAR HEAT RESISTANT
    CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR.
Supplemental Safety and Health
RESP PROT: NIOSH APPRVD AIR PURIFYING RESPS MAY NOT PROVIDE ADEQ PROT.
    VENT: AND IGNITE DUST/SOLV LADEN ATM. TOX INFO: RATS BUT NOT IN
    MICE. RESEARCH ON MECHANISM OF NASAL TUMOR INDUCTION IN RATS SUGG
    ESTS THAT LEVELS @ WHICH HUMANS ARE LIKELY TO BE EXPOS ARE BELOW
    THRESHOLD FOR EFTS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO (OTHER INFO)

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

Spec Gravity:0.93-0.97
Solubility in Water:NEGLIGIBLE
Appearance and Odor:TRANSLUCENT TO WHITE PELLETS. MILD ESTER-LIKE ODOR.
Percent Volatiles by Volume:NEGLIGIBLE

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

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
INCOMPATIBLE OR CAN REACT WITH STRONG ACIDS, OXIDIZING AGENTS.
Stability Condition to Avoid:TEMPERATURES ABOVE 230 DEGREES C FOR SHORT
    RESIDENCE TIMES. TEMPERATURES ABOVE 204 DEGREES C FOR LONG
    RESIDENCE TIMES.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:VINYL ACETATE, ACETIC ACID, CARBON
    MONOXIDE AND HYDROCARBON OXIDATION PRODUCTS INCLUDING ORGANIC
    ACIDS, ALDEHYDES AND ALCOHOLS.

===================  Toxicological Information	===================

Toxicological Information:ANIMAL DATA: VINYL ACETATE. INHAL 4 HR LC50:
    4000 PPM IN RATS. SKIN ABSORP LD50: 2335 MG/KG IN RABBITS. ORAL
    LD50: 2920 MG/KG IN RATS. VINYL ACETATE IS SLIGHT SKIN & SEV EYE
    IRRITANT, & WEAK SKIN SENS ITIZER IN ANIMALS. NO EFTS FROM RPTD
    EXPOS TO VINYL ACETATE BY INHAL WERE OBSERVED @ 100 PPM IN RATS.
    EXPOS TO HIGHER CONCS OF VINYL ACETATE BY INHAL CAUSED EYE IRRIT &
    LACRIMATION, REDUCED WT GAIN, &  IRRIT OF RESP TRACT W/BRTHG
    DFCLTY. EFTS OBSERVED IN RATS & MICE EXPO BY INHAL TO 200 & 600 PPM
    FOR 2 YRS INCL REDUCED BODY WT, & PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES IN NOSE &
    RESP TRACT. NASAL CAVITY TUMORS WERE O BSERVED IN (SUPDAT)

=====================  Ecological Information  =====================

Ecological:AQUATIC TOXICITY: NO INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE. TOXICITY IS
    EXPECTED TO BE LOW BASED ON INSOLUBILITY IN WATER.

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

Waste Disposal Methods:PREFERRED OPTIONS FOR DISP ARE (1) RECYCLING,
    (2) INCINERATION W/ENERGY RECOVERY, AND (3) LANDFILL. HIGH FUEL
    VALUE OF PROD MAKES OPTION 2 VERY DESIRABLE FOR MATL THAT CANNOT BE
    RECYCLED. TREATMENT, S TORAGE, TRANSPORTATION, & DISP MUST BE I/A/W
    APPLIC FEDERAL, STATE/PROVINCIAL, & LOCAL REGULATIONS.

===================  MSDS Transport Information  ===================

Transport Information:SHIPPING INFORMATION. DOT HAZARD CLASS: NOT
    REGULATED.

=====================  Regulatory Information  =====================

SARA Title III Information:VINYL ACETATE: DISCLOSURE AS A TOXIC
    CHEMICAL IS REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 313 OF TITLE III OF THE
    SUPERFUND AMENDMENTS AND REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 1986 AND 40 CFR
    PART 372.
Federal Regulatory Information:U.S. FEDERAL REGULATIONS. TSCA INVENTORY
    STATUS: IN COMPLIANCE WITH TSCA INVENTORY REQUIREMENTS FOR
    COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
State Regulatory Information:STATE RIGHT-TO-KNOW. NO SUBSTANCES ON
    STATE HAZ SUBSTANCES LIST, FOR STATES INDICATED BELOW, ARE USED IN
    MFR OF PRODS ON THIS MSDS, W/EXCEPTIONS INDICATED. SUBSTANCED ON
    PENNSYLVANIA HAZ SUBSTANCES LI ST PRESENT @ CONC OF 1%/MORE (0.01%
    FOR SPEC HAZ SUBSTANCE) - NONE KNOWN. WARNING - SUBSTANCES KNOWN TO
    STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER, BIRTH DEFECTS/OTHER REPRO HARM
    - NONE KNOWN. SUBSTANCES ON  NEW JERSEY WORKPLACE HAZ SUBSTANCE
    LIST PRESENT @ CONC OF 1%/MORE (0.1% FOR SUBSTANCES IDENTIFIED AS 
    CARCINS, MUTAGENS/TERATOGENS) - NONE KNOWN.

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