adverstisement



DOW CHEMICAL U.S.A. -- ETHAFOAM 220 PLANK BRAND POLYETHYLENE PLASTIC FOAM -- 9330-01-185-2490
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:ETHAFOAM 220 PLANK BRAND POLYETHYLENE PLASTIC FOAM
MSDS Date:06/26/1992
FSC:9330
NIIN:01-185-2490
MSDS Number: BVZKD
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:DOW CHEMICAL U.S.A.
Address:CHEMICAL AND METALS DEPARTMENT
City:MIDLAND
State:MI
ZIP:48674
Country:US
Info Phone Num:517-636-1000
Emergency Phone Num:517-636-4400
CAGE:96717
=== Contractor Identification ===
Company Name:DOW CHEMICAL CO
Address:100 LARKIN CENTER
Box:City:MIDLAND
State:MI
ZIP:48674
Country:US
Phone:800-258-2436
CAGE:96717

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

Ingred Name:POLYETHYLENE
CAS:9002-88-4
RTECS #:TQ3325000
Fraction by Wt: 75-100%
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED

Ingred Name:ETHANE, 1-CHLORO-1,1-DIFLUORO
CAS:75-68-3
RTECS #:KH7650000
Fraction by Wt: 0-18%
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED
Ozone Depleting Chemical:2

Ingred Name:STEARYL STEARAMIDE
CAS:13276-08-9
Fraction by Wt: 0-2%
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED

Ingred Name:COLOR CONCENTRATE IN POLYETHYLENE
Fraction by Wt: 0-2%
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED

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

Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:NO  Ingestion:NO
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:INHALED:DUST FROM SAWING, ETC MAY
    CAUSE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION, AS MAY FUMES FROM HOT-WIRE
    OPERATIONS.  INHALATION OF BLOWING AGENT (UNLIKELY) MAY CAUSE
    ANESTHETIC/NARCOTIC EFFECTS. EYE:DUST OR FUMES  MAY CAUSE
    IRRITATION. INGESTED:UNLIKELYDUE TO FORM. SKIN:ESSENTIALLY NON
    IRRITATING. ABSORPTION UNLIKELY.
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:NONE OF THE INGREDIENTS OF THIS PRODUCT
    ARE LISTED BY IARC, NTP OR OSHA AS A CARCINOGEN.
Effects of Overexposure:EYE:IRRITATION. INHALED:ANESTHETIC OR NARCOTIC
    EFFECTS, CHEST TIGHTNESS, LOW BLOOD PRESSURE, OR CARDIAC
    SENSITIZATION.
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:NO INFORMATION GIVEN BY MFR ON
    MSDS.

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

First Aid:EYE:FLUSH WITH PLENTY OF WATER; MECHANICAL EFFECTS ONLY.
    SKIN:WASH OFF IN FLOWING WATER OR SHOWER. INGESTED:NO ADVERSE
    EFFECTS ANTICIPATED BY THIS ROUTE OF EXPOSURE. INHALED:NO ADVERSE
    EFFECTS ANTICIP ATED BY THIS ROUTE OF EXPOSURE INCIDENTAL TO PROPER
    INDUSTRIAL HANDLING.

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

Extinguishing Media:WATER FOG.
Fire Fighting Procedures:WEAR SELF-CONTAINED, POSITIVE PRESSURE
    BREATHING APPARATUS.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:AVOID DENSE SMOKE.

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

Spill Release Procedures:PICK UP AND HANDLE AS ANY OTHER INERT
    MATERIAL.
Neutralizing Agent:NO INFORMATION GIVEN BY MFR ON MSDS.

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

Handling and Storage Precautions:PRACTICE REASONABLE CARE AND
    CLEANLINESS AS A COMMON SENSE SAFETY PRECAUTION WHEN HANDLING THIS
    PRODUCT. THIS FOAM IS COMBUSTIBLE;AVOID FLAMES, ETC.
Other Precautions:WHEN LARGE QUANTITIES OF THIS PRODUCT ARE STORED OR
    FABRICATED, SMALL QUANTITIES OF THE BLOWING AGENT RELEASED FROM THE
    FOAM MAY TEND TO ACCELERATE CORROSION OF HEATERS AND BOILERS.
    CORROSION CAN EVEN TUALLY CREATE HOLES.

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

Respiratory Protection:ATMOSPHERIC LEVELS SHOULD BE MAINTAINED BELOW
    THE EXPOSURE GUIDELINE. WHEN RESPIRATORY PROTECTION IS REQUIRED FOR
    CERTAIN OPERATIONS, USE AN APPROVED AIR-PURIFYING RESPIRATOR. IN
    DUSTY ATMOSPHERES, US E AN APPROVED DUST RESPIRATOR.
Ventilation:PROVIDE GENERAL AND/OR LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION TO CONTROL
    AIRBORNE LEVELS BELOW THE EXPOSURE GUIDELINES.
Protective Gloves:NO SKIN PROTECION SHOULD BE NEEDED.
Eye Protection:SAFETY GLASSES
Other Protective Equipment:BODY COVERING CLOTHING. FOR DUSTY
    OPERATIONS, WEAR CHEMICAL GOGGLES.
Work Hygienic Practices:MFR: ?	HMIS:USE GOOD INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
    PRACTICE. AVOID UNNECESSARY EXPOSURE. WASH THOROUGHLY BEFORE EATING
    OR DRINKING
Supplemental Safety and Health
NONE

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

HCC:N1
NRC/State Lic Num:NONE
Spec Gravity:0.02-0.16
Solubility in Water:UNKNOWNLE
Appearance and Odor:UNKNOWNR SOLID PLASTIC FOAM. NO ODOR.

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

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS.
Stability Condition to Avoid:AVOID FIRE AND TEMPERATURES OVER
    625F,329C.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:UNDER NORMAL COMBUSTION CONDITIONS
    CARBON MONOXIDE IS GENERATED. ADDITIONAL TOXIC SUBSTANCES MAY BE
    RELEASED.
Conditions to Avoid Polymerization:WILL NOT OCCUR.

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

Waste Disposal Methods:REUSE, RECYCLE OR BURY IN AN APPROVED LANDFILL.
    FOLLOW ALL LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DISPOSAL.

 Disclaimer (provided with this information by the compiling agencies):
 This information is formulated for use by elements of the Department
 of Defense.  The United States of America in no manner whatsoever,
 expressly or implied, warrants this information to be accurate and
 disclaims all liability for its use.  Any person utilizing this
 document should seek competent professional advice to verify and
 assume responsibility for the suitability of this information to their
 particular situation.