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DOW CHEMICAL U.S.A. -- ETHAFOAM 220 PLANK BRAND POLYETHYLENE PLASTIC FOAM -- 9330-01-185-2489
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:ETHAFOAM 220 PLANK BRAND POLYETHYLENE PLASTIC FOAM
MSDS Date:06/26/1992
FSC:9330
NIIN:01-185-2489
MSDS Number: BVZKC
=== 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 FOAM
CAS:9002-88-4
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:NO	Skin:NO  Ingestion:NO
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:EYES:SOLID OR DUST MAY CAUSE
    IRRITATION OR CORNEAL INJURY DUE TO MECHANICAL ACTION. VAPORS
    RELEASED DURING THERMAL OPERATIONS (HOT-WIRE CUTTING) MAY CAUSE
    IRRIATION. INHALATION:DUST OR VAPORS MAY CAUS E UPPER RESPIRATORY
    IRRITATION. HIGH CONCENTRATIONS MAY CAUSE CNS, ANESTHETIC OR
    NARCOTIC EFFECTS. INGEST:UNLIKELY.
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:CHLORODIFLUOROETHANE DID NOT CAUSE
    CANCER IN LONG-TERM STUDIES.
Effects of Overexposure:INHALATION:MAY CAUSE NARCOTIC EFFECTS OR
    CARDIAC SENSITIZATION (IRREGULAR HEARTBEATS).
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:NO INFORMATION GIVEN BY MFR ON
    MSDS.

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

First Aid:EYES:FLUSH WITH PLENTY OF WATER; MECHANICAL EFFECTS ONLY.
    SKIN:WASH OFF IN FLOWING WATER OR SHOWER. INGESTION:NO ADVERSE
    EFFECTS ANTICIPATED BY THIS ROUTE OF EXPOSURE. INHALATION:NO
    ADVERSE EFFECTS AN TICIPATED 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. COMBUSTIBLE! DO NOT EXPOSE TO FLAME, 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:SEE OTHER EQUIPMENT
Eye Protection:USE SAFETY GLASSES
Other Protective Equipment:NO PRECAUTIONS OTHER THAN CLEAN BODY
    COVERING CLOTHING SHOULD BE NEEDED.
Work Hygienic Practices:MFR: ?	HMIS:USE GOOD INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
    PRACTICE. AVOID UNNECESSARY EXPOSURE. WASH THOROUGHLY BEFORE EATING
    OR DRINKING
Supplemental Safety and Health
IF THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR EXPOSURE TO PARTICLES WHICH COULD CAUSE
    MECHANICAL INJURY TO EYES, WEAR CHEMICAL GOGGLES. IF VAPOR EXPOSURE
    CAUSES EYE DISCOMFORT, USE A FULL-FACE RESPIRATOR.

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

HCC:N1
NRC/State Lic Num:NONE
Spec Gravity:0.02 - 0.16
Solubility in Water:INSOLUBLE
Appearance and Odor:CELLULAR 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.

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