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BETZ LABORATORIES, INC. -- HARDNESS BUFFER -- 6810-01-072-1977
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:HARDNESS BUFFER
MSDS Date:03/19/1993
FSC:6810
NIIN:01-072-1977
MSDS Number: BGKLN
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:BETZ LABORATORIES, INC.
Address:4636 SOMERTON ROAD
City:TREVOSE
State:PA
ZIP:19053
Country:US
Info Phone Num:215-355-3300
Emergency Phone Num:215-355-3300
Preparer's Name:HAROLD M. HERSH
CAGE:24774
=== Contractor Identification ===
Company Name:BETZDEARBORN INC.
Address:4636 SOMERTON ROAD
Box:City:TREVOSE
State:PA
ZIP:19053
Country:US
Phone:215-355-3300
CAGE:24774

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

Ingred Name:SODIUM TETRABORATE, PENTAHYDRATE
CAS:12179-04-3
RTECS #:VZ2540000
OSHA PEL:10 MG/M3
ACGIH TLV:1 MG/M3; 9192

Ingred Name:POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE  (SARA III)
CAS:1310-58-3
RTECS #:TT2100000
OSHA PEL:C, 2 MG/M3
ACGIH TLV:C 2 MG/M3; 9192
EPA Rpt Qty:1000 LBS
DOT Rpt Qty:1000 LBS

Ingred Name:SODIUM SULFIDE (SEE SUPP DATA)
CAS:1313-82-2
RTECS #:WE1905000

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

LD50 LC50 Mixture:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.
Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:YES  Ingestion:YES
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:EXCESSIVE OVEREXPOSURE MAY CAUSE
    CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DEPRESSION. HAS POTENTIAL TO CAUSE LIVER AND
    KIDNEY TOXICITY. POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE IS CORROSIVE AND TOXIC IF
    INGESTED. MAY CAUSE MODERATE IRRITAT ION TO THE SKIN. SEVERE
    IRRITANT TO THEEYES. MAY CAUSE IRRITATION TO UPPER RESPIRATORY
    TRACT.
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:PRODUCT CONTAINS NO INGREDIENTS
    CURRENTLY CLASSIFIED AS CARCINOGENIC BY NTP, IARC OR OSHA.
Effects of Overexposure:DROWSINESS, INCOORDINATION, LOSS OF BALANCE,
    SKIN IRRITATION, EYE IRRITATION, RESPIRATORY TRACT IRRITATION.
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

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

First Aid:INHALATION: REMOVE FROM EXPOSURE. RESTORE BREATHING. KEEP
    WARM AND QUIET. GET MEDICAL ATTENTION. SKIN: WASH AFFECTED AREA
    THOROUGHLY WITH SOAP AND WATER. IF IRRITATION PERSISTS, GET MEDICAL
    ATTENTION.	EYES: FLUSH WITH LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER FOR 15 MINUTES.
    GET MEDICAL ATTENTION. INGESTION: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. DILUTE
    CONTENTS OF STOMACH WITH 3-4 GLASSES OF MILK OR WATER. CONTACT
    PHYSICIAN.

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

Flash Point Method:PMCC
Flash Point:200F,93C
Lower Limits:NOT GIVEN
Upper Limits:NOT GIVEN
Extinguishing Media:DRY CHEMICAL, CARBON DIOXIDE, FOAM OR WATER
Fire Fighting Procedures:WEAR FIRE FIGHTING PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND
    FULL FACE-PIECE SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:CONTAINS FLAMMABLE SOLID(SODIUM SULFIDE)
    THAT CAN EXPLODE ON RAPID HEATING OR SHOCK. FIRE CONDITIONS MAY
    PRODUCE HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS AND VAPORS.

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

Spill Release Procedures:VENTILATE AREA. USE SPECIFIED PROTECTIVE
    EQUIPMENT. SWEEP UP AND PLACE IN WASTE DISPOSAL CONTAINER. FLUSH
    AREA WITH WATER. WET AREA MAY BE SLIPPERY. SPREAD SAND/GRIT.
Neutralizing Agent:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

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

Handling and Storage Precautions:KEEP CONTAINERS CLOSED WHEN NOT IN
    USE. KEEP DRY.
Other Precautions:USE PRECAUTIONS FOR NORMAL CHEMICAL HANDLING.

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

Respiratory Protection:USE RESPIRATORS WITHIN USE LIMITATIONS OR ELSE
    USE SUPPLIED AIR RESPIRATORS. IF VENTILATION IS INADEQUATE OR
    SIGNIFICANT PRODUCT EXPOSURE IS LIKELY, USE A RESPIRATOR WITH
    DUST/MIST FILTERS.
Ventilation:ADEQUATE VENTIALTION TO MAINTAIN AIR CONTAMINANTS BELOW
    EXPOSURE LIMITS.
Protective Gloves:NEOPRENE
Eye Protection:AIRTIGHT CHEMICAL GOGGLES
Other Protective Equipment:SAFETY SHOWER, EYEWASH STATION
Work Hygienic Practices:WASH WITH SOAP AND WATER AFTER HANDLING PRODUCT
    AND BEFORE EATING DRINKING OR SMOKING.
Supplemental Safety and Health
MR. HERSCH, ON PHONE 13MAR89, STATED NA*2S CONTENT IS APPROXIMATELY 1%.
    AT THIS, NEARLY THE WHOLE BOTTLE WOULD HAVE TO BE ACCIDENTLY
    ACIDIFIED TO PRESENT ANY HAZARD.

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

HCC:B3
Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:NOT GIVEN
Melt/Freeze Pt:M.P/F.P Text:NOT GIVEN
Vapor Pres:NOT GIVEN
Vapor Density:NOT GIVEN
Spec Gravity:< 1
pH:10.0
Evaporation Rate & Reference:< 1 (ETHER=1)
Solubility in Water:COMPLETE
Appearance and Odor:WHITE POWDER, SLIGHT SULFUR ODOR

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

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
AVOID CONTACT WITH STRONG OXIDIZERS
Stability Condition to Avoid:AVOID CONTAMINATION WITH OTHER MATERIALS
Hazardous Decomposition Products:ELEMENTAL OXIDES

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

Waste Disposal Methods:PREVENT WASTE FROM CONTAMINATING SURROUNDING
    ENVIRONMENT. DISCARD ANY PRODUCT, RESIDUE, DISPOSAL CONTAINER OR
    LINER IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL REGULATIONS.

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