Not a Dangerous Good according to Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code, IATA or IMDG/IMSBC criteria.
UN Number: None allocated
GHS Signal word: NONE.
PREVENTION P262: Do not get in eyes. P281: Use personal protective equipment as required.
RESPONSE P301+P330+P331: IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. P370+P378: In case of fire, use carbon dioxide, dry chemical, foam, water fog.
STORAGE P402+P404: Store in a dry place. Store in a closed container.
DISPOSAL P501: If they can not be recycled, dispose of contents to an approved waste disposal plant and containers to landfill (see Section 13 of this SDS).
Physical Description & Colour: White Soft Sponge blocks. Odour: No odour.
Major Health Hazards: no significant risk factors have been found for this product.
Section 3 - Composition/Information on Ingredients
Ingredients: Polymer based on melamine resin
CAS No: secret
TWA (mg/m3 ): not set
STEL (mg/m3 ): not set
This is a commercial product whose exact ratio of components may vary slightly. Minor quantities of other non hazardous ingredients are also possible.
The SWA TWA exposure value is the average airborne concentration of a particular substance when calculated over a normal 8 hour working day for a 5 day working week. The STEL (Short Term Exposure Limit) is an exposure value that may be equalled (but should not be exceeded) for no longer than 15 minutes and should not be repeated more than 4 times per day. There should be at least 60 minutes between successive exposures at the STEL. The term "peak "is used when the TWA limit, because of the rapid action of the substance, should never be exceeded, even briefly.
Section 4 - First Aid Measures
You should call The Poisons Information Centre if you feel that you may have been poisoned, burned or irritated by this product. The number is 13 1126 from anywhere in Australia (0800 764 766 in New Zealand) and is available at all times. Have this SDS with you when you call.
Inhalation: First aid is not generally required. If in doubt, contact a Poisons Information Centre or a doctor.
Skin Contact: Gently brush away excess particles. Irritation is unlikely. However, if irritation does occur, flush with lukewarm, gently flowing water for 5 minutes or until chemical is removed.
Eye Contact: Quickly and gently brush particles from eyes. No effects expected. If irritation does occur, flush contaminated eye(s) with lukewarm, gently flowing water for 5 minutes or until the product is removed. Obtain medical advice if irritation becomes painful or lasts more than a few minutes. Take special care if exposed person is wearing contact lenses.
Ingestion: If product is swallowed or gets in mouth, do NOT induce vomiting; wash mouth with water and give some water to drink. If symptoms develop, or if in doubt contact a Poisons Information Centre or a doctor.
Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures
Fire and Explosion Hazards: The major hazard in fires is usually inhalation of heated and toxic or oxygen deficient (or both), fire gases. There is no risk of an explosion from this product under normal circumstances if it is involved in a fire.
Fire decomposition products from this product may be toxic if inhaled. Take appropriate protective measures.
Extinguishing Media: In case of fire, use carbon dioxide, dry chemical, foam, water fog.
Fire Fighting: If a significant quantity of this product is involved in a fire, call the fire brigade.
Flash point: Combustible solid.
Upper Flammability Limit: No data.
Lower Flammability Limit: No data.
Autoignition temperature: >580°C
Flammability Class: Combustible solid.
Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures
Accidental release: Minor spills do not normally need any special cleanup measures. In the event of a major spill, prevent spillage from entering drains or water courses. Eye/face protective equipment should comprise as a minimum, protective glasses and, preferably, goggles. If there is a significant chance that dusts are likely to build up in cleanup area, we recommend that you use a suitable dust mask. Sweep up and shovel or collect recoverable product into labelled containers for recycling or salvage, and dispose of promptly. Consider vacuuming if appropriate. Recycle containers wherever possible after careful cleaning. This material may be suitable for approved landfill. Ensure legality of disposal by consulting regulations prior to disposal. Thoroughly launder protective clothing before storage or re-use. Advise laundry of nature of contamination when sending contaminated clothing to laundry.
Section 7 - Handling and Storage
Handling: Keep exposure to this product to a minimum, and minimise the quantities kept in work areas. Check Section 8 of this SDS for details of personal protective measures, and make sure that those measures are followed. The measures detailed below under "Storage" should be followed during handling in order to minimise risks to persons using the product in the workplace. Also, avoid contact or contamination of product with incompatible materials listed in Section 10.
Storage: Keep containers dry and away from water. Make sure that the product does not come into contact with substances listed under "Incompatibilities" in Section 10. Check packaging - there may be further storage instructions on the label.
Section 8 - Exposure Controls and Personal Protection
The following Australian Standards will provide general advice regarding safety clothing and equipment:
Respiratory equipment: AS/NZS 1715, Protective Gloves: AS 2161, Occupational Protective Clothing: AS/NZS 4501 set 2008, Industrial Eye Protection: AS1336 and AS/NZS 1337, Occupational Protective Footwear: AS/NZS2210.
SWA Exposure Limits TWA (mg/m3 ) STEL (mg/m3 ) Exposure limits have not been established by SWA for this product. No special equipment is usually needed when occasionally handling small quantities. The following instructions are for bulk handling or where regular exposure in an occupational setting occurs without proper containment systems.
Ventilation: No special ventilation requirements are normally necessary for this product. However make sure that the work environment remains clean and that dusts are minimised.
Eye Protection: Eye protection is not normally necessary when this product is being used. However, if in doubt, wear suitable protective glasses or goggles.
Skin Protection: The information at hand indicates that this product is not harmful and that normally no special skin protection is necessary.
Protective Material Types: There is no specific recommendation for any particular protective material type.
Respirator: If there is a significant chance that dusts are likely to build up in the area where this product is being used, we recommend that you use a suitable dust mask.
Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties:
Physical Description & colour: White Soft Sponge blocks.
Odour: No odour.
Boiling Point: Not applicable.
Freezing/Melting Point: Decomposes before melting.
Volatiles: No data.
Vapour Pressure: No data.
Vapour Density: Not applicable.
Specific Gravity: About 0.004-0.012 at 20°C
Water Solubility: Insoluble.
pH: No data.
Volatility: No data.
Odour Threshold: No data.
Evaporation Rate: Not applicable.
Coeff Oil/water Distribution: No data
Viscosity: Not applicable.
Decomposition temp: >350°C
Autoignition temp: >580°C
Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity
Reactivity: This product is unlikely to react or decompose under normal storage conditions. However, if you have any doubts, contact the supplier for advice on shelf life properties.
Conditions to Avoid: Containers should be kept dry.
Fire Decomposition: Combustion forms carbon dioxide, and if incomplete, carbon monoxide and possibly smoke. Water is also formed. May form nitrogen and its compounds, and under some circumstances, oxides of nitrogen. Occasionally hydrogen cyanide gas in reducing atmospheres. Carbon monoxide poisoning produces headache, weakness, nausea, dizziness, confusion, dimness of vision, disturbance of judgment, and unconsciousness followed by coma and death.
Polymerisation: This product will not undergo polymerisation reactions.
Section 11 - Toxicological Information
Target Organs: There is no data to hand indicating any particular target organs.
Classification of Hazardous Ingredients
No ingredient mentioned in the HSIS Database is present in this product at hazardous concentrations.
Potential Health Effects
Short Term Exposure: Available data indicates that this product is not harmful. In addition product is unlikely to cause any discomfort or irritation. Long Term Exposure: No data for health effects associated with long term inhalation.
Short Term Exposure: Available data indicates that this product is abrasive and may cause abrasion injuries to the skin.
Long Term Exposure: No data for health effects associated with long term skin exposure.
Short Term Exposure: This product may be mechanically irritating to eyes, but is unlikely to cause anything more than mild discomfort which should disappear once product is removed.
Long Term Exposure: No data for health effects associated with long term eye exposure.
Short Term Exposure: Significant oral exposure is considered to be unlikely. This product is unlikely to cause anything more than mild transient discomfort.
Long Term Exposure: No data for health effects associated with long term ingestion.
SWA: No significant ingredient is classified as carcinogenic by SWA.
NTP: No significant ingredient is classified as carcinogenic by NTP.
IARC: No significant ingredient is classified as carcinogenic by IARC.
Section 12 - Ecological Information
This product is not biodegradable. However, it is biologically inert so will not be harmful to flora or fauna, soil or water and will not cause long term problems. Expected to not be an environmental hazard.
Section 13 - Disposal Considerations
Disposal: Containers should be emptied as completely as practical before disposal. If possible, recycle product and containers either in-house or send to recycle company. If this is not practical, send to a commercial waste disposal site.
Section 14 - Transport Information
UN Number: This product is not classified as a Dangerous Good by ADG, IATA or IMDG/IMSBC criteria. No special transport conditions are necessary unless required by other regulations.
Section 15 - Regulatory Information
AICS: This product is compliant with NICNAS regulations.
Section 16 - Other Information
ADG Code: Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail (7th edition)
AICS: Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances
SWA: Safe Work Australia, formerly ASCC and NOHSC
CAS number: Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number
Hazchem Code: Emergency action code of numbers and letters that provide information to emergency services especially firefighters
IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer
NOS: Not otherwise specified
NTP: National Toxicology Program (USA)
R-Phrase: Risk Phrase
SUSMP: Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines & Poisons
UN Number: United Nations Number
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