46 Chetwynd St., Loganholme, Queensland, 4129, Australia
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MATERIAL  SAFETY  DATA  SHEET

SECTION  1.  PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION 

Trade name Cop-R-Bote
Chemical Name & Synonyms Copper filled epoxy resin / amine hardener two component kit.
Manufacturer Boatcraft Pacific Pty. Ltd.
  46 Chetwynd St., Loganholme
  Queensland 4129 Australia
Contact Telephone 07 3806 1944

 
UN No. 1263 Hazchem 3[Y]
DG Class 3.2 Poisons Schedule 5
CAS No Mixture Pkge Group III

 
Intended usage A two component permanent marine antifouling coating, based on pure copper metal as the active ingredient.

Classified as hazardous according to the criteria of Worksafe Australia.

 

SECTION  2.  INGREDIENTS

Epoxy resin Cas No.25068-38-6 10-20%
Metallic copper Cas No. 60-70%
Cycloaliphatic amine/epoxy resin adduct Cas No 0-10%
Amidoamine Cas No112-57-2 0-10%
Xylene solvent Cas No. 1330-20-7 0-10%

SECTION 3.  PHYSICAL & EXPOSURE DATA

Appearance/odour Viscous liquids, solvent odour.
Boiling Range 138-143 C
Flash point 27C
Specific Gravity 2.8 (Part A) 1.0 (Part B)
Vapour Pressure  6mm at 20C
Vapour Density (air = 1)   3.66 at 20C
Volatile Component (% vol)  0-10%
pH 11-13
Solubility with water Insoluble
Explosive limits LEL 1.1% v/v, UEL 7.7% v/v

 

Product Exposure Limits

TLV TWA epoxy resin No value assigned by NHMRC
TLV TWA amidoamine No value assigned by NHMRC
TLV TWA cycloaliphatic amine No value assigned by NHMRC
TLV TWA xylene 100ppm, 435 mg/cu m

 

Toxicity and Irritation Data

LD(50) for ingestion (rat) - epoxy resin                   5 gm/kg

LD(50) for ingestion (rat) - amines                         3.5 gm/kg

LD(50) for ingestion (rat) - xylene                          5 gm/kg

SECTION 4.  HEALTH HAZARD

No adverse effects are expected if the product is handled in accordance with this safety Data Sheet and with the product label.

 

Symptoms of Exposure:  Acute and Chronic Effects

 

Ingestion: 

Strong burning sensation, possible vomiting.  Can result in irritation of the gastrointestinal tract and mucous membranes.  Considered as an unlikely route of entry in commercial/industrial environments. Xylene tends to break up into foam if the patient vomits and may be aspired into the lungs.

 

Eye contact:

The amine hardener component may be severely irritating to the eyes and may burn eye tissue.  High concentrations of vapour may cause irritation.

 

Skin contact: 

Liquid may be irritating to the skin and may be capable of causing allergic skin reactions.  Repeated or prolonged contact may lead to dermatitic effects and may cause sensitisation in some individuals. 

 

Inhalation: 

The vapour is mildly irritating to the mucous membranes and respiratory tract.  The vapour pressure from these products is very low at ambient temperatures and is unlikely to cause exposure from normal handling.  Frequent or prolonged exposure can cause respiratory irritation and may cause sensitisation in some individuals.  Overexposure symptoms include headache, swelling and congestion of the eyes and sinuses.

 

Systemic and other effects: 

The ingredients may cause adverse effects including sensitisation.  Symptoms include itching rash and respiratory congestion.  Xylene solvent in large quantities may cause gastrointestinal irritation, CNS depression, and long term liver and kidney damage.

 

Emergency & First Aid Procedures

 

Ingestion: 

DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING.  If conscious give water or milk to rinse out mouth and drink.  Provide liquid slowly but as much as casualty will drink.  Transport to hospital or doctor without delay.   Activated charcoal may be helpful.

 

Eye contact: 

Immediately hold the eyes open and irrigate eyes with running water for at least 15 minutes.  Ensure irrigation under eyelids by occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids.  Transport to doctor or hospital without delay.  Removal of contact lenses after an eye injury should only be undertaken by skilled personnel. 

 

Skin contact: 

Immediately remove all contaminated clothing including footwear.  Wash affected areas thoroughly with detergent hand cleaner and rinse with plenty of water.  Seek medical attention in event of irritation.

 

Inhalation: 

Remove to fresh air, lie patient down, keep warm and rested.  If breathing is shallow or has stopped, ensure clear airway and apply resuscitation.  Administer oxygen.  Transport to hospital or doctor.

 

Notes to physician:  Treat symptomatically.

SECTION 5.  PERSONAL PROTECTION & HANDLING

Protective Equipment

Eyes

Goggles or face shield

Hands/feet

Rubber gloves, full overalls, safety shoes

Respiratory Ensure adequate ventilation.  Wear organic vapor respirator or self-contained breathing apparatus in enclosed areas.

Remove and wash all contaminated clothing and equipment.

Handling Procedures

 

Handle in well ventilated area.  Always observe conditions of good industrial hygiene and safe working practice.

 

SECTION 6.  FIRE & EXPLOSION

Stability

Stable for minimum 2 years at room temperature.  Excess heating over long periods will degrade ingredients.  .

 

Flammability

Products will support combustion if heated but will not spontaneously ignite or explode.

 

Hazardous Decomposition Products

On burning will emit toxic fumes of oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.

 

Hazardous Polymerization

Will not occur in absence of contact with reactive elements or unless the separately packed components are mixed in large quantities.  This will cause irreversible polymerization with considerable heat build-up.

 

Incompatibility

Avoid contact with water, strong acids, alkalis, oxidizing materials.

 

Fire Fighting

Toxic fumes will be evolved when this material is involved in a fire.  Fire fighters must wear full protective clothing and self contained breathing apparatus.

 

Extinguishing Media

Foam, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder.

SECTION 7.  STORAGE & TRANSPORT

DG Class  3.2
Packaging group & Label  III
Suitable Containers Pre-packaged
Storage procedures Containers will develop pressure at high temperatures.  Store at room temperature under cover in accordance with AS1940 and State Regulations. 
Transport DG Class 3

SECTION 8.  SPILLS  &  DISPOSAL

Minor spill Absorb into waste cloth or other suitable absorbent.  Avoid contact with skin or eyes.
Major spill Contain with sand or earth, absorb with suitable absorbent, collect and seal in properly labeled drums for disposal.  Prevent run off into drains or waterways.
Disposal Suitable for incineration by approved agent or bury in approved landfill according to local regulations. .

SECTION 9.  AUTHORISATION

Name B. H. McConkey
Title Technical Director
Issue Date  

Enquiries 

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