46 Chetwynd St., Loganholme, Queensland, 4129, Australia
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Rusty Metal Primer Safety Data Sheet. Rust Converter Safety Data Sheet.

MATERIAL  SAFETY  DATA  SHEET

SECTION  1.  PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION 

Trade name FERONITE RUST CONVERTER
Chemical Name & Synonyms Tannic Acid Solution
Manufacturer Boatcraft Pacific Pty. Ltd.
  46 Chetwynd St., Loganholme
  Queensland 4129 Australia
Contact Telephone 07 3806 1944

 
UN No. None Allocated Hazchem None
DG Class None Allocated Poisons Schedule None
CAS No Mixture Pkge Group None

 
Intended usage Rust treatment prior to painting

Classified as hazardous according to the criteria of Worksafe Australia.

SECTION  2.  INGREDIENTS

Tannic acid Cas No.1401-55-4 10-20%
Isopropanol Cas No. 67-63-0 5-15%
Ethylene glycol Cas No 107-21-1 5-15%
Phosphoric acid Cas No 7664-38-2 <5%
Water Cas No. 7732-18-5 Balance

SECTION 3.  PHYSICAL & EXPOSURE DATA

Appearance/odour Brown aqueous liquid, strong smell.
Boiling Range 95-100 C
Flash point >120C
Specific Gravity 1.06 - 1.09
Vapour Pressure  4.4 kPa at 20C
Vapour Density (air = 1)  2.07 at 20C
Volatile Component (% vol)  80-90%
pH  1.6 - 2.0
Solubility with water 100% soluble
Explosive limits N/A

 

Product Exposure Limits

TLV TWA 200ppm
TLV TWA phosphoric acid 1 mg/cu m; STEL 3mg/cu m
TLV TWA ethylene glycol (vapor) 50ppm, 125mg/cu m
TLV TWA isopropanol

400ppm, 980mg/cu m,

STEL 500ppm,

1225mg/cu m [ACGIH 1988]

TLV TWA tannic acid 500ppm

 

Toxicity and Irritation Data

LD(50) for ingestion (rat)                                      23 gm/kg

LD(50) for skin contact                                        65 gm/kg

 

CAUTION: Tannic acid and isopropanol have been classified by IARC as Group 3 - not classifiable as to their carcinogenicity to humans.  Use good occupational health practice [RTECS 1989]

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.

 

Eye contact:

The liquid is severely irritating to the eyes, and may burn eye tissue.

 

Skin contact: 

Liquid may be irritating to the skin and may be capable of causing allergic skin reactions.  Temporary black staining of the skin can occur following contact, and takes 3 - 4 days before skin returns to normal colour.

 

Inhalation: 

The vapor is mildly irritating to the upper respiratory tract, and can cause dizziness, mild irritation, and anaesthesia.

 

Systemic and other effects: 

Not classified.

 

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

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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.  Do not work in spray or mist.  If spraying, work fully covered with self contained breathing apparatus or air fed hood conforming to State Spraying Regulations.

 

SECTION 6.  FIRE & EXPLOSION

Aqueous solution not subject to fire or explosion.

SECTION 7.  STORAGE & TRANSPORT

DG Class  Non hazardous
Packaging group & Label N/A
Suitable Containers Pre-packaged. Plastic.  Do not store in metal containers.
Storage procedures Containers will develop pressure at high temperatures.  Store at room temperature under cover in accordance with AS1940 and State Regulations. 
Transport Not defined as a dangerous good, not regulated for transport under UN and local regulations.

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.  Ensure area is well ventilated.
Disposal Suitable for incineration by approved agent or bury in approved landfill according to local regulations. .

SECTION 9.  AUTHORIZATION

Name B. H. McConkey
Title Technical Director
Issue Date  

Enquiries 

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