46 Chetwynd St., Loganholme, Queensland, 4129, Australia
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Bote-Cote MSDS


Trade name                                    BOTE-COTE EPOXY

Chemical Name & Synonyms          Epoxy resin / amine hardener

                                                     two component kit

Manufacturer                                  BoatCraft Pacific Pty. Ltd.

                                                     46 Chetwynd St

                                                     Loganholme, Queensland 4129


Emergency Contact Telephone         07 3806 1944,  (ah) 07 3299 1468

UN No.              None allocated       Hazchem                      N/A

DG Class          None allocated        Poisons Schedule          5

CAS No.           Mixture                   Pkge Grp                      III

Intended usage                               A general purpose epoxy adhesive

                                                     packaged as two separate components

Classified as hazardous according to the criteria of Worksafe Australia


Epoxy resin                                      CAS No. 25068-38-6      60 – 65 %

Cycloaliphatic amine/epoxy resin adduct    CAS No.   N/A               15 – 25 %

Aliphatic amine adducts                     CAS No. 26950-63-0      15 – 25 %

Amidoamine                                      CAS No. 112-57-2          15 – 25 %


 Physical data

Appearance / odour                             Viscous liquids, low amine odour

Boiling range                                                     High - N/A

Flash Point                                                        195 deg C

Specific gravity                                                  1.12

Vapour pressure                                                Low at 20 deg C

Vapour density (air = 1)                                      > 1 at 20 deg C

Volatile component  (% vol)                                 0 %

pH                                                                    11 - 13

Solubility with water                                           Insoluble

Explosive limits                                                  N/A


Product Exposure Limits

TLV TWA epoxy resin                                        No value assigned by NHMRC

TLV TWA cyclophatic amine                               No value assigned by NHMRC

TLV TWA amidoamine                                        No value assigned by NHMRC


Toxicity and Irritation Data

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

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


Symptoms of Exposure:  Acute and Chronic Effects


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 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. 



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. 


Emergency & First Aid Procedures


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.


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.


Protective Equipment 

Eyes:                            Goggles or face shield

Hands/feet:                    Rubber gloves, full overalls, safety shoes

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

Handling Procedures

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



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



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 Polymerisation

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.



Avoid contact with water, strong acids, alkalis, oxidising 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.


 DG Class                                              Non hazardous

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 Poisons Acts.

Transport                        Not regulated for transport under UN and local



Minor spill                     Absorb into waste cloth or other suitable absorbent

                                    material. Remove and wash all contaminated clothing

                                    and equipment. Avoid contact with skin or eyes.

 Major spill                     Contain with sand or earth, absorb with suitable          

                                    absorbent, collect and seal in properly labelled 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.



Name:                           B.H. McConkey

Title                              Technical Director

Issue Date                     



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