MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
SECTION 1. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Classified as hazardous according to the criteria of Worksafe Australia.
SECTION 2. INGREDIENTS
Partly polymerized Diphenyl methane di-isocyanate.
SECTION 3. PHYSICAL & EXPOSURE DATA
Product Exposure Limits
TLV /TWA isocyanate (as -NCO) 0.02 mg/cu m 'Sen' notice
STEL isocyanate 0.07 mg/cu m
Toxicity and Irritation Data
LD(50) for ingestion (rat) - isocyanate >10 gm/kg
LD50 dermal (rabbit) >10 gm/kg
LC50 inhalation (rat) 178 mg/cu m
Skin (rabbit) 500 mg/24 hr
Eye (rabbit) 100 ug
Respiratory hypersensitivity in guinea pigs has resulted from dermal exposure to MDI.
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
Can result in irritation of the gastrointestinal tract
The liquid may be mildly irritating to the eyes.
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. Temporary black staining of the skin can occur following contact, and takes 3 - 4 days before skin returns to normal colour.
The vapour pressure from these products is very low at ambient temperatures and is unlikely to cause exposure hazard from normal handling. Exposure to greater amounts of vapour if the liquids are heated, or frequent or prolonged exposure, can cause respiratory irritation and may cause sensitisation in some individuals. Exposure symptoms are predominantly asthmatic like congestion. Inhalation of mists or aerosols can produce respiratory irritation.
Systemic and other effects:
The ingredients may cause adverse effects including sensitisation. Symptoms include itching rash and respiratory asthma-like congestion. This emphasizes the need for wearing protective gloves and clothing when handling this chemical.
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.
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. Materials containing MDI may react with moisture of the eye, forming a thick deposit which may be difficult to wash away
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.
SECTION 5. PERSONAL PROTECTION & HANDLING
Remove and wash all contaminated clothing and equipment.
Handle in well ventilated area. Always observe conditions of good industrial hygiene and safe working practice.
Ensure ventilation is adequate to maintain air concentration below Exposure Standards. Vapour is heavier than air – prevent concentration in hollows or sumps. Do not enter confined spaces where vapour may have collected. Keep all containers closed when not in use.
SECTION 6. FIRE & EXPLOSION
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 cyanogen, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.
Will react exothermically with water and all organic compounds containing reactive hydrogen groups.
Avoid contact with water, strong acids, alkalis, oxidising materials, alcohols. amines or other chemicals having reactive -H groups.
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.
Foam, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder.
SECTION 7. STORAGE & TRANSPORT
SECTION 8. SPILLS & DISPOSAL
SECTION 9. AUTHORISATION
Please call Boatcraft Pacific 07 3806 1944 ( +617 3806 1944) for how to contact your nearest reseller.
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