APAC ABRASIVE CLEANER

Chemwatch Independent Material Safety Data Sheet

Issue Date: 29-Jan-2010

C9317TC

CHEMWATCH 5131-03

Version No:3

Section 1 - CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

PRODUCT NAME

APAC ABRASIVE CLEANER

PRODUCT USE

■ Used according to manufacturer's directions.
Abrasive cleaner

SUPPLIER

Company: Benji Distributors Pty Ltd
Address:
17 Grandview Pde
Moolap
VIC, 3221
Australia
Telephone: +61 3 5248 1469
Fax: +61 3 5248 6696

Section 2 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

STATEMENT OF HAZARDOUS NATURE

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE. NON-DANGEROUS GOODS. According to NOHSC Criteria, and ADG Code.

CHEMWATCH HAZARD RATINGS

Flammability 0
Toxicity 2
Body Contact 2
Reactivity 2
Chronic 2
SCALE: Min/Nil=0 Low=1 Moderate=2 High=3 Extreme=4

 

RISK SAFETY
■ Irritating to eyes. ■ Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.
■ Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment. ■ To clean the floor and all objects contaminated by this material, use water.
■ Potentially explosive peroxides may form on standing.*. ■ In case of contact with eyes, rinse with plenty of water and contact Doctor or Poisons Information Centre.
■ Cumulative effects may result following exposure*. ■ If swallowed, IMMEDIATELY contact Doctor or Poisons Information Centre. (show this container or label).
■ Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect*.
■ Possible respiratory and skin sensitiser*.
■ May be harmful to the foetus/ embryo*.
■ May possibly affect fertility*.
* (limited evidence).

 

Section 3 - COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

NAME CAS RN %
sodium carbonate 497-19-8 <5
sodium metasilicate 1344-09-8 <5
sodium tripolyphosphate 7758-29-4 <5
ethylene glycol monobutyl ether 111-76-2 <5
ingredients not contributing to the classification balance

Section 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES

SWALLOWED

· Immediately give a glass of water.
· First aid is not generally required. If in doubt, contact a Poisons Information Centre or a doctor.

EYE

■ If this product comes in contact with the eyes:
· Wash out immediately with fresh running water.
· Ensure complete irrigation of the eye by keeping eyelids apart and away from eye and moving the eyelids by occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids.
· Seek medical attention without delay; if pain persists or recurs seek medical attention.
· Removal of contact lenses after an eye injury should only be undertaken by skilled personnel.

SKIN

■ If skin contact occurs:
· Immediately remove all contaminated clothing, including footwear.
· Flush skin and hair with running water (and soap if available).
· Seek medical attention in event of irritation.

INHALED

· If fumes or combustion products are inhaled remove from contaminated area.
· Other measures are usually unnecessary.

NOTES TO PHYSICIAN

■ For acute or short term repeated exposures to ethylene glycol:
· Early treatment of ingestion is important. Ensure emesis is satisfactory.
· Test and correct for metabolic acidosis and hypocalcaemia.
· Apply sustained diuresis when possible with hypertonic mannitol.
· Evaluate renal status and begin haemodialysis if indicated. [I.L.O].

Section 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA

· There is no restriction on the type of extinguisher which may be used.
· Use extinguishing media suitable for surrounding area.

FIRE FIGHTING

· Alert Fire Brigade and tell them location and nature of hazard.
· Wear breathing apparatus plus protective gloves for fire only.
· Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water courses.
· Use fire fighting procedures suitable for surrounding area.

FIRE/EXPLOSION HAZARD

■ May emit poisonous fumes.
May emit corrosive fumes.
· Non combustible.
· Not considered a significant fire risk, however containers may burn.

FIRE INCOMPATIBILITY

■ None known.

HAZCHEM

None

Personal Protective Equipment

Gas tight chemical resistant suit.
Limit exposure duration to 1 BA set 30 mins.

Section 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

MINOR SPILLS

· Clean up all spills immediately.
· Avoid breathing dust and contact with skin and eyes.
· Wear protective clothing, gloves, safety glasses and dust respirator.
· Use dry clean up procedures and avoid generating dust.

MAJOR SPILLS

■ Moderate hazard.
· CAUTION: Advise personnel in area.
· Alert Emergency Services and tell them location and nature of hazard.
· Control personal contact by wearing protective clothing.
· Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water courses.

 

Personal Protective Equipment advice is contained in Section 8 of the MSDS.

Section 7 - HANDLING AND STORAGE

PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING

· Avoid all personal contact, including inhalation.
· Wear protective clothing when risk of exposure occurs.
· Use in a well-ventilated area.
· Prevent concentration in hollows and sumps.

SUITABLE CONTAINER

· Polyethylene or polypropylene container.
· Check all containers are clearly labelled and free from leaks.

STORAGE INCOMPATIBILITY

■ None known.

STORAGE REQUIREMENTS

· Store in original containers.
· Keep containers securely sealed.
· Store in a cool, dry area protected from environmental extremes.
· Store away from incompatible materials and foodstuff containers.

Section 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

EXPOSURE CONTROLS

SourceMaterialTWA ppmTWA mg/m³STEL ppmSTEL mg/m³Notes
_________________________________________________________
Australia Exposure Standardsethylene glycol monobutyl ether (2-Butoxyethanol)2096.950242Sk
The following materials had no OELs on our records
• sodium carbonate: CAS:497-19-8
• sodium metasilicate: CAS:1344-09-8
• sodium tripolyphosphate: CAS:7758-29-4 CAS:15091-98-2

 

 

PERSONAL PROTECTION

RESPIRATOR

Type A- P Filter of sufficient capacity

EYE

· Safety glasses with side shields.
· Chemical goggles.
· Contact lenses may pose a special hazard; soft contact lenses may absorb and concentrate irritants. A written policy document, describing the wearing of lens or
restrictions on use, should be created for each workplace or task. This should include a review of lens absorption and adsorption for the class of chemicals in use
and an account of injury experience. Medical and first- aid personnel should be trained in their removal and suitable equipment should be readily available. In the
event of chemical exposure, begin eye irrigation immediately and remove contact lens as soon as practicable. Lens should be removed at the first signs of eye redness
or irritation - lens should be removed in a clean environment only after workers have washed hands thoroughly. [CDC NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin 59].

HANDS/FEET

· Wear chemical protective gloves, eg. PVC.
· Wear safety footwear or safety gumboots, eg. Rubber.
NOTE:
· The material may produce skin sensitisation in predisposed individuals. Care must be taken, when removing gloves and other protective equipment, to avoid all
possible skin contact.
· Contaminated leather items, such as shoes, belts and watch- bands should be removed and destroyed.

OTHER

· Overalls.
· P.V.C. apron.
· Barrier cream.
· Skin cleansing cream.
The local concentration of material, quantity and conditions of use determine the type of personal protective equipment required. For further information consult
site specific CHEMWATCH data (if available), or your Occupational Health and Safety Advisor.

ENGINEERING CONTROLS

■ Local exhaust ventilation usually required. If risk of overexposure exists, wear approved respirator.

Section 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

APPEARANCE

White powder; mixes with water.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mixes with water.

 

StateDivided SolidMolecular WeightNot Available
Melting Range (ºC)Not AvailableViscosityNot Available
Boiling Range (ºC)Not AvailableSolubility in water (g/L)Miscible
Flash Point (ºC)Not ApplicablepH (1% solution)10.6-11.0
Decomposition Temp (ºC)Not AvailablepH (as supplied)Not Available
Autoignition Temp (ºC)Not AvailableVapour Pressure (kPa)Not Available
Upper Explosive Limit (%)Not AvailableSpecific Gravity (water=1)Not Available
Lower Explosive Limit (%)Not AvailableRelative Vapour Density (air=1)Not Available
Volatile Component (%vol)Not AvailableEvaporation RateNot Available

 

ethylene glycol monobutyl ether
■ log Kow (Prager 1995): 0.83
■ log Kow (Sangster 1997): 0.8

Section 10 - CHEMICAL STABILITY AND REACTIVITY INFORMATION

CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO INSTABILITY

· Presence of incompatible materials.
· Product is considered stable.
· Hazardous polymerisation will not occur.

For incompatible materials - refer to Section 7 - Handling and Storage.

Section 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS

ACUTE HEALTH EFFECTS CHRONIC HEALTH EFFECTS
■ Irritating to eyes. ■ Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect*.
■ May be harmful to the foetus/ embryo*.
■ May possibly affect fertility*.
■ Cumulative effects may result following exposure*.
■ Possible respiratory and skin sensitiser*.
■ * (limited evidence).

TOXICITY AND IRRITATION

■ unless otherwise specified data extracted from RTECS - Register of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances.
■ Not available. Refer to individual constituents.
SODIUM METASILICATE:
ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER:
SODIUM CARBONATE:
■ The material may cause skin irritation after prolonged or repeated exposure and may produce a contact dermatitis (nonallergic). This form of dermatitis is often
characterised by skin redness (erythema) and swelling epidermis.
SODIUM METASILICATE:
SODIUM TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE:
SODIUM CARBONATE:
■ Asthma- like symptoms may continue for months or even years after exposure to the material ceases. This may be due to a non- allergenic condition known as reactive
airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS) which can occur following exposure to high levels of highly irritating compound.
SODIUM CARBONATE:
TOXICITY IRRITATION
Oral (rat) LD50: 4090 mg/kg Skin (rabbit): 500 mg/24h Mild
Inhalation (rat) LC50: 2300 mg/m³/2h Eye (rabbit): 100 mg/24h Moderate
Oral (Rat) LD50: 2800 mg/kg * Eye (rabbit): 100 mg/30s Mild
Dermal (Rat) LD50: >2000 mg/kg * Eye (rabbit): 50 mg SEVERE
Oral (Human) LD: 714 mg/kg
Oral (Mouse) LD50: 6600 mg/kg
Inhalation (Mouse) LC50: 1200 mg/m³/2h
Intraperitoneal (Mouse) LD50: 117 mg/kg
Inhalation (Guinea pig) LC50: 800 mg/m³/2h
Subcutaneous (Mouse) LD50: 2210 mg/kg
■ for sodium carbonate: Sodium carbonate has no or a low skin irritation potential but it is considered irritating to the eyes. Due to the alkaline properties an irritation of the respiratory tract is also possible.<</>. SODIUM METASILICATE:
TOXICITY IRRITATION
Oral (rat) LD50: 1153 mg/kg Skin (human): 250 mg/24h SEVERE
Skin (rabbit): 250 mg/24h SEVERE
■ The material may be irritating to the eye, with prolonged contact causing inflammation. Repeated or prolonged exposure to irritants may produce conjunctivitis. SODIUM TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE:
TOXICITY IRRITATION
Oral (Rat) LD50: 5190 mg/kg Nil Reported
Dermal (Rabbit) LD50: >3160 mg/kg *
ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER:
TOXICITY IRRITATION
Oral (rat) LD50: 470 mg/kg Skin (rabbit): 500 mg, open; Mild
Dermal (rabbit) LD50: 220 mg/kg Eye (rabbit): 100 mg/24h-Moderate
Inhalation (human) TCLo: 100 ppm Eye (rabbit): 100 mg SEVERE
Inhalation (human) TCLo: 195 ppm/8h * [Union Carbide]
Inhalation (Rat) LC50: 450 ppm *
■ The material may produce severe irritation to the eye causing pronounced inflammation. Repeated or prolonged exposure to irritants may produce conjunctivitis. For ethylene glycol: Ethylene glycol is quickly and extensively absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract. Limited information suggests that it is also absorbed through the respiratory tract; dermal absorption is apparently slow. For ethylene glycol monoalkyl ethers and their acetates (EGMAEs): Typical members of this category are ethylene glycol propylene ether (EGPE), ethylene glycol butyl ether (EGBE) and ethylene glycol hexyl ether (EGHE) and their acetates. EGMAEs are substrates for alcohol dehydrogenase isozyme ADH- 3, which catalyzes the conversion of their terminal alcohols to aldehydes (which are transient metabolites). Acute Toxicity: Oral LD50 values in rats for all category members range from 739 (EGHE) to 3089 mg/kg bw (EGPE), with values increasing with decreasing molecular weight. Exposure of pregnant rats to ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (2- butoxyethanol) at 100 ppm or rabbits at 200 ppm during organogenesis resulted in maternal toxicity and embryotoxicity including a decreased number of viable implantations per litter. Slight foetoxicity in the form of poorly ossified or unossified skeletal elements was also apparent in rats. At least one researcher has stated that the reproductive effects were less than that of other monoalkyl ethers of ethylene glycol. NOTE: Changes in kidney, liver, spleen and lungs are observed in animals exposed to high concentrations of this substance by all routes.

 

 

Section 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long- term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

Ecotoxicity

IngredientPersistence: Water/SoilPersistence: AirBioaccumulationMobility
sodium carbonateLOWLOWHIGH
ethylene glycol monobutyl etherLOWLOWLOWHIGH

 

Section 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

· Containers may still present a chemical hazard/ danger when empty.
· Return to supplier for reuse/ recycling if possible.
Otherwise:
· If container can not be cleaned sufficiently well to ensure that residuals do not remain or if the container cannot be used to store the same product, then puncture containers, to prevent re-use, and bury at an authorised landfill.
· Where possible retain label warnings and MSDS and observe all notices pertaining to the product.
· Recycle wherever possible.
· Consult manufacturer for recycling options or consult local or regional waste management authority for disposal if no suitable treatment or disposal facility can be identified.
· Dispose of by: burial in a land-fill specifically licenced to accept chemical and / or pharmaceutical wastes or Incineration in a licenced apparatus (after admixture with suitable combustible material)
· Decontaminate empty containers. Observe all label safeguards until containers are cleaned and destroyed.

Section 14 - TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

HAZCHEM:

None (ADG7)
NOT REGULATED FOR TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS: ADG7, UN, IATA, IMDG

Section 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION

POISONS SCHEDULE None

REGULATIONS

Regulations for ingredients

sodium carbonate (CAS: 497-19-8) is found on the following regulatory lists;

"Australia Hazardous Substances","Australia High Volume Industrial Chemical List (HVICL)","Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","CODEX General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA) - Additives Permitted for Use in Food in General, Unless Otherwise Specified, in Accordance with GMP","GESAMP/EHS Composite List - GESAMP Hazard Profiles","IMO IBC Code Chapter 17: Summary of minimum requirements","International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) - High Production Volume List","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"

sodium metasilicate (CAS: 1344-09-8) is found on the following regulatory lists;

"Australia High Volume Industrial Chemical List (HVICL)","Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","GESAMP/EHS Composite List - GESAMP Hazard Profiles","IMO IBC Code Chapter 17: Summary of minimum requirements","IMO MARPOL 73/78 (Annex II) - List of Noxious Liquid Substances Carried in Bulk","International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) - High Production Volume List","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"

sodium tripolyphosphate (CAS: 7758-29-4,15091-98-2) is found on the following regulatory lists;

"Australia High Volume Industrial Chemical List (HVICL)","Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"

ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (CAS: 111-76-2) is found on the following regulatory lists;

"Australia Exposure Standards","Australia Hazardous Substances","Australia High Volume Industrial Chemical List (HVICL)","Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","IMO MARPOL 73/78 (Annex II) - List of Other Liquid Substances","International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Agents Reviewed by the IARC Monographs","International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Survey: Transparency List","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"

No data for Apac Abrasive Cleaner (CW: 5131-03)

Section 16 - OTHER INFORMATION

INGREDIENTS WITH MULTIPLE CAS NUMBERS

Ingredient Name CAS
sodium tripolyphosphate 7758-29-4, 15091-98-2

 

CONTACT POINT

Paul Milward-Bason
17 Grandview Parade
Moolap 3221
Victoria Australia

 

■ Classification of the preparation and its individual components has drawn on official and authoritative sources as well as independent review by the Chemwatch Classification committee using available literature references.
A list of reference resources used to assist the committee may be found at:
www.chemwatch.net/references.

 

■ The (M)SDS is a Hazard Communication tool and should be used to assist in the Risk Assessment. Many factors determine whether the reported Hazards are Risks in the workplace or other settings.

 

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Issue Date: 29-Jan-2010

Print Date: 15-Nov-2010

 

 

This is the end of the MSDS.