MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET for COMPOSEAL 30 and 40 MIL (BLUE VINYL)
355 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90026
CHEMICAL NAME AND SYNONYMS
Polyvinyl Chloride, PVC, Vinyl
Vinyl Resin - Chloroethane Polymer
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NO.
Composeal Blue Vinyl
(CH3Cl )n & functional add.
SECTION II - A HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
BARIUM SALTS (as Ba compounds) *
CADIUM SALTS (as CD compounds) *
ZINC SALTS (as ZN compounds) *
ANTIMONY TRIOXIDE *
SECTION II - B OTHER INGREDIENTS
EPOXIDIZED SOYBEAN OIL
NOTE: * These chemicals are subject to SARA 313 reporting requirements. ** Percentages are held as proprietary information.
Residual vinyl chloride monomers have not been detected by industrial hygiene monitoring during the manufacturing process.
SECTION III - PHYSICAL DATA
BOILING POINT ( 0F)
VAPOR PRESSURE (mm Hg)
VAPOR DENSITY (AIR = 1)
SOLUBILITY IN WATER
APPEARANCE AND ODOR
Pigmented or unpigmented sheet.Mild ester odor.
SPECIFIC GRAVITY (H20=1)
1.21 - 1.60
% VOLATILE BY VOLUME
EVAPORATION RATE ( =1)
SECTION IV - FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA
FLASH POINT (METHOD USED)
ASTM D1929 3200 - 3900C
Water, ABC Dry Chemical, AFFF Protein
SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES
NFPA Class A "Ordinary Combustible" CO2 not recommended, Wear Positive Pressure, Self contained Breathing Apparatus.
UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS
Most vinyl compounds will not support combustion because they require a higher concentration of oxygen for burning than is present in the earth's atmosphere. Any vinyl can be forced to burn by continuos application of heat. When forced to burn, the primary combustion products will be hydrogen chloride, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide. Hydrogen chloride has a very corrosive effect on many metals. Affected surfaces should be washed to remove corrosive deposits as soon as possible after depositions have occurred.
SECTION V- HEALTH HAZARD DATA
THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE
EFFECTS OF OVER EXPOSURE
No significant health hazards at ambient temperature when used as intended in product design. Material is not intended for use in burning application.
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES
Special equipment may be needed for specific applications. If irritation persists from processing vapors or decomposition products, remove individual from area. Call a Physician.
SECTION VI - REACTIVITY DATA
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS
HCl, CO, CO2, Benzene, Aromatic and Aliphatic Hydrocarbons, Aliphatic Olefins.
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO AVOID
See Section IX
Will not occur
SECTION VII - SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN CASE MATERIAL IS RELEASED OR SPILLED
WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD
Landfill or other locally approved disposal method.
SECTION VIII - SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION ( SPECIFY TYPE)
Positive pressure SCBA for fire fighting.
Mechanical (General) Good general ventilation (typically 10 air changes per hour) should be sufficient to control airborne levels.
When material is heated.
Recommended for all industrial workplaces.
SECTION IX - SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN WHEN HANDLING AND STORING 1. Sprinklered warehouses are recommended. Although most vinyl sheeting will not support combustion, materials such as cardboard boxes, wooden pallets, and other combustibles can provide sufficient fuel to cause vinyl to burn. 2. Always wear rubber gloves when cleaning exhaust equipment or other surfaces 3. Regrinding of scrap generates substantial heat, which will not readily dissipate due to vinyls excellent insulating properties. This could result in slow thermal decomposition of material, rendering the vinyl unsatisfactory for further processing and possibly causing a release of fumes and vapors to the workplace.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
As the conditions or methods of use are beyond our control, we do not assume any responsibility and expressly disclaim any liability for any use of this material. Information contained herein is believed to be true and accurate, but all statements or suggestions are made without warranty, express or implied regarding the accuracy of information, the hazards connected with the use of the material, or the results to be obtained from the use thereof. Compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations remains the responsibility of the user.
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Copyright Compotite Corporation 1998