Amcor | 4300 B | SRC DIVISION OF ROSSBOROUGH SUPPLY CO

NS-411
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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
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PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
American Metal Chemical Company
835 West Smith Road
Medina, Ohio 44256-2424
Company Phone Number: (330) 725-4501 (24 hours)
Company Fax Number:
(330) 723-0487
Company Phone Number: (773) 254-1818
Company Fax Number:
(773) 254-4722
3546 South Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois 60609-1524
Product Name:
Recommended Use:
Issue Date:
Supersedes Date:
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Non-ferrous flux.
Synonym Name:
N/A
01/02/2009
01/31/2006
HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
May cause eye irritation.
Contains fluoride.
Irritating to eyes, skin and mucous membranes.
Ingestion may cause vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.
OSHA regulatory status: This material is considered hazardous by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard
(29 CFR 1910.1200).
Potential acute health effects:
Inhalation: Inhalation may cause irritation or minor burning of mucous membranes.
Skin: Contact with product and/or by-product could cause irritation on the skin.
Eyes: Contact with the product and/or by-product could cause irritation, pain, tearing, reddening,
swelling and itching of the eyes.
Ingestion: Contact could cause mild to violent stomach disorders such as diarrhea, upset stomach,
burning sensations and digestive tract bleeding. If elimination is blocked by another disorder, ingestion
may affect central nervous system.
Potential chronic health effects:
Carcinogenic Effects: Not classified or listed by IARC, NTP, OSHA, EU or ACGIH.
Mutagenic Effects: Not known to be mutagenic.
Other: Chronic exposure to fluorides well above the PEL or TLV may cause bone
fluorosis. Prolonged exposure of skin to the product may cause dermatitis.
Target organs: Eyes, lungs, kidneys, bones and skin. See Section 11 for Toxicological Information.
Potential environmental effects: Fluorides can be highly toxic, especially to fish and aquatic plants. Cleanup
spills promptly to avoid product entering the environment. See Section 12 for Ecological Information.
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Section 3:
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Chemical Name
a. Sodium Nitrate
b. Sodium Fluorosilicate
c. Non-hazardous salts
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CAS No.
7631-99-4
16893-85-9
EC No.
231-554-3
240-934-8
% by Wt.
5 to 15%
5 to 15%
Balance
FIRST AID MEASURES
Probable Routes of Exposure: Inhalation / Skin / Eyes
Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water. If pain or irritation persists, refer to physician.
Eye Contact: Flush with running water for at least 15 minutes. Refer to physician.
Ingestion: Call Poison Control Center. Never give anything by mouth to someone who is unconscious or
convulsing. Induce vomiting only on the advice of a medical professional.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing difficult, give oxygen.
Refer to physician.
Signs/Symptoms/Effects of Overexposure: Irritation of eyes, skin, nausea.
Section 5:
FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Flammable properties: Product is non-flammable, but contains a small amount of oxidizer. Avoid mixing
material with reducing agents or flammable liquids.
Extinguishing Media: Media used to extinguish surrounding area fire.
Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: N/A
Special Fire Fighting Procedure: Remove containers from fire area if safe to do so. Cool containers exposed to
fire with water. Heat from surrounding fire may release toxic chlorine, fluorine or nitric oxide gas or acids
from product.
Special Protective Equipment for Fire Fighters: Firefighters should wear approved self-contained breathing
apparatus (SCBA) and full firefighting turnout gear. Use caution around sealed drums of any kind since
pressure buildup from the surrounding fire may cause them to rupture.
Section 6:
ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal Precautions: Use personal protection recommended in Section 8. Isolate the hazard area and deny
entry to unnecessary and unprotected personnel.
Environmental Precautions: This product is a water pollutant. Keep out of drains, sewers, ditches and
waterways. Do not leave product exposed outdoors. Minimize the use of water in cleaning up spills to
minimize water pollution.
Methods for Containment: This product is a granular solid. Protect from exposure to water, high winds or
vehicular traffic that could disperse it. Clean up spills promptly. Avoid mixing product with reducing
agents or flammable materials.
Methods for Cleaning: Ventilate area of leak or spill. Shovel or sweep up material and place in a suitable
container for reclamation or disposal, using a method that does not generate excessive dust.
Section 7:
HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling: Avoid breathing dust from this material. Wear safety glasses with side shields or chemical goggles to
prevent eye injury. Provide adequate ventilation. In areas where the permissible exposure limit may be
exceeded, wear appropriate respiratory protection. Wear PVC, Neoprene or similar polymeric gloves
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when handling the material. Avoid prolonged contact with the skin. Wash hands and face thoroughly
before eating, drinking or smoking.
Storage: Store in dry place below 150° F. Keep container closed when not in use. Observe shelf life for storage.
Avoid storing near flammable materials or reducing agents.
Section 8:
EXPOSURE CONTROL/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure Guidelines:
Component
Sodium Nitrate
(1)
Sodium Fluorosilicate
OSHA (PEL)
TWA
STEL
15 (T)
N.E. (2)
5 (R)
N.E.
2.5 (as F-)
N.E.
ACGIH (TLV)
TWA
STEL
10 (T)
N.E.
3 (R)
N.E.
2.5 (as F-)
N.E.
Units
mg/m3
mg/m3
mg/m3
(1) No specific limits have been established for this component. As a guideline, OSHA has established limits for
inert or nuisance dusts. Particulates not Otherwise Regulated (PNOR) have a total (T) dust TWA (8 hour) of 15 mg/m3
and a respirable (R) dust TWA (8 hour) of 5 mg/m3. ACGIH has also established a TLV for inert, insoluble particulates total (T)
dust TWA (8 hour) of 10mg/m3 and a respirable (R) dust TWA (8 hour) of 3 mg/m3.
(2) N.E. = Not Established
Engineering Controls: Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep
airborne levels below the recommended exposure limits.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): During normal use and operation, wear chemical goggles and
impermeable gloves to minimize exposure. If airborne levels are at or above the recommended exposure
limit or in the event the product is spilled, wear NIOSH-approved respiratory protection. Additional
PPE may be necessary, depending on user operations to avoid prolonged contact of the product with
skin.
Section 9:
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Appearance:
Odor:
pH:
Boiling Point:
Melting Point:
Flashpoint:
Explosive Properties:
Vapor Pressure:
Relative Density:
Crystalline particles
Odorless
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
S.G./Apparent Density: 1.8 to 2.0 (Water = 1.0)
Vapor Density (Air=1): N/A
Solubility:
High in Water
Flash Point: N/A
Flammable Limits:
LEL: N/A
UEL: N/A
Hazardous Polymerization: No
Corrosive: No
Stable: Yes Unstable: No
Incompatibility: Strong Acids, Strong Oxidizers, Reducing Agents.
Thermal Decomposition Products: Hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride, fluorine gas or chlorine gas.
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STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stability: Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Incompatibilities: Strong acids, Oxidizers, Reducing Agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hydrogen chloride and/or hydrogen fluoride in presence
of heat and oxidizer. Chlorine and/or fluorine gas may be released in a fire.
Section 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute Toxicity:
LD50: Sodium Fluorosilicate
LD50: Sodium Nitrate
125 mg/kg
4300 mg/kg
Oral Rat
Oral Rat
Excessive Exposure May Affect Human Health as Follows:
Skin Contact: Irritation. Prolonged exposure may cause dermatitis.
Eye Contact: Mechanical Irritation
Inhalation: Irritation.
Reproductive Toxicity: No
Carcinogen: No
Other: Chronic exposure of fluorides well above the TLV or PEL may cause bone fluorosis.
Section 12:
ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Environmental Fate: No information found.
Environmental Toxicity:
Fluorides:
Fluorides can be highly toxic to aquatic and terrestrial flora and fauna. Care should be taken to prevent
the product from entering the environment.
Section 13:
DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Not an RCRA hazardous waste. Dispose of in accordance with local, state and Federal regulations.
Empty containers must be handled with care due to product residue. Do not heat or cut empty containers
with electric or gas torch.
Section 14:
TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Classification Data:
DOT Information:
Hazard Class:
Reportable Quantity (lbs):
Placard Requirement:
N/A
N/A
N/A
Proper Shipping Name: Not Regulated
UN Number:
N/A
Packing Group:
N/A
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REGULATORY INFORMATION
Global Inventory Status:
Inventory
United States (TSCA)
Canada (DSL)
Mexico
European Union (EC)
Japan (METI)
Philippines (PICCS)
South Korea (KECL)
Australia (AICS)
China
Status ____________________________
All components are listed.
All components are listed.
No components are listed.
All components are listed.
All components are listed or exempt from listing.
All components are listed or exempt from listing.
All components are listed or exempt from listing.
All components are listed or exempt from listing.
All components are listed or exempt from listing.
SARA TITLE III
Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
Section 311/312 Hazard Categories
Acute Health
Chronic Health
Fire
Reactive
Sudden Release of Pressure
None
Yes - Irritation
Yes- Fluorosis
No
No
No
Section 313 Toxic Chemicals
None
RCRA STATUS: If discarded in its purchased form, this product would not be hazardous waste either by
listing or by characteristic. However, under RCRA, it is the responsibility of the product user to determine at the
time of disposal, whether a material containing the product or derived from the product should be classified as a
hazardous waste. (40 CFR 261.20-24)
CANADIAN STATUS: All components of this material are listed on the Canadian Domestic Substances List.
EUROPEAN UNION: All components of this material are listed in the EC.
STATE REGULATORY INFORMATION:
(Letters in parenthesis refer to components listed in Section 3 of this MSDS.)
California Prop 65 – No components listed
Connecticut –
Florida New Jersey –
New York Pennsylvania -
No component subject to reporting in quantities less than 10,000 pounds.
No component subject to reporting in quantities less than 10,000 pounds.
Component ( b ) listed RTK Substance # 1701
No components listed in 6 NYCRR Part 597 – Hazardous Substances List
No component subject to reporting in quantities less than 10,000 pounds.
Rhode Island – Component ( a ) is on the Hazardous Substances List
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OTHER INFORMATION
Key/legend:
ACGIH
CAS
CFR
DSL
EC
EU
IARC
LC50
LD50
N/A
NDSL
NTP
OSHA
PEL
SG
STEL
TLV
TSCA
American Council of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
Chemical Abstracts Service
Code of Federal Regulations
Domestic Substances List - Canada
Existing Chemical Registered with EU
European.Unio
n
International Agency for Research on Cancer
Lethal Concentration in water to 50% of aquatic test population
Lethal Dose to 50% of test population
Not applicable
Non-Domestic Substances List -Canada
U.S. National Toxicology Program
U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Permissible Exposure Limit
Specific Gravity
Short Term Exposure Limit
Threshold Limit Value
U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act
Reason For Issue: Update To New Format
Prepared By: American Metal Chemical Company
Approved By: Erin Fauber
MSDS Number: NS-411
This information is furnished without warranty, expressed or implied, except that it is accurate to the
best knowledge of American Metal Chemical Company. The data on this sheet related only the specific
material designated herein. American Metal Chemical Company assumes no legal responsibility for use
or reliance upon these data.
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