SAFETY DATA SHEET according to EC directive 93/112/EC
Version 2 Revision date: 23.09.2003
IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION AND THE COMPANY/UNDERTAKING
Product Name: SwellGel
COMPANY: Glowcroft Ltd, Williamsport Way, Lion Barn Industrial Estate, Needham Market, Suffolk IP6 8RW, Telephone: 01449 723330, Fax: 01449 723675
COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Chemical Name:Anionic Polyacrylamide
No hazard rating. Not listed as hazardous for shipment by land, sea or air
FIRST AID MEASURES
Eye contact: Rinse with much water for a prolonged time. If ill effects occur seek medical advice.
Skin contact: Wash with water and soap. Take off contaminated clothing.
Ingestion: If ill effects occur seek medical advice immediately.
Specific hazards during fire: In case of fire carbon monoxide, fighting nitrogen oxides
Special protective equipment: Self contained positive pressure for fire fighters breathing apparatus, goggles, gloves, overalls and boots.
Suitable extinguishing media: Water mist, foam,carbon dioxide,dry powder. Avoid using water as product becomes very slippery when wet.
ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions: Spilled product in contact with water or moisture causes surfaces to become extremely slippery. If slipperiness remains, apply dry sweeping compound.
Environmental precautions : Collect and flush small residuals with much water into the drain for subsequent biological waste effluent treatment.
HANDLING AND STORAGE
Safe handling advice: Use respiratory protection when exceeding limit (see Personal Protection) and dust is formed. Ensure sufficient workplace ventilation.
Advice on protection against: No special requirements fire and explosion
Requirements for storage: Do not use iron, copper or aluminium containers areas and containers or equipment
EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Components with workplace control parameters
Control parameters: UK HSE EH40
Exposure controls: 10mg/m3 8-hour TWA total inhalable dust 4mg/m3 8-hour TWA respirable dust
Personal protection equipment
Respiratory protection: Dust mask in dusty atmospheres (disposable EN149 FFP2S).
Hand protection: Gloves
Eye protection: Protective goggles or safety glasses
Skin protection: Overalls and boots
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Particle size: 200 – 2000 um
Colour : off white
Fusing temperature: Not applicable
Starts to boil at: Not applicable
Flash point: Not applicable
Ignition temperature : Not determined
Upper explosion limit: Not applicable
Vapour pressure: <20 hPa at 20.0 oC
Bulk density: 650 kg/m3
Water solubility: at 20.0 oC Essentially insoluble. Swells
pH: 7.75 at 1.0 g/l
Viscosity, dynamic: at 20.0 oC Not applicable
STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Thermal decomposition: >200 oC Stable under usual application conditions
Acute oral toxicity: LD50 Dose: >5000 mg/kg Limit test
Acute dermal toxicity: LD50 Dose: >2000 mg/kg Limit test
Skin irritation : Rabbit Method: OECD Nr. 404, Not irritative to the skin
Eye irritation : Rabbit Method: OECD Nr. 405 Not irritative
Sensitisation : No sensitisation
Elimination information (persistence and degradability)
Biodegradability: Result: Not rapidly degradable under aerobic conditions.
Ciliate toxicity: EC50 Tetrahymena pryriformis 6000 mg/1: Exposure time: 24.00 h
Bacterial toxicity: EC50 Ps. Putida 8000 mg/1: Exposure time: 24.00 h Method: DEV L 8
Fish toxicity: LC50 Leuciscus idus ~ 3600 mg/1: Exposure time: 96.00 h Method: OECD Nr 203
Fish toxicity: LC50 Brachydanio rerio ~ 5000 mg/1: Exposure time: 96.00 h Method: OECD Nr. 203
Product: Dispose of whilst observing local legal regulations, e.g. in a suitable incineration plant.
Contaminated packaging: Undamaged packaging may be responsibly reused after proper cleaning.
Further information: Not restricted according to transport regulations.
Labelling according to EEC Directive
General advice: not subject to compulsory marking
Symbol: none required
Risk phrases : none
Safety phrases: S82 – Spills are slippery when wet
Residual monomers : acrylamide < 0.02%
Residual monomers : Acrylic acid < 0.06% The information provided in this Safety Data Sheet is correct to the best of our knowledge, information and belief at the date of its publication. The information given is designed only as a guidance for safe handling, use, processing, storage, transportation, disposal and release and is not to be considered a warranty or quality specification. The information relates only to the specific material designated and may not be valid for such material used in the combination with any other materials or in any process, unless specified in the text.