MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Trade Name: BLACK TOOLING GELCOAT
Chemical Family: Unsaturated polyester resin
Manufacturer: PERFORMANCE COLORS LTD
#1, 12372 - 82nd Avenue
Surrey B.C. V3W 0L6
Emergency Ph. #'s: 604-590-0804
Supplier: Industrial Plastics (1975) Ltd
776 Cloverdale Ave.,
Victoria, BC V8X 2S7
Transportation EMG. Phone # CANUTEC (613) 996-6666 (250) 727.3545
Styrene (inhibited): 33.2% CAS # 100-42-5
silica: 1.58% CAS # 7631-86-9
Ferric Oxide: 3.0% CAS # 1309-37-1
Exposure Limits: ACGIH TLV/OSHA PEL
Styrene 50ppm, Silica, Amphorus, Fumed 1.0 mg/m3 LD 50 of material (Species) 7916mg/kg Oral (Rats)
Appearance & Odour: Viscous liquid, aromatic odour , all colours
Evaporation Rate N/A
Vapour Pressure: (mm Hg) 4.9 mmHg @ 20°C (Styrene)
Boiling Point: 145oC
Vapour Density: (air = 1) 3.6
Freezing Point: -31oC
Solubility in Water: slight
Specific Gravity: 1.10-1.30
pH: not applicable
FIRE & EXPLOSION DATA:
Flashpoint & Method: 31oC (PMCC)
Flammable Limits: LFL 1.1% (styrene), UFL 6.1% (styrene)
Extinguishing Methods: foam, dry chemical, CO2, water fog & alcohol foam
Special Equipment & Procedures: Self contained breathing apparatus & complete protective clothing. Keep all sources of ignition away as fumes may ignite.
Conditions Contributing to Instability: Heat and direct sunlight
Incompatible Substances :
Hazardous Decomposition Products;
Hazardous Polymerization: Strong OXIDIZING AGENTS, Strong ACIDS, BASES Carbon Monoxide $ Carbon Dioxide May occur with excess heat or direct sunlight
HEALTH HAZARDS DATA:
NOTE: Health studies have shown that exposure to chemicals pose potential risks which may vary from person to person. Exposure to liquids, vapors, mists or fumes should be minimized.
PRINCIPAL HEALTH HAZARDS:
Skin Contact: Prolonged / repeated exposure may cause irritation and drying or flaking of skin with possible dermatitis.
Eye Contact: May cause irritation producing tears. May cause slight temporary corneal injury (Blurred vision, redness).
Ingestion: Moderately toxic. May cause nausea and vomiting
Inhalation: May cause irritation and upper respiratory tract discomfort, headache, nausea, insensibility and other nervous system effects. Repeated exposure to high concentrations may cause liver and kidney damage.
Chronic Effects: Contains styrene monomer, a possible carcinogen.
FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
Skin: Avoid direct contact with this chemical, wash with soap and water, seek medical attention if a rash persists
Eyes: Flush with warm water for 20 minutes, obtain medical attention
Ingestion: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING have victim drink 8 to 10 oz of water to dilute materials in stomach.. Seek medical attention.
Inhalation: Remove victim to fresh air if ill effects develop. If effects persist, administer oxygen, apply A/R if necessary and seek immediate medical attention.
Skin: Always apply appropriate barrier cream to exposed skin. Wear impervious gloves (butyl rubber), coveralls and safety footwear.
Eyes: Chemical proof goggles or full face respirator if vapours cause eye irritation.
Ingestion: Wash thoroughly before consuming food stuffs.
Inhalation: Use only in well ventilated areas or use NIOSH approved respiratory protection with organic vapour cartridges.
CONTROL MEASURES & PRECAUTIONS
Keep container tightly closed. DO NOT consume food, drink or tobacco in work area or material storage areas. Use caution and personal cleanliness to avoid skin and eye contact. Avoid breathing vapours of heated materials. Use paper covering absorbent wipes and suitable disposable containers in work area.
SPILL, LEAK & DISPOSAL METHODS
Review fire and explosion hazards and safety precautions before proceeding with cleanup. Restrict access to area. Contain spill to prevent liquid from entering sewers or waterways. Recover free liquid and use an absorbent material (i.e. sand, vermiculite) to soak up balance. Place in suitable container for disposal.
Dispose only in a facility permitted to dispose of hazardous waste by Federal, Provincial and Municipal regulations.
Shipping Name: Flammable Liquid NOS (styrene)
Hazard Class: 3
UN/PIN #: 1866 III
WHMIS Classification: 2, D2A, D2B
The information contained herein is based on data that we believe to be accurate. No warranty either expressed or implied is
made. This information is offered solely for your consideration, interpretation and information.
Preparation Date: January 31, 2003
Prepared by: Ron Sherring, Industrial Plastics (1975) Ltd
Telephone #: 250-727-3545
Revised Date: June 3, 2014
N/A = Not Available