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Prepared to U.S. OSHA, CMA, ANSI, Canadian WHMIS, Australian WorkSafe, New Zealand, Japanese, and European Union Standards

Hazchem Code (Australia):
Poisons Schedule Num (Australia):

This MSDS covers all Xylene based Novasolve products
Solvent Dye
Category 5
404 E. Main Street, Rockaway NJ 07866
973-586-1900 or 973-586-2147


TSCA Status: The components of this product are not included in the public TSCA Inventory. All components of this product
are in compliance with the Toxic Substance Control Act.
Organic Dye


















EU Classification
Hazard Classification: None
Hazard Classification: Xn, F
R/S Phrases : R10, S16
Hazard Classification: Xn, F
R/S Phrases : R10, S16/23

NOTE: ALL Canadian WHMIS required information is included in appropriate sections based on the ANSI Z400.1-2004
format. This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the CPR and the MSDS contains all the
information required by the CPR. All European Union, Australian (NOHSC: 2011, 8.30–8.48) information, and Japanese
Industrial Standard (JIS Z 7250: 2000) required information is included. See Section 16 for full text of Ingredient Risk

EU Classification: Xn (Harmful), F (Flammable)
EU Risk Phrases: R10
Product Description:
Health Hazards:
Flammability Hazards:
Reactivity Hazards:
Environmental Hazards:
Emergency Considerations:

This product is xylene based liquid.
Inhalation of fumes can cause headaches, nausea, fatigue and loss of consciousness.
Avoid contact with skin as some components may be absorbed through skin. Irritant to
skin, eyes and mucous membranes.
This product is flammable. Keep away from sources of heat, flame or sparks.
This product is not reactive.
Large quantities released to the environment may have an adverse effect. Release to
bodies of water may choke off aquatic organisms.
Responders should wear respiratory protection to guard against fumes.

EXPOSURE: The health hazard information provided below is
pertinent to employees using this product in an occupational
setting. The toxicological properties of this product have not
been thoroughly investigated. The following paragraphs
describe the symptoms of exposure by route of exposure.
INHALATION: Breathing high concentrations may be harmful.
Mist or vapor can irritate the throat and lungs. Breathing this
material may cause central nervous system depression with
symptoms including nausea, headache, dizziness, fatigue,
drowsiness, or unconsciousness. Breathing high
concentrations of this material, for example, in an enclosed
space or by intentional abuse, can cause irregular heartbeats
which can cause death.












Section 8

Section 8

For Routine Handling and Industrial Applications

Revision 3.6

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Revised: 07012013

Swallowing this material may cause stomach or intestinal upset with pain. Use sand. Inhalation of vapors can cause dizziness. possibly leading to chronic lung dysfunction or death. Overexposure to this product may cause the following: ACUTE: The dye may stain hair. Seek medical attention immediately. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES FLAMMABILITY PROPERTIES FLASHPOINT (oC) AUTO IGNITION TEMP (oC) o o 28-26 C (84-81 F) 432°C (810°F) FLAMMABLE LIMITS (AIR VOL %) UEL LEL 7% 1% Special fire fighting Procedures: FIRE EXTINGUISING MATERIALS WATER OK FOAM OK CO2 BEST HALON NO DRY CHEMICAL BEST Protective clothing and self-contained NFPA RATING breathing apparatus should be worn FLAMMABILITY when fighting fires involving chemicals. and other contaminated tissue. and/or diarrhea. Contain water runoff when fighting fire as it may be contaminated with product. place on the left side with head down. Call a physician. liver. If breathing difficult. Do not leave victim unattended. skin. it can rupture in the heat of a fire. Do not induce vomiting. May cause mild skin irritation with redness and/or an itching or burning feeling. Small amounts in the lungs can cause lung damage. 4. Rinse exposed area with water.6 2 Page 2 of 5 0 Revised: 07012013 . Reports have associated repeated and prolonged occupational overexposure to solvents with irreversible brain and nervous system damage (sometimes referred to as "Solvent or Painter's Syndrome"). 5. Swallowing this material may cause effects similar to those described in the inhalation section (see "inhalation" above). kidneys. place victim’s head below knees.MSDS NOVA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CONTACT WITH SKIN or EYES: This material can cause eye irritation with tearing. If spontaneous vomiting is about to occur. It is likely that some components of this material are able to pass into the body through the skin and may cause similar effects as from breathing or swallowing it. Use only with adequate ventilation. Effects may become more serious with repeated or prolonged contact. headaches and loss of consciousness. If victim is drowsy or unconscious. CO2. CHRONIC: Prolonged or repeated skin overexposures may cause dermatitis (dry red skin). 3 Fire and Explosion Hazards: Revision 3. Contact a physician if irritation develops. or a stinging or burning feeling. The dye can be removed with hand cream or hand cleaner. A vapor and air mixture can create an explosion hazard in confined spaces such as sewers. INGESTION: Swallowing this material may be harmful. Hold eyelids apart to ensure complete irrigation. In case of REACTIVITY fire water can only be used to cool HEALTH containers to prevent them from rupturing. This material can get into the lungs during swallowing or vomiting. nausea. lungs. If not breathing. Ingestion can cause nausea and vomiting. Effects may become more serious with repeated or prolonged contact. Never give anything by mouth to a person who is not fully conscious. Further. Vapors are heavier than air and may travel long distances along the ground to an ignition source and flash back. lungs. If container is not properly cooled. or foam to extinguish flames. Remove the individual to fresh air. Flammable liquid! This material releases vapors at or below ambient temperatures. it can cause swelling of the eyes with blurred vision. give artificial respiration. FIRST-AID MEASURES EYES: SKIN: INGESTION: INHALATION: Flush eyes with water for at least 15 minutes. When mixed with air in certain proportions and exposed to an ignition source. its vapor can cause a flash fire. Contact a physician. redness. TARGET ORGANS: ACUTE: Eyes. give oxygen. CHRONIC: Blood. HEALTH EFFECTS OR RISKS FROM EXPOSURE: An Explanation in Lay Terms.

S. Check gloves for leaks. When pouring or dispensing to or from drums or other containers.4-02.1:2000 for glove selection.136 and the Canadian CSA Standard Z195-02. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134-1998). If stored in enclosed space adequate ventilation must be provided to minimize vapor buildup. BODY/SKIN PROTECTION: Use body protection appropriate for task (e.133. Open containers slowly on a stable surface. the European Standard EN 529:2005. If necessary. Store containers in a cool. portable fire extinguishers). 8. refer to appropriate Standards of Canada. HAND PROTECTION: Wear nitrile. or standards of Australia (including AS/NZS 1715:1994 for respiratory PPE. or the European Standard CR 13464:1999. coveralls or apron). Revision 3. rolling objects.g.134). and the Australian Standard 2161-Industrial Safety Gloves and Mittens and the European Standard CEN/TR 15419:2006. New Zealand standards.. away from sources of intense heat. minimizing dusting. New Zealand standards. empty packages should be handled with care. State and Local disposal regulations. AS/NZS 2161. dry location. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES Stop.S. Contain liquids using absorbents. taking necessary precautions for environmental protection. the European Standard CEN/TR 15419:2006. If necessary. OSHA 29 CFR 1910. AS/NZS 4501. equivalent standards of Canada (including CSA Standard Z94. Federal OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.S. OSHA 29 CFR 1910. EYE PROTECTION: Wear safety glasses with side shields (or goggles) and a face shield.3-02. EXPOSURE CONTROLS.3-02). and Maintenance of Respiratory Protective Devices. Canadian CSA Standard Z94. EXPOSURE LIMITS IN AIR ACGIH-TLV OSHA-PEL NIOSH-RELs NIOSH OTHER Chemical Name Dye CAS # Proprietary Xylene 1330-20-7 Ethylbenzene 100-41-4 TWA mg/m3 STEL mg/m3 TWA mg/m3 100 (8hr) 100 (8hr) 150 (15min) 150 (15min) 100 (8hr) 100 (8hr) STEL mg/m3 TWA mg/m3 STEL mg/m3 IDLH mg/m3 mg/m3 The following information on appropriate Personal Protective Equipment is provided to assist employers in complying with OSHA regulations found in 29 CFR Subpart I (beginning at 1910.MSDS NOVA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS 6. HANDLING AND STORAGE STORAGE AND HANDLING PRACTICES: Employees must be trained to properly use this product. Use non-sparking tools.e. as described in U. refer to U. use only respiratory protection authorized in the U. Post warning and “NO SMOKING” signs in storage and use areas. or Tychem™ SL gloves.5% are considered IDLH by OSHA. New Zealand standards. and AS/NZS 1336:1997 for eye protection).S. CEN/TR 15419:2006 for hand protection. therefore. refer to Australian National Code of Practice for the Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances [NOHSC: 2007 (1994)] for further information. the Australian Standard 1716-Respiratory Protective Devices and Australian Standard 1715-Selection. RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: If necessary. 7. appropriate Standards of Canada. supplied air respirator with auxiliary selfcontained air supply is required under OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard (1910. Exhaust directly to the outside.6 Page 3 of 5 Revised: 07012013 . In such atmospheres. and EU member state standards. standards of EU member states (including EN 529:2005 for respiratory PPE. Wash hands before putting on gloves and after removing gloves. Empty containers may contain residual dye that is combustible. and CR 13464:1999 for face/eye protection). If a hazard of injury to the feet exists due to falling objects. or Japanese standards.. Inspect all incoming containers before storage to ensure containers are properly labeled and not damaged. or Japanese standards. Protective Footwear. use foot protection. Shovel all spill materials into disposal drums and follow all Federal. PERSONAL PROTECTION VENTILATION AND ENGINEERING CONTROLS: Use with adequate ventilation to ensure exposure levels are maintained below the limits provided below.132). the Australian Standard 1337-Eye Protection for Industrial Applications and Australian Standard 1336-Recommended Practices for Eye Protection in the Industrial Environment. refer to U. State standards. New Zealand standards. Sweep up powders carefully. Oxygen levels below 19. Keep away from heat. Store outdoors. If necessary. or Japanese standards. Please reference applicable regulations and standards for relevant details.S. Canadian CSA Standard Z94. Australian Standard 3765-Clothing for Protection against Hazardous Chemicals.2:2006 for protective clothing. sparks. Store away from incompatible materials (see Section 10. Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Have appropriate extinguishing equipment in the storage area (i. and other sources of ignition. Use. or Japanese standards. contain and clean up the spill immediately.138. equivalent U. Storage areas should be made of fire resistant materials. If necessary. use of a full-facepiece pressure/demand SCBA or a full facepiece. Dye residue on concrete and metal surfaces may be wiped and cleaned with light mineral oil. insure that all containers are properly grounded/bonded to prevent static charge build up. Stability and Reactivity). where objects may pierce the soles of the feet or where employee’s feet may be exposed to electrical hazards. sprinkler system.4-02 and CSA Standard Z94. as appropriate. Viton™.

MSDS NOVA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS 9. INTRAPERITONEAL (LD50). nitrogen oxides). Ethylbenzene: YES (animal studies) EMBRYOTOXICITY: Xylene: YES (animal studies). there are no ACGIH Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) determined for the components of this product. flames. 3. TOXICOLOGY TOXICITY DATA: The toxicological properties of this product have not been thoroughly investigated. carbon oxides. Based on this criteria this product is not considered a carcinogen by the US. 11. Federal. This product Is not toxic to fish but may coat gill structures resulting in suffocation if spilled in shallow. TRANSPORT INFORMATION US DOT Status: PROPER SHIPPING NAME: HAZARD CLASS NUMBER and DESCRIPTION: UN IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: PACKING GROUP: Revision 3. sparks.6 A U. UN 1307.88 30-50% 7. Handling and Storage). REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY: The components of this product are not reported to cause human reproductive effects. MUTAGENICITY: Xylene: YES (animal studies). thermal decomposition may generate irritating fumes and toxic gases (e.0mmHg @ 20oC Insoluble 10.800 uL/kg [Rabbit]. DERMAL (LD50). DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: If exposed to extremely high temperatures. running water. hydrogen peroxide and oxygen. Xylene. PG II or III 3 1307 II / III Page 4 of 5 Revised: 07012013 . and incompatible chemicals. Keep away from all sources of heat. skin. Specific Gravity: Percent Volatile: Vapor Pressure: Solubility in Water: 0. HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur. ACGIH BIOLOGICAL EXPOSURE INDICES (BEIS): Currently.S.300 mg/kg [Rat]. REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY INFORMATION: Listed below is information concerning the effects this product and its components on human and animal reproductive systems. CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Avoid exposure to or contact with extreme temperatures. This product may cause gastrointestinal distress to birds and mammals through ingestion during peliage grooming. Acute: 2. Acute: 3. Japan. if unaltered by use. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES Boiling Point: Freezing Point: Vapor Density: Appearance and Odor: 280oF (138oC) < -13 oF (-25oC) >3. this product may kill grasses and small plants by interfering with transpiration and respiration. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY STABILITY: This product is stable when properly stored at normal temperature and pressures (see Section 7. Acute: 4. This product. RQ. 12. Department of Transportation regulated material. The specific toxicology data available for the components of this product are as follows: Xylene: ORAL (LD50). INHALATION (LC50). EPA Hazardous Codes: Ignitibility (D001) and toxic (D018). New Zealand. This product is not expected to bioaccumulate through food chains in the environment.624 mg/kg [Rat]. Australia or Japan but is listed by Canada as a possible carcinogen.. the EU. Acute: 17. Acute: 14. DERMAL (LD50).S. Product may be moderately toxic to amphibians by preventing dermal respiration. 14. Ethylbenzene: ORAL (LD50). ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION If applied to leaves.g.100 uL/kg [Rabbit]. and local regulations or with regulations of Canada and its Provinces. and other contaminated tissues.500 mg/kg [Rat]. Australia. IRRITANCY OF PRODUCT: Overexposures to this product may slightly to moderately irritate eyes. EU. MATERIALS WITH WHICH SUBSTANCE IS INCOMPATIBLE: This product is incompatible with strong oxidizers and reducers such as liquid chlorine.7 (Air =1) Dark Liquid with aromatic odor. flame and ignition. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS PREPARING WASTES FOR DISPOSAL: Waste disposal must be in accordance with appropriate U. may be disposed of by treatment at a permitted facility or as advised by your local hazardous waste regulatory authority. Acute: 4. State. Ethylbenzene: YES (animal studies) TERATOGENICITY: The components of this product are not reported to cause teratogenic effects in humans. 13. SUSPECTED CANCER AGENT: IARC has classified ethyl benzene as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2B). or EU member States. SENSITIZATION OF PRODUCT: This product is not known to be a human skin or respiratory sensitizer.550 ppm for four hours [Rat].

· Danger code (Kemler): 30 AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL OFFICE OF ROAD SAFETY CODE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS 15. Pollution Category: C EUROPEAN AGREEMENT CONCERNING THE INTERNATIONAL CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS BY ROAD (ADR): ADR/RID class: 3 Flammable liquids. AUSTRALIAN INFORMATION: HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES INFORMATION SYSTEM (HSIS): Listed CLASSIFICATION: Xn. RQ 166 lbs (Based upon maximum Xylene concentration of 60% and an RQ of 100 lbs. SARA Section 313 Toxic Chemicals – Xylene. F EU RISK PHRASES: R10. Division 3).S.O.20/22. TRANSPORT CANADA TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS REGULATIONS: Hazardous Material INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (IATA): Dangerous Goods. DOT as a Marine Pollutant (as defined by 49 CFR 172. Revision 3. SAFETY PHRASES: S16/. SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Material – No regulated ingredients SARA Section 313 Supplier Notification – No regulated ingredients CERCLA – Xylene. EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. EUROPEAN UNION INFORMATION: EU LABELING/CLASSIFICATION: Xn.2 UN Number: UN 1307 Symbol: Flammable Liquid N. Ethylbenzene Ozone – Depleting Chemicals – No regulated ingredients California Prop 65: Ethylbenzene Chemical Inventory Listing: Listed on the following Country’s Chemical Inventories: USA Toxic Substance Control Act Listed Australia Australian Inventory Listed Republic of Korea Korean Inventory Listed Japan Japanese MITI Inventory Listed Philippines Philippines Inventory Listed Canada Domestic Substances List Listed China Existing Chemical Substance List Listed New Zealand NZIoC Listed CANADIAN REGULATIONS: This product is a 'controlled product' under the Canadian Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). JAPAN POISONOUS AND DELETERIOUS SUBSTANCES CONTROL LAW: Xylene is listed as a deleterious substance. REGULATORY INFORMATION BY ROAD OR RAIL: This product is classified as dangerous goods. Ethylbenzene SARA Section 304 Reportable Quantity – No regulated ingredients. S37/29 POISONS SCHEDULE NUMBER: Category 5. HOWEVER.MSDS NOVA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS DOT LABEL(S) REQUIRED: REPORTABLE QUANTITY: Flammable 3.101. 37/39 EUROPEAN UNION ANNEX II HAZARD SYMBOL: Not applicable. IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.6 Page 5 of 5 Revised: 07012013 . This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains all the information required by the CPR. F RISK PHRASES: : R10. SARA TITLE III Hazard Classifications: Acute: Yes Reactivity: No Chronic: Yes Pressure: No Fire: Yes This information may be subject to the provisions of the Community-Right –to –Know reporting requirements (40 CFR 370) if threshold quantities are met. Appendix B). INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO) DESIGNATION: Proper Shipping Name: Xylene Class: 3.S.20/22 EU SAFETY PHRASES: S16. NEW ZEALAND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AND NEW ORGANISMS ACT (1996): The components of this product are registered as hazardous substances with the Environmental Risk Management Authority. Canadian WHMIS Hazard Classification: According to the Controlled Products Regulations (Sections 33 to 66).) EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK NUMBER (2004): 130 MARINE POLLUTANT: This product is not classified by the U. NO GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. OTHER DATA THE INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE BASED UPON DATA WHICH IS BELIEVED TO BE CORRECT. this product is classified as a flammable liquid (Class B. per regulations of the Federal Office of Road Safety.