subside.

Other measures are usually not necessary, however if con-

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET ditions warrant, get medical attention.
THERMAFIBER® BONDED PRODUCTS INGESTION: No harmful or chronic effects expected. No specific rec-
ommendation. If gastric disturbance occurs, call physician.
TARGET ORGANS: Eyes, skin, lungs and respiratory system.
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Thermafiber Inc. Phone (260) 563-2111 ing upper respiratory and lung disease such as, but not limited to,
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46992 MSDSNO.
MSDS NO.00001,
00001, Version
Version 4 PRIMARY ROUTES OF ENTRY: Inhalation, eyes and skin contact.
Note to physician: This product is a mechanical irritant, and is not
SECTION I expected to produce any chronic health effects from acute expo-
PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION sures. Treatment should be directed toward removing the source of
irritation with symptomatic treatment as necessary.
PRODUCT(S): THERMAFIBER® Bonded Products
®
Trademark of Thermafiber Inc. SECTION V
SYNONYM: Insulation FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
CHEMICAL FAMILY: Slag wool.
The products are non-combustible and do not pose a fire hazard.
SECTION II However, packaging material may burn.
INGREDIENTS Extinguishing Media: Carbon dioxide (CO2), water, water fog, foam,
dry chemical
ACGIH OSHA Special Fire Fighting Procedures: No special procedures are
MATERIAL WT% TLV PEL CAS NUMBER expected to be necessary for this product. Normal fire fighting proce-
(mg/m3) (mg/m3) dures should be followed to avoid inhalation of smoke and gases.
Slag wool fiber1 >95 10(T)/3(R) 15(T)/5(R) 65997-17-3 Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: None.
Phenolic resin <5 (NE) (NE) 9003-35-4 Special Fire Fighting Protective Equipment: Observe normal fire
fighting procedures.
If laminated, contains the following adhesive: Flash Point (Method Used): Not applicable.
Vinyl alcohol polymer <1 (NE) (NE) 9002-89-5 Upper and lower flammable limits in air: Not applicable.
(T) - Total (R) - Respirable (NE) - Not Established Autoignition temperature: Not applicable.
Hazardous Combustion Products: Carbon dioxide, carbon monox-
1
OSHA and ACGIH recommended exposure level is 1 fiber/cc and ide and trace gases.
NIOSH recommended exposure level is 3 fibers/cc. This material is
slag wool. Other generic terms that are used or have been used to SECTION VI
classify this material include mineral wool, stone wool, man-made ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
mineral fiber (MMMF), and man-made vitreous fiber (MMVF). A more
recent generic term that has appeared in the literature to describe CONTAINMENT: Not necessary. Treat as inert material.
these glass-like materials is synthetic vitreous fiber (SVF). CLEAN UP: Pick up large pieces. Use gloves to avoid skin irritation.
Vacuum dust, preferably with an industrial vacuum cleaner with high
SECTION III efficiency air filter. If sweeping is necessary, use dust suppressant
HAZARD IDENTIFICATION such as water. Do not dry sweep dust accumulation or use com-
pressed air for clean up. These procedures will help minimize poten-
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS: tial exposures.
ACUTE: The products are composed of mineral wool in a bound DISPOSAL: Dispose in sanitary landfill in accordance with local,
matrix. When these are cut or trimmed, especially with power tools, state and federal requirements.
the resulting dust may cause transitory mechanical irritation to skin,
eyes or respiratory tract. SECTION VII
EYES: Direct contact with eye can cause mechanical irritation. HANDLING AND STORAGE
SKIN: This material (in wet state or as dust) is not chemically harmful
if it gets on the skin and is not immediately washed off. However HANDLING: Use protective equipment to avoid irritation as
direct contact of dust and mineral wool fibers with skin can cause described in Section 8.
skin irritation (mechanical) and itchiness. STORAGE: Warehouse storage should be in accordance with manu-
INHALATION: Inhalation of dust can cause nose, throat, lungs and facturer’s recommendations. Material should be kept dry and protect-
upper respiratory tract irritation. Persons exposed to dust may be ed from the elements.
forced to leave area because of nuisance conditions such as cough-
ing, sneezing and nasal irritation. SECTION VIII
INGESTION: No known effects. EXPOSURE CONTROL/PERSONAL PROTECTION
CHRONIC: Persons with chronic or systemic skin or eye disease
should use precautions and wear all personal protective equipment ENGINEERING CONTROLS: Provide general ventilation and local
when working with this product. exhaust ventilation to meet TLV requirements of individual ingredi-
ents (see Section 2) and to control dusting conditions.
SECTION IV If cutting or trimming with power equipment, dust collectors and local
FIRST AID MEASURES ventilation should be used.
Avoid unnecessary exposure to dust and handle with care. Keep
EYES: In case of contact, immediately flush thoroughly with copious work area clean of dust and fibers by using an industrial vacuum
amounts of water occasionally lifting the lower and upper lids (to cleaner with high efficiency filter or wetting down area with water.
remove particulates). Get medical attention immediately. Contact Never use compressed air and avoid dry sweeping.
lenses should not be worn when working with this product. EYE PROTECTION: Wear safety glasses with sideshields or goggles
SKIN: Skin contact is not a chemical hazard. Mechanical action of to avoid eye irritation.
fibers on skin can cause itchiness. Irritation of skin may occur with RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Wear a NIOSH/MSHA-approved
prolonged and repeated contact. Rinse with cool water, followed by dust respirator in poorly ventilated areas, where local exhaust is not
washing with soap and warm water. A commercially available skin feasible, if TLV is exceeded, and/or when dusty conditions exist.
cream or lotion may be helpful to treat dry skin areas. Wash hands Avoid prolonged and repeated breathing of dust.
before eating or using restroom. OTHER CLOTHING: Wear tight fitting goggles and gloves when
INHALATION: If exposed to excessive levels of dust, leave area of dusty conditions exist. Wear long-sleeved, loose fitting clothing at the
dust exposure and remain away until coughing and other symptoms

Chronic Data: Inhalation: In October 2001. Rinse washer thoroughly after use. DOT United States Department of Transportation 40 CFR 261). Wash work clothing separately from other cloth- skin irritation generally diminishes. All ingredients of this product are included in the U. consult a physician.approved respiratory protection when necessary.S. and local regulations. flush eyes thoroughly with water for 15 minutes. TF935 02/10 Printed in U. THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS NO ASBESTOS SECTION XII FIRST AID: For skin irritation. the International Agency for Research on Cancer • Melting Point: 2100º F (1150º C) (IARC) classified mineral wool fibers (rock or slag) as Group 3 (not • Specific Gravity (H2O=1): Not applicable classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans). .S. the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified mineral wool fibers (rock or KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN slag) as Group 3 (not classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans). 0 = Minimal Hazard 1 = Slight Hazard 2 = Moderate SECTION XI Hazard TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION 3 = Serious Hazard 4 = Severe Hazard CAUTION: ACUTE DATA: Dust exposure can cause temporary eye. Wastes are not hazardous CAS Chemical Abstracts Service (Registry Number) as defined by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA.neck and wrists and minimize skin contact. USA REGULATIONS: rately from other clothing. SECTION X CHEMICAL STABILITY SECTION XVI OTHER INFORMATION STABILITY: Stable REACTIVITY: Not reactive INFORMATION FOR HANDLING AND IDENTIFICATION OF CHEM- INCOMPATIBILITY: Acids (gives off H2S under certain acidic condi.com or by calling (260) 563-2111. is swallowed. Additional product safety informa- gy. Avoid creating dust and install in well ventilated area. tion is available on the Thermafiber web site. Cut Oral LD50RAT: Not determined and trim with razor knife or hand saw to minimize dust levels. state. or product This product is not expected to have an adverse effect on the ecolo. Not classified or regulated. OSHA Occupational Health and Safety Administration PEL Permissible Exposure Limit SECTION XV TLV Threshold Limit Value REGULATORY INFORMATION CANADIAN REGULATIONS: WHMIS: D2B All components of this product are included in the Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL) or the Canadian Non-Domestic Substances List (NDSL). For eye irritation. IARC noted specifi- • Solubility in Water: Insoluble cally: “no evidence of increased risks of lung cancer or mesothelioma • pH Range: Not applicable (cancer of the lining of the body cavities) from occupational expo- • Vapor Pressure: Not applicable sures during manufacture of these materials. skin and respiratory tract SLAG WOOL FIBER (65997-17-3) irritation.” This was a reversal of the IARC • Percent Volatile: Not applicable finding in 1987 of a Group 2B designation (possibly carcinogenic to • Volatile Organic Compounds: Not applicable humans) based on earlier studies in which animals were injected with large quantities of slag wool fibers. • Appearance and Odor: Tan or off yellow in color with low odor CARCINOGENICITY CLASSIFICATION OF INGREDIENTS: • Physical State: Solid Material IARC NTP • Boiling Point: Not applicable Man Made Vitreous Group 3 None • Freezing Point: Not applicable In October 2001.thermafiber. Contact with mineral wool fibers may cause temporary eye and skin Wear eye protection and long-sleeve. loose fitting clothing closed at irritation (mechanical). Wash work clothing sepa. Avoid dust contact with eyes and skin. the the neck and wrists. IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet SECTION XIV MSHA Mine Safety and Health Administration TRANSPORT INFORMATION NFPA National Fire Protection Association NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health U. When products are handled continually. Rinse washer thoroughly. www. Use NIOSH/MSHA would be produced at high temperatures with thermal decomposition. ICAL HAZARDS tions) NFPA Ratings: Health: 0 Fire: 0 Reactivity: 0 Other: N/A HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur HMIS Ratings: Health: 0 Fire: 0 Reactivity: 0 HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION: Oxides of carbon and smoke Personal Protection: Use eye and skin protection. . and inadequate evi- • Evaporation Rate (in-Butyl Acetate=1): Not applicable dence overall of any cancer risk. Power tools Skin Irritation: Mechanical Irritant should be equipped with dust collection system. Environmental SECTION IX Protection Agency’s Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES Substance Inventory. followed by ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION washing with soap and warm water.A.S. DOT INFORMATION: Not a hazardous material per DOT ship- NTP National Toxicology Program ping requirements. rinse skin with cool water. ing. EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency WASTE NUMBERS: No EPA Waste Numbers are applicable for this HMIS Hazardous Materials Identification System product’s components. If irritation continues. Using Dermal LD50RAT: Not determined power tools for cutting will generate high dust levels. SECTION XIII DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS Key/Legend WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD: Dispose of material in accordance ACGIH American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists with federal. Use NIOSH/MSHA- Eye Irritation: Mechanical Irritant approved dust respirator.