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Material safety data sheet (MSDS)

MSDS of Nylon
Physical and Chemical Properties Appearance: Stock shape may be rod, plate or tube form. Odour: Essentially odourless. Melting point: 210-225C / 410-437F Solubility in water: Insoluble. Volatile content %: <1% Specific gravity: 1.12-1.14 Hazards Identification Ingestion: Not a probable route if ingestion. Skin: Molten Nylon will cause thermal burns. Eye: Mechanical irritation only. Inhalation: Stock shapes are not respirable, avoid breathing dust, as fine particles can be inhaled and retained in the lungs. First Aid Measures If exposed to fumes from overheating, move to fresh air. Consult a physician if symptoms persist. Wash skin with soap and plenty of water. Flush eyes with water. Consult a physician if symptoms persist. If molten Nylon contacts skin, cool rapidly with cold water. Do not attempt to peel Nylon from skin. Obtain medical attention to thermal burn. Chronic effects: Not known Medical conditions generally aggravated by this material: No data is available which addresses medical conditions that are generally recognized as being aggravated by exposure to this product. Fire Fighting Measures Flash ignition temperature: NA Unusual fire, explosion hazards: None known

Hazardous combustion products: Smoke and noxious gasses, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen cyanide evolved upon burning. Special fire fighting instructions: Fire fighters and others exposed to products of combustion should wear full protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Firefighting equipment should be thoroughly decontaminated after use. Extinguishing media: Water spray or any class A extinguishing agent. Accidental Release Measures Spill or release: Clean up by vacuuming or sweeping to prevent falls. Handling and Storage Practice reasonable care and caution in handling. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection Eye: Safety glasses are recommended to prevent particulate matter from entering eyes while grinding or machining. Skin: Protective gloves are required when handling hot polymer. Also, long sleeve cotton shirt and long pants if handling molten polymer. Ventilation: Local exhaust at processing equipment to assure that particulate levels are kept at recommended levels. Respirator: None under normal processing, if ventilation is adequate. Stability and Reactivity Stability at room temperature: Stable Materials to avoid: Strong acids and oxidizing agents. Conditions to avoid: Temperatures over 291C / 555F May result in thermal decomposition. Toxicological Information Chronic toxicity: Nylon type 6 does not appear to possess any toxicological properties. Medical conditions prone to aggravation by exposure: Thermal decomposition products of nylon have been reported to be irritating to the mucus membranes and respiratory tract. Carcinogenicity: None known.

MSDS of Polyvinyl Chloride


Physical and Chemical Properties Appearance: Stock shape may be rod, plate or tube form. Odour: Essentially odourless. Melting point: This product does not exhibit a sharp melting point, but softens gradually over a wide temperature range. Solubility in water: Insoluble Volatile content %: 0 Specific gravity: 1.39 Hazards Identification Ingestion: Not a probable route of exposure. Skin: Molten material will cause thermal burns. Eye: Mechanical irritation only. Inhalation: Stock shapes are not respirable, avoid breathing dust, as fine particles can be inhaled and retained in the lungs. First Aid Measures If exposed to fumes from overheating, move to fresh air. Consult a physician if symptoms persist. Wash skin with soap and plenty of water. Flush eyes with water. Consult a physician if symptoms persist. If molten material contacts skin, cool rapidly with cold water. Do not attempt to peel material from skin. Obtain medical attention to thermal burn. Chronic effects: Cancer hazard, this material contains vinyl chloride, which is a listed human carcinogen. Medical conditions generally aggravated by this material: Exposure to Polyvinyl chloride may result in an asthma syndrome. Fire Fighting Measures Flash ignition temperature: 260C / 500F Unusual fire, explosion hazards: PVC will not continue to burn after ignition without an external fire source. Hazardous combustion products: Burning liberates HCL gas.

Special fire fighting instructions: Fire fighters and others exposed to products of combustion should wear full protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Firefighting equipment should be thoroughly decontaminated after use. Extinguishing media: Water spray, CO2 or Foam extinguishing agent. Accidental Release Measures Spill or release: Spilled pellets or scrap should be removed from floor areas immediately to provide stable footing. Handling and Storage Avoid breathing dust and fumes. Practice reasonable care and caution in handling. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection Eye: Safety glasses are recommended to prevent particulate matter from entering eyes while grinding or machining. Skin: Protective gloves are required when handling hot polymer. Also, long sleeve cotton shirt and long pants if handling molten polymer. Ventilation: Local exhaust at processing equipment to assure that particulate levels are kept at recommended levels. Respirator: Recommended. Stability and Reactivity Stability at room temperature: Stable Materials to avoid: Acetal at high temperature. Conditions to avoid: Burning liberates HCL gas. Toxicological Information Medical conditions prone to aggravation by exposure: Exposure to Polyvinyl chloride may result in an asthma syndrome. Carcinogenicity: Cancer hazard, this material contains vinyl chloride, which is a listed human carcinogen.

MSDS of Polypropylene
Physical and Chemical Properties Appearance: Stock shape may be rod, sheet or tube form. Odour: Essentially odourless. Melting point: 160-175C / 320-347F Solubility in water: Insoluble Volatile content %: <1% Specific gravity: 0.900-0.910 Hazards Identification Ingestion: Not a probable route of exposure. Skin: Molten material will cause thermal burns. Eye: Mechanical irritation only. Inhalation: Stock shapes are not respirable, avoid breathing dust First Aid Measures If exposed to fumes from overheating, move to fresh air. Consult a physician if symptoms persist. Wash skin with soap and plenty of water. Flush eyes with water. Consult a physician if symptoms persist. If molten material contacts skin, cool rapidly with cold water. Do not attempt to peel material from skin. Obtain medical attention to thermal burn. Chronic effects: Not known. Medical conditions generally aggravated by this material: No data is available which addresses medical conditions that are generally recognized as being aggravated by exposure to this product. Fire Fighting Measures Flash ignition temperature: NA Unusual fire, explosion hazards: Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions. Hazardous combustion products: Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. Special fire fighting instructions: Fire fighters and others exposed to products of combustion should wear full protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Firefighting equipment should be thoroughly decontaminated after use.

Extinguishing media: Water spray. Accidental Release Measures Spill or release: Clean up by vacuuming or sweeping to prevent falls. Handling and Storage Practice reasonable care and caution in handling. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection Eye: Safety glasses are recommended to prevent particulate matter from entering eyes while grinding or machining. Skin: Protective gloves are required when handling hot polymer. Also, long sleeve cotton shirt and long pants if handling molten polymer. Ventilation: Local exhaust at processing equipment to assure that particulate levels are kept at recommended levels. Respirator: None under normal processing, if ventilation is adequate. Stability and Reactivity Stability at room temperature: Stable Materials to avoid: Strong oxidizing agents. Conditions to avoid: None known. Toxicological Information Chronic toxicity: Polypropylene does not appear to possess any toxicological properties. Medical conditions prone to aggravation by exposure: Thermal decomposition products of Polypropylene have been reported to be irritating to the mucus membranes and respiratory tract. Carcinogenicity: None known.

MSDS of Polycarbonate
Physical and Chemical Properties Appearance: Stock shape may be rod, plate or tube form. Odour: Slight odour. Melting point: This product does not exhibit a sharp melting point, but softens gradually over a wide temperature range. Solubility in water: Insoluble Volatile content %: Minimal Specific gravity: 1.19 - 1.22 Hazards Identification Ingestion: Not a probable route of exposure. Skin: Molten material will cause thermal burns. Eye: Mechanical irritation only. Inhalation: Stock shapes are not respirable, avoid breathing dust, as fine particles can be inhaled and retained in the lungs.

First Aid Measures If exposed to fumes from overheating, move to fresh air. Consult a physician if symptoms persist. Wash skin with soap and plenty of water. Flush eyes with water. Consult a physician if symptoms persist. If molten material contacts skin, cool rapidly with cold water. Do not attempt to peel material from skin. Obtain medical attention to thermal burn. Chronic effects: Not known. Medical conditions generally aggravated by this material: No data is available which addresses medical conditions that are generally recognized as being aggravated by exposure to this product. Fire Fighting Measures Flash ignition temperature: 630C / 1166F Unusual fire, explosion hazards: None known.

Hazardous combustion products: Hazardous combustion products may include intense heat, dense black smoke, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and hydrocarbon fragments. Special fire fighting instructions: Fire fighters and others exposed to products of combustion should wear full protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Firefighting equipment should be thoroughly decontaminated after use. Extinguishing media: Water spray or Foam extinguishing agent. Accidental Release Measures Spill or release: Clean up by vacuuming or sweeping to prevent falls. Handling and Storage Practice reasonable care and caution in handling. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection Eye: Safety glasses are recommended to prevent particulate matter from entering eyes while grinding or machining. Skin: Protective gloves are required when handling hot polymer. Also, long sleeve cotton shirt and long pants if handling molten polymer. Ventilation: Local exhaust at processing equipment to assure that particulate levels are kept at recommended levels. Respirator: None under normal processing, if ventilation is adequate. Stability and Reactivity Stability at room temperature: Stable Materials to avoid: Not reactive. Conditions to avoid: None know. Toxicological Information Chronic toxicity: None. Medical conditions prone to aggravation by exposure: There are no known human health effects aggravated by exposure to this product. Carcinogenicity: Not known.

MSDS of Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)


Composition, Information on Ingredients PolymethylMethacrylate suspended in water or as a dry powder. Physical/Chemical Characteristics Boiling Point 100C / 212F Glass Transition Temp 105C Density 1.19g/cc Solubility in Water Emulsion Appearance and Odor Brown liquid emulsion Fire and Explosion Hazard Data Extinguishing Media Water Fog Special Firefighting Procedures N/A Unusual fire and Explosion Hazards The dried resin is flammable similar to wood. Burning dry resin emits dense, black smoke. Suspended material is not flammable. Reactivity Data Incompatibilities: May irreversibly aggregate if frozen at 0C / 32F. Dried resin is combustible. Addition of chemicals may cause coagulation. Hazardous Combustion or Decomposition Products: Poly methyl methacrylate and carbon monoxide depending on condition of heating and burning. Hazards Identification Eyes: Mild irritation Skin Contact: Short exposure; no irritation. Repeated prolonged exposure, especially if confined; mild irritation, possibly a mild superficial burn. Skin Absorption: Not likely to be absorbed in toxic amounts. Possibly weak sensitizer. Ingestion: Low single dose toxicity.

Inhalation: No guide established. Considered to be low in hazard from inhalation. Systemic and Other Effects: None known. First Aid Measures Eyes: Flushing the eye immediately with water for 15 minutes is a good safety practice. Physician should stain for evidence of corneal injury. Skin: Contact may cause slight irritation. Wash off in flowing water or shower. Wash clothing before reuse. Treat as any contact dermatitis. If burn is present, treat as any thermal burn. Ingestion: Low in toxicity. Induce vomiting if large amounts are ingested. Inhalation: Remove to fresh air if effects occur. Consult medical personnel. Systemic: Human effects not established. No specific antidote. Treatment based on sound judgment of physician and the individual reactions of the patient. Handling and Storage Ventilation: Good room ventilation usually adequate for most operations. Respiratory protection: None normally needed. In cases where there is a likelihood of inhalation exposure to dried particles, wear a NIOSH approved dust respirator. Storage: Store at temperatures between 4C and 8C. Material may develop bacteria odor on long term storage. No safety problems known. Do not freeze. Accidental Release Measures Action to take for spills: Flush area with water immediately. Avoid unnecessary exposure and contact. Disposal Considerations Will color streams and rivers to a milky white. Has practically no biological oxygen demand but will settle out and form sludge or film. May plug up sanitary sewers. Divert to pond or burn solid waste in an adequate incinerator. Flush sewers with large amounts of water.

Control Measures Respiratory Protection: None normally needed. In cases where there is a likelihood of inhalation exposure to dried particles, wear a NIOSH approved dust respirator. Wash/Hygienic Practices: Wash with soap and water when leaving work area and before eating, smoking and using restroom facilities.

MSDS of Polystyrene
Hazards Identification Not hazardous according to UN GHS, EU Regulation EC 1272/2008, or Directive 67/548/EEC Inhalation (powder): May be harmful if inhaled. May cause upper respiratory tract & mucous membrane irritation. There is a possibility that a fraction of this material may also be respirable. Skin and Eyes: May cause mechanical irritation. May contain very small particles which may be harmful by absorption through skin and mucous membranes. Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed. Emergency First Aid Procedures Inhalation: Remove to fresh air, if breathing becomes difficult call for medical help. Skin Contact: Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of soap and water Eye Contact: First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), ensure lids remain open during flushing, then refer for medical attention. If Swallowed: Rinse mouth with water if conscious, refer for medical attention if unwell. Fire-Fighting Measures Main Hazard: Combustible powder or viscous liquid. Powder may form explosive mixture with air if ignited while airborne.

Extinguishing Method: In case of fire: Use foam for extinction. Special Fire Fighting Procedure: Wear self contained breathing apparatus with full face shield operated in positive pressure mode, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Unusual Fire Hazards and Explosion Hazards: Will produce black acrid smoke if burned. There is a risk of fine powders of this type exploding if the powder is ignited whilst airborne. Accidental Release Measures General Information ventilates the area thoroughly and shut off sources of ignition. If necessary evacuate the area. Use protective equipment as detailed in section 8. Spills/Leaks: Clean up spills only after any airborne dust has settled and while protected. Avoid generating dust. Damp down and wet with warm water and plenty of detergent, and gather up, placing in a closed container for disposal. Do not wash away into sewers. Handling and Storage Read the Suppliers Users Guide carefully before commissioning or using the product. Store in tightly closed containers at ambient temperature away from sources of heat. Read and follow the suppliers safety data sheets for any solvents used to pack or use the product. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection Use inhalation exposure limits applicable for non-specific dusts. Use local mechanical ventilation, i.e. use LEV suitable for handling powders. Exposure Limits not set. Personal Protective Equipment Respiratory protection: It is not normally required. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH. Hand Protection: Protective gloves. Eye Protection: Chemical safety goggles.

Physical and Chemical Properties: Boiling Point: NA Melting Point: Varies with molecular weight (MW) Specific Gravity (H2O=1): Approximately 1.05g/ml Miscibility in Not soluble in water Appearance: White powder or viscous liquid ((Low MW: Liquid, High MW: Powder). Appearance: White free flowing powder Stability and Reactivity: Stability: Stable Conditions to avoid: Naked flame, sparks heat Materials to avoid: Oxidizing agents Hazardous Monomer may be Decomposition: formed if heated. May release toxic fumes Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur. Toxicological Data: Routes of Exposure Skin Contact: May cause skin irritation. Skin Absorption: May be harmful if absorbed through the skin. Eye Contact: May cause eye irritation. Inhalation: Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. May be harmful if inhaled. Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed. Chronic Exposure - Carcinogen Route of Application: Implant Tumorigenic: Tumors at site or application.