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CARBOPOL® 974P NF POLYMER CARBOPOL® Material 974P Safety NF POLYMER Data Sheet Prepared according to 29CFR

CARBOPOL® Material 974P Safety NF POLYMER Data Sheet

Prepared according to 29CFR 1910.1200.


Chemical Product and Company Identification

29400 The Wickliffe, Lubrizol Lakeland Ohio Corporation Boulevard 44092 Tel: (440) 943-4200

Product Trade Name CAS Number Synonyms Generic Chemical Name Product Type Preparation/Revision Date Transportation No. Emergency Phone



Carbomer Homopolymer Type B, Carboxypolymethylene Polyacrylic acid Base Carbopol-Pharma 07 February 2014 FOR U.S.) TRANSPORT EMERGENCY call CHEMTREC: (+1) 703-527-3887 (outside the U.S.), 1-800-424-9300 (in the




Hazards Identification


White powder. Slight acidic Caution.


Principal Hazards

Airborne Dusts may dust be harmful may form if inhaled. explosive mixtures with air. Slight acidic Caution. Odor Principal Hazards See Section 11 for complete health hazard information. 3
Airborne Dusts may dust be harmful may form if inhaled. explosive mixtures with air.

See Section 11 for complete health hazard information.


Composition/Information on Ingredients

Hazardous Ingredients



Percentage (by wt.)


Potassium carbonate


From 0.5 to 1.5 percent


(N/E) - None established


First Aid Measures


Immediately open. If no saline flush is eyes available, with plenty flush of with one plenty percent of (1%) clean physiological water for fifteen saline (15) solution minutes. for See five a (5) physician. minutes Water while holding (moisture) eyelids swells this product into a gelatinous film which may be difflicult to remove from the eye using only water. Wash with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation develops. Launder contaminated clothing before reuse. Remove has stopped, exposed apply person artificial to fresh respiration. air if adverse If irritation effects persists are observed. or if toxic If symptoms breathing is are labored, observed, administer get medical oxygen. attention. If breathing Treat symptomatically. Get medical attention. Note to physician: Treat symptomatically.




Additional Information


Fire Fighting Measures

Flash Point

Not applicable. capacity CO2, dry which chemical, may foam, result in water reignition. spray, water Avoid fog. hose Carbon stream dioxide or any method may be which ineffective will create on larger dust fires clouds. due to a lack of cooling Wear facepiece, full protective coat, pants, firegear gloves including and boots. self-containing breathing apparatus operated in the positive pressure mode with full

Extinguishing Media

Firefighting Procedures

CARBOPOL® 974P NF POLYMER Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazards

Min. Explosive Concentration Min. Ignition Energy Deflagration Index Max. Rate of Pressure Rise Max. Pressure of Explosion Volume Resistivity Explosion Severity Ignition Temperature of Dust Cloud

Solid additional does information. not readily release flammable vapors. Material can form an explosive organic dust air mixture. See section 10 for

-- Fire and Explosive Properties --

0.13 oz/ft3 (130 g/m3) > 0.05 joules 130 bar m/sec (6190 psi ft/sec) 5500 psi/sec @ 0.5 oz/ft3 (379.21 bar/s @ 501 g/m3) 70 psi @ 0.5 oz/ft3 (4.83 bar @ 501 g/m3) 0.32 x 10+15 ohm-cm 2.02 (Severe) 520 °C (968 °F)

This product has a high volume resistivity and a propensity to build up static electricity which may be discharged as a spark.

A spark can be an ignition source for solvent vapor/air mixtures. If you add this product to a solvent, ensure appropriate safe

handling practices such as provision for inerting flammable vapors. As with all organic dusts, fine particles suspended in air in electrostatic precaution, critical proportions implement discharge, and standard electrical in the presence safety arcs, measures sparks, of an ignition welding for handling source torches, may finely cigarettes, ignite divided and/or open organic explode. flame, powders. or Dust other may significant be sensitive heat to sources. ignition As by a


Accidental Release Measures

Spill Procedures

sewers Material Personal and is Protective slippery waterways. when Equipment Pick wet. up must free solid be worn, for recycle see Personal and/or Protection disposal. Avoid Section raising for PPE a dust. recommendations. Wash spill area Prevent with detergent. entry into


Handling and Storage

Pumping Temperature Maximum Handling Temperature Handling Procedures

Not applicable. Not determined. housekeeping Keep material practices. away from Avoid heat, sparks, inhalation pilot of lights, dust, aerosol, static electricity mist, spray, and fume, open flame. or vapor. Avoid Use creating with appropriate dust. Maintain and adequate good local, prolonged ventilation. regional, skin Avoid national contact. contact and Launder with international eyes, contaminated skin regulations. and clothing. clothing Ground before reuse. and bond Dispose containers of packaging when transferring or containers material. in accordance Avoid with Not determined. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Keep container closed when not in use. See section 10 for incompatible materials. Not determined.

Maximum Storage Temperature Storage Procedures Maximum Loading Temperature


Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Exposure Limits Other Exposure Limits Engineering Controls

None established The industry-recommended permissible exposure limit for respirable polyacrylate dusts is 0.05 mg/m3 If necessary, use generates local a exhaust dust, local ventilation exhaust to ventilation draw dust is away recommended. from workers. Prevent Avoid inhalation high concentrations by providing of effective dust in air general and and, when

Gloves Procedures

accumulation of dust on equipment. Use gloves. good industrial hygiene practices to avoid skin contact. If contact with the material may occur wear chemically protective

Eye Protection

Safety glasses or goggles. Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator with a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter if the recommended exposure

Respiratory Protection

limit is exceeded. Consult with an industrial hygienist to determine the appropriate respiratory protection for your specific use

Clothing Recommendation

workplace this material. conditions A respiratory require protection the use of program a respirator. compliant with all applicable regulations must be followed whenever Long sleeve shirt is recommended.



Physical and Chemical Properties

Flash Point Upper Flammable Limit Lower Flammable Limit Autoignition Point Explosion Data Vapor Pressure pH Specific Gravity

Not applicable. Not determined. Not determined. Not determined. Dust can form explosive mixtures in the air. Not determined. 2.5 – 3 at 1% in water 1.4 (20 °C)

CARBOPOL® 974P NF POLYMER Bulk Density Water Solubility Percent Solid Percent Volatile Volatile Organic Compound Vapor Density Evaporation Rate Odor Appearance Viscosity Odor Threshold Boiling Point Pour Point Temperature Melting / Freezing Point

< 0.24 Kg/L, < 2 Lb/gal Material will swell in water. Not determined. < 2% By Weight Not determined. Not determined. Not determined. Slight acidic White powder. < 39400 Centipoise (20 °C) Not determined. Not determined. Not determined. Not determined. The otherwise above noted. data are typical values and do not constitute a specification. Vapor pressure data are calculated unless


Stability and Reactivity

Stability Decomposition Temperature Incompatibility

Material is normally stable at moderately elevated temperatures and pressures. Not determined. Heat basic may amines. be generated if polymer comes in contact with strong basic materials like ammonia, sodium hydroxide or strong

Polymerization Thermal Decomposition Conditions to Avoid

Will not occur. Smoke, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, aldehydes and other products of incomplete combustion. Not determined.


Toxicological Information

Eye Irritation

-- ACUTE EXPOSURE -- irritation. Not expected Solid to particles cause eye (powder irritation. or dust) Based on on the data eye from may components cause pain and or similar irritation. materials. Particulates may cause mechanical occur accompanied Not expected in sensitive by to be elevated individuals a primary temperature under skin irritant. extreme and Based occlusion and unusual on data by clothing. conditions from components This of effect prolonged or may similar and be the repeated materials. result of contact, Contact the product's such dermatitis as hygroscopic high may exposure properties, abrasion, or pH. If upper shortness material respiratory of is breath. misted tract. or if Based vapors on are data generated from similar from materials. heating, exposure Breathing may of dust cause may irritation cause of coughing, mucous mucous membranes production, and the and The LD50 in rabbits is > 2000 mg/Kg. Based on data from components or similar materials. Avoid changes inhalation in the lung. of dust. Animal studies indicate the inhalation of respirable polyacrylate dust may cause inflammatory The LD50 in rats is > 10,000 mg/Kg. Based on data from components or similar materials. Not expected to cause skin sensitization. Based on data from components or similar materials. No data available to indicate product or components may be respiratory sensitizers.

Skin Irritation

Respiratory Irritation

Dermal Toxicity

Inhalation Toxicity

Oral Toxicity

Dermal Sensitization

Inhalation Sensitization

Chronic Toxicity

-- CHRONIC EXPOSURE -- A such two-year as inflammation, inhalation study hyperplasia, in rats exposed and tumors. to a There respirable, were water-absorbent no observed adverse sodium effects polyacrylate at exposures dust of resulted 0.05 mg/m3. in lung In effects



Reproductive Toxicity



addition, the rat. However, long-term the medical inhalation monitoring of respirable of potentially dusts should exposed be avoided workers by has implementing not revealed respiratory lung effects protection such as those measures observed and in observing the recommended permissible exposure limit of 0.05 mg/m3. No data available to indicate any components present at greater than 0.1% may present a carcinogenic hazard. No data available to indicate product or any components present at greater than 0.1% are mutagenic or genotoxic. No toxicity. data available to indicate either product or components present at greater than 0.1% that may cause reproductive No data available to indicate product or any components contained at greater than 0.1% may cause birth defects. -- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -- Pre-existing asthmatics) may skin react conditions to vapors. may This be aggravated material readily by prolonged absorbs or moisture repeated and exposure. may become Persons thick with and sensitive gelatinous airways upon (e.g., contact with mucous membranes of the eye, or upon inhalation into the nasal passages.



Ecological Information


Freshwater Fish Toxicity

Not determined.

Freshwater Invertebrates Toxicity

Not determined.

Algal Inhibition

Not determined.

Saltwater Fish Toxicity

Not determined.

Saltwater Invertebrates Toxicity

Not determined.

Bacteria Toxicity

Not determined.

Miscellaneous Toxicity

Not determined.

-- ENVIRONMENTAL FATE -- At 25% least of the 25% components of the components in this product in this product show limited show biodegradation limited biodegradation based on based OECD on 302-type OECD 301-type test data. test data. At least



Less than 1.0% of the components display no potential to bioconcentrate. Not determined.

Soil Mobility


Disposal Considerations

Waste Disposal

transportation, This material, if and discarded, disposal is must not a be hazardous in accordance waste with under applicable RCRA Regulation Federal, State/Provincial, 40 CFR 261. Treatment, and Local storage, regulations.


Transport Information

ICAO/IATA I ICAO/IATA II IMDG IMDG EMS Fire IMDG EMS Spill IMDG MFAG MARPOL Annex II USCG Compatibility U.S. DOT Bulk DOT NAERG U.S. DOT (Intermediate) U.S. DOT Intermediate NAERG U.S. DOT Non-Bulk U.S. DOT Non-Bulk NAERG Canada Mexico Bulk Quantity Intermediate Quantity Non-Bulk Quantity

Not regulated. Not regulated. Not regulated. Not applicable. Not applicable. Not applicable. Not determined. Not determined. Not regulated. Not applicable. Not regulated. Not applicable. Not regulated. Not applicable. Not regulated. Not regulated. 85000 KG, 187391 lbs. 11000 KG, 24251 lbs. 400 KG, 882 lbs. Review classification requirements before shipping materials at elevated temperatures.


Regulatory Information


-- Global Chemical Inventories -- All components of this material are on the US TSCA Inventory or are exempt.

Other TSCA Reg. EU

None known. To obtain information on the REACH compliance status of this product, please visit, or e-mail us at


All components are in compliance with the Chemical Substances Control Law of Japan. All components are in compliance with chemical notification requirements in Australia. All components are in compliance with chemical notification requirements in New Zealand. All Substances components List. are in compliance with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and are present on the Domestic


New Zealand


CARBOPOL® 974P NF POLYMER Switzerland Korea Philippines

All components are in compliance with the Environmentally Hazardous Substances Ordinance in Switzerland. All components are in compliance in Korea. 1990 All components (R.A. 6969). are in compliance with the Philippines Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of All components of this product are listed on the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China. All components of this product are listed on the Taiwan inventory. -- Other U.S. Federal Regulations -- list. This product does not contain greater than 1.0% of any chemical substance on the SARA Extremely Hazardous Substances This listed product under SARA does not Section contain 313. greater than 1.0% (greater than 0.1% for carcinogenic substance) of any chemical substances



SARA Ext. Haz. Subst. SARA Section 313 SARA 311 Classifications

Acute Hazard



Chronic Hazard


Fire Hazard


Reactivity Hazard


CERCLA Hazardous Substances

None known.

Cal. Prop. 65

-- State Regulations -- This maximum product impurity contains levels the following of components: chemical(s) < 0.5 ppm known lead to 1 the ppm state arsenic of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects based on

-- Product Registrations --

U.S. Fuel Registration Finnish Registration Number Swedish Registration Number Norwegian Registration Number Danish Registration Number Swiss Registration Number Italian Registration Number

Not applicable.

Not Registered

Not Registered

Not Registered

Not Registered

Not Registered

Not Registered


-- Other / International --


Miscellaneous Information Regulatory

Not determined.


Other Information










(N/E) - None established

HMIS Codes







Precautionary Labels


Airborne Dusts may dust be harmful may form if inhaled. explosive mixtures with air.    


Revision Indicators

This MSDS has no revisions since 7 February 2014

As the conditions or methods of use are beyond our control, we do not assume any responsibility and expressly disclaim any liability for any use of this product. Information contained connected herein of the user. is believed with the to use be of true the and material accurate or the but results all statements to be obtained or suggestions from the are use made thereof. without Compliance warranty, with expressed all applicable or implied, federal, regarding state, and accuracy local regulations of the information, remains the the hazards responsibility