Material Safety Data Sheet


1. Chemical Product and Company Identification

     DESCRIPTION:     ELMER'S HIGH PERFORMANCE SPRAY ADHESIVE
     PRODUCT TYPE:    SOLVENT BASED ADH. AEROSOL
     APPLICATION:     E-458


  • Manufacturer/Supplier Information
     MSDS Prepared by:
     Elmer's Products, Inc.                           Emergency Phone Number
     1000 Kingsmill Parkway                          Poison Control Center
     Columbus, OH  43229                             1-800-228-5635 ext 22
     For additional health, safety or regulatory information, call 614-985-6440
     ext 14. Call 1-800-848-9400 to place an order or request additional MSDSs.


2. Composition, Information on Ingredients

     The ingredients listed below have been associated with one or more
     immediate and/or delayed(*) health hazards.  Risk of damage and effects
     depends upon duration and level of exposure.  BEFORE USING, HANDLING, OR
     EXPOSURE TO THESE INGREDIENTS, READ AND UNDERSTAND THE MSDS.
                                                                     % by weight
         50-00-0 *Formaldehyde                                            < 0.001
         67-64-1 *Acetone                                                  10-30
         74-98-6 Propane                                                   10-30
        108-88-3 *Toluene                                                   5-10
        110-54-3 *Hexane                                                   10-30
        110-82-7 *Cyclohexane                                               1-5
        115-10-6 Dimethyl Ether                                             5-10


3. Hazards Identification



3.1 Emergency Overview

     Appearance                          Clear amber liquid
     Odor                                Mint when wet
     DANGER!
     EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE LIQUID AND VAPOR
     May be harmful if inhaled.  May cause irritation of nose, throat and
     lungs.
     Can cause central nervous system depression.
     May be harmful if absorbed through skin.
     Causes skin irritation.
     Causes eye irritation.


  • HMIS Rating
           HEALTH = 2 (moderate)
     FLAMMABILITY = 4 (severe)
       REACTIVITY = 0 (minimal)
          CHRONIC = *


3.2 Potential Health Effects



  • Immediate Hazards
     INGESTION:   Not expected to be harmful under normal conditions of
                  use.
                  If accidentally swallowed, burns or irritation to
                  mucous membranes, esophagus or GI tract can result.
     INHALATION:  May be harmful if inhaled.  Liquid or vapor may cause
                  irritation of nose, throat and lungs.
                  Can cause central nervous system depression.
     SKIN:        May be harmful if absorbed through skin.  Causes
                  irritation.
     EYES:        Causes irritation.
     Acetone        67-64-1     
     Can cause central nervous system depression.  Signs and symptoms may
     include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, unconsciousness and
     even asphyxiation.
     Propane        74-98-6     
     This material is a simple asphyxiant.  Signs and symptoms of
     overexposure include cyanosis, respiratory distress, headache,
     dizziness, drowsiness, unconsciousness and asphyxiation.  Can cause
     central nervous system depression.
     Toluene       108-88-3     
     Can cause central nervous system depression.  Signs and symptoms may
     include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, unconsciousness and
     asphyxiation.  Reports have associated repeated and prolonged
     occupational overexposure to solvents with permanent brain and
     nervous system damage.  Intentional misuse by deliberately
     concentrating and inhaling the contents may lead to addiction and may
     be harmful or fatal.
     Hexane       110-54-3     
     Can cause central nervous system depression.  Signs and symptoms may
     include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, unconsciousness and
     even asphyxiation.
     Cyclohexane       110-82-7     
     Can cause central nervous system depression.  Signs and symptoms may
     include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, unconsciousness and
     even asphyxiation.
     Dimethyl Ether       115-10-6     
     Can cause central nervous system depression.  Signs and symptoms may
     include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, unconsciousness and
     even asphyxiation.


  • Delayed Hazards
     Formaldehyde        50-00-0     
     POTENTIAL CANCER HAZARD.
     Rats chronically exposed to 14 ppm formaldehyde contracted nasal
     cancers.  Based on animal data and limited epidemiological evidence,
     NTP and IARC have listed formaldehyde as a probable human carcinogen.
     OSHA regulates formaldehyde as a potential human carcinogen.
     May cause allergic skin reaction.  Some reports suggest that
     formaldehyde may cause respiratory sensitization, such as asthma,
     and that pre-existing respiratory and skin disorders may be
     aggravated by exposure.
     OSHA has identified 0.5 ppm as the "Action Level", 29CFR 1910.1048.
     Please refer to the OSHA Standard for guidance applicable to your
     specific operations.
     Acetone        67-64-1     
     Ingestion may cause liver damage.
     Ingestion may cause kidney damage.
     -- See Footnote C.
     Toluene       108-88-3     
     Suspect reproductive hazard. May cause reproductive disorders
     based on animal data.
     May cause spleen damage based on animal data.
     Can cause liver damage.
     Can cause kidney damage.
     May cause cardiac sensitization based on animal data.
     Prolonged and repeated exposures to high concentrations have resulted
     in hearing loss in laboratory animals.
     -- See Footnote C.
     Hexane       110-54-3     
     Suspect reproductive hazard. May cause male reproductive disorders
     based on animal data.
     Chronic exposures may cause peripheral neuropathy.
     -- See Footnote C.
     Cyclohexane       110-82-7     
     May cause lung damage based on animal data.  Pre-existing
     respiratory disorders may be aggravated by exposure.
     May cause liver damage based on animal data.
     May cause kidney damage based on animal data.
     -- See Footnote C.
     Footnote C:  As of the date of issuance of this document, this
     material has not been listed by NTP, classified by IARC nor regulated
     by OSHA as a carcinogen.


4. First Aid Measures

     INGESTION:   If accidentally swallowed, dilute by drinking large
                  quantities of water.  Immediately contact poison control
                  center or hospital emergency room for any other
                  additional treatment directions.
     INHALATION:  If inhaled, remove to fresh air.  If not breathing,
                  give artificial respiration, preferably mouth-to-mouth.
                  Call a physician.
     SKIN:        Immediately flush with plenty of water for at least
                  15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and
                  shoes.  Wash clothing and shoes before reuse.
     EYES:        Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at
                  least 15 minutes.  Eyelids should be held apart during
                  irrigation to insure water contact with entire surface of
                  eyes and lids.  Call a physician.


5. Fire Fighting Measures

     Autoignition Temperature            Not determined
     Upper/Lower Flammable Limits        Not determined
     Up/Lower Explosive Limits, % by Vol 18/1 %
     Flash Point                         -104.5C (-156F) pensky-martens c.c.
     EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE LIQUID AND VAPOR.
     Keep liquid and vapor away from heat, sparks, flame and other ignition
     sources including, but not limited to, pilot lights, heaters,
     cigarettes, electric motors and static discharge.  Vapor is heavier
     than air and may settle in low places or travel outward to a source of
     ignition and flashback.
     In case of fire, use water fog, dry chemical, foam or CO2.  Use
     water to keep fire-exposed containers cool.


6. Accidental Release Measures

     Eliminate all ignition sources.  Soak up with absorbent material and
     remove to a chemical disposal area.  Prevent entry into natural bodies
     of water.


7. Handling and Storage



7.1 Handling

     Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety
     practices.  These practices include avoiding unnecessary exposure and
     removal of the material from eyes, skin and clothing.
     Wash thoroughly after handling.  Always use appropriate Personal
     Protective Equipment (PPE).
     INHALATION:  Avoid breathing vapor.  Use with adequate
                  ventilation.
     SKIN:  Avoid contact with skin and clothing.
     EYES:  Avoid contact with eyes.


7.2 Storage

     Store in a cool, well-ventilated area.
     Store in cool, dry area away from sun, heat, oxidizing materials
     and alkaline materials.
     Do not store at temperatures above 50 C.
     Keep away from heat, sparks, flame and other ignition sources.


8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection



8.1 Exposure Controls

     ENGINEERING CONTROLS:  The following exposure control techniques may
     be used to effectively minimize employee exposure: local exhaust
     ventilation, enclosed system design, process isolation and remote
     control in combination with appropriate use of personal protective
     equipment and prudent work practices.  These techniques may not
     necessarily address all issues pertaining to your operations.  We,
     therefore, recommend that you consult with experts of your choice to
     determine whether or not your programs are adequate.
     If airborne contaminants are generated when the material is heated or
     handled, sufficient ventilation in volume and air flow patterns should
     be provided to keep air contaminant concentration levels below
     acceptable criteria.


8.2 Personal Protection

     Where air contaminants can exceed acceptable criteria, use NIOSH/MSHA
     approved respiratory protection equipment.  Respirators should be
     selected based on the form and concentration of contaminants in air
     in accordance with OSHA laws and regulations or other applicable
     standards or guidelines, including ANSI standards regarding
     respiratory protection.  Use goggles if contact is likely.  Wear
     impervious gloves as required to prevent skin contact.


8.3 Exposure Guidelines

     Formaldehyde        50-00-0     
     ACGIH TLV: 0.3 ppm (0.37 mg/m) Ceiling, A2 - See Appendix A
     OSHA PEL: 0.75 ppm(0.9 mg/m) TWA; 2 ppm(2.5mg/m)15min STEL
     Acetone        67-64-1     
     ACGIH TLV: 500 ppm (1188 mg/m) TWA; 750 ppm (1782 mg/m) STEL
     OSHA PEL: 1000 ppm (2400 mg/m)TWA
     REMANDED PEL: 750 ppm (1800 mg/m) TWA; 1000 ppm (2400 mg/m) STEL
     OSHA 1989 PEL remanded, but in effect in some states
     Propane        74-98-6     
     ACGIH TLV: 2500 ppm (4508 mg/m) TWA
     OSHA PEL: 1000 ppm (1800 mg/m) TWA
     Toluene       108-88-3     
     ACGIH TLV: Skin - 50 ppm (188 mg/m) TWA
     OSHA PEL: 200 ppm TWA; 300 ppm Ceiling; 500 ppm 10-min STEL
     REMANDED PEL: 100 ppm (375 mg/m) TWA; 150 ppm (560 mg/m) STEL
     OSHA 1989 PEL remanded, but in effect in some states
     Hexane       110-54-3     
     ACGIH TLV: Skin - 50 ppm (176 mg/m) TWA
     OSHA PEL: 500 ppm (1800 mg/m) TWA
     REMANDED PEL: 50 ppm (180 mg/m) TWA
     OSHA 1989 PEL remanded, but in effect in some states
     Cyclohexane       110-82-7     
     ACGIH TLV: 300 ppm (1030 mg/m) TWA
     OSHA PEL: 300 ppm (1050 mg/m) TWA
     Dimethyl Ether       115-10-6     
     ACGIH TLV: NONE ESTABLISHED
     OSHA PEL: NONE ESTABLISHED


9. Physical and Chemical Properties

     Percent Volatiles                   79
     VOC Content                         62.2 %
     pH @ 25 C                           Not applicable
     Specific Gravity                    0.6928
     Appearance                          Clear amber liquid
     Autoignition Temperature            Not determined
     Boiling Point                       -42.2 to 110.6C (-44 to 231F)
     Vapor Density (Air=1)               >1
     Vapor Pressure, mm Hg @ 20 C        Not determined
     Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate=1)  >1
     Upper/Lower Flammable Limits        Not determined
     Up/Lower Explosive Limits, % by Vol 18/1 %
     Flash Point                         -104.5C (-156F) pensky-martens c.c.
     Freezing Point                      Not applicable
     Melting point                       Not applicable
     Odor                                Mint when wet
     Odor Threshold, ppm                 Not determined
     Solubility in Water                 Negligible
     Coefficient of Water/Oil Distrib.   Not determined


10. Stability and Reactivity

     Normally stable as defined in NFPA 704-12(4-3.1).


  • Conditions to Avoid:
     Keep away from combustibles, ignition sources, oxidizers and acids.


  • Incompatibilities:
     Strong oxidizers and reducing agents.


  • Decomposition products may include:
     CO, CO2, aldehydes and carboxylic acids.


  • Hazardous polymerization:
     Will not occur.


  • Other Hazards:
     None known to company.


11. Toxicological Information

     See Section 3 Hazards Identification information.
     Formaldehyde        50-00-0     
     LC50: rat=590 mg/kg (SAX)
     LD50: orl-rat=0.8 g/kg (Merck); skn-rbt=0.27 g/kg (Sax)
     Acetone        67-64-1     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: oral-rat=5800 mg/kg (RTECS); skin-rabbit=20 g/kg (RTECS)
     Propane        74-98-6     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: Not available
     Toluene       108-88-3     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: orl-rat=5000 mg/kg; skn-rbt=14 g/kg (Sax)
     Hexane       110-54-3     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: orl-rat=28700 ug/kg (Sax)
     Cyclohexane       110-82-7     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: orl-rat=29.82 g/kg (Sax)
     Dimethyl Ether       115-10-6     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: Not available


12. Ecological Information

     Not determined.


13. Disposal Considerations

     Recover free liquid.  Absorb residue and dispose of according to
     local, state/provincial, and federal requirements.
     Empty container:  May contain explosive vapors.  DO NOT cut, puncture
     or weld on or nearby.


14. Transport Information



14.1 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

     The data provided in this section is for information only and may not
     be specific to your package size.  You will need to apply the
     appropriate regulations to properly classify your shipment for
     transportation.
     ORM-D Consumer Commodity.


14.2 Canadian Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

     Not determined.


15. Regulatory Information (Selected Regulations)



15.1 U.S. Federal Regulations



  • OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29CFR1910.1200
     This material is a "health hazard" and/or a "physical hazard" as
     determined when reviewed according to the requirements of the
     Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Part 1910.1200
     "Hazard Communication" Standard.


  • SARA Title III: Section 311/312
     Fire hazard
     Immediate health hazard
     Delayed health hazard


  • SARA Title III Section 313 and 40 CFR Part 372
     This product contains the following toxic chemical(s) subject to the
     reporting requirements of Section 313 of Title III of the Superfund
     Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, and Subpart C-Supplier
     Notification Requirement of 40 CFR Part 372.
     Toluene                                                    108-88-3  10.00%
     n-Hexane                                                   110-54-3  25.00%
     Cyclohexane                                                110-82-7   5.00%


  • TSCA Section 8(b) Inventory
     All reportable chemical substances are listed on the TSCA Inventory.
     We rely on certifications of compliance from our suppliers for
     chemical substances not manufactured by us.


15.2 Canadian Regulations



  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
     This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard
     criteria of the Controlled Products Regulation (CPR) and the MSDS
     contains all the information required by the CPR.
          CLASS D, DIV 1B          
          CLASS D, DIV 2B          
          CLASS B, DIV 2           


  • Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)
     All reportable chemical substances are listed on the Domestic
     Substances List (DSL) or otherwise comply with CEPA new substance
     notification requirements.


  • National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI)
     This product contains the following chemical(s) subject to the
     reporting requirements of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act
     (CEPA) subsection 16(1), National Pollutant Release Inventory.
     Toluene                                                    108-88-3  10.00%
     Hexane                                                     110-54-3  25.00%
     Cyclohexane                                                110-82-7   5.00%


16. Other Information

     CL (Cautionary Labeling): Products bearing the CL (Cautionary
     Labeling) Seal of The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI)
     are certified to be properly labeled in a program of toxicological
     evaluation by a medical expert. This program is reviewed by ACMI's
     Toxicological Advisory Board. These products are certified by ACMI
     to be labeled in accordance with the chronic hazard labeling
     standard, ASTM D-4236 and Federal Law, P.L. 100-695.


  • User's Responsibility
     The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29CFR 1910.1200 and the Workplace
     Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) require that the information
     contained on these sheets be made available to your workers.  Educate and
     train your workers regarding OSHA and WHMIS precautions.  Instruct your
     workers to handle this product properly.  Consult with appropriate experts
     to guard against hazards associated with use of this product and its
     ingredients.


  • Disclaimer
     SELLER MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, CONCERNING THE PRODUCT OR THE
     MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS THEREOF FOR ANY PURPOSE, except that the product
     shall conform to contracted specifications, and that the product does not
     infringe any valid United States or Canadian patent.  No claim of any kind
     shall be greater in amount than the purchase price of the quantity of
     product in respect of which damages are claimed.  In no event shall Seller
     be liable for incidental or consequential damages, whether Buyer's claim is
     based on contract, breach of warranty, negligence or otherwise.


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