Material Safety Data Sheet


1. Chemical Product and Company Identification


  • 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 614-225-7695.
     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
                                                                     % by weight
                 Dry Pigments                                               1-5

3. Hazards Identification

3.1 Emergency Overview

     Appearance                          Soft paste (red, blue & yellow)
     Odor                                Mild
     Not a significant fire hazard.

  • HMIS Rating
           HEALTH = 1 (slight)
     FLAMMABILITY = 0 (minimal)
       REACTIVITY = 0 (minimal)

3.2 Potential Health Effects

  • Immediate Hazards
     INGESTION:   Not expected to be harmful under normal conditions of
     INHALATION:  Not expected to be harmful under normal conditions of
                  use.  However, if allowed to become airborne, may cause
                  irritation of nose, throat and lungs.
     SKIN:        May cause irritation on prolonged or repeated contact.
     EYES:        May cause irritation on prolonged or repeated contact.

  • Delayed Hazards
     None of the components present in this product at concentrations equal
     to or greater than 0.1% have 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:  Remove to fresh air.
     SKIN:        In case of irritation, flush with water.
     EYES:        Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water.  Call
                  a physician if irritation persists.

5. Fire Fighting Measures

     Autoignition Temperature            Not available
     Upper/Lower Flammable Limits        Not applicable
     Up/Lower Explosive Limits, % by Vol Not applicable
     Flash Point                         Not Applicable
     Will not burn unless water has evaporated.  Dried material may
     In case of fire, water should be used to keep fire-exposed
     containers cool.

6. Accidental Release Measures

     Sweep (scoop) up 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.
     INHALATION:  Avoid prolonged or repeated breathing of vapor.
     SKIN:  Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with skin and clothing.
     EYES:  Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with eyes.

7.2 Storage

     Keep from freezing.
     Store in a cool, dry place.
     Keep containers tightly closed.

8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

8.1 Exposure Controls

     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

     Dry Pigments         
     ACGIH TLV: 10 mg/m TWA, inhalable particulate; Particulates (insoluble)
     Not Otherwise Classified
     OSHA PEL: 15 mg/m TWA, total dust

9. Physical and Chemical Properties

     Percent Volatiles                   39
     pH @ 25 C                           8.1
     Specific Gravity                    1.07
     Appearance                          Soft paste (red, blue & yellow)
     Autoignition Temperature            Not available
     Boiling Point                       100 deg C
     Vapor Density (Air=1)               < 1
     Vapor Pressure, mm Hg @ 20 C        17.5
     Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate=1)  < 1
     Upper/Lower Flammable Limits        Not applicable
     Up/Lower Explosive Limits, % by Vol Not applicable
     Flash Point                         Not Applicable
     Freezing Point                      0 deg C
     Odor                                Mild
     Odor Threshold, ppm                 Not Available
     Solubility in Water                 Dispersible

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:
     Oxidizers, acids

  • Decomposition products may include:
     Oxides of carbon and acrylic monomers by thermal decomposition.

  • Hazardous polymerization:
     Will not occur.

  • Other Hazards:
     None known to Borden.

11. Toxicological Information

     See Section 3 Hazards Identification information.
     Dry Pigments         
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: Not available

12. Ecological Information

     Not determined.

13. Disposal Considerations

     Dispose of according to local, state/provincial, and federal

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

14.2 Canadian Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)


15. Regulatory Information (Selected Regulations)

15.1 U.S. Federal Regulations

  • OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29CFR1910.1200
     This material presents possible health hazards as determined when
     reviewed according to the requirements of the Occupational Safety and
     Health Administration 29 CFR Part 1910.1200 "Hazard Communication"

  • SARA Title III: Section 311/312
     Does not meet any hazard category

  • 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.
     None required per SARA TITLE III SECTION 313.

  • 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 Borden.

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.
     Not a controlled product

  • Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)
     This product contains one or more chemical substances on the
     Non-Domestic Substances List (NDSL).
     This product contains one or more chemical substances not included on
     either the Domestic Substances List (DSL) or the Non-Domestic
     Substances List (NDSL).

  • 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.
     None required.

16. Other Information

     AP (Non-Toxic):  Products bearing the AP (Non-Toxic) Product Seal of
     The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) are certified in a
     program of toxicological evaluation by a medical expert to contain no
     materials in sufficient quantities to be toxic or injurious to humans
     or to cause acute or chronic health problems.  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.  In
     addition, there is no physical hazard as defined within 29 CFR Part
     MSDS covers items:
     U.S.:    E564
     Canada:  61564

  • 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

  • Disclaimer
     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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