Material Safety Data Sheet


1. Chemical Product and Company Identification

 
     DESCRIPTION:     ELMER'S CERAMIC TILE ADHESIVE-LATEX
     PRODUCT TYPE:    LATEX BASED COMPOUND
     APPLICATION:     E896, E897, 69535

·         Manufacturer/Supplier Information

 
     MSDS Prepared by:
     Elmer's Products, Inc.                           Emergency Phone Number
     1 Easton Oval                                    Poison Control Center
     Columbus, OH  43219                              1-888-516-2502
     For additional health, safety or regulatory information, call 1-888-435-6377.
     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                                               < 0.01
        107-21-1 *Ethylene Glycol                                           1-5
       1332-58-7 *Kaolin                                                   30-50
       8032-32-4 VM & P Naphtha                                             5-10
       8050-09-7 *Rosin                                                     5-10
       9036-19-5 *Polyethylene Glycol Octylphenyl Ether                     5-10
      64742-89-8 Light Aliphatic Solvent Naphtha (petroleum)                5-10

3. Hazards Identification

 

3.1 Emergency Overview

 
     Appearance                          Smooth syrup
     Odor                                Mild
     CAUTION!
     Not a significant fire hazard.
     Overexposure may cause central nervous system depression.  May
     cause irritation of nose, throat and lungs if allowed to become
     airborne.
     May cause eye irritation

·         HMIS Rating

 
           HEALTH = 1 (slight)
     FLAMMABILITY = 0 (minimal)
       REACTIVITY = 0 (minimal)
          CHRONIC = *

3.2 Potential Health Effects

 

·         Immediate Hazards

 
     INGESTION:   No hazards known to company.
     INHALATION:  Not expected to be harmful under normal conditions of
                  use.  However, overexposure may cause central nervous
                  system depression.  Also, if allowed to become airborne,
                  may cause irritation of nose, throat and lungs.
     SKIN:        No hazards known to company.
     EYES:        May cause irritation on prolonged or repeated contact.
     
     Ethylene Glycol       107-21-1     
     Can cause central nervous system depression.  Signs and symptoms may
     include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, unconsciousness and
     even asphyxiation.
     Ingestion can cause severe, acute kidney damage which may be fatal.
     VM & P Naphtha      8032-32-4     
     Can cause central nervous system depression.  Signs and symptoms may
     include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, unconsciousness and
     even asphyxiation.
     Light Aliphatic Solvent Naphtha (petroleum)     64742-89-8     
     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.
     Ethylene Glycol       107-21-1     
     Suspect reproductive hazard.  May cause reproductive disorders
     based on feeding study with laboratory animals.
     Can cause liver damage.
     Can cause kidney damage.
     -- See Footnote C.
     Kaolin      1332-58-7     
     Chronic inhalation has resulted in benign pneumoconiosis.
     Pre-existing respiratory disorders may be aggravated by exposure.
     -- See Footnote C.
     Rosin      8050-09-7     
     May cause allergic skin reaction.
     -- See Footnote C.
     Polyethylene Glycol Octylphenyl Ether      9036-19-5     
     In animal studies, sustained occluded skin contact caused inflammatory
     changes in the lung.
     -- 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:  Remove to fresh air.
     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 available
     Up/Lower Explosive Limits, % by Vol Not available
     Flash Point                         Not applicable
     Will not burn unless water has evaporated.  Dried material may
     burn.
     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.  Always use appropriate Personal
     Protective Equipment (PPE).
     INHALATION:  Avoid prolonged or repeated breathing of vapor.
     EYES:  Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with eyes.

7.2 Storage

 
     Store in a cool, dry place.
     Keep containers tightly closed.
     Store below 100 F.

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.

8.3 Exposure Guidelines

 
     Formaldehyde        50-00-0     
     ACGIH TLV: 0.3 ppm (0.37 mg/m³) Ceiling, A2 - See Appendix A
     OSHA PEL: 0.75 ppm(0.9 mg/m³) TWA; 2 ppm(2.5mg/m³)15min STEL
     Ethylene Glycol       107-21-1     
     ACGIH TLV: 100 mg/m³ Ceiling, aerosol
     OSHA PEL: REMANDED PEL: 50 ppm (125 mg/m³) Ceiling
     OSHA 1989 PEL remanded, but in effect in some states
     Kaolin      1332-58-7     
     ACGIH TLV: 2 mg/m³ TWA, respirable fraction
     OSHA PEL: 15 mg/m³ TWA, total dust; 5 mg/m³ TWA, respirable
     fraction
     REMANDED PEL: 10 mg/³ TWA, total dust; 5 mg/m³ TWA,
     respirable fraction
     OSHA 1989 PEL remanded, but in effect in some states
     VM & P Naphtha      8032-32-4     
     ACGIH TLV: 300 ppm (1370 mg/m³) TWA, A3 - See Appendix A
     OSHA PEL: REMANDED PEL: 300 ppm (1350 mg/m³) TWA; 400 ppm (1800 mg/m³)STEL
     OSHA 1989 PEL remanded, but in effect in some states
     Rosin      8050-09-7     
     ACGIH TLV: NONE ESTABLISHED
     OSHA PEL: NONE ESTABLISHED
     Polyethylene Glycol Octylphenyl Ether      9036-19-5     
     ACGIH TLV: NONE ESTABLISHED
     OSHA PEL: NONE ESTABLISHED
     Light Aliphatic Solvent Naphtha (petroleum)     64742-89-8     
     ACGIH TLV: NONE ESTABLISHED
     OSHA PEL: NONE ESTABLISHED

9. Physical and Chemical Properties

 
     Percent Volatiles                   53
     pH @ 25 C                           9.3
     Specific Gravity                    1.16
     Appearance                          Smooth syrup
     Autoignition Temperature            Not available
     Boiling Point                       135 deg C
     Vapor Density (Air=1)               > 1
     Vapor Pressure, mm Hg @ 20 C        Not available
     Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate=1)  < 1---(ether=1)
     Upper/Lower Flammable Limits        Not available
     Up/Lower Explosive Limits, % by Vol Not available
     Flash Point                         Not applicable
     Freezing Point                      0 deg C
     Odor                                Mild
     Odor Threshold, ppm                 Not available
     Solubility in Water                 Dispersible
     Coefficient of Water/Oil Distrib.   Not available

10. Stability and Reactivity

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

·         Incompatibilities:

 
     Strong acids and alkaline materials.

·         Decomposition products may include:

 
     CO, CO2.

·         Hazardous polymerization:

 
     Will not occur.

·         Other Hazards:

 
     None known to company.

11. Toxicological Information

 
     INGESTION:    Not toxic orally when tested as described in 16 CFR Part
                   1500.3 (c)(1) and (2).
     INHALATION:   Not toxic by inhalation when tested as described in 16
                   CFR Part 1500.3 (c)(1) and (2).
     SKIN          Not toxic dermally when tested as described in 16 CFR
     ABSORPTION:   Part 1500.3 (c)(1) and (2).
     SKIN:         Not an irritant when tested as described in 16 CFR Part
                   1500.41.
     EYES:         Slightly irritating when tested as described in 16 CFR
                   Part 1500.42.
     Formaldehyde        50-00-0     
     LC50: rat=203 mg/m³ (RTECS)
     LD50: orl-rat=0.8 g/kg (Merck); skn-rbt=0.27 g/kg (Sax)
     Ethylene Glycol       107-21-1     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: orl-rat=8.54 g/kg (Merck)
     Kaolin      1332-58-7     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: Not available
     VM & P Naphtha      8032-32-4     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: Not available
     Rosin      8050-09-7     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: Not available
     Polyethylene Glycol Octylphenyl Ether      9036-19-5     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: Not available
     Light Aliphatic Solvent Naphtha (petroleum)     64742-89-8     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: Not available

12. Ecological Information

 
     Not determined.

13. Disposal Considerations

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

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.
     Non-Regulated.

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 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"
     Standard.

·         SARA Title III: Section 311/312

 
     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.
     Ethylene Glycol                                            107-21-1   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 2B          

·         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.
     Ethylene glycol                                            107-21-1   5.00%

16. Other Information

 

·         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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