The Glass Fibre Roofing Company Ltd                                                                             

SAFETY DATA SHEET

ACETONE


1 IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION AND OF THE COMPANY/UNDERTAKING


PRODUCT NAME ACETONE


APPLICATION     General chemical reagent

SUPPLIER           The Glass Fibre Roofing Company Ltd

Units 1 and 2 Poplar Road

Caerphilly

Mid Glamorgan

CF83 1LF

029 20888020

glassfibreroofing.co.uk


2 HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION


Highly flammable. Irritating to eyes. Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking. Vapor may cause drowsiness and dizziness.


3 COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS


EU INDEX NO.  606-001-00-8

EC No.            200-662-2

CAS-No.          67-64-1



4 FIRST-AID MEASURES


INHALATION

Remove victim immediately from source of exposure.  Provide rest,  warmth and fresh air.  Get medical attention if any discomfort continues.

INGESTION

Do not induce vomiting. Immediately rinse mouth and drink plenty of water. Get medical attention immediately!

SKIN CONTACT

Immediately remove contaminated clothing.  Wash the skin immediately with soap and water.  Get medical attention if irritation persists after washing.

EYE CONTACT

Promptly wash eyes with plenty of water or eye wash solution while lifting the eyelids. If possible remove any contact lenses and continue to wash. Get medical attention immediately.


5 FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES


EXTINGUISHING MEDIA

Water spray,  foam,  dry powder or carbon dioxide.

UNUSUAL FIRE & EXPLOSION HAZARDS

HIGHLY FLAMMABLE!  Vapours are heavier than air and may spread near ground to sources of ignition.  Forms explosive mixtures with air.

PROTECTIVE MEASURES IN FIRE

Self contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing must be worn in case of fire.


6 ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES


PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS

Wear protective clothing as described in Section 8 of this safety data sheet.


SPILL CLEAN UP METHODS

Remove sources of ignition. Small Spillages Absorb with inert,  non-combustible material. Large Spillages Dam and absorb spillages with sand,  earth or other non-combustible material. Collect spillage in containers,  seal securely and deliver for disposal according to local regulations.  Containers with collected spillage must be properly labelled with correct contents and hazard symbol.  Wash spillage site well with water and detergent, be aware of the potential for surfaces to become slippery. Ventilate well.


7 HANDLING AND STORAGE


USAGE PRECAUTIONS

Avoid spilling,  skin and eye contact.  Static electricity and formation of sparks must be prevented.  Eliminate all sources of ignition.

STORAGE PRECAUTIONS

Flammable/combustible - Keep away from oxidizers,  heat and flames. Store in tightly closed original container in a dry and cool place.

STORAGE CLASS

Flammable liquid storage.


8 EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION


Name            Std       TWA - 8 hrs        STEL - 15 min

ACETONE       OES      500ppm             3620  mg/m3


ENGINEERING MEASURES

Provide adequate ventilation,  including appropriate local extraction,  to ensure that the defined workplace exposure limit is not exceeded. Explosion-proof general and local exhaust ventilation.

RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT

In case of inadequate ventilation use suitable respirator.

HAND PROTECTION

Wear protective gloves. Butyl rubber.  Polyethylene/Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (PE/EVAL).

EYE PROTECTION

Wear approved safety goggles.

OTHER PROTECTION

Wear suitable protective clothing as protection against splashing or contamination.  Provide eyewash station.

HYGIENE MEASURES

DO NOT SMOKE IN WORK AREA!  Wash at the end of each work shift, before eating, smoking and using the toilet.  Wash promptly if skin becomes wet or contaminated.  Promptly remove any clothing that becomes wet or contaminated.  When using do not eat,  drink or smoke.


9 PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Dispose of waste and residues in accordance with local authority requirements.


APPEARANCE     Liquid

COLOUR          Colourless

ODOUR            Characteristic

SOLUBILITY      Miscible with water.

BOILING POINT (°C)    56.2              MELTING POINT (°C)        -95.4

RELATIVE DENSITY      0.79              VAPOUR DENSITY (air=1)  2.01

VAPOUR PRESSURE      233 hPa  20

pH-VALUE, DILUTED SOLUTION         5-6 (400 g/l, water, 20°C)

FLASH POINT (°C)       < -20

AUTO IGNITION TEMPERATURE (°C)   538

FLAMMABILITY LIMIT - LOWER(%)  2.6   FLAMMABILITY LIMIT - UPPER(%) 13


10 STABILITY AND REACTIVITY


STABILITY

Stable under normal temperature conditions.

CONDITIONS TO AVOID

Avoid heat,  flames and other sources of ignition.

MATERIALS TO AVOID

Bases,  alkalies (inorganic). Bases,  alkalies (organic).  Strong oxidising substances. Nitric acid.


11 TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION


TOXIC DOSE 1 - LD 50 5800 mg/kg (oral rat)

INHALATION

High concentrations of vapors may irritate respiratory system and lead to headache,  fatigue,  nausea and vomiting.  Vapors may cause

drowsiness  and dizziness.

INGESTION

Gastrointestinal symptoms,  including upset stomach.  Headache.  Nausea,  vomiting.

SKIN CONTACT

Product has a de-fatting effect on skin.

EYE CONTACT

Risk of corneal damage.


12 ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION


ECOTOXICITY

Low acute toxicity to aquatic organisms. Although not classified as environmentally hazardous,  harmful effects cannot be excluded in the event of improper handling or disposal.

LC 50, 96 Hrs, FISH mg/l 8300 (L. macrochirus)

EC 50, 48 Hrs, DAPHNIA, mg/l 12600 (Daphnia magna)

MOBILITY

The product is soluble in water.

BIOACCUMULATION

Low bioaccumulation potential.

DEGRADABILITY

Good biodegradability


13 DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS


DISPOSAL METHODS


14 TRANSPORT INFORMATION



UK ROAD CLASS 3

PROPER SHIPPING NAME   ACETONE

UN NO. ROAD ADR           1090          UK ROAD PACK GR.    II

CLASS NO. ADR               3               ADR CLASS                Class 3: Flammable liquids.

PACK GROUP                   II              ADR LABEL NO.          3

HAZCHEM CODE               2YE           CEFIC TEC(R) NO.       30GF1-I+II II

RID CLASS NO.                3               RID PACK GROUP       II

UN NO. SEA                    1090          IMDG CLASS              3

IMDG PAGE NO.               3               IMDG PACK GR.          II

EMS                               F-E,  S-D     MFAG                       See Guide

MARINE POLLUTANT         No.            UN NO. AIR               1090

AIR CLASS                      3               AIR PACK GR.            II


15 REGULATORY INFORMATION


LABELING


                            


     Irritant              Highly Flammable


RISK PHRASES

R11 Highly flammable.

R36 Irritating to eyes.

R66 Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.

R67 Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness.


SAFETY PHRASES

S2 Keep out of the reach of children

S9 Keep container in a well-ventilated place.

S16 Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.

S26 In case of contact with eyes,  rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.


UK REGULATORY REFERENCES

Highly Flammable Liquid Regulations 1972.  Fire precautions Act 1971.

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging) Regulations.  Control of Substances Hazardous to Health.

APPROVED CODE OF PRACTICE

Classification and Labeling of Substances and Preparations Dangerous for Supply.  COSHH essentials: Easy steps to control chemicals. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations.

GUIDANCE NOTES

Workplace Exposure Limits EH40. Introduction to Local Exhaust Ventilation HS(G)37.

NATIONAL REGULATIONS

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended)


16 OTHER INFORMATION


REVISION COMMENTS General rewrite

REVISION DATE March 2004


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is believed to be in accordance with the requirements of the Dangerous Substances directive,

Dangerous Preparations Directive and Safety Data Sheets Directive. The information relates

to the specific material designated and may not be valid for such material used in combination

with any other materials or in any particular conditions or process. The conditions and extent

of storage and use of material are outside of our control and within the control of the possessor

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particular circumstances, conditions or use.