The Glass Fibre Roofing Company Ltd
SAFETY DATA SHEET
TOP COAT (FLOW COAT)
1 IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE AND OF THE COMPANY
Product Name: Top Coat
Supplier: The Glass Fibre Roofing Company Ltd
Units 1 & 2 Poplar Road
2 COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Substance/preparation: Preparation of dissolved polymer(s).
Chemical Name CAS No Content EC Number Symbol R Phrases
Styrene 100-42-5 12.5%-60% 202-851-5 X R10, R20, R36/38
For the full text for all R-phrases, refer to section 16.
3 HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Human health hazards: Flammable. Harmful by inhalation. Irritating to eyes and skin.
Effects and symptoms
Inhalation: Coughing, headache, dizziness, vomiting, dullness.
Ingestion: Sore throat, stomach-ache, headache, dizziness, vomiting, dullness.
Skin contact: Dry skin, redness.
Eye contact: Pain, redness.
4 FIRST AID MEASURES
General information: Remove affected person from source of contamination. Get medical attention immediately.
Inhalation: Move injured person to fresh air immediately. Call an ambulance. Be aware that symptoms of lung oedema (shortness of breath) may develop up to 24 hours after exposure. Bring these instructions. Place unconscious person on the side in the recovery position and ensure breathing can take place.
Ingestion: Immediately rinse mouth and drink plenty of water. Keep person under observation. Do not induce vomiting. If vomiting occurs keep head low. and take these instructions.
Skin contact: Remove contaminated clothing immediately and wash with soap and water. Consult a physician for specific advice. For burns, flush with water immediately. While flushing, remove clothes that do not adhere to affected area. Call an ambulance. Continue flushing during transport to hospital.
Eye contact: Immediately flush with plenty of water for up to 15 minutes. Remove any contact lenses and open eyes wide apart. Transport immediately to hospital.
5 FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Extinguishing media: Use fire extinguishing media appropriate for surrounding materials.
Special fire fighting procedures: Beware, risk of formation of toxic and corrosive gases.
Specific hazards: In case of fire, toxic and corrosive gases may be formed.
Protective measures in fire: Leave danger zone immediately.
6 ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions: Wear protective clothing as described in section 8 of this safety data sheet. In case of spills, beware of slippery floors and surfaces.
Environmental precautions: The product should not be dumped in nature but collected and delivered according to agreement with the local authorities.
Spill clean up methods: For waste disposal, see section 13. When dealing with a spillage, please consult the section relating to suitable protective measures. Absorb spillage with non-combustible, absorbent material. Ventilate well. Prevent discharge of larger quantity to drain.
7 HANDLING AND STORAGE
Usage precautions: Read and follow manufacturer’s recommendations. Always remove grease with soap and water of skin cleaning agent. Never use organic solvents. Good personal hygiene is necessary. Wash hands and contaminated areas with water and soap before leaving the work site. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using the product.
Storage precautions: Keep away from heat, sparks and open flame. Store in tightly closed original container in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place.
8 EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Threshold limit value (TLV 8hrs TWA)
Source: Threshold limit values and biological indicies for 1988/1989 ACGIH(USA)
Styrene (CAS 100-42-5) 50ppm Antimony trioxide (CAS 1309-64-4) as Antimony 0.5mg m-3
Occupational exposure limits (OEL)
Source: EH 40/88
Long term exposure limit (8 hr TWA value) Styrene (control limit) 100ppm
Styrene (control limit) 420 mg m-3
Short term exposure limit (10 min TWA value) Styrene (control limit) 250ppm
Styrene (control limit) 1050 mg m-3
Inhalation: Odour detectable at 25ppm. At 200-400 there is a transient effect on nasal passages. At 400-1000ppm increasing systematic effects such as dizziness, nausea and headaches. At 800ppm becomes intolerable to mucous membranes.
Ingestion: Severe irritation and symptoms similar to inhalation.
Skin contact: Irritant and defatting. May cause dermatitis and permit bacterial attack.
Eye contact: Vapour at 200-400ppm has transient irritating effect on the eyes. Splashes extremely irritant and dangerous.
Process conditions: Use engineering controls to reduce air contamination to permissible exposure level. Provide eyewash station.
Engineering measures: Provide adequate ventilation, including appropriate local extraction, to ensure that the defined workplace exposure limit is not exceeded.
Respiratory Equipment: Wear suitable respiratory protection. Check that mask fits tight and change filter regularly.
Hand protection: Suitable protective gloves must be worn. Chemical resistant. (Butyl rubber or polyvinyl alcohol)
Eye protection: Wear tight fitting goggles or face shield.
Other protection: Provide eyewash station. AVOID ALL SKIN AND RESPIRATORY CONTACT.
Hygiene measures: Wash contaminated clothing before use. Wash at the end of each work shift and before eating, smoking and using the toilet.
Skin protection: Protection must be worn.
9 PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Appearance Viscous liquid
Colour Amber or Pigmented.
Odour Strong. Aromatic
Boiling point deg C 145 Flash point deg C 32 TCC (Tag closed cup)
10 STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
No stability concerns.
11 TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Health warnings: This chemical can be hazardous when inhaled and/or touched. This chemical may cause skin/eye irritation and burns (corrosive). May cause severe internal injury. Vapour from this chemical can be hazardous when inhaled.
Route of entry: Inhalation. Ingestion. Skin and/or eye contact. Skin absorption.
12 ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
LC 50, 96 Hrs, FISH mg/l 10-100
13 DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
General information: When handling waste, consideration should be made to the safety precautions applying to handling of the product. Only experts should be permitted to carry out disposal of this material.
Disposal methods: Dispose of waste and residues in accordance with local authority requirements. Absorb spillage with non-combustible, absorbent material.
14 TRANSPORT INFORMATION
General: Full protective clothing should be worn when handling this product.
UK Road class 3
Proper shipping name Resin solution
UN No. Road 1866 UK Road pack gr. III
ADR Class No. 3 ADR Class Class 3: Flammable liquids
ADR Pack group III Hazard No. (ADR) 30
ADR Lable No. 3 Hazchem Code 3Y
CEFIC TEC ( R ) No. 30GF1-I+II, 30GF1-sp RID Class No. 3
RID Pack group III UN No. SEA 1866
IMDG Class 3 IMDG PACK GR III
EMS F-E, S-E MFAG See Guide
Marine Pollutant No. UN NO. AIR 1866
AIR CLASS 3 AIR PACK GR. III
15 REGULATORY INFORMATION
Risk phrases R10 Flammable
R20 Harmful by inhalation
R36/38 Irritating to eyes and skin.
Safety phrases: S2 Keep out of the reach of children.
S13 Keep away from food, drink and animal feed stuff.
S24/25 Avoid contact with the skin and eyes.
S26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S37 Wear suitable gloves.
S46 If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label.
S51 Use only in well ventilated areas.
S56 Dispose of this material and its container to hazardous or special waste collection point.
S64 If swallowed, rinse mouth with water (only if the person is conscious).
Dangerous Substance Directive 67/548/EEC. Dangerous Preparations Directive 1999/45/EC.
System of specific information relating to Dangerous Preparations. 2001/58/EC. Regulation (EC)
No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning
the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing
a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council
Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council
Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, and 2000/21/EC,
16 OTHER INFORMATION
Issued by: The Glass fibre Roofing Company Ltd
Revision date: 10/10/2010
The information in this document has been compiled on the basis of our current knowledge and
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.