Material Safety Data Sheets Fire Retardant PVC Compound
Product and Company Identification
(Page 1 may be used as an emergency safety sheet)
Trade name: Flame Retarded PVC Compound 135800/135811/135801
Chemical abstract no.: 9002-86-2
Chemical family: Polyvinyl Chloride with additives
NIOSH no.: KU9625000
Chemical name: Polyvinyl chloride
Synonyms: PVC Compound
UN no.: Not classified as hazardous for transport
Polyvinyl Chloride, Antimony Trioxide
R Phrases: R37
S Phrases : S20/21 ;S22 ;S45 ;S51
Flame Retarded PVC Compound 135800 / 135811/135801 is a pelletised granule and is either natural or black in colour. The compound has been designed for use as a FR PVC compound on Power Cables and conforms to SABS 1411 Part 2. The compound is very stable in its natural form and the normal precautionary measures should be taken when any contact is made with the material or in case of a fire.
Eye effects: eyes: Fumes generated during processing may cause irritation
Health effects - skin: None, but avoid prolonged contact.
Health effects - ingestion: Harmful as compounds contain
lead stabilisers and antimony trioxide.
Health effects - inhalation: Fumes generated during processing of PVC compound may cause irritation.
Carcinogenicity: Not known
Mutagenicity: Not known
Neurotoxicity: Not known
First Aid Measures
Product in eye: Flush eyes with clean water. Medical attention may be necessary if irritation persists.
Product on skin: Wash with soap and water. For hot product, flush the affected area with cold water to dissipate heat. Do not remove material from the skin. Get prompt medical attention.
Product ingested: Wash out mouth and give plenty of water to drink. Seek medical advice.
Product inhaled: Remove from exposure to fresh air. Seek medical advice.
Fire Fighting Measures
Extinguishing media: CO2, Dry Chemical, Fog or Regular Foam may be used.
Special hazards: The product is nonflammable and nonexplosive under normal conditions of use. When forced to burn, the major gaseous products are carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen chloride and water. Flame retardant additives ensure that the minimum quantity of hydrogen chloride is released.
Protective clothing: An approved positive pressure self-contained apparatus must be worn.
Accidental Release Measures
Personal precautions: Pellets may cause slippage on hard surfaces
Environmental precautions: No data is available on the adverse effects of this product on the enviroment.
Small spills: Sweep up and discard in waste containers (recycle if possible).
Large spills: May be disposed of by landfill as per local regulations
Handling and Storage
Suitable material: Keep stainless steel container tightly closed in a well ventilated place.
Handling/storage precautions: Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Engineering control measures: Ventilation requirements – local exhaust
Personal protection - respiratory: Use approved dust respirators
Personal protection - hand: Minimise contact with product. Wear gloves.
Personal protection - eye: Wear safety glasses with side shields, goggles or face shield for protection against dust
Personal protection - skin: Minimise contact with product. Wear gloves and / or suitable long sleeved clothing
Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: Pellets or Granules
Odour: Faint soap like
pH: Not applicable
Boiling point: Not applicable
Melting point: > 150ºC
Flash point:> 450ºC
Vapour pressure: N/A
Density: 1.4 – 1.6
Solubility - water: Insoluble
Solubility - solvent: Miscible in Cyclohexanone, Tetrahydofuran
Stability and Reactivity
Conditions to avoid: Polyvinyl chloride is stable under normal conditions.
Incompatible materials: Polyvinyl chloride is incompatible with strong oxididsing agents like sulphuric acid (>90%) and nitric acid (>50%).
Strong inorganic acids will attack the polymer at temperatures > 60ºC.
Halogens like romine and fluorine attack Polyvinyl chloride at room temperature and can result in violent reactions.
Hazardous decomposition products: Thermal decomposition can result in the release of toxic vapours of hydrogen chloride, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.
Acute toxicity: High concentrations of dust may irritate the upper respiratory tract. Vapour released during hot processing may cause respiratory irritation.
Skin and eye contact : Repeated skin contact can cause irritation and abrasion. Direct eye contact can range from irritation to abrasion
Chronic toxicity: Chronic inhalation of dusts can cause pulmonary damage, blood effects and abnormal liver function.
Carcinogenicity: Polyvinyl chloride is a questionable carcinogen with experimental tumorigenic data.
Mutagenicity: Not known
Neurotoxicity: Not known
Reproductive hazards: Not known
Aquatic toxicity - fish: Unlikely to be hazardous to aquatic life
Aquatic toxicity – daphnia : Unlikely to be hazardous
Aquatic toxicity – algae : Unlikely to be hazardous
Biodegradability: PVC shows no evidence for biodegradability in water or soil
Bio-accumulation: The product has no potential for bioaccumulation.
Mobility: The product has no mobility in soil and can be substantially removed from effluent water in biological treatment processes
Disposal methods: Disposal should be in accordance with local, regional or national legislation.
Disposal of packaging: N/A
PVC compounds are not listed as hazardous chemical substances and hence is not classified as dangerous for transport.
Risk phrases: R37 – Irritating to respiratory system
Safety phrases:S20/21 – When using, do not eat, drink or smoke
S22 – Do not breathe dust
S45 – in case of an accident or if you do not feel well, seek medical advice immediately
S51 – Use only in well-ventilated areas
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