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Material Safety Data Sheets Zerotox-145500

Product and Company Identification

(Page 1 may be used as an emergency safety sheet)
Trade name: Zerotox Compound 145500 / 145501
Chemical abstract no.: 9002-86-2
Chemical family: Ethylene copolymers, aluminium or magnesium hydroxide, additives
NIOSH no.:
Chemical name: Ethylene copolymers
Synonyms: Non Halogenated Flame Retardant Compounds
UN no.: Not classified as hazardous for transport


Hazardous components: None
R Phrases: None
S Phrases: None

Hazards Identification

Zerotox Compound 145500 / 145501 is a pelletised granule and is either natural or black in colour. The compound has been designed for use as a No halogen, Low smoke, fire retardent compound on Power Cables and conforms to SABS 1411 Part 5. 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: Not known
Health effects - inhalation: Not known
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: Water, 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.

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: Slight hydrocarbon like
pH: Not applicable
Boiling point: Not applicable
Melting point: > 150ºC
Flash point:> 350ºC
Flammability: N/A
Vapour pressure: N/A
Density: 1.4 – 1.6
Solubility - water: Insoluble
Solubility - solvent

Stability and Reactivity

Hazardous Reactions: None

Toxicological Information

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.
Mutagenicity: Not known
Neurotoxicity: Not known
Reproductive hazards: Not known

Ecological Information

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: 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 Considerations

Disposal methods: Disposal should be in accordance with local, regional or national legislation.
Disposal of packaging: N/A

Transport Information

Zerotox compounds are not listed as hazardous chemical substances and hence is not classified as dangerous for transport.

Regulatory Information

Risk phrases: None
Safety phrases: None
National legislation

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