Granule-Sorb MSDS

 

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

MANUFACTURER:                   Austin Davis Industries, Inc., P.O. Box 6448, Libertyville, Illinois 60048 USA

Phone: (847) 918-7412  Fax: (847) 247-8701                                                                                                            Date: August 25, 2012

SECTION 1, MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION

Identity: Floor Absorbent – Granule-Sorb

Chemical Family:  Montmorillonite

DOT Classification:  Not Regulated

SECTION 2, INGREDIENTS AND HAZARDS

Contains crystalline silica (as quartz)

  1. No subject reporting requirements under SARA, Title III, Section 313
  2. ACGIH – Respirable dust
  3. IARC has determined that there is limited evidence for the carcinogenicity of crystalline silica to humans involved in occupations such as miners, quarry workers, foundry workers, ceramic workers, granite workers, and stone cutters.  However, crystalline silica in the respirable range is below the OAHA concentration limit of 0.1%.  Additionally, applications data indicates that respirable quartz in this product is well below the OSHA permissible exposure limit (PEL) and the ACGIH threshold limit value (TLV): both values are listed as 0.1 mg/m (time weighted averages).  Therefore this material is considered NOT HAZARDOUS.
  4. Contains crystalline silica, silicon alloys, and compounds (as Si), quartz, magnesite, iron, and non-reportable traces of manganese and/or manganese alloys and compounds (as Mn).

SECTION 3, PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Boiling Point:                           N/A                           Specific Gravity (h2o=1)          See bulk density

Vapor Pressure (mm Hg):         N/A                           Evaporation Rate:                  N/A

Vapor Density (Air = 1):                  N/A                           Melting Point:                  N/A

Water Solubility:                  Negligible                  Bulk Density:                  38-39 lbs./cft

Appearance and Odor:                  Reddish Brown, Flat Musty Odor.

SECTION 4, FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA

Flammability:                           Not Combustible

SECTION 5, REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:                           Stable

Incompatibility: Under uncommonly dry conditions temperature build up may occur with certain solvents and vegetable oils.  Do not use with hydrofluoric acid.

Hazardous Decomposition or By-Product: None

Hazardous Polymerization:          Will not occur.

SECTION 6, HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Inhalation: Based on limited evidence, crystalline silica is classified by IARC in Group 2A, “Probably carcinogenic to humans”.  Crystalline silica, including quartz, is present in many mineral products.

Signs and Symptoms of Exposure:          N/A

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure:  N/A

Emergency and First Aid Procedures:  No special procedures required.

SECTION 7, PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE

Steps to be Taken in Case Material Released or Spilled:  Vacuum or sweep up.

Waste Disposal Method: Dispose in accordance with state and local laws.

Precautions to be Taken in Handling and Storage:  N/A

Other Protective Clothing or Equipment:  N/A

Work/Hygienic Practices: Normal good work and safety practices.

SECTION 8, CONTROL MEASURES

Respiratory Protection: General NIOSH approved dust respirator in working with large quantities.

Ventilation: Normal exhaust.

Protective Gloves:  N/A

Other Protective Clothing or Equipment:  N/A

Work Hygienic Practices:  Normal good work and safety practices.

Judgments as to the suitability of information herein for purchasers’ purposes are necessarily purchasers’ responsibility.  Therefore, although reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of such information, Austin Davis Industries, Inc. extends nor warranties, makes no representations, and assumes no responsibility as to the accuracy or suitability of such information for application to purchaser’s intended purposes or for consequences of its use.

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