Updated: 4th October 2013
Material Safety Data - ASTRO-FLEXI-BATT
1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE / PREPARATION AND THE COMPANY.
1.1 CHEMICAL PRODUCT.
ASTROflame Fire Seal Board. (ASTRO-FLEXI-BATT)
Mineral wool fibre board, coated or uncoated, used to prevent the passage of fire between compartmental walls and floors.
1.3 COMPANY IDENTIFICATION.
1.4 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER. 0800 023 2482
2. COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS.
2.1 CHEMICAL DESCRIPTION.
The fire board consists of a mineral fibre slab coated with Flexi-Coat
2.2 HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS.
Mineral wool fibres 96 -99%
3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION.
Mineral wool is classified as irritating to skin. The irritation is mechanical and temporary.
High dust levels from cut product may irritate the eyes and the upper respiratory tract.
The resin binder poses no known hazard in its cured state.
4. FIRST AID MEASURES.
4.1 EYE CONTACT.
Symptoms: Irritation and redness.
Bathe the eye with running water for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.
4.2 SKIN CONTACT.
Symptoms: Irritation at the site of contact.
Wash immediately with soap and water. If irritation persists consult medical advice.
Symptoms: Irritation to the throat.
Wash out mouth with water, do not induce vomiting. Seek medical advice
Symptoms: There may be irritation of the throat with a feeling of tightness in the chest.
Remove to fresh air. Seek medical advice.
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES.
5.1 EXTINGUISHING MEDIA.
No fire or explosive hazard. No restriction on fire fighting media.
5.2 FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS.
5.3. PROTECTION MEASURES.
Breathing apparatus is required
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES.
6.1 PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS. Not applicable.
6.2 ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTIONS.
No special precautions required.
6.3 CLEANING UP
Transfer to suitable container. Granules or dust should be damped down prior to removal with water. Refer to Environmental Section of MSDS for suitable method of disposal.
7. STORAGE AND HANDLING
Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated area, off the ground
7.2 RECOMMENDED SHELF LIFE.
Shelf Life 18 months
Wear suitable protective clothing. Minimise dust creation and ensure adequate ventilation.
Avoid inhalation of dust or wool fibres use local exhaust ventilation if possible.
Avoid contact with eyes or skin.
Cut the product using sharp hand tool, avoid power tools.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION.
8.1 OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS.
LTEL: 2 fibre/ml, 5mg/m3 LTEL (8 HOUR TWA reference period)
8.2 ENGINEERING MEASURES.
Ensure adequate ventilation for airborne dust particles.
8.3 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.
Use of disposable face mask is recommended. Protective gloves. Safety
glasses with side shields. Protective clothing to cover exposed skin.
9. PHYSICAL / CHEMICAL PROPERTIES.
9.1 APPEARANCE. 1000mm x 600mm x 50mm board. Green / Yellow blocks with/without white coating.
9.2 ODOUR. N/A
9.3 PH. N/A
9.4 VISCOSITY. N/A
9.5 FREEZING POINT. N/A
9.6 FREEZE THAW RECOVERY. N/A
9.7 BOILING POINT. N/A
9.8 MELTING POINT. N/A
9.9 FLASH POINT. N/A
9.10 AUTO-FLAMMABILITY. 2 hours fire barrier to BS476 Part 20.
9.11 EXPLOSIVE PROPERTIES N/A
9.12 VAPOUR PRESSURE. N/A
9.13 VAPOUR DENSITY. N/A
9.14 RELATIVE DENSITY. 240kg/m³ with coating; 160kg/m³ without.
9.15 SOLUBILITY. Insoluble in Water
9.16 PARTITION COEFFICIENT. N/A
9.17 DENSITY OF BOARD ALONE 160 kg/m3.
9.18 DENSITY OR BOARD & MASTIC 240 kg/m3.
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY.
10.2 CONDITIONS TO AVOID.
10.3 MATERIALS TO AVOID.
10.4 RECOMMENDED MATERIALS FOR EQUIPMENT.
10.5 HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS.
Has no hazardous decomposition products, at ambient temperatures. During thermal decomposition at temperatures above 200°C binder components and decomposition gases are emitted from the coating and board.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION.
11.1 SHORT TERM EFFECTS.
Irritating to eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Effects are short lived and have no acute toxicity.
Not classified as a carcinogen under the EU Dangerous Substances Directive 67/548/EEC and Directive 97/69/EC.
No link between exposure to mineral wool fibres and lung disease in production or user industries.
IARC Group 3 (not classifiable)
11.2 CHRONIC EFFECTS Not Applicable.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION.
Not readily biodegradable.
Slightly toxic to aquatic life. Do not allow to reach ground water, water
bodies or sewage system.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS.
Dispose of in accordance with local authority requirements. Do not discharge
into drains or water ways. Dispose of as normal industrial waste according
to local or national legislation.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION.
No regulations apply for the transport of this material. Not classified as hazardous for road, rail, sea or air transport.
14.2 FREIGHT CLASSIFICATION.
Shipping Name: “NOT SUBJECT TO ADR”
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION.
15.1 C.P.L CLASSIFICATION.
HAZARD PICTOGRAM. Uncoated board is irritating to skin (R38), wear suitable protective clothing, and wear suitable gloves when handling or cutting.
RISK PHRASES. R38: Skin irritant
SAFETY PHRASES. Skin irritant
16. OTHER INFORMATION.
The information in this publication is accurate to the best of the knowledge
As part of our policy of ongoing improvements, we reserve the right to modify, alter or change product specifications without giving notice. Product illustrations are representations only. All information contained in this document is provided for guidance only, and as ASTROFLAME FIRESEALS LTD has no control over the installation methods of the products, or of the prevailing site conditions, no warranties expressed or implied are intended to be given as to the actual performance of the products mentioned or referred to, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for any loss, damage or injury arising from the use of the information given of products mentioned or referred to herein.
The above information to the best of our knowledge is true and accurate and based upon current test data and is supplied for your guidance only. Customers should satisfy themselves to the suitability of the product in its intended use and no guarantee is given or implied since the conditions of actual use are beyond our control. ASTROflame (Fireseals) Ltd, disclaim any liability for loss, damage or other expense arising from the use of information, data or products mentioned or referred to and reserve the right to change any details or specifications without notice.