Updated: 4th October 2013

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Material Safety Data - Letterbox Liner

1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE / PREPARATION AND THE COMPANY.

CHEMICAL PRODUCT Trade Name: ASTRO-LINER

EXPANDS WHEN HEATED. USED MAINLY IN FIRE PROTECTION AS A FIRE STOPPER.

COMPANY IDENTIFICATION. ASTROFLAME (Fire Seals) Ltd.

Astroflame (Fire Seals) Ltd.
Intumescent House
Unit 8 The IO Centre
Stephenson Road
Segensworth
FAREHAM
ENGLAND PO15 5RU

Tel: 0800 023 2482 Fax:0800 023 2483
International - Tel: +44 1329 844 500 Fax: +44 1329 844 600
eMail: sales@astroflame.com

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER. 0800 023 2482

2. COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS.

2.1 CHEMICAL DESCRIPTION.

Exonerated mineral fibre and organic fibre with intercalated graphite and organic binder (Latex).

2.2 HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENT

CAS NO

WT %

BALL CLAY (QUARTZ)

14808-60-7

28-44 Depending on Grade

 

3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION.

"Contains respirable fibres. Can cause skin irritation".
High dust levels may irritate the throat and eyes."

 

4. FIRST AID MEASURES.

4.1 EYE CONTACT.
Gentle irrigate with clean water for at least 15 minutes. Move eyeball and keep eyelids wide open and apart whilst irrigating. Obtain medical attention immediately.

4.2 SKIN CONTACT.
If possible vacuum excessive dust from clothes as well as skin, hair etc. Wash and clean contaminated skin with soap and clean water.

4.3 INGESTION.
It is not normally considered that mineral fibre products will be ingested, but if small quantities are ingested seek medical advice.

4.4 INHALATION.
Avoid breathing dust. If breathing difficulties experienced whilst machining remove to fresh air and seek medical advice.

 

5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES.

5.1 EXTINGUISHING MEDIA.
Is not flammable therefore not applicable.

5.2 FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD.
Not applicable.

5.3. PROTECTION MEASURES.
Not applicable.

 

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES.

6.1 PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS.
Protective clothing should be provided for workers when a significant quantity of fibres are liable to be deposited on their clothing. Clothes should be washed by a suitable organisation.

6.2 ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTIONS.
Dust from intumescent products should be removed by vacuum, in a direction away from the operator, at frequent intervals during work to prevent the accumulation of dust. Where vacuuming is not possible then dust should be dampened and collected whilst still damp.

All dust and hard waste should be placed in double impermeable, heave gauge polythene sacks or bags which should be then sealed. Such waste must be disposed of at an authorised waste disposal site. Off-cuts should be disposed of in the same manner.

6.3 CLEANING UP.
See section 6.2. Industrial type vacuum cleaners fitted with 'H' type filters and suitable bags must be used.

 

7. STORAGE AND HANDLING

7.1 STORAGE.
Both machined or unmachined items should be packed to prevent movement and abrasion during transit and absorption of water. Otherwise normal safe precautions for handling can be employed.

To avoid damage and distortion, store on a smooth level foundation. Store fully supported off the ground in a cool dry place. Protect from excessive heat.

7.2 RECOMMENDED SHELF LIFE.
Likely to be indefinite under normal storage conditions

7.3 HANDLING.
No special protective measures are normally required. Care should be taken not to exceed the save working loads of lifting gear, hoists, stacker trucks, trucks, shelving or floors

 

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION.

8.1 EXPOSURE LIMIT VALUES

Chemical

MEL/OES

Exonerated Mineral Fibre

Ball Clay (Quartz)

5 mg/m3 inhalable | 2 f/ml airborne fibre limit
8 hour TWA (MEL)

0.3 mg/m3 (MEL)

 

8.2 ENGINEERING MEASURES
Fit and use approved extraction systems. Local ventilation for machining areas. If dust levels are likely to exceed action limit approved respirators must used.

8.3 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Respiratory protection - see 8.2
Hand protection - gloves can be used when handling large areas. Barrier cream can be used.
Eye protection - use approved eye protection whilst machining.
Skin protection - not applicable, however to aid personal hygiene suitable overalls can be worn.

 

9. PHYSICAL / CHEMICAL PROPERTIES.

9.1. APPEARANCE. Solid. Black or Dark Grey

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 but See Maximum Working Temperature In Astroflame Technical Brochures.
9.9 Flash Point N/A
9.10 Auto-Flammability N/A
9.11 Explosive Properties N/A
9.12 Vapour Pressure N/A
9.13 Vapour Density N/A
9.14 Relative Density - varies 800 Kg/M3 to 900 Kg/M3 dependent on grade of product.
9.15 Solubility N/A
9.16 Partition Coefficient N/A

 

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY.

10.1 STABILITY.
Considered stable under relative high temperatures and pressure. Consult ASTROflame for application suitability before use. If exposed to other chemicals reactivity must be checked before use

10.2 CONDITIONS TO AVOID.
Incompatible chemicals.

10.3 MATERIALS TO AVOID
Consult ASTROflame.

10.4 HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS.
No Special Requirements.

 

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION.

11.1 SHORT TERM EFFECTS.

EYE CONTACT.
Irritation.

SKIN CONTACT.
Whilst most people's skin becomes resistant after a period of exposure, some need to take precautions to protect their skin and a small number may have to move to other work

INGESTION. N/A

INHALATION.
Nose and throat irritation

11.2 CHRONIC EFFECTS
As mineral fibres are respirable and may be retained in the lungs, there is the possibility of long term damage from exposure to high levels of dust. However exonerated mineral fibres are much more biosoluble and will disappear even more rapidly than traditional types.

 

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION.

LC50

N/A

COD

N/A

BOD

N/A

OTHER

Will endure in the ground.

 

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS.

All intumescent products' waste must be disposed of at an authorised site suitably packed and labelled as already indicated in section 6.2

 

14.TRANSPORT INFORMATION.

14.1 PACKAGING
Pack to prevent abrasion and liberation of dust.

14.2 FREIGHT CLASSIFICATION

UN NUMBER

N/A

ADR NUMBER

N/A

IMDG CODE

N/A

PACKING GROUP

N/A

TREM CARD

N/A

 

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION.

15.1 CPL CLASSIFICATION
None (as supplied condition)
Risk Phrases- None
Safety Phrases- None

15.2 OTHER LEGISLATION
Health & Safety At Work Act 1974

15.3 ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE
If you plan to carry out any cutting, sawing, drilling, machining or similar activities please refer to section 8 exposure control/personal protection.

 

16. OTHER INFORMATION.

FURTHER INFORMATION.
All grades contain graphite which is not recommended for electrical purposes. Note that dust from these products may compromise the integrity of electrical/electronic equipment.

Products which have been used at elevated temperatures (greater than 900°c) may undergo partial conversion to Cristobalite, a form of Crystalline Silica. The maximum exposure limit (MEL) for mineral dusts containing Cristobalite is 0.3 mg/m3.

The information in this publication is accurate to the best of the knowledge of Astroflame (Fire Seals) Ltd.

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.

Astroflame (Fire Seals) Ltd. Intumescent House
Unit 8, The IO Centre, Stephenson Road, Segensworth
FAREHAM, ENGLAND PO15 5RU
tel 0800 023 2482
(01329 844500)
fax 0800 023 2483
(01329 844600)
intl
tel +44 1329 844500
fax +44 1329 844600

 

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