MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

This MSDS complies with OSHA'S Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200 and OSHA Form 174 

IDENTITY AND MANUFACTURER'S INFORMATION

NFPA Rating: Health-1; Flammability-0; Reactivity-0; Special- -

HMIS Rating: Health-1; Flammability-0; Reactivity-0; Personal Protection-B

Manufacturer's Name: K-CHEM, INC.

Address: P.O.Box 530632

Birmingham, AL 35253

DOT Hazard Classification: Non-Hazardous

Identity (trade name as used on label):

K-CHEM 500

Date Prepared: 08/16/02 Prepared By: KH

MSDS Number: DG47B Revision - 8

Information Calls: (205)592-0844

EMERGENCY RESPONSE NUMBER: 1(800)255-3924

NOTICE: JUDGMENT BASED ON INDIRECT TEST DATA

SECTION 1 - MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION AND INFORMATION

COMPONENTS-CHEMICAL NAMES AND COMMON NAMES

(Hazardous Components 1% or greater; Carcinogens 0.1% or greater)

CAS Number

OSHA PEL

(ppm)

ACGIH

TLV (ppm)

LDLo

% MAX

SARA Carcinogen

III LIST Ref. Source **

2 butoxy ethanol

111-76-2

50

25

1.59 g/kg 5%

yes d

sodium hydroxide

1310-73-2

2 mg/m3

2 mg/m3

500 mg/kg 2%

no d

sdium metasilicate

6834-92-0

2 mg/m3

2 mg/m3

1.76 g/kg 2%

no d

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 2 - PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Boiling Point: 212 F

Specific Gravity (H2O=1): 1.07

Vapor Pressure: PSIG @ 70°F (Aerosols): N/A

Vapor Pressure (Non-Aerosols) (mm Hg)____ 17 mm

Vapor Density (Air = 1): ___ na

Evaporation Rate (butyl acetate=1)______na

Solubility in Water: soluble

Water Reactive: No

Appearance and Odor: Clear blue liquid/ slight butyl odor

SECTION 3 - FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA

FLAMMABILITY as per USA FLAME PROJECTION TEST (aerosols) N/A

Auto Ignition Temperature

N/A

Flammability Limits in Air by % in Volume:

% LEL: N/A % UEL: N/A

FLASH POINT AND METHOD USED (non-aerosols): TCC na

SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: non needed

EXTINGUISHER MEDIA: not applicable

Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazards: products of combustion could contain carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide

SECTION 4 - REACTIVITY HAZARD DATA

STABILITY [ X ] STABLE [ ] UNSTABLE

HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION [ ] WILL [ X ] WILL NOT OCCUR

Incompatibility (Mat. to avoid): none

Conditions to Avoid: None

Hazardous Decomposition Products: not applicable

SECTION 5 - HEALTH HAZARD DATA

PRIMARY ROUTES OF ENTRY: [ ] INHALATION [ X ] INGESTION [ ] SKIN ABSORPTION [ X ] EYE [ ] NOT HAZARDOUS

ACUTE EFFECTS

Inhalation: Not considered a hazard

Eye Contact: Flush with water while holding eyelid away from eye. Get medical attention immediately.

Skin Contact: Wash with large amounts of water.

Ingestion: NO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Get emergency medical attention.

CHRONIC EFFECTS: None known

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: None known

EMERGENCY FIRST AID PROCEDURES

Eye Contact: Flush with water for 15 minutes. If irritation persists, get medical attention.

Skin Contact: Rinse off thoroughly with water. If irritation persists, get medical attention.

Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If irritation persists or other symptoms develop, get medical attention.

Ingestion: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Give large quantities of water followed by citrus juice or one ounce of vinegar in water. Follow with milk or olive oil. Get immediate medical attention.

SECTION 6 - CONTROL AND PROTECTIVE MEASURES

Respiratory Protection (specify type): Not required.

Protective Gloves: Rubber, if desired.

Eye Protection: Glasses recommended. If splashing can occur wear full face shield.

Ventilation Requirements: Use fans to insure sufficient air movement

Other Protective Clothing & Equipment: Not required

Hygienic Work Practices: Wash hands and face after handling and follow instructions on label.

SECTION 7 - PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE

Steps To Be Taken If Material Is Spilled Or Released: Pick up spill with wet vacuum, scrub floor with water, send material to waste treatent site.

Waste Disposal Methods: Dispose of in accordance with all local, state and federal regulations.

Precautions To Be Taken In Handling & Storage: Store in original shipping containers. Keep closed when not in use. Shelf life 1 year. Protect from extreme heat and cold.

Other Precautions &/or Special Hazards: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Read & follow label directions.

We believe the statements, technical information and recommendations contained herein are reliable, but they are given without warranty or guarantee of any kind.

** Chemical Listed as Carcinogen or Potential Carcinogen. [a] NTP [b] IARC Monograph [c] OSHA [d] Not Listed [e] Animal Data Only