MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
K-CHEM INC.                                                        
Date Prepared: 01-18-12
 
KONCENTRATED WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
 
 
1.   CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Material Identity
Product Name: Koncentrated Windshield Washer Fluid
General or Generic ID: PROPRIETARY SOLVENT BLEND
Company                             Telephone Numbers
K-CHEM INC.                         Emergency:     1-800-255-3924
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35253                Information:   205-592-0844
 
 
2.   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Ingredient(s)                                CAS Number    % (by volume)
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METHYL ALCOHOL                                     67-56-1      30%
 
 
3.   HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Potential Health Effects
Eye
Can cause eye irritation.
Skin
May cause mild skin irritation.  Prolonged or repeated contact may
dry and crack the skin.
Swallowing
Swallowing this material may be harmful.
 
 
 
Inhalation
Breathing of vapor or mist is possible.  Breathing small amounts
of this material during normal handling is not likely to cause
harmful effects.  Breathing large amounts may be harmful.
Symptoms of Exposure
stomach or intestinal upset (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea),
irritation (nose, throat, airways), central nervous system
depression (dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, fatigue, nausea,
headache, unconsciousness), visual impairment (including
blindness), and death.
Target Organ Effects
Overexposure to this material (or its components) has been
suggested as a cause of the following effects in laboratory
animals, and may aggravate preexisting disorders of these organs
in humans:  cardiac abnormalities, liver abnormalities, spleen
damage, nervous system damage, eye damage, kidney damage, lung
damage, brain damage, Overexposure to this material (or its
components) has been suggested as a cause of the following effects
in humans, and may aggravate preexisting disorders of these
organs:  eye damage  visual impairment.
Developmental Information        No data
Cancer Information               No data
Other Health Effects             No data
Primary Route(s) of Entry      Inhalation, Skin absorption, Skin contact.
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4.   FIRST AID MEASURES
Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from
exposure and into fresh air.  Flush eyes gently with water for at
least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate
medical attention.
Skin
Remove contaminated clothing.  Wash exposed area with soap and
water.  If symptoms persist, seek medical attention.  Launder
clothing before reuse.
Swallowing
Seek medical attention.  If individual is drowsy or unconscious,
do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side
with the head down.  Contact a physician, medical facility, or
poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting.
If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
Inhalation
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from
exposure and into fresh air.  Seek immediate medical attention;
keep person warm and quiet.  If person is not breathing, begin
artificial respiration.  If breathing is difficult, administer
oxygen.
Note to Physicians
This product contains methanol which can cause intoxication and
central nervous system depression.  Methanol is metabolized to
formic acid and formaldehyde.  These metabolites can cause
metabolic acidosis, visual disturbances and blindness.  Since
metabolism is required for these toxic symptoms, their onset may
be delayed from 6 to 30 hours following ingestion.  Ethanol
competes for the same metabolic pathway and has been used to
prevent methanol metabolism.  Ethanol administration is indicated
in symptomatic patients or at blood methanol concentrations above
20 ug/dl.  Methanol is effectively removed by hemodialysis.
Preexisting disorders of the following organs ( or organ systems)
may be aggravated by exposure to this material:  skin.
 
5.   FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Flash Point                   140 F
Explosive Limit               No data
Autoignition Temperature      No data
Hazardous Products of Combustion   May form:  carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
 
Fire and Explosion Hazards
Material is highly volatile and readily gives off vapors which may
travel along the ground or be moved by ventilation and ignited by
pilot lights, other flames, sparks, heaters, smoking, electric
motors, static discharge, or other ignition sources at locations
distant from material handling point.  Never use welding or
cutting torch on or near drum (even empty) because product (even
just residue) can ignite explosively.
Extinguishing Media
alcohol foam, water fog.
Fire Fighting Instructions
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
operated in the positive pressure demand mode with appropriate
turn-out gear and chemical resistant personal protective
equipment.  Refer to the personal protective equipment section of
this MSDS.
NFPA Rating
Health - 1, Flammability - 2, Reactivity - 0
 
 
6.   ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Small Spill
Absorb liquid on vermiculite, floor absorbent, or other absorbent
material and transfer to hood.
Large Spill
Eliminate all ignition sources (flares, flames including pilot
lights, electrical sparks). Persons not wearing protective
equipment should be excluded from area of spill until clean-up has
been completed. Stop spill at source. Prevent from entering
drains, sewers, streams or other bodies of water.  Prevent from
spreading.  If runoff occurs, notify authorities as required.
Pump or vacuum transfer spilled product to clean containers for
recovery.  Absorb unrecoverable product. Transfer contaminated
absorbent, soil and other materials to containers for disposal.
Prevent run-off to sewers, streams or other bodies of water. If
run-off occurs, notify proper authorities as required, that a
spill has occured.
 
 
7.   HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied.  Since
emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or
solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be
observed.
Storage      Not applicable
 
 
8.   EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Eye Protection
Not required under normal conditions of use.
Skin Protection
Not required under normal conditions of use., Other protective
equipment: not required under normal conditions of use..
 
 
Respiratory Protections
Not required under normal conditions of use.
Engineering Controls
Not required under normal conditions of use.
Exposure Guidelines
Component
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METHYL ALCOHOL (67-56-1)
OSHA VPEL 200.000 ppm - TWA ((Skin))
OSHA VPEL 250.000 ppm - STEL ((Skin))
ACGIH TLV 200.000 ppm - TWA ((Skin))
ACGIH TLV 250.000 ppm - STEL ((Skin))
 
 
9.   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling Point                             No data
Vapor Pressure                            No data
Specific Vapor Density                    No data
Specific Gravity                          .90 - .91 @ 77.00 F
Liquid Density                            7.55 lbs/gal @ 77.00 F
Percent Volatiles (Including Water)       No data
Evaporation Rate                          SLOWER THAN ETHYL ETHER
Appearance                                CLEAR
State                                     LIQUID
Physical Form                             No data
Color                                     BLUE
Odor                                      ALCOHOL
Ph                                        7.5
 
 
10.  STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Hazardous Polymerization
Product will not undergo hazardous polymerization.
Hazardous Decomposition
May form:               Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
Chemical Stability:     Stable.
Incompatibility
Avoid contact with:     strong oxidizing agents.
 
 
11.  TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
No data
 
 
12.  ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
No data
 
 
13.  DISPOSAL CONSIDERATION
Waste Management Information
Dispose of in accordance with all applicable local, state and
federal regulations.
 
 
 
14.  TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT Information - 49 CFR 172.101
DOT Description:
COMBUSTABLE LIQUIDS, N.O.S.,3,UN 1993,II
Container/Mode:
CASES/SURFACE - NO EXCEPTIONS
NOS Component:        METHANOL
 
 
 
RQ (Reportable Quantity) - 49 CFR 172.101
Product Quantity (lbs) Component
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5039        METHANOL
 
 
15.  REGULATORY INFORMATION
US Federal Regulations
TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) Status
TSCA (UNITED STATES) The intentional ingredients of this
product are listed.
CERCLA RQ - 40 CFR 302.4
Component                                Component
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METHYL ALCOHOL                                5000
SARA 302 Components - 40 CFR 355 Appendix A
None
Section 311/312 Hazard Class - 40 CFR 370.2
Immediate(X)   Delayed(X)   Fire(X)   Reactive( )   Sudden
Release of Pressure( )
SARA 313 Components - 40 CFR 372.65
Section 313 Component(s)                 CAS Number
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METHANOL                                       67-56-1
International Regulations
Inventory Status
Not determined
State and Local Regulations
California Proposition 65
None
 
New Jersey RTK Label Information
METHYL ALCOHOL                                 67-56-1
Pennsylvania RTK Label Information
METHANOL                                       67-56-1
 
 
16.  OTHER INFORMATION
The information accumulated herein is believed to be accurate but
is not warranted to be whether originating with the company or
not. Recipients are advised to confirm in advance of need that the
information is current, applicable, and suitable to their
circumstances.