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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

In case of inhalation

- Move to fresh air.

- Get medical attention immediately if symptoms occur.

In case of skin contact

- Use appropriate protective equipment when treating a contaminated person.

In case of eye contact

- Rinse with running water whilst keeping the eyes wide open.

In case of ingestion

- Do NOT induce vomiting.

- Rinse mouth with water.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed


- No hazards to be specially mentioned.

- Inhalation of dust may cause shortness of breath, tightness of the chest, a sore throat and cough.

- Risk of nose bleeding

- Irritating to mucous membranes

Repeated or prolonged exposure

- Contact with dust can cause mechanical irritation or drying of the skin.

- Dust contact with the eyes can lead to mechanical irritation.

- Ingestion may cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

- Mechanical irritation from the particulates generated by the product.


- At high concentrations:

- slight irritation

- Cough

- Redness

- Redness of the conjunctiva

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed Notes to physician

- When symptoms persist or in all cases of doubt seek medical advice

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media

- Water spray

- Foam

- Carbon dioxide (CO2)

- Multi-purpose powders

Unsuitable extinguishing media

- High volume water jet

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

- Risk of dust explosion.

- Avoid generating dust; fine dust dispersed in air in sufficient concentrations, and in the presence of an ignition source is a potential dust explosion hazard.

- Under fire conditions:

- Will burn

- On combustion, toxic gases are released.

Advice for firefighters

Special protective equipment for firefighters

- In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

- Personal protective equipment comprising: suitable protective gloves, safety goggles and protective clothing

- For further information refer to section 8 "Exposure controls/personal protection".

Specific fire fighting methods

- Do not use a solid water stream as it may scatter and spread fire.

Further information

- Standard procedure for chemical fires.

- Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. This must not be discharged into drains.

- Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

- Where exposure level is not known, wear approved, positive pressure, self-contained respirator.

- Where exposure level is known, wear approved respirator suitable for level of exposure.

- For further information refer to section 8 "Exposure controls/personal protection".

Environmental precautions

- Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.

- Contain the spilled material by bunding.

- Do not let product enter drains.

- Do not allow uncontrolled discharge of product into the environment.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

- Stop leak if safe to do so.

- Avoid dust formation.

- Dust deposits should not be allowed to accumulate on surfaces, as these may form an explosive mixture if they are released into the atmosphere in sufficient concentration.

- Sweep up and shovel into suitable containers for disposal.

- Keep in properly labelled containers.

- Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

- After cleaning, flush away traces with water.

- Recover the cleaning water for subsequent disposal.

- Decontaminate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment in a segregated area.

- Dispose of in accordance with local regulations.

- Never return spills in original containers for re-use.

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Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling

- Routine housekeeping should be instituted to ensure that dusts do not accumulate on surfaces.

- Dry powders can build static electricity charges when subjected to the friction of transfer and mixing operations.

- Provide adequate precautions, such as electrical grounding and bonding, or inert atmospheres.

Hygiene measures

- Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

- Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

- When using do not eat, drink or smoke.

- Eye wash bottles or eye wash stations in compliance with applicable standards.

Dust explosion class

- St3

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities Technical measures/Storage conditions

- Ensure all equipment is electrically grounded before beginning transfer operations.

Requirements for storage rooms and vessels Recommended storage temperature: <= 25 °C

- Keep in a dry, cool place.

- Keep away from direct sunlight.

- To guarantee the quality and properties of the product keep according to Storage temperature and conditions.

Specific end use(s)

- no data available

Transport information

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Additional information
Special provisions / remarks / other:
This section provides basic shipping classification information. Refer to appropriate transportation regulations for specific requirements.

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Control measures

Engineering measures

- Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.

- Apply technical measures to comply with the occupational exposure limits.

Individual protection measures

Respiratory protection

- Keep in a well-ventilated place.

- Use the indicated respiratory protection if the occupational exposure limit is exceeded and/or in case of product release (dust).

Hand protection

- Take note of the information given by the producer concerning permeability and break through times, and of special workplace conditions (mechanical strain, duration of contact).

- Impervious gloves

Eye protection

- Dust proof goggles, if dusty.

- Eye wash bottles or eye wash stations in compliance with applicable standards.

Skin and body protection

- Dust impervious protective suit

Hygiene measures

- Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

- Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

- When using do not eat, drink or smoke.

- Eye wash bottles or eye wash stations in compliance with applicable standards.

Environmental exposure controls

- Dispose of rinse water in accordance with local and national regulations.

Stability and reactivity


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Chemical stability

- Stable

Possibility of hazardous reactions

- no data available

Conditions to avoid

- no data available

Incompatible materials

- Mineral acids.

- Strong oxidizing agents

Hazardous decomposition products

- Carbon dioxide (CO2)

- Hydrogen cyanide (hydrocyanic acid)

- Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

- Ammonia

- Carbon monoxide

Disposal considerations

Waste Treatment Methods

The Company encourages the recycle, recovery and reuse of materials, where permitted. If disposal is necessary, the Company recommends that organic materials, especially when classified as hazardous waste, be disposed of by thermal treatment or incineration at approved facilities. All local and national regulations should be followed.