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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General information
Get medical attention if symptoms occur. Ensure that medical personnel are aware of the
material(s) involved, and take precautions to protect themselves.

Description of first aid measures
If exposed to excessive levels of dusts or fumes, remove to fresh air and get medical attention if
cough or other symptoms develop.

Skin contact
Wash the skin immediately with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation develops and
persists. If burned by contact with hot material, cool molten material adhering to skin as quickly as
possible with water, and see a physician for removal of adhering material and treatment of burn.

Eye contact
Immediately flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. If easy to do, remove contact
lenses. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention. If hot product contacts eye, flush
with water for at least 15 minutes and seek medical attention immediately.

Call a physician or poison control centre immediately. Only induce vomiting at the instruction of
medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconsious person.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
Not available.

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
Not available.

Fire-fighting measures

General fire hazards
High concentration of airborne dust may form explosive mixture with air. Static charges generated
by emptying package in or near flammable vapour may cause flash fire. This product is not

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
Water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide.
Unsuitable extinguishing media
Do not use water jet as an extinguisher, as this will spread the fire.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Upon decomposition, this product emits carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and/or low molecular
weight hydrocarbons.

Advice for firefighters
Special protective equipment for firefighters
Wear suitable protective equipment.
Special firefighting procedures
Wear suitable protective equipment. In the event of fire, cool tanks with water spray.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

For non-emergency personnel
Keep unnecessary personnel away. Wear a dust mask if dust is generated above exposure limits.
Avoid inhalation of dust from the spilled material. Avoid inhalation of fumes from molten product.
Avoid contact with hot material.

For emergency responders
Not available.

Environmental precautions
No special environmental precautions required.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
ELIMINATE all ignition sources (no smoking, flares, sparks or flames in immediate area). Contain
the discharged material. Avoid the generation of dusts during clean-up. Attempt to reclaim the free
product, if this is possible. Collect and dispose of spillage as indicated in section 13.

Reference to other sections
For waste disposal, see section 13.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
Avoid heat, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. Ground container and transfer
equipment to eliminate static electric sparks. Avoid dust formation. Do not breathe dust from this
material. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment. Observe good
industrial hygiene practices. Follow all MSDS/label precautions even after container is emptied
because they may retain product residues. Ventilate as needed to control airborne dust. Use
explosion-proof ventilation equipment if airborne dust levels are high. Avoid contact with hot
material. Avoid breathing vapour from heated material. Product may form explosive dust/air
mixtures if high concentration of product dust is suspended in air.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Keep away from heat, sparks and open flame. Guard against dust accumulation of this material.
Keep containers closed when not in use. Store at ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure.

Specific end use(s)
Not available

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
Not regulated as dangerous goods.
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

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Not regulated as dangerous goods.
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
Not regulated as dangerous goods.
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure controls
Appropriate engineering controls
Ventilation should be sufficient to effectively remove and prevent buildup of any dusts or fumes
that may be generated during handling or thermal processing. Use explosion-proof ventilation
equipment to stay below exposure limits.

Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment
General information
Not available.

Eye/face protection
Safety glasses. Use tight fitting goggles if dust is generated. Wear a face shield when working with
molten material.

Skin protection
Hand protection
Not normally needed.
Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves. For molten product, use any type rubber thermal
insulating gloves and other clothing as necessary to protect from thermal burns.

Respiratory protection
If engineering controls do not maintain airborne concentrations below recommended exposure
limits (where applicable) or to an acceptable level (in countries where exposure limits have not
been established), an approved respirator must be worn.

Thermal hazards
Not available.

Hygiene measures
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practices. Eye wash fountain and
emergency showers are recommended. Launder contaminated clothing before reuse.

Environmental exposure controls
Not available.

Stability and reactivity

None known.

Chemical stability
Material is stable under normal conditions.

Possibility of hazardous reactions
Not available.

Conditions to avoid
Strong oxidizing agents. Avoid conditions which create dust. Keep away from heat, sparks and
open flame. Avoid temperatures exceeding the flash point.

Incompatible materials
This product may react with strong oxidizing agents.

Hazardous decomposition products
Upon decomposition this product emits acrid dense smoke with carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide,
water and other products of combustion.

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods
Residual waste
Dispose of in accordance with local regulations. Empty containers or liners may retain some
product residues. This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe manner (see:
Disposal instructions).

Contaminated packaging
Empty containers should be taken to an approved waste handling site for recycling or disposal.

EU waste code
Not available.

Disposal methods/information
Collect and reclaim or dispose in sealed containers at licensed waste disposal site.