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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General advice

Take off all contaminated clothing immediately.


If aerosol or mists are formed:

Move victims into fresh air.

In case of persistent discomfort: Consult doctor immediately.

Skin contact

Wash off immediately with plenty of water.

In case of discomfort: Supply with medical care.

Eye contact

Keeping eyelid open, immediately rinse thoroughly for at least 5 minutes using plenty of water or, if necessary, eye rinsing solution.

In case of persistent discomfort: Consult an ophthalmologist.


Have the mouth rinsed with water.

Consult a physician immediately.

Notes to physician

After absorbing large amounts of substance:

Liberation of reaction products (Methanol) can lead to symptoms of poisoning.

Possible signs of poisoning:

daze, dizziness, nausea, colicky abdominal pain, respiratory disturbance.

Symptoms upon increasing intoxication: dysopia, loss of eyesight.


Immediate gastric lavage. Antidote treatment, correction of acid-base balance.

Detection of substance (Methanol) possible in:


Antidote treatment: ethanol.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media

foam, water spray, CO2, dry powder

Specific hazards during fire fighting

Hazardous fumes in fires, specific to the product:

hydrogen chloride

Special protective equipment for fire-fighters

In case of fire: wear a self contained respiratory apparatus

Further information

Water used to extinguish fire should not enter drainage systems, soil or stretches of water.

Ensure there are sufficient retaining facilities for water used to extinguish fire.

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

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practices.

Environmental precautions

Do not allow substance to enter soil, bodies of water or sewage canals.

Methods for cleaning up

Soak up with inert absorbent material (e.g. sand, silica gel, acid binder, universal binder, sawdust).

Transfer into suitable containers.

To be disposed of in compliance with existing regulations.

Suitable binder:       sand (for damming up), sawdust, universal absorbent

Handling and storage

Safe handling advice

Ensure sufficient ventilation.

Application, processing: Provide good ventilation or extraction.

Advice on protection against fire and explosion

Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.


Requirements for storage areas and containers

Keep containers tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place.

Protect from moisture.

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Components with workplace control parameters

•       Methanol

CAS-No.       67-56-1       EC-No.


Control parameters       200 ppm

260 mg/m3              Time Weighted Average (TWA):(EU ELV)


Control parameters                     Skin designation:(EU ELV)

      Can be absorbed through the skin.

Engineering measures

Provide adequate ventilation.

Personal protective equipment

Respiratory protection

In case of dusts/vapours/aerosols being formed or if the limit values like TLV are exceeded:

use respiratory equipment with suitable filter (filter type ABEK) or wear a self contained respiratory apparatus

Use only respiratory protection equipment with CE-symbol including four digit test number.

The filter class for the respirator must be suitable for the maximum expected contaminant concentration (gas/vapour/aerosol/particulates) that may arise when handling the product. If this concentration is exceeded, self-contained breathing apparatus must be used.

Note time limit for wearing respiratory protective equipment.

Hand protection

Glove material       for example, butyl-rubber

Material thickness       0,5 mm

Break through time       >= 480 min

Glove material       for example, Fluorinated rubber (Viton)

Material thickness       0,4 mm

Break through time       >= 480 min

Selection of protective gloves to meet the requirements of specific workplaces.

Suitability for specific workplaces should be clarified with protective glove manufacturers.

The information is based on our own tests, references from the literature and information from glove manufacturers, or derived by analogy with similar materials.

Remember that the useful time per day of a chemical protection glove may be much shorter than the permeation time determined according to EN 374 due to the many different influential factors involved (e.g. temperature).

Eye protection

safety glasses

Hygiene measures

When using, do not eat, drink or smoke. Wash face and/or hands before break and end of work.

Remove contaminated or saturated clothing.

Wash contaminated clothing before re-use.

Protective measures

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practices.

If the limits at the workplace are exceeded and/or larger amounts are released (leakage, spilling, dust) the indicated respiratory protection should be used.

If there is the possibility of skin/eye contact, the indicated hand/eye/body protection should be used.

Do not breathe in vapours or aerosols.

Stability and reactivity

Hazardous decomposition products

Methanol in case of hydrolysis.

Thermal decomposition

< 150 °C

(literature value)

Hazardous reactions

No dangerous reactions known.

Disposal considerations


With respect to local regulations, e.g. dispose of to suitable waste incineration plant.

Uncleaned packaging

Packaging, that can not be reused after cleaning must be disposed or recycled in accordance with all federal, national and local regulations.

Other countries: observe the national regulations.

Waste Key Number

No waste key number as per the European Waste Types List can be assigned to this product, since such classification is based on the (as yet undetermined) use to which the product is put by the consumer.

The waste key number must be determined as per the European Waste Types List (decision on EU Waste Types List 2000/532/EC) in cooperation with the disposal firm / producing firm / official authority.