SAFETY DATA SHEET

Effective Date : March 1, 2010

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SECTION 1 - PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: GREEN'S SEMI-PASTE PAINT REMOVER
General ID: COMPOUND, LACQUER, PAINT, VARNISH REMOVING LIQUID
Hazard Class: FLAMMABLE LIQUID (3), UN1263, PGII, NAERG# 127
Emergency #: 1-800-535-5053


SECTION 2 - COMPONENTS

INGREDIENT

% (by VOL)

TLV

Chlorinated Hydrocarbons (Methylene Chloride) (CAS# 000075.09-2)

69 - 79

100 ppm

Paraffins(including naphthenes)

5.5-15.5

125 ppm

Alcohol

7 - 17

200 ppm

Aromatics

> 1

100 ppm

SECTION 3 - PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point

For product

102.00 - 104.00 Deg F

Vapor Pressure

For product

340.00 mm Hg @ 68.00 Deg F

Specific Vapor Density

 

Heavier than air

Specific Gravity

 

Greater than water

Percent Volatile

 

40.00 %

VOC

 

2.35 lbs/per gal of Paint Remover

Evaporation Rate

 

Slower than ether


SECTION 4 - FIRE AND EXPLOSION INFORMATION

FLASHPOINT: 73 Deg F

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Regular foam or water fog, or carbon dioxide, or dry chemical

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: May form toxic materials:, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride, phosgene, nitrogen compounds, various hydrocarbons.

FIREFIGHTING PROCEDURES: Self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece operated in pressure-demand or other positive pressure mode.

SPECIAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: Vapors are heavier than air and may travel along the ground or may be moved by ventilation and ignited by pilot lights, other flames, sparks, heaters, smoking, electric motors or other ignition sources at locations distant from material handling pt. Never use welding or cutting torch on or near drum (even empty) because product or residue can ignite explosively.


SECTION 5 - HEALTH HAZARD DATA

EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE

EYES: Can cause severe irritation, redness, tearing, blurred vision.

SKIN: Prolonged or repeated contact can cause irritation, defatting, or dermatitis.

BREATHING: Excessive inhalation of vapors can cause nasal and respiratory irritation, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, nausea, headache, possible unconsciousness, central nervous system depression, and even asphyxiation.

SWALLOWING: Can cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, blindness, and death. Aspiration of material into lungs can cause chemical pneumonitis, which can be fatal.

FIRST AID

IF ON SKIN: Thoroughly wash exposed area with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing. Launder clothing before re-use.

IF IN EYES: Flush with large amounts of water, lifting upper and lower lids occasionally; SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION

IF SWALLOWED: Call physician, emergency room or poison control center IMMEDIATELY for instructions to induce vomiting. Keep person warm and quiet.

IF INHALED: If affected, remove to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. If breathing has stopped, give artificial respiration. Keep person warm and quiet, and SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION. Do not give stimulants. Epinephrine or ephedrine may adversely affect the heart with fatal results.


SECTION 6 - REACTIVITY DATA

HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Cannot occur

STABILITY: Stable

INCOMPATIBILITY: Avoid contact with strong oxidizing agents, strong alkalies, and strong mineral acids.


SECTION 7 - SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN CASE MATERIAL IS RELEASED OR SPILLED

SMALL SPILL: Absorb liquid on paper, vermiculite, floor absorbent, or other absorbent material and transfer to hood.

LARGE SPILL Eliminate all ignition sources (flares, flames, pilot lights, electrical sparks, etc.). Persons not wearing protective equipment should be excluded from area of spill until clean-up has been completed. Stop spill source, dike area of spill to prevent spreading. Pump liquid to salvage tank. Remaining liquid may be taken up on sand, clay, earth, floor absorbent, or other absorbent material and shoveled into containers.

WATER DISPOSAL METHOD

SMALL SPILL: Allow volatile portion to evaporate in hood. Allow sufficient time for vapors to completely clear hood duct work. Destroy remaining material by burning in an iron pan.

 LARGE SPILL: Destroy by liquid incineration with off-gas scrubber. Material collected on absorbent material may be deposited in a posted toxic substance landfill in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.


SECTION 8 - SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

VENTILATION: Provide sufficient mechanical (general) and/or local exhaust ventilation to maintain exposure below TLVs of components.

PROTECTIVE GLOVES: Wear resistant gloves such as: polyvinyl alcohol, natural rubber, etc.

EYE PROTECTION: Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. (See your safety equipment supplier.)


SECTION 9 - SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS OR OTHER COMMENTS

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 this data sheet must be observed.

Overexposure to components has apparently been found to cause the following effects in laboratory animals: liver abnormalities, lung damage, kidney damage, spleen damage, eye damage, brain damage, and central nervous system damage.

Warning - Cancer Hazard !!!!

This product contains Methylene Chloride, which has been shown to cause cancer in some laboratory animals. Risk to your health depends on level and duration of exposure. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with skin.

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.

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