SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Organic solvents: may form explosive peroxides. Harmful if swallowed,
inhaled, absorbed through the skin. Irritating to eyes, respiratory
system and skin. Do not breathe vapors/spray; avoid inhalation of
aluminum ink aerosol. May damage fertility or the unborn child. Target
organs – liver, kidneys, blood, male/female reproductive system.
SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Substance Name: Aluminum
Weight Percent: 30-70%
CAS #: 7429-90-5
RTECS Number: BD0330000
EINECS Number: 231-072-3
Substance Name: Proprietary Solvent Mixture
CAS #: --
SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Inhalation: If cough, shortness of breath or other breathing problems occur, move to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.
Skin Exposure: Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Seek medical attention if redness, swelling, itching, burning or visual disturbances occur. Thoroughly wash clothing and shoes before reuse.
Eye Exposure: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lower and upper eyelids occasionally. Seek medical attention if redness, swelling, itching, burning or visual disturbances occur.
Ingestion: Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. If conscious, give several glasses of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately.
SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Flammable Hazard: Organic solvents may form peroxides of unknown stability.
Flammability Data: Flash Point > 190°F
Explosion Limits: Not established for this product.
Autoignition Temperature: Not established for this product.
Fire Extinguishing Media: For small (incipient) fires, use media such as “alcohol” foam, dry
chemical, or carbon dioxide. Use very large quantities (flooding) of water applied as a mist or spray; solid streams of water may be ineffective. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water.
Firefighting: Wear suitable protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus. Combustible liquid. Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal Precautions: Ensure adequate ventilation. Remove all sources of ignition. Use personal protective equipment. Beware of vapors accumulating to form explosive concentrations. Vapors can accumulate in low areas.
Spill Procedure: Evacuate area. Shut off all sources of ignition. Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.
Spill Clean-Up: Absorb with sand and place in closed containers for disposal. Ventilate
area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling/Usage Precautions: Avoid inhalation of aluminum ink/paste aerosol. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust, aerosol, or mist. Do not breathe aerosols or dust from dried material. Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at machinery and at places where dust can be generated.
Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure.
Storage Precautions: Keep container tightly closed in a cool dry place. Keep in properly labeled containers. Keep away from heat and sources of ignition. Minimize exposure to air. If peroxide formation is suspected, do not open or move container.
SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Engineering Controls: Provide exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to minimize
airborne concentration of vapors. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are proximal to the work-station location.
Personal Protective Equipment: Safety glasses and compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a
NIOSH approved full-face respirator with multi-purpose combination respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator.
General Hygiene Measures: Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash contaminated clothing before
reuse. Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Exposure Limits: There are no exposure limits for this specific product.
Aluminum Metal (mg/m 3 )
ACGIH TLV 10 (dust); 5 (pyro powder)
Alberta Canada TWA 10; 20-STEL (dust)
5; 10-STEL (pyro powder)
Belgium TWA 10 (dust); 5 (pyro powder)
BC Canada TWA 3 (resp dust); 10 (total dust); 5 (pyro powder)
Germany MAK 1.5 (resp dust)
Ireland TWA 5 (resp dust); 10 (total inhal dust)
Japan TWA 0.5 (resp dust); 2 (total dust)
Netherlands MAC-TGG 10 (dust); 5 (pyro powder)
Quebec Canada TWA 10 (dust); 5 (pyro powder)
Sweden TWA 4 (resp dust); 10 (total dust)
United Kingdom TWA 4 (resp dust); 10 (total inhal dust)
USA PEL 5 (resp dust); 15 (total dust); 5 (pyro powder)
SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Physical State: Liquid, paste
Molecular Weight: Aluminum 26.98 amu
Melting Point: Not established for this product.
Boiling Point: Not established for this product.
Density @ 20°C: Not established for this product.
Solubility: Sparingly soluble in water. Miscible with organics such as toluene.
SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stability: Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage. Upon exposure to air, product may slowly degrade, forming peroxides, which can be unstable.
Incompatibilities: Strong oxidizing agents and strong bases. Heat, flames, sparks.
Reactivity: Not established for this product.
SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Route of Exposure: Skin Contact/Absorption – Irritating to skin. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin. Avoid contact with skin.
Eye Contact – Irritating to eyes. Avoid contact with eyes.
Inhalation – May be harmful if inhaled. Irritating to respiratory system. Avoid inhalation.
Ingestion – Harmful if swallowed.
Signs and Symptoms of Exposure:
Not established for this product.
Target Organs or Systems: Not established for this product.
Toxicity Data: Not established for this product.
To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this product is not fully known.
SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Environmental Hazards: Avoid washing into water courses. Avoid contaminating public drains or
water supply. Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper government permits.
SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Product: Recover and reclaim or recycle if practical. Observe all state, local or national environmental regulations.
Uncleaned Packaging: Disposal must be made according to official regulations.
SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT Regulations: Not dangerous goods
Air Transport IATA-DGR: Not dangerous goods
SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Regulatory Information: Not established. All components listed on TSCA Inventory.