MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Trade Name: GELCOAT
Chemical Family: Unsaturated polyester
1306 Boundary Road
BURNAGY, B.C. V5K 4T6
Emergency Phone #'s: (604) 294-8116
Supplier: INDUSTRIAL PLASTICS (1975) LTD
3944 QUADRA ST., VICTORIA, BC. V8X 1J6
Transportation EMG. Phone #'s: CANUTEC (613) 996-6666 or 604) 727-3545
Styrene (inhibited) 30-60% CAS # 100-42-5
Amorphous Fumed Silica 1-5% CAS # 7631-86-9
Exposure Limits: LD50 oral-rat 4000mg/kg, skin-rabbit 2000mg/kg, LC50 2770ppm/4hr. -rat
Appearance & odour: Viscous liquid, aromatic odour, all colours of the spectrum
Vapour Pressure: (mm Hg) 4.5
Vapour Density: (air=1) 3.6
Solubility in water: slight
Specific Gravity: 1.10-1.30
Odour threshold: TLV/TWA = 50ppm, 215 mg/m3 8 hrs.
FIRE & EXPLOSION DATA
Flashpoint & Method: 31 C (PMCC)
Flammable Limits: LFL 1.1, UFL 6.1
Extinguishing Media: foam, dry chemical,CO2, water fog & alcohol foam
Special equip. & Procedures: Self contained breathing apparatus & complete protective clothing. Keep all sources of ignition away as fumes may ignite.
Conditions contributing to instability: high temperatures
Incompatible Substances: acid, base, oxidizing materials, aluminum chloride
Hazardous Decomposition Products: CO, CO2, aldehydes
Hazardous Polymerization: will occur at high temperatures
HEALTH HAZARDS DATA
NOTE: Health studies have shown that exposure to chemicals pose potential risks
which may vary from person to person. Exposure to liquids, vapours, mists or fumes
should be minimized.
PRINCIPAL HEALTH HAZARDS
Skin contact: contact may cause dry skin, irritate skin or dermatitis
Eye contact: irritation and corneal injury
Ingestion: may cause gastrointestinal disturbances, pain & discomfort
Inhalation: may cause irritation of the respiratory tract, narcosis and possible lung
Chronic effects: Contains styrene monomer, apossible carcinogen.
FIRST AID PROCEDURES
Skin: wash with soap and water, seek medical attention if irritation persists
Eyes: flush with flowing water for 15 minutes. If irritation persists obtain medical attention.
Ingestion: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. have victim drink 8-10 oz. of water to dilute material in stomach, seek medical attention.
Inhalation: remove to fresh air, give oxygen or artificial respiration as required, seek medical attention.
Skin: Always apply appropriate barrier cream to exposed skin. Wear impervious gloves ( butyl rubber) coveralls and safety foot wear.
Eyes: Chemical proof goggles or full face respirator if vapours cause eye discomfort.
Ingestion: Wash thoroughly before consuming food stuffs.
Inhalation: Use only in well ventilated areas or use NIOSH or CSA approved respiratory protection with organic vapour cartridges.
CONTROL MEASURES & PRECAUTIONS
Keep container tightly closed. DO NOT consume food, drink or tobacco in work or material storage areas. Use caution and personal cleanliness to avoid skin and eye contact. Avoid breathing vapours of heated materials. Use paper covering absorbent wipes and suitable disposal containers in work area.
SPILL, LEAK & DISPOSAL METHODS
** Review Fire & Explosion Hazards and Safety Precautions before proceeding with cleanup.
Restrict access to area. Remove all sources of ignition and ventilate area. Absorb spill with an absorbent material such as sawdust, vermiculite or sand and place material in a closed container. In large spills dike area to prevent material from entering sewers or water systems.
Disposal Method: Dispose of only in a facility permitted to dispose of hazardous waste by Federal, Provincial and Municipal regulations.
Shipping Name: Flammable liquid N.O.S.(styrene)
Hazard class: 3
UN/PIN #: 1993 III
Flashpoint: 31 C
WHMIS Classification: B.2, D.2.A.
The information contained herein is based on data that we believe to be accurate. No warranty either express or implied is made. This information is offered solely for your consideration, interpretation and information.
Preparation Date: Mar 28 1996
Prepared By: Ron Sherring, Industrial Plastics (1975) Ltd
Revised Date:July 1, 2011
N/A = Not Available