WHMIS

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

PRODUCT INFORMATION

VALCOOL VNT 940C

CARBIDE GRINDING FLUID CONCENTRATE

CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Valenite Modco Ltd.

4510 Rhodes Drive Unit 920

Windsor, Ontario Canada N8W5K5

Emergency Telephone Number: 1-800-424-9300 (CHEMTREC)

Information Telephone Number: 1-800-488-9073

Generic Name: Water Soluble Metalworking Fluid Concentrate

Product Name(s) & Code(s): VNT 940C UNDYED 418;

EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Product is alkaline. Product is a primary eye irritant. Highway spills could result in slippery conditions. No other significant health effects are associated with this material.

HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS/IDENTITY INFORMATION

HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS/IDENTITY INFORMATION

These ingredients may contribute to the acute product hazards listed under the Potential Health Effects section. Other substances, not Hazardous under the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard may be present. Further composition information may be available to health professionals as provided in the Standard.

HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS

CAS #

% RANGE

Triethanolamine

102-71-6

10-30

Pelargonic acid

112-05-0

1-5

Neodecanoic acid

26896-20-8

1-5

Aminomethylpropanol

124-68-5

5-10

Benzotriazole

95-14-7

5-10

 

 

 

TOXICOLOGICAL PROPERTIES

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS OF DIRECT EXPOSURE

 

Product Concentrate

Product at Use Dilution

Inhalation

Not Applicable.

Extended Exposure to mists may cause upper respiratory irritation.

Eye Contact

Product is a primary eye irritant.

Will cause stinging sensation in the eye.

Skin Contact

Product is not a primary skin irritant.

Not irritating to the skin when used as directed and good personal hygiene is practiced.

Ingestion

Not orally toxic.

Swallowing small quantities may cause nausea or diarrhea.

When used in applications generating high levels of mist, operator exposure can be minimized by proper ventilation, use of mist collectors or splash guards, as appropriate. If there is doubt about actual mist levels present, monitoring should be conducted.

Mild skin irritation (redness and dryness of hands) may be experienced when the diluted product has been contaminated by certain oils, by dissolved metals, or when mix ratio is too strong. When problems occur, use of water-resistant barrier creams may be a temporary control measure. Contact Canadian VALCOOL Technical Services for specific recommendations (1-800-488-9073).

Repeated excessive exposures to high amounts of triethanolamine may cause liver and kidney effects.

Carcinogen Listings

NTP: No

IARC: No

OSHA: No

Signs and symptoms of exposure: Eye injury may result from contact with concentrated product. Skin irritation can result from improper use and handling of concentrate or mix.

Medical conditions generally aggravated by exposure: May aggravate existing skin irritation where further defatting or skin penetration could occur.

CONC.

(%)

ACUTE ORAL TOXICITY (g/kg) (LD50-Rats)

ACUTE INHALATION TOXICITY (mg/l) (Rats)

ACUTE EYE IRRITATION (Rabbits)

PRIMARY SKIN IRRITATION (Rabbits)

CORROSIVITY

(Rabbits)

ACUTE DERMAL TOXICITY (g/kg) (LD50-Rabbits)

100

20

Above 5

Above 20

Positive

Negative

Negative

Negative

Above2

 

EXPOSURE GUIDELINES

REGULATED MATERIAL

NIOSH REL

OSHA PEL

OSHA STEL

ACGIH TLV

ACGIH STEL

Metalworking Fluid Mist

0.5 mg/M3

 

 

 

 

Triethanolamine

 

 

 

5 mg/M3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND PRIORITY SUBSTANCES LIST

Material

205 Liter Drums to Reach 1000 Kilogram Trigger

Not Applicable

 

All ingredients of this product are on the Canadian NDSL or DSL.

HAZARD CATEGORIES:

Acute Health: Yes

Chronic Health: No

Fire: No

Sudden Release of Pressure: No

Reactive: No

WHMIS Classification: D2B,

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES

Eyes: In case of eye contact with concentrated product or diluted mix, flush immediately with running water for 15 minutes, then promptly get medical attention to check for possible irritation.

Skin contact: In case of skin contact with product concentrate, wash with water as soon as possible.

Diluted product is not irritating to the skin when used as recommended and good personal hygiene is practiced. Remove severely contaminated clothing, including shoes. Launder before reuse. If irritation persists, get medical attention.

Ingestion: If concentrate or mix is swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Dilute by drinking water or milk. Immediately contact physician and obtain treatment. Swallowing small quantities of diluted product is not expected to cause injury or illness; but, as should be expected when drinking oily, soapy water, nausea, diarrhea or abdominal distress may be experienced.

Inhalation: Not expected to be a probable route of exposure to product concentrate. Inhalation of diluted mix can occur in applications where high mist levels are generated. OSHA has set a PEL of 15 mg/M3 for any airborne particulate as a nuisance level of exposure. NIOSH has set a REL of 0.5 mg/M3 for metalworking fluid mist.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Respiratory Protection: Product concentrate is not volatile. No misting would be expected when handling product concentrate.

In applications where time-weighted exposures are 0.5 to 5 mg/M3, mist reduction through improved ventilation, mist collection or process modification is recommended by NIOSH. Where this is not possible, NIOSH recommends the use of any air purifying, half-mask respirator including a disposable respirator, equipped with any P- or R-series particulate filter. If the average exposure will exceed 5 mg/M3, NIOSH recommends use of a powered, air-purifying respirator equipped with a hood or helmet and a HEPA filter. If respiratory problems are present when mist levels are < 0.5 mg/M3, respiratory protection should be based on the individual recommendation of a qualified health care provider.

Caution: The appropriate use and type of respirator is dependent upon use of the product and local operating conditions.

Ventilation: For most applications, normal shop ventilation is adequate. However, when high mist levels are generated or where machines are close together or ventilation is inadequate, operators may experience respiratory irritation. For such applications, use of splash guards or mist collectors is recommended.

Eye Protection: Safety shield or goggles required when handling concentrated product.

Other protective clothing or equipment: Effective metalworking plant protective clothing as appropriate.

Work/Hygiene Practices: Good personal hygiene should always be followed.

Protective Gloves: Impervious gloves, such as nitrile gloves, are recommended when handling product concentrate.

ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Contain the spill, collect on absorbent material and discard as dictated by Federal, provincial and local regulations that may apply. Flush area thoroughly with water.

Reportable Quantity: None

WASTE DISPOSAL

For Used Mix: Disposal procedures must comply with local, county, state and Federal regulations. If pre-treatment is needed, ultrafiltration or evaporation may be used. Contact VALCOOL Technical Services at 1-800-488-9073 for assistance.

For Unused Concentrate: Concentrate is not a hazardous waste, as defined under 40 CFR 261.

"Empty" Containers will contain a residue which is not considered a hazardous waste under RCRA regulations. Drums can be drained to a "drip dry" condition by inversion and can be offered for recycling or scrap.

HANDLING AND STORAGE

Use only as recommended by Valenite. Avoid all contact of concentrate with eyes or skin. Do not swallow. If frozen, product separates. Thaw completely at room temperature and stir thoroughly prior to use.

Other Precautions - Contains amines. Do not add sodium nitrite or other nitrosating agents to this product; suspected cancer-causing nitrosamines could be formed.

TRANSPORT INFORMATION

 

Hazardous Materials Description and Proper Shipping Name (49 CFR 172.101):

Hazard Class

(49 CFR 172.101):

BY LAND

Not a hazardous material.

Not Applicable

BY AIR OR VESSEL (49 CFR 175-176)

Not a hazardous material.

Not Applicable

 

U.S. Harmonized Tariff Code: 3403.99.0000

FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA

Flash Point (COC): Not Applicable

Flammable Limits:

Lower Explosive Limit: Not determined

 

Upper Explosive Limit: Not determined

Extinguishing Media: Not Applicable

Special Firefighting Procedure: None

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: None

Hazardous Combustion Products: Smoke, fumes, oxides of carbon

NFPA/HMIS Codes:

Health 1

Flammability 0

Reactivity 0

Other -

PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Boiling Point

100oC

Evaporation Rate

Like water when diluted

Specific Gravity

1.08

Solubility in Water

100% Miscible

Vapor Pressure (mm Hg)

Not Determined

Appearance/Odor

Clear, slight chemical

Melting Point

Not Determined

pH (concentrate)

10.3

Vapor Density

Not Determined

pH (5.0% mix)

9.1

Physical State: Liquid

Volatile Organic Content (concentrate - by ASTM Method 2369 (Standard Test Method for Volatile Content of Coatings)): 4.36%

REACTIVITY

Stability: Stable

Conditions to Avoid: Not Applicable

Materials to Avoid: Avoid contact with strong acids or oxidizers to product concentrate.

Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Combustion Products: Smoke, fumes, oxides of carbon

PREPARATION INFORMATION

MSDS: VNT940C

FS 9096: 1514

DATE CREATED: 06/02/2002

Prepared by Milacron Cutting Process Technology Regulatory Affairs Group

513-458-8182

GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS

ACGIH

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

CAS

Chemical Abstracts Service

CERCLA

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

COC

Cleveland Open Cup

DOT

Department of Transportation

EPCRA

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to Know Act (aka SARA)

IARC

International Agency for Research on Cancer

NA

Not Applicable

ND

Not Determined

NIOSH

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NTP

National Toxicology Program

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

PEL

Permissible Exposure Limit

RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

REL

Recommended Exposure Limit

SARA

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act

STEL

Short-Term Exposure Limit

TCLP

Toxicity Characteristics Leaching Procedure

TLV

Threshold Limit Value

TSCA

Toxic Chemicals Control Act

VOC

Volatile Organic Compounds

NOTE: The opinions expressed herein are those of qualified experts within Valenite Incorporated and of their suppliers. We believe that the information contained herein is current as of the date of this Material Data Sheet. Since the use of this information and of these opinions and the condition and use of the product are not within the control of Valenite Incorporated, it is the user's obligation to determine the conditions of safe use of the product.

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