MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Prepared in accordance with Regulation 6 of CHIP 2, implementing Directive 91/55/EEC
1) IDENTIFICATION OF SUBSTANCE: FLEXIBLE DIAMOND SHEET NICKEL BONDED, ALL CONVERSIONS
MANUFACTURER/SUPPLIER: KGS Diamond International Industriestraat 2 NL 8081 HG Elburg The Netherlands
EMERGENCY INFORMATION: Call during regular office hours KGS Diamond International 0031 525 683300
2) INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS:
SUBSTANCE DESCRIPTION CAS #
Nickel 7440-02-0 Diamond 7782-40-3 Nickel metallised polyester mesh N/A Polyurethane adhesive N/A Woven nylon coloured backing 32131-17-2 } optional Polycotton N/A } optional Polyethylene foam N/A } optional Fibre board N/A } optional Pressure sensitive adhesive N/A } optional CHEMICAL CHARACTERISATION: CAS number not applicable.
3) HAZARDS I.D.
HAZARD DESIGNATION: Nickel is a category 3 Carcinogen Possible risk of irreversible side effects. R40 May cause sensitisation by skin contact. R43 Do not breathe dust. S22 Wear suitable protective clothing. S36
INFORMATION RELEVANT TO PARTICULAR DANGERS FOR MAN & ENVIRONMENT: When used as directed and intended it is not expected that exposure of a hazardous nature at ambient temperature will be created. As supplied this product cannot be inhaled. User operations may however generate inhalable dusts.
4) FIRST AID MEASURES:
GENERAL INFORMATION: If irritation or other symptoms occur see a Doctor and present this MSDS
AFTER INHALATION: No specific first aid required.
AFTER SKIN CONTACT: Wash thoroughly with water. For rashes seek medical advice and present this MSDS.
AFTER EYE CONTACT: Treat as any foreign particulate matter
AFTER INGESTION: No problems recognised. Nickel metal has a low oral toxicity.
5) FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
EXTINGUISHING AGENTS: Water, dry chemicals, air foams.
UNSUITABLE EXTINGUISHING AGENTS: Carbon dioxide is not generally recommended as a lack of cooling capacity may result in reignition.
SPECIAL HAZARDS CAUSED: BY THE MATERIAL: All optional backings can burn. Irritating or toxic substances may be emitted upon combustion, burning or decomposition.
SELF PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR FIREFIGHTERS: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus equipped with full facepiece and operating at positive pressure mode and protective clothing. Personnel not wearing suitable respiratory protection must leave the area to prevent significant exposure to irritant causes from combustion, burning or decomposition.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: None
6) ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS: Not necessary if used as directed.
ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTION: Do not sweep or flush into sewers or waterways. Observe local regulations.
MEASURES FOR CLEANING/ COLLECTING: Pick up material mechanically for reuse or proper disposal.
7) HANDLING & STORAGE
HANDLING: No special measures necessary
SAFE HANDLING ADVICE: None applicable when used as directed/intended
INFORMATION ABOUT PROTECTION AGAINST FIRES & EXPLOSIONS: Protect product from flames of any kind and maintain proper clearance when using heat devices. Store flammable liquids away from this product.
STORAGE: Avoid excessive heat. Do not store near inflammable agents.
8) EXPOSURE CONTROLS & PERSONAL PROTECTION
EXPOSURE CONTROLS: As supplied this product does not pose a health hazard due to inhalation. Ventilation may be required if user operations change it to other physical forms. Avoid prolonged skin contact, wear suitable gloves, wash skin thoroughly after handling and before eating, drinking or smoking. Launder clothing and gloves as needed.
9) PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Form Solid Colour Metal on diamond face, gaps between diamond pellets may be colour coded. Reverse colour coded with QRS and foam, white with other conversions Odour None
CHANGE IN CONDITION Melting Point/Melting Range Not applicable Boiling Point/Boiling Range Not applicable Flash Point Not applicable Inflammability Optional backings are inflammable Ignition Temperature Not available Self Inflammability Not available Danger of Explosion Material is not explosive Density @ 20oC 2.25grams/cm3 Solubility in Water Insoluble ‘pH Value Not applicable Viscosity Not applicable
10) STABILITY & REACTIVITY
THERMAL DECOMPOSITION/ CONDITIONS TO BE AVOIDED: Not applicable when used as directed/intended Avoid excessive heat.
MATERIALS TO BE AVOIDED: None known.
DANGEROUS PRODUCTS OF DECOMPOSITION: Not applicable when used as directed/intended. Potential decomposition gases have not been fully determined.
11) TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
NICKEL INGESTION: The US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) concluded that there is no evidence that nickel is carcinogenic. There is no statistical evidence of lung cancer in nickel using industries.
PRIMARY IRRITANT EFFECT: Nickel metal is a potent skin sensitiser. Repeated prolonged and intimate contact may cause nickel sensitivity resulting in skin allergy.
PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS: Sensitised individuals may experience an allergic skin rash and/or asthma. Persons with a known history of nickel dermatitis or asthma should avoid contact. Persons with a history of eczema should be warned of the risks of exacerbation from contact with nickel.
12) ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
INFORMATION ABOUT ELIMINATION: Not biologically degradable.
BAHAVIOUR IN ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS: Bioaccumulation unlikely.
GENERAL NOTES: Generally not hazardous for water.
13) DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
RECOMMENDATIONS: Dispose of waste in certified landfill in accordance with local regulations and available facilities. Do not dispose of by incineration. National or regional controls relating to disposal may apply.
14) TRANSPORT INFORMATION
LAND TRANSPORT ADR/RID (CROSS BORDER) ADR/RID-GGCS/E CLASS: Not applicable
NUMBER/LETTER: Not applicable
MARITIME TRANSPORT IMDG IMDG CLASS: Not applicable
UN NUMBER: Not applicable
MARINE POLLUTANT: Not a marine pollutant
AIR TRANSPORT ICAO-T & IATA-DGR ICAO/IATA CLASS: Not applicable
UN/ID NUMBER: Not applicable
COMMENT: Not a dangerous cargo
15) REGULATORY INFORMATION
DESIGNATION ACCORDING TO EC GUIDELINES: Nickel metal is classified as a Category 3 carcinogen “ a substance which causes concern for man owing to the possible carcinogenic effect but in respect of which the available information is not adequate for making a satisfactory assessment, by the EU in Directive 67/548/EEC, and as such the following risk and safety phrases are applicable. Xn; Harmful Category 3 carcinogen Possible risk of irreversible side effects. R40 May cause sensitisation by skin contact. R43 Do not breathe dust. S22 Wear suitable protective clothing. S36
16) OTHER INFORMATION
The above information is based on our present knowledge and is taken from sources believed to be accurate at publication date, and shall not constitute a guarantee for any specific material features. KGS makes no warranty with respect to the accuracy and assumes no liability to any user of the product described.
Issue date June 2002