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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures
Immediately remove contaminated clothing.
If inhaled:
If difficulties occur after vapour/aerosol has been inhaled, remove to fresh air and seek medical
attention.
On skin contact:
Wash off thoroughly with ample water. If irritation develops, seek medical attention.
On contact with eyes:
Immediately wash affected eyes for at least 15 minutes under running water with eyelids held open,
consult an eye specialist.
On ingestion:
Rinse mouth immediately and then drink plenty of water, seek medical attention.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
Symptoms: The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling. Further symptoms are possible
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
Treatment: Treat according to symptoms (decontamination, vital functions), no known specific
antidote.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media:
carbon dioxide, dry powder, water spray, foam
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
nitrogen oxides, carbon oxides
The substances/groups of substances mentioned can be released in case of fire. Under certain
conditions in case of fire other hazardous combustion products may be generated.
Advice for fire-fighters
Special protective equipment:
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and chemical-protective clothing.
Further information:
Collect contaminated extinguishing water separately, do not allow to reach sewage or effluent
systems.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
Environmental precautions
Do not empty into drains.
Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
For small amounts: Pick up with suitable appliance and dispose of.
For large amounts: Pick up with suitable appliance and dispose of.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
Ensure thorough ventilation of stores and work areas.
Protection against fire and explosion:
Prevent electrostatic charge - sources of ignition should be kept well clear - fire extinguishers should
be kept handy.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Further information on storage conditions: Keep container tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated
place.
Storage stability:
Storage temperature: 25 °C
Storage duration: 24 Months
The product is stabilized, the shelf life should be noted.
From the data on storage duration in this safety data sheet no agreed statement regarding the
warrantee of application properties can be deduced.
Protect from temperatures above: 40 °C
Properties of the product change irreversibly on exceeding the limit temperature.

Transport information

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Control parameters
Components with occupational exposure limits


105-60-2: ε-caprolactam
TWA value 10 mg/m3 (OEL (EU)), Vapor and dust
indicative
STEL value 40 mg/m3 (OEL (EU)), Vapor and dust
indicative

PNEC
freshwater: 0.1 mg/l

marine water: 0.01 mg/l

intermittent release: 1 mg/l

STP: 262 mg/l

sediment (freshwater): 0.829 mg/kg

sediment (marine water): 0.0829 mg/kg

soil: 0.107 mg/kg

oral (secondary poisoning):
No PNEC oral derived, as accumulation in organisms is not to be expected.


DNEL
worker:
Long-term exposure- systemic effects, Inhalation: 4.9 mg/m3

worker:
Long-term exposure- systemic effects, dermal: 0.7 mg/kg

consumer:
Long-term exposure- systemic effects, Inhalation: 1.04 mg/m3

consumer:
Long-term exposure- systemic effects, dermal: 0.42 mg/kg

worker:
Long-term exposure - local effects, Inhalation: 0.17 mg/m3
consumer:
Long-term exposure - local effects, Inhalation: 0.04 mg/m3

consumer:
Long-term exposure- systemic effects, oral: 0.4 mg/kg


Exposure controls
Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection:
Wear respiratory protection if ventilation is inadequate. Combination filter for gases/vapours of organic compounds and solid and liquid particles (f.e. EN 14387 Type A-P2)

Hand protection:
Chemical resistant protective gloves (EN 374)
Suitable materials also with prolonged, direct contact (Recommended: Protective index 6, corresponding > 480 minutes of permeation time according to EN 374):
butyl rubber (butyl) - 0.7 mm coating thickness
Suitable materials short-term contact and/or splashes (recommended: At least protective index 2, corresponding > 30 minutes of permeation time according to EN 374)
chloroprene rubber (Neoprene)
Unsuitable materials
nitrile rubber (NBR) - 0.4 mm coating thickness
Supplementary note: The specifications are based on tests, literature data and information of glove manufacturers or are derived from similar substances by analogy. Due to many conditions (e.g. temperature) it must be considered, that the practical usage of a chemical-protective glove in practice may be much shorter than the permeation time determined through testing.
Manufacturer's directions for use should be observed because of great diversity of types.

Eye protection:
Safety glasses with side-shields (frame goggles) (e.g. EN 166)

General safety and hygiene measures
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wearing of closed work clothing is required additionally to the stated personal protection equipment. Avoid contact with the skin, eyes and clothing. Do not inhale dust/fumes/aerosols. Gloves must be inspected regularly and prior to each use. Replace if necessary (e.g. pinhole leaks). Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Hands and/or face should be washed before breaks and at the end of the shift.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity
Formation of
flammable gases:
Remarks: Forms no flammable gases in the
presence of water.
Chemical stability
The product is stabilized against spontaneous polymerization prior to despatch.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
Polymerization coupled with heat formation. The product can polymerize if the shelf life or storage
temperature are greatly exceeded. Reacts with acids. Reacts with peroxides and other radical
components.
The product is stabilized against spontaneous polymerization prior to despatch.
Conditions to avoid
Avoid heat.
Incompatible materials
Substances to avoid:
strong acids, peroxides, radical formers
Hazardous decomposition products
No hazardous decomposition products if stored and handled as prescribed/indicated.

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods
Incinerate in suitable incineration plant, observing local authority regulations.
A waste code in accordance with the European waste catalog (EWC) cannot be specified, due to
dependence on the usage.
The waste code in accordance with the European waste catalog (EWC) must be specified in
cooperation with disposal agency/manufacturer/authorities.
Contaminated packaging:
Contaminated packaging should be emptied as far as possible; then it can be passed on for
recycling after being thoroughly cleaned.