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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Inhalation : Move the person away from the contaminated area.

Skin contact : Wash with water. Remove all contaminated clothing and footwear.

Use appropriate protective equipment when treating a contaminated person.

Eye contact : Rinse with running water whilst keeping the eyes wide open. (at least 15 minutes).

If irritation persists, consult a doctor. Show this sheet to the doctor.

Ingestion : NEVER attempt to induce vomiting. Do not give anything to drink.

Protection of first-aiders : If a great quantity of dust is formed : - respiratory protection with a particle filter.

- appropriate gloves.

- goggles.

- protective clothing.

Further information : Use appropriate protective equipment when treating a contaminated person. Place  contaminated clothing in a sealed bag for disposal.

Skin Contact: Contact with dust : wash skin with running water and non-abrasive soap.  In case of skin disorders : seek medical attention immediately. Wash contaminated clothing before reusing.

Inhalation: In case of exposure to fumes or particulates : person to rest in a well ventilated area;  seek immediate medical attention.

Ingestion:  dust ingestion : do not induce vomiting, rinse mouth thoroughly;  loose tight clothing as collar, tie…  seek medical attention;

General advice : get medical attention if any discomfort develops;  seek medical attention for all burns, regardless how minor they may seem.

Fire-fighting measures

Flash Point:       the substance does not burn

Flammable Limits:  the substance does not burn

Extinguishing media

- Suitable : All extinguishing agents can be used.

- Not suitable : None. If there is a fire close by, use suitable extinguishing agents.

Specific hazards : Not combustible. Does not present any particular risk in the event of a fire.

Protection of fire-fighters : For further information refer to section "Exposure controls/personal protection".

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions

Personal protective equipment: Safety spectacles. Goggles.

- suitable protective clothing.

- appropriate gloves.

- respiratory protection device with a particle filter.

For further information refer to section "Exposure-controls/personal protection".

Environmental precautions : This product does not present any particular risk for the environment.

Methods for cleaning up

- Cleaning/Decontamination : Wash the floor with plenty of water.

- Recovery : Transfer the product into a spare container:

- suitably labelled.

- Disposal : Dispose of materials or solid residues at an authorized site.

Measures for handling personal: Ensure adequate ventilation;  avoid inhalation of dust and contact with skin and eyes;  

Measures when handling spilled substance:       Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container.  Collection of powder spills is best done wet to avoid dust.  Collect dust using a vacuum cleaner.

Handling and storage


Technical measures : Does not require any specific or particular measures.

Measures : Avoid any direct contact with the product.

Safe handling advice : Comply with instructions for use.


Technical measures : Does not require any specific or particular technical measures.

Storage conditions

-       Recommended : Stable under normal storage conditions.

Incompatible products : Refer to the detailed list of incompatible materials (section "Stability/Reactivity").

Packaging : Product may be packaged in normal commercial packaging.

Packaging materials

- Recommended : Plastic materials.

- Not suitable : None, to our knowledge.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering measures : No specific measures are required provided the product is handled in accordance with the general rules of occupational hygiene and safety

Control parameters

Exposure limit values (Human Health)

- Occupational exposure limit values (France) :

Inhalable dust - VME: 10 mg/m3.

Respirable dusts - VME : 5 mg/m3.

- ACGIH Threshold Limit Values (U.S.A./A.C.G.I.H.)

Inhalable Particles - TLV (TWA) : 10 mg/m3.

Respirable Particles TLV ( TWA ) : 3 mg/m3 .

Personal protective equipment

- Respiratory protection : If dust is generated: Respiratory protective device with a particle filter.

- Hand protection :

Appropriate gloves. In case of mixture with other substances, request advice from your glove supplier.

Protective gloves must be chosen according to the function of the work station: other chemicals which may be handled, physical protection necessary (resistance to cutting, puncture, heat), dexterity required.

Use suitable chemical-resistant protective gloves (compliant with

Standard EN 374-1)

- Eye protection : Safety spectacles.

- Skin and body protection : Protective clothing.

- Selection criteria : No specific/particular action required for this product. Comply with good occupational hygiene practice.

Stability and reactivity

Stability : Stable at ambient temperature and under normal conditions of use.

Hazardous reactions

Materials to avoid : - acids.

Disposal considerations


Destruction/Disposal : Dispose of in accordance with safety regulations:


Decontamination/cleaning : Clean with water.

Destruction/Disposal : May be reused following decontamination.

NOTE : The user's attention is drawn to the possible existence of local regulations regarding disposal.