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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures


Move to fresh air, consult doctor if complaint persists.

Skin contact:

Do not pull bonded skin apart. It may be gently peeled apart using a blunt object such as a spoon, preferably after soaking in

warm soapy water.

Cyanoacrylates give off heat on solidification. In rare cases a large drop will generate enough heat to cause a burn.

Burns should be treated normally after the adhesive has been removed from the skin.

If lips are accidentally stuck together apply warm water to the lips and encourage maximum wetting and pressure from saliva

inside the mouth.

Peel or roll lips apart. Do not try to pull the lips apart with direct opposing action.

Eye contact:

If the eye is bonded closed, release eyelashes with warm water by covering with wet pad.

Cyanoacrylate will bond to eye protein and will cause periods of weeping which will help to debond the adhesive.

Keep eye covered until debonding is complete, usually within 1-3 days.

Do not force eye open. Medical advice should be sought in case solid particles of cyanoacrylate trapped behind the eyelid

cause any abrasive damage.


Ensure that breathing passages are not obstructed. The product will polymerise immediately in the mouth making it almost

impossible to swallow. Saliva will slowly separate the solidified product from the mouth (several hours).

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media:

Foam, extinguishing powder, carbon dioxide.

Fine water spray

Extinguishing media which must not be used for safety reasons:

None known

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

In the event of a fire, carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) can be released.

In case of fire, keep containers cool with water spray.

Oxides of carbon, oxides of nitrogen, irritating organic vapors.

Advice for firefighters

Fire fighters should wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Ensure adequate ventilation.

Environmental precautions

Do not let product enter drains.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Do not use cloths for mopping up. Flood with water to complete polymerization and scrape off the floor. Cured material can

be disposed of as non-hazardous waste.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling

Ventilation (low level) is recommended when using large volumes

Use of dispensing equipment is recommended to minimise the risk of skin or eye contact

Hygiene measures:

Good industrial hygiene practices should be observed.

Do not eat, drink or smoke while working.

Wash hands before work breaks and after finishing work.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

For optimum shelf life store in original containers under refrigerated conditions at 2 - 8°C (35.6 - 46.4 °F)

Specific end use(s)


Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
Not dangerous goods
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
Not dangerous goods
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
Not dangerous goods
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Aviation regulated liquid, n.o.s. (Cyanoacrylate ester)
Special provisions / remarks
Primary packs containing less than 500ml are unregulated by this mode of transport and may be shipped unrestricted.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Respiratory protection:

Ensure adequate ventilation.

Hand protection:

The use of chemical resistant gloves such as Nitrile are recommended.

Polyethylene or polypropylene gloves are recommended when using large volumes.

Do not use PVC, rubber or nylon gloves.

Please note that in practice the working life of chemical resistant gloves may be considerably reduced as a result of many

influencing factors (e.g. temperature). Suitable risk assessment should be carried out by the end user. If signs of wear and

tear are noticed then the gloves should be replaced.

Eye protection:

Wear protective glasses.

Stability and reactivity


Rapid exothermic polymerization will occur in the presence of water, amines, alkalis and alcohols.

Chemical stability

Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of hazardous reactions

See section reactivity

Conditions to avoid

Stable under normal conditions of storage and use.

Incompatible materials

None if used properly.

Hazardous decomposition products

carbon oxides.

Disposal considerations

Product disposal:

Cured adhesive: Dispose of as water insoluble non-toxic solid chemical in authorised landfill or incinerate under controlled


Dispose of in accordance with local and national regulations.

Contribution of this product to waste is very insignificant in comparison to article in which it is used

Disposal of uncleaned packages:

After use, tubes, cartons and bottles containing residual product should be disposed of as chemically contaminated waste in

an authorised legal land fill site or incinerated.

Disposal must be made according to official regulations.

Waste code

08 04 09 waste adhesives and sealants containing organic solvents and other dangerous substances