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First-aid measures

Emergency measure - Inhalation: If affected, remove to fresh air. If breathing is difficult,

give oxygen and obtain immediate medical attention.

Emergency measure - Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of clean water for an

extended time, not less than fifteen minutes. If irritation

develops, obtain medical attention.

Emergency measure - Skin: Remove contaminated clothing. Apply a generous amount of

waterless hand cleaner to affected areas. Rub briskly onto

the skin, on and around the affected area. Remove the

mixture of cleaner product with paper towels or clean dry

rags. Repeat the entire procedure, then wash the skin with a

mild soap, rinsing with warm water. If irritation develops,

obtain medical attention.

Emergency measure - Ingestion: Seek immediate medical attention

Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishing agent: Use dry chemical, foam or carbon dioxide. Water should be

used to keep fire-exposed containers cool. If a leak or

spill has not ignited, use water spray to disperse the

vapours (from the solvent in which the substance is


Never direct a hose stream directly onto a burning

flammable/combustible liquid.

Product arising from burning: The substance gives off hazardous gases from combustion,

burning or decomposition. Products of combustion or

decomposition have not been determined but will include

oxides of carbon and nitrogen and they must be considered


Product determined by test: N

Protective equipment: Full protective clothing and self-contained breathing

apparatus must be worn with a full facepiece and operated in

a positive pressure-demand mode (or other positive pressure

mode). Personnel without suitable respiratory protection

must leave the area to prevent significant exposure to

hazardous gases from combustion, burning or decomposition.

In an enclosed or poorly ventilated area, wear self

contained breathing apparatus during clean up immediately

after a fire as during the attack phase of firefighting


Fight the fire from a safe distance or protected location.

Accidental release measures

Emergency measures in case of spillage: Evacuate personnel from immediate vicinity and eliminate

ignition sources.

Wear appropriate personal protective equipment conforming to

the relevant national or international standards, as

mentioned in section 2.3.10.

Contain spill using proper dyking and solid adsorbents. If

spilled in an enclosed area, ventilate. Absorb spill residue

and small spills of solutions with an inert absorbent (eg.

sand or soil). Carefully transfer the spillage to waste

containers industrial vacuum machine. Containers filled with

waste material must be labelled in the same way as the

original substance containers.

Clean the spillage area with detergent and water.

Dispose of waste material in accordance with local

regulations by incineration. Do not flush liquid into public

sewer, water systems or surface waters.

Handling and storage

Handling: The substance should be stored, handled and used under

conditions of good industrial hygiene and in conformity with

any local regulations in order to avoid exposure.

Engineering controls are necessary to reduce exposure to the

substance. In particular to prevent routine inhalation of

vapours, mists or skin contact.

When exposure cannot be prevented or adequately controlled

appropriate personal protective equipment should be worn.

This should include chemical resistant (impervious) gloves

and eye protection (chemical goggles or goggles and an

8-inch (minimum) full face shield where spilling or

splashing may occur), and other impervious clothing, as

necessary, where prolonged or repeated contact cannot be


When handling the neat substance a dust mask is recommended.

When handling preparations containing the substance

respiratory protection should be worn.(eg. an organic vapour

respirator, a full face air purifying respirator for organic

vapours, or a self-contained breathing apparatus).

Bond and ground all containers when transferring chemical.

Take precautions to prevent static discharge/spark to

prevent ignition of vapours.

Storage: Store in tightly closed, properly labelled containers in a

cool, well ventilated area, away from all ignition sources

and out of direct sunlight.

Do not cut, puncture or weld on or near the container. Keep

container away from heat, sparks and open flames of any


Keep containers tightly closed when not in use and upright

to prevent leakage.

Packaging of the substance and or preparation: Standard IMO Type 1 ISO tanks

Dimensions: 20 ft x 8 ft x 8.5 ft

Shell materials: stainless steel AISI 316, 316L or 316 Ti

Capacity: 14,500 to 26,000 litres

Working pressure: 4 Bar

Test pressure: 6 Bar

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

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Special provisions / remarks
Transport: The substance is supplied in ethylbenzene solvent.

Ethyl benzene is a flammable liquid, n.o.s., Class 3.2,
1993, II, EmS: 3-07
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Danger other than fire: Protect product from flames of any kind. Maintain proper

clearance when using heat devices, etc.

Chemical reaction with water: None reported.

Dust explosion: The substance is a granular solid so dust explsion is

unlikely. In addition, the substance is always supplied in

the EU dissolved in solvent.

Dust explosion determined by test: N

Disposal considerations

Industry - Possibility of recovery/recycling: Recovery from minor spillages or accidental discharge is not

economically or technically feasible, and such waste

material will be disposed of by incineration. In principle,

it may be possible to recover larger spillages of

uncontaminated material for subsequent use.

Industry - Possibility of neutralisation: The notification tests have shown that the substance is a

skin sensitiser. It is also harmful by prolonged oral

exposure. No chemical treatment is practicable to neutralise

these hazardous health effects.

No chemical treatment is practicable to neutralise the

hazardous environmental properties.

Industry - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: Contaminated containers or spillages of solutions mixed with

inert material (eg. sand or soil) should not be disposed of

by landfill.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - incineration: The substance can be disposed of by incineration by burning

under controlled conditions at a licensed waste treatment

processor in accordance with local regulations. Stack gases

should be scrubbed, because noxious fumes could be formed.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - water purification: The substance should not normally be discharged directly to

the sewage system or the aqueous environment. However,

adverse effects on sewage treatment systems would be


Public at large - Possibility of recovery/recycling: Not applicable as 100% of the substance is used by industry.

Public at large - Possibility of neutralisation: Not applicable as 100% of the substance is used by industry.

Public at large - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: Not applicable as 100% of the substance is used by industry.

Public at large - Possibility of destruction - incineration: Not applicable as 100% of the substance is used by industry.

Public at large - Possibility of destruction - water purification: Not applicable as 100% of the substance is used by industry.

Public at large - Possibility of destruction - others: Not applicable as 100% of the substance is used by industry.