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Fiberglass H-BLOCK Insulation - SDS


Identity: Fiberglass H-BLOCK Insulation
Manufacturer's Name: Pipe Support Insulation
Address: 500 South Ninth Street, Lehighton, PA 18235
Emergency Telephone Number: (610) 377-6100
Telephone Number for Information: (610) 377-6100

Section II. Hazards Identification

Identifiable Components:
Formaldehyde 50-00-0 0.75 ppm TWA, 2 ppm STEL 0.3 ppm Ceiling

Biosolubility: The insulation products covered by this SDS are independently certified by EUCEB to be manufactured using biosoluble glass formulations and thus exempt from labeling under NTP or California Prop 65 requirements.

HMIS Rating NFPA Rating
Health 1 1
Flammability 0 0
Reactivity 0 0

Section III. Composition/Information on Ingredients

Common Name
Chemical Name CAS# Wt%
Fiberglass Wool Fibrous Glass 65997-17-3 85-96
Cured Binder Urea extended phenolo-formaldehyde resin 25104-55-6 4-15
Formaldehyde (trace) Formaldehyde 50-00-0 <0.1

Section IV. First Aid Measures

Primary Routes of Entry: Inhalation (breathing dust and fibers), skin, and eye contact.

Inhalation: Inhalation of excessive amounts of dust from the product may cause a scratchy throat, slight coughing, temporary upper respiratory irritation and/or congestion. Breathing large amounts of dust or fibers from this product may lead to chronic health effects as discussed in Section 11 of this safety data sheet.

Skin: Temporary irritation (itching) or redness may occur.

Ingestion: Ingestion of this material is unlikely. If ingested, it may cause temporary irritation to the gastrointestinal (digestive) tract.

Eyes: Temporary irritation (itching) or redness may occur.

Inhalation: Move to fresh air. Seek medical attention if irritation persists. Drink water to clear throat, and blow nose to remove dust. A saline spray in the nose may help clear any fibers.

Eye Contact: Do not rub or scratch eyes. Dust particles may cause the eye to be scratched. Wash eyes with running water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.

Skin Contact: Wash with mild soap and running water. Use a washcloth to help remove fibers. To avoid further irritation, do not rub or scratch irritated areas. Rubbing or scratching may force fiber into skin. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.

Ingestion: Ingestion of this material is unlikely. If this does occur, rinse mouth with water to remove dust and fibers and drink plenty of water to help reduce irritation. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.

Section V. Fire Fighting Measures

Flash Point, °C, Test Method: None
Auto-Ignition Temperature: NA
Upper Flammable Limit (UFL): Not applicable
Lower Flammable Limit (LFL): Not applicable

General Fire Hazards: There is no potential for spontaneous fire or explosion. Inorganic mineral wool fibers are naturally non-combustible and nonflammable. Organic binder can thermally decompose with elevated temperatures.
Extinguishing Media: Carbon dioxide (CO2), water, water fog, dry chemical.
Fire Fighting Instructions: No special procedures are expected to be necessary for this product. Normal fire fighting procedures should be followed to avoid inhalation of smoke and gases. Use self contained breathing apparatus in a sustained fire.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: None

Section VI. Accidental Release Measures

Clean-Up Procedures: Pick up large pieces. Vacuum dusts. Place in closable container for disposal.

Section VII. Handling and Storage

No special storage or handling procedures is required for this material.

Work/Hygienic Practices: Wash work clothing separately. Wash exposed skin area immediately with warm, soapy water.

Section VIII. Exposure Controls / Personal Protection

Fibrous Glass 15 mg/m3 TWA (total particulate)
5 mg/m3 TWA (respirable particulate)
1 fiber/cc TWA for respirable fibers longer than 5 um with a diameter less than 3 um
Cured Binder None None
Formaldehyde 0.75 ppm TWA, 2 ppm STEL 0.3 ppm Ceiling

Respiratory protection: Use 3M Model 8210, 8710, 9900(in high humidity or high heat environment) or equivalent, NIOSH-certified dust respirator with efficiency rating of N95 or higher (under 42 CFR 84) when working with this product.
Skin Protection: Long-sleeved, loose fitting clothing and gloves.
Eye Protection: Goggles or face shield.
Engineering Control: General dilution ventilation and/or local exhaust ventilation should be provided as necessary to maintain exposures below regulatory limits. Dust collection systems should be used in operations involving cutting or machining and may be required in operations using power tools.

Section IX. Physical and Chemical Properties

Boiling Point, °C: NA
Vapor Pressure, mmHg at 20°C: NA
Vapor Density (Air=1): NA
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
VOC, g/liter (Lb/Gallon): 0
Appearance & Odor: Amber insulation - may possess faint resin odor
Specific Gravity (H2O=1): Unknown
Volatile volume %: 0
Evaporation Rate (n-Bu. Ac.=1): NA
pH: Around 9
Viscosity: NA

Section X. Stability & Reactivity Information

Stability: _ Unstable X Stable
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): Hydrofluoric acid.
Hazardous Polymerization: _ Will occur X Will not occur
Photochemical Reactivity: _ Yes X No
Hazardous Decomposition products: The decomposition products from this material are those that would be expected from any organic (carbon-containing) material, and are mainly derived from pyrolysis, or burning, of the resin. These decomposition products may include carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and carbon particles. Formaldehyde gas may also be released during decomposition.

Section XI. Toxicological Information

Component Carcinogenicity: Mineral Wool:

A: Fiberglass Wool
: Group 3 (not classifiable)
    NTP: Not listed
    OSHA: Not listed
    ACGIH: A3 (animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans)

B: Formaldehyde
    IRAC: Group I (carcinogen to humans)
    NTP: Reasonably Anticipated to Be a Human Carcinogen
    OSHA: Cancer hazard (29 CFR 1910.1048)
    ACGIH: A2 (suspected human carcinogen)

Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure: Chronic respiration or skin condition may temporarily worsen from exposure to these products.

Section XII. Ecological Information

A: General Product Information

No data available for this product.

B: Component Analysis - Ecotoxicity - Aquatic Toxicity
Formaldehyde (50-00-0)
96 Hr EC50 water flea: 20 mg/L; 48 Hr EC50 Daphnia magna: 2 mg/L

Section XIII. Disposal Considerations

Spill Response:
Land Spill
: Scoop up or vacuum material and put into suitable container for disposal as a non-hazardous waste.
Water Spill: This material will sink and disperse along the bottom of waterways and ponds. It can not easily be removed after it is waterborne; however, the material is non-hazardous in water.
Air Release: This material will settle out of the air. It can then be scooped up or vacuumed for disposal as non-hazardous waste.

RCRA Hazard Class: Non-Hazardous

Disposal Instructions: Dispose of waste material according to Local, State, Federal, and Provincial Environmental Regulations.

Section XIV. Transport Information

DOT Proper Shipping Name: Not Regulated
ID Number: None
DOT Classification: Non-hazardous
Label Required: None
Packaging Requirements: None
RQ: None
Max. Net Quantity in One Package: None
International Transport Regulations: These products are not classified as dangerous goods according to international transport regulations.

Section XV. Regulatory Information

All components are listed on TSCA Inventory: X Yes _ No

Hazard Categories:
   Acute Health: Yes
   Chronic Health: Yes
   Fire Hazard: No
   Pressure Hazard: No
   Reactivity Hazard: No
Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substance List, 40 CFR 355: _ Yes X No
Section 313 Toxic Chemical Lists, 40 CFR 372.65: _ Yes X No

California Proposition 65:
Formaldehyde is listed as a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer.
Glass Wool Fibers: It is exempt from labeling requirements under this act.

Section XVI. Other Information

Superseded: January 31, 2013
Revised: December 29, 2014

The information herein is presented in good faith and believed to be accurate as of the effective date given. However, no warranty, expressed or implied, is given. It is the buyer's responsibility to ensure that its activities comply with Federal, State or provincial, and local laws.

Issued Date: January 26, 2016


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