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MSDS (TECSIL® Products)

Intec Products, Inc.
Material Safety Data Sheet TEC-6  Rev. A

SECTION 1:IDENTIFICATION OF SUBSTANCE and COMPANY ADDRESS
1.1 Product identifier Tecsil Textile Products
1.2 Relevant identified uses Forms: Tapes, Sleeving, Rope, Mat, Chopped Fiber, Yarn, Cordage
Synonyms: High Temperature Insulation with a nominal continuous filament diameter of 9 to 13 microns.
1.3 Supplier: Intec Products, Inc.
1145 N. Grove Street
Anaheim, CA 92806
1.4 Emergency Phone Numbers (714) 630-9192
(714) 630-9386
SECTION 2:HAZARDOUS IDENTIFICATION
2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture  
2.2. Label elements  
2.3 Other Hazards  
Primary Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, skin contact, eye contact
Oral not a normal route of exposure
Inhalation: May cause transient irritation of the upper respiratory tract. Effects may include coughing, nasal congestion or sore throat.
Skin Contact: Skin contact with fibers and dust may produce temporary irritation.
Eye Contact: Eye contact with fibers and dust may produce temporary irritation.
Carcinogen:Listings: IARC has determined that there is inadequate evidence for the carcinogenicity of silica filaments in humans and experimental animals.
(IARC Class-3)
SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients  
3.1 Substances:

Amorphous Silica
(SiO²) Fiber
% Weight Exposure Control Limits:
C.A.S. Number
7631-86-9
97% 10 mg/m3 ACGIH-TLV
6 mg/m3 OSHA-PEL

3.2 Mixtures:

Mixture
Surface Sizing
(Acrylic latex polymer)
 <3%  Not listed
SECTION 4: First aid measures  
4.1 Description of first aid measures  
Inhalation: In case of overexposure immediately move person from contaminated area to fresh air. Get medical attention if necessary.
Skin Contact: Rinse contact areas with room temperature to cool water, then wash gently with mild soap. Do not rub or scratch area to embed fibers. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Eye Contact: Flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.
4.2. Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed  
4.3. Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed  
SECTION 5: Firefighting measures  
5.1 Extinguishing Media: Water is the preferred extinguishing media; however, use the extinguishing agent suitable for the surrounding fire.
5.2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture  N/A Tecsil is completely non-flammable.
5.3 Advice for firefighters In any sustained fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Every company should have written, NFPA & OSHA compliant, fire / evacuations policies including training for all facility employees.
SECTION 6: Accidental release measure  
6.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures  
6.2. Environmental precautions There may be specific local reporting requirements for the release of this material at the local, regional, or state level. However, there are no specific reporting requirements for this material as supplied under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) (40 CFR 302) or the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) (40 CFR 355).
6.3. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up  Use vacuuming or wet sweeping methods instead of dry sweeping.
6.4. Reference to other sections  
SECTION 7: Handling and storage  
7.1. Precautions for safe handling For optimum performance, store at 25°C (77°F) or less and relative humidity less than 65%. Keep in closed containers or original packaging to minimize airborne dust and contamination.
7.2. Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities  
7.3. Specific end use(s)  
SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection  
8.1. Control parameters  
8.2. Exposure controls  
Ventilation: Local exhaust ventilation to maintain appropriate airborne concentrations below the exposure guidelines specified by OSHA or other local, state and federal regulations.
Respiratory Protection:  Respiratory protection is not normally necessary. However, if airborne fiber concentrations exceed the TLV, respiratory irritation is experienced, or emergency situations warrant, respiratory protection approved for nuisance dusts is recommended which meets the requirements for OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134.
Skin / Eye Protection:  Good personal hygiene and use of barrier creams, caps, protective gloves, cotton overalls, or long-sleeved loose fitting clothing will maximize comfort. Wear appropriate eye protection which may be safety glasses / side shields if there is a chance of airborne fibers contacting eyes.
SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties  
9.1. Information on basic physical and chemical properties  
Appearance: White, solid state textile forms. Continuous filament diameter 9μ to 13μ.
Specific Gravity: 2.1 (water = 1.0)
Melting Point: >1704°C (3100°F)
pH: N/A
% Solubility in Water: N/A
Boiling / Freezing Points: N/A
% Volatile by Volume: N/A
Vapor Pressure /Density / Oxidation: N/A
Evaporative Rate: N/A
Electrical Conductivity: Tecsil is an electrical insulator.
9.2. Other information  
SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity  
10.1. Reactivity  
10.2. Chemical stability Stable under normal conditions of use.
10.3. Possibility of hazardous reactions N/A
10.4. Conditions to avoid  
10.5. Incompatible materials Incompatible with flourine, oxygen difluoride, chlorine bifluoride and alakalines. 
10.6. Hazardous decomposition products Thermal decomposition may be hazardous if respirable crystalline silica is formed after sustained exposures beyond 982°C (1800°F) or carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide are produced. The amount of crystalline silica present will depend upon the temperature and length of service.
SECTION 11: Toxicological information  
11.1. Information on toxicological effects  
Fiber Dimensions: Tecsil fibers are considered non-respirable due to their diameter greater than 3μ. The fibers do not become respirable upon breakage, where they normally break horizontally into smaller lengths but not longitudinally into smaller diameters.
Exposure: Persons with pre-existing skin and respiratory disorders may be more susceptible to the effects of contact with this material.

Carcinogenicity:

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has concluded that continuous fiber glass filaments (including silica) are not classifiable as to their carcinogenicity in humans because of the lack of inadequate evidence in 20 year latency studies where no detectable tumor response or cancer evidence was found. The American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) gives fibrous glass dust an A5 designation, meaning it is not considered to be a carcinogen.
SECTION 12: Ecological information  
12.1. Toxicity Tecsil is generally considered to be an inert solid waste, and no special precautions are necessary when it is released or spilled.
12.2. Persistence and degradability  
12.3. Bioaccumulative potential  
12.4. Mobility in soil  
12.5. Results of PBT and vPvB assessment  
12.6. Other adverse effects SECTION  
13: Disposal considerations  
13.1. Waste treatment methods The transportation, storage, treatment, and disposal of Tecsil as waste material must be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Discharge to any source of drinking water is prohibited.
SECTION 14: Transport information  
14.1. UN number  
14.2. UN proper shipping name  
14.3. Transport hazard class(es) 14.4. Packing group 14.5. Environmental hazards Tecsil as a continuous filament fiber glass or amorphous silica material is considered to be non-hazardous per EPA, RCRA 40 CFR, Part 261, 1990 and is not regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
14.6. Special precautions for user  
14.7. Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL73/78 and the IBC Code  
SECTION 15: Regulatory information 
15.1. Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture

All components of Tecsil are listed on the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) inventory and the Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL) inventory. The Canadian Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) "other toxic effects" category applies to the product.

SARA Title III: This product does not contain toxic chemicals (in excess of the applicable de minimus concentrations) that are applicable to the annual toxic chemical release reporting requirements.

OSHA: Subject to the applicable requirements of OSHA Hazard Communication Standard. Tecsil products are not known to contain chemical ingredients listed by the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Massachusetts Right To Know Law or California's Proposition 65 Law in excess of the amounts requiring reporting on such substances' MSDS or labels.

15.2. Chemical safety assessment  
SECTION 16: Other information
16.2. Date of the latest revision of the SDS