ARASAN - ZINC POWDER



Material Safety Data Sheet - Zinc Powder

1. Identification of the Substance / Preparation and of the company / undertaking

Grade : Zinc Powder
Trade Name : Dust

Manufacturer :
The Arasan Aluminium Industries Private Limited
1-C/4, Thiruthangal Road,
SIVAKASI. 626 123. Phone : 91 - 4562 - 230916, 289 848

2. Composition information on ingredients

Chemical Characterization
Zinc

Identification Number(s)
CAS Number : 7440-66-6
EINECS Number : 030-002-00-7











3. Hazards identification

Hazard description :
Not applicable

Information concerning particular hazards for human and environment :
R 10 Flammable
R 15 Contact with water librates extremely flammable gases.

4. First Aid measures


General Information :
Take affected persons out into the fresh air.
Take affected persons out of danger area and lay down.

After Inhalation : Supply fresh air: Consult doctor in case of complaints

After Skin Contact :
Generally the product does not irritate the skin.

After Eye Contact : Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water

After Swallowing : If symptoms persists consult doctor.


5. Fire Fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing Agents :
Special powder for metal fires, do not use water.
Dry sand.

For Safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing agents :
Water, Carbon dioxide.



6. Accidental Release measures

Person-related Safety precautions :
Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Avoid formation of dust.
Keep away from ignition sources.

Measures for environmental protection :

Do not allow product to reach sewage system or any water course.

Measures for Cleaning / Collecting :
Do not flush with water or aqueous cleaning agents.
Pick up mechanically.





7. Handling & Storage

Handling :
Information for safe handling :
Keep receptacles tightly sealed.
Prevent formation of dust.
Any unavoidable deposit of dust must be regularly removed.

Information about fire - and explosion Protection :
Keep ignition sources away - Do not smoke.
Protect against electrostatic charges.
Protect from heat.
Dust can combine with air to form an explosive mixture.

Storage :

Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles : Store in a cool location
Information about storage in one common storage facility : Store away from flammable substances.
Further information about storage conditions:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed receptacles.
Protect from humidity and water.

8. Exposure controls / Personal Protection

Ingredients with limit values that require monitoring at the work place :
Not required.
Additional information: The lists valid during the making were used as basis.


PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENTS :

General protective and hygienic measures :
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Immediately remove all soiled and contaminated clothing.
Don't eat, drink, smoke or sniff while working.


Respiratory Protection :
Filter P1, P2


Protection on hands :
Leather gloves,
Preventive skin protection by use of skin-protecting agents is recommended
Prior to contact with the water insoluble substance / product / preparation apply water soluble skin protecting agent (fat-free film former or O/W emulsions)

Eye Protection:
Safety glasses

Body Protection : Protective work clothing.



9. Physical and Chemical Properties

General Information
Form : Powder
Color : Greyish color
Odour : Odourless
Melting point : 420° C
Boiling point : 906° C
Flash Point : Not applicable
Flammability : Flammable. Contact with water liberates extremely flammable gases.
Danger of explosion : Product is not explosive. However formation of explosive air vapour mixture are possible
Density : 7.1g/cm3
Solubility in / miscibility with water : Insoluble


10. Stability and Reactivity

Thermal decomposition / Conditions to be avoided :
No Decomposition if used according to specifications.
No decomposition if used and stored according to specifications.

Dangerous reactions
Contact with water releases flammable gases.
Risk of dust explosion if enriched with fine dust in the presence of air.
Risk of dust explosion.

Dangerous decomposition products : No dangerous decomposition products known.




11. Toxicological information

Acute toxicity :
Primary irritant effect :
On the skin : No irritant effect.
On the eyes : No irritating effect.
Sensitization : No sensitizing effects known.

12. Ecological information

General Notes : Generally not hazardous for water.

13. Regulatory Information

Code letter and hazard designation of product :
Risk phrases:
10 Flammable.
15 Contact with water librates extremely flammable gases.
Safety phrases:
7/8, Keep container tightly closed and dry.
43 In case of fire, use dry sand. Never use water.
National regulations:
Water hazard class : Generally not hazardous for water.

14. Other Information

In this information is based on our present knowledge. However, this shall not constitute a guarantee for any specific product features and shall not establish a legally valid contractual relationship.