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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (MSDS)

 

MANUFACTURER:

     GUARDIAN FIBERGLASS, INC.

ADDRESS:

1000 EAST NORTH STREET
ALBION, MI 49224

PHONE:

(517) 629-9464
(800) 748-0035

CONTACT:

JERI DEVLIN, LOSS CONTROL MANAGER

PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION:

Fiberglass Building insulation products, cured batts, rolls, and board Fiberglass Blowing Wool Insulation (SUPERCUBE)

CHEMICAL NAME:

Fibrous Glass

CAS NUMBER:

N/A

COMMON NAME:

Fiberglass Insulation
LAST REVIEWED: June 2002

SECTION I: COMPOSITION
 
INGREDIENTS HAZARD CAS NO.

%

OSHA PERMISSIBLE EXPOSURE LEVELS
Fibrous Glass Nuisance Dust 65997-17-3 70-100% TWA (Total Dust) = 15 mg/m3
TWA (Respirable Dust) = 5 mg/m3
Cured Organic Binding Material

N/A

25104-55-6 30-0% N/A
Formaldehyde 50-00-0 <0.01% TWA = 1 ppm, (.5 ppm Action Level)
Phenol 108-95-2 0.02% TWA = 5 ppm, 19 mg/m3 (skin)
Ammonia 7664-41-7 0.03% TWA 50 ppm, 35 mg/m3
Dedusting Oil

N/A

N/A <1% N/A

SECTION II: PHYSICAL DATA
 
Boiling Point (f) N/A Specific Gravity (H20) = 1 2.6
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg.) N/A Percent Volatile
Vapor Density (Air = 1) N/A By Volume <1%
Solubility in Water None Evaporation Rate N/A
Appearance and Odor: Resilient or solid structure containing glass fibers and binding materials used as blankets, boards, or loose-fill insulation. May have slight binder odor.

SECTION III: FIRE & EXPLOSION DATA
 
Flash Point: N/A
Flammability Limits: N/A
Auto-Ignition Temperance: N/A
Extinguishing Media: Water, foam, dry chemical
Special Fire-Fighting Procedure: None
Unusual Fire Hazards: Fiberglass insulation is a non-flammable product. The kraft and foil facing and packaging material will burn, and caution should be used when working close to the facing or packaged material with open flame. Chemicals in vinyl facings or plastic packaging products that do not present a health hazard under normal conditions may be released during a fire. Toxic fumes and gases that may result from incomplete combustion include carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride and low-level cyanides. In case of overexposure, remove to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen and consult a physician.

SECTION IV: REACTIVITY DATA
 
Stability: Stable
Incompatibility: None
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur

SECTION V: HEALTH HAZARDS/PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
 
Primary Route of Entry: Inhalation. Fiberglass wool may cause mechanical irritation of the upper respiratory tract. Use of a respirator such as 3M model 9900 or equivalent is recommended. Operations which generate high airborne fiber concentrations (over 10 fibers per cc) require additional respiratory protection.
Skin Contact: Direct contact with the skin may cause mechanical irritation. If irritation occurs, long sleeves, loose fitting clothing, gloves, and eye protection are recommended. Wash exposed areas with soap and water after handling. Wash clothes separately and rinse out washer after each use.
Following a thorough review of all the medical data available, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified glass wool insulation as Group #3, "not classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans".  IARC has stated there is "no evidence of increased risks of lung cancer or of mesothelloma...from occupational exposures during the manufacture of these materials, and inadequate evidence overall of any cancer risk."

SECTION VI: EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES
 
Skin Contact: Do not rub. Wash with soap and water. Use skin cream to soothe irritation. Wash clothes separately. A shower after work is recommended. Irritation typically will not persist if good personal hygiene habits are followed.
Eye Contact: Flush with running water for at least 15 minutes. Using sterile eye wash, flush foreign bodies from eyes.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure.
If irritation persists in any of these situations, a physician should be consulted.

SECTION VII: SPILL, LEAK AND DISPOSAL INFORMATION
 
Avoid dust-generating means of clean-up. Store faced or packaged material away from sources of ignition and have fire-fighting equipment available. Dispose of scrap material according to federal, state and local regulations. This material is not regulated under hazardous waste regulations.

SECTION VIII: OTHER REGULATORY INFORMATION

SARA Title III, SECTION 313: Our finished insulation products contain the following amounts of "Toxic Chemicals", as defined by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA, Title III) of 1986:
CHEMICAL NAME CAS NO.

PERCENT BY WEIGHT

Formaldehyde 50-00-0

<0.01%

Phenol 108-95-2

0.02%

Ammonia 7664-41-7

0.03%

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