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Zinc Chemicals
Zinc Chemicals
Zinc Chemicals

Zinc Chemicals

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Zinc Oxide

  • 1. Identification of the substance/preparation and of the

company/undertaking

Identification of the substance or preparation

Product name Common/Trade name Use of the substance/preparation

: Zinc Oxide : Red Seal, White Seal, Pharmaceutical, BP : Industrial applications: Production of rubber. Production of tyres. Varistors.

Ceramics. Glass. Manufacture of chemicals. Manufacture of Lubricants. Agricultural industry Ferrites. Manufacture of cosmetics. Veterinary Product. Pharmaceuticals. Plastics. Glues. Pigments to paint and printing inks. Enamels.

Company/undertaking identification

Supplier

Umicore Australia Limited

414 Somerville Road,

Emergency telephone

Tottenham, Victoria, 3012 Australia Telephone : (+613) 9362 6500

:

(+613) 9362 6500

(during Business Hours)

This product is not classified as hazardous according to criteria of NOHSC. This product is not classified as a dangerous good according to the Australian Dangerous Goods code.

  • 2. Composition/information on ingredients

Substance/preparation

: Substance

Ingredient name

CAS number

%

EC number

Classification

zinc oxide

1314-13-2

>99

215-222-5

N; R50/53

See section 16 for the full text of the R Phrases declared above

*Occupational Exposure Limit(s), if available, are listed in section 8

  • 3. Hazards identification

The preparation is classified as dangerous according to Directive 67/548/EEC and its amendments.

Classification

: N; R50/53

Environmental

: Very toxic to aquatic organisms. May cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic

hazards environment. See section 11 for more detailed information on health effects and symptoms

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Umicore Australia Limited

A.B.N. 12 008 638 917

414 Somerville Rd, Tottenham, Victoria, 3012, Australia www.zincchemicals.umicore.com

Tel +613-9362 6500 Fax + 613-9362 6555 email:contact.australia@umicore.com

PO Box 6867 Marion Square Wellington, New Zealand NZ Toll Free 0800 314 047

Zinc Chemicals MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET Zinc Oxide 1. Identification of the substance/preparation and of the

4.

First aid measures

Symptoms

Inhalation

: No known significant effects or critical hazards.

Ingestion

: No known significant effects or critical hazards.

Skin contact

: No known significant effects or critical hazards.

Eye contact

: No known significant effects or critical hazards.

First aid measures

Inhalation

: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Obtain medical attention.

Ingestion : Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately. Skin contact : In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water. Remove

Eye contact

contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get medical attention if irritation occurs. : In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention.

See section 11 for more detailed information on health effects and symptoms.

5.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media Special exposure hazards

: Use an extinguishing agent suitable for surrounding fires. : No specific hazard.

Special protective

This material is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Fire water contaminated with this material must be contained and prevented from being discharged to any waterway, sewer or drain. See section11 for more detailed information on health effects and symptoms. : Fire fighters should wear appropriate protective equipment and self-contained

equipment for fire-

breathing apparatus (SCBA) with a full facepiece operated in positive pressure

fighters’

mode.

6.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions : Immediately contact emergency personnel. Keep unnecessary personnel away. Use suitable protective equipment (Section 8). Environmental precautions : Avoid dispersal of spilled material and runoff and contact with soil, waterways, drains and sewers. Methods for cleaning up : If emergency personnel are unavailable vacuum or carefully scoop up spilled materials and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Avoid creating dusty conditions and prevent wind dispersal.

Note: see section 8 for personal protective equipment and section 13 for waste disposal.

7.

Handling and storage

Handling Storage Additional Information Packaging materials Recommended

: Avoid contact of spilled material and runoff with soil and surface waterways. : Keep container closed tightly. Keep container in a well-ventilated area. : Keep away from acids and alkalis.

: Use original container.

8. Exposure controls/personal protection

Ingredient name

zinc oxide

Occupational exposure limits

EH40-OES (United Kingdom (UK), 5/2003).

STEL: 10mg/m³ 15 minutes. Form: Fume TWA: 5 mg/m³ 8 hours. Form: Fume

Exposure controls

Occupational

: Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls

exposure controls to keep airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.

Respiratory

: Use a properly fitted, particulate filter respirator complying with an approved

protection standard if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary. Respirator selection must be based on known or anticipated exposure levels, the hazards of the product and the safe working limits of the selected respirator. Skin protection/ : Chemical-resistant, impervious gloves or gauntlets complying with an approved Hand protection standard should be worn at all times when handling chemical products if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary. Personal protective equipment for the body should be selected based on the task being performed and the risks involved and should be approved by a specialist before handling this product. Eye protection : Safety eyewear complying with an approved standard should be used when a risk assessment indicates this is necessary to avoid exposure to liquid splashes, mists or dusts.

Hygiene measures General Eating, drinking and smoking should be prohibited in area where this material is handled, stored and processed. Workers should wash hands and face before eating, drinking and smoking.

9. Physical and chemical properties

General information

Appearance

Physical state

: Solid. (Solid powder)

Color

: White.

Odor

: Odourless.

Important health, safety and environmental information

pH Melting point Flash point Explosive properties Oxidizing properties Relative Density Solubility

: Not applicable. : Sublimation Temperature: 1975ºC (3587ºF) : Not applicable. : Not considered as a product presenting risks of explosion. : Not applicable. : 5.61 (Water = 1) : Insoluble in cold water.

10. Stability and reactivity

Stability Materials to avoid

: The product is stable. : Reactive with acids, alkalis. Keep away from acids and alkalis.

11.

Toxicological information

 

Potential acute health effects

 

Inhalation

: No known significant effects or critical hazards.

 

Ingestion

: No known significant effects or critical hazards.

Skin contact

: No known significant effects or critical hazards.

Eye contact

: No known significant effects or critical hazards.

Acute toxicity

Ingredient name

Test

Result

Route

Species

zinc oxide

LD50

7950mg/kg

Oral

Mouse

LDLo

>2000mg /kg

Dermal

Rat

LDLo

500mg/kg

Oral

Human

LD50

>5700 mg/m³

Inhalation

Rat [Klimisch et al. 1982]

 

(4 hours)

Potential chronic health effects

Carcinogenicity

: No known significant effects or critical hazards.

Mutagenicity

Classified A4 (Not classifiable for human or animal.) by ACGIH [zinc oxide] : No known significant effects or critical hazards.

Reproductive

: No known significant effects or critical hazards.

Toxicity

12.

Ecological information

 

Ecotoxicity data

Ingredient name

Species

Period

Result

zinc oxide

Daphnia magna (EC50)

48 hours

>1000 mg/l

Oncorhynchus mykiss

96hours

1.1mg/l

(LC50)

Lepomis macrochirus

96 hours

>320 mg/l

(LC50)

Pimephales promelas

96 hours

2246 mg/l

(LC50)

Selenastrum Capricornutum.[Lisec 1997] (EC50)

72 hours

0.17 mg/l

Other adverse effects

: Very toxic to aquatic organisms. May cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

13.

Disposal considerations

 

Methods of disposal

European waste catalogue (EWC) Hazardous waste

: The generation of waste should be avoided or minimized wherever possible. Avoid dispersal or spilled material and runoff and contact with soil, waterways, drains and sewers. Disposal of this product, solutions and any by-products should at all times comply with the requirements of environmental protection and waste disposal legislation and any regional local authority requirements. This product is recyclable. Consideration of disposal via this route should be given. : Not available.

: The classification of the product may meet the criteria for a hazardous waste.

14.

Transport information

International transport regulations

Regulatory

UN number

Proper shipping name

Class

Packing

Label

Additional

information

group

information

ADR/RID

UN3077

Environmentally hazardous

9

 
III Hazard
  • III Hazard

 

Classification

identification

substance, solid, n.o.s.

number

 

(zinc oxide)

90

Limited quantity

 

LQ27

CEFIC Tremcard

90GM7-III

ADN Classification

UN3077

Environmentally hazardous substance, solid, n.o.s. (zinc oxide)

9

 
III -
  • III -

 

IMO/IMDG

Not

-

-

-

 

-

Classification

regulated.

IATA Class

Not

-

-

-

 

-

regulated.

  • 15. Regulatory information

EU Regulations Hazard symbol(s)

:

14. Transport information International transport regulations Regulatory UN number Proper shipping name Class Packing Label Additional

Risk Phrases

Dangerous for the environment. : R50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects

Safety phrases

in the aquatic environment. : S60 - This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste.

Product use

S61 Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions/ Safety data sheets. : Classification and labeling have been performed according to EU directives 67/548/EEC, 1999/45/EC including amendments and the intended use.

  • - Industrial applications.

Conforms to 91/155/EEC 2001/58/EC United Kindom (UK)

16. Other information

Full text of R phrases referred to in sections 2

: R50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

and 3 United Kingdom (UK) Full text of classifications referred to in sections 2 and 3 United Kingdom (UK)

: N Dangerous for the environment.

NOTE

: All R phrases and their applications have recently been adopted by the European Commission. This Material Safety Data Sheet has been adapted for Umicore Australia Limited.

History

Date of issue Date of previous issue Version

: October, 2005. : October, 2001. : 4

Notice to reader

To the best of our knowledge, the information contained in this Material Safety Data Sheet is accurate and

reliable on presently available resources. However, neither the seller nor any of its subsidiaries assumes any responsibility or liability whatsoever for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. This Material Safety Data Sheet shall not constitute a guarantee for any specific product features. Final determination of suitability of this material is the sole responsibility of the user. All materials may present unknown hazards and should be used and handled with caution and following reasonable safety procedures. Consequently the buyer assumes all risks in connection with the use and handling of this material.