SAFETY DATA SHEET
MSDS No. M0406
Effective Date: 01/03/2012
1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE PRODUCT AND OF THE COMPANY

Trade Names: FYREWRAP® 0.5 PLENUM INSULATION
Product Group: CMS SOLUBLE FIBER PRODUCT
Chemical Name: CALCIUM MAGNESIUM SILICATE FIBER
Synonym(s): Synthetic vitreous fiber (SVF), man-made vitreous fiber (MMVF), man-made mineral fiber (MMMF)
Manufacturer/Supplier:Unifrax I LLC
2351 Whirlpool St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14305-2413
Product Stewardship Information Hotline
1-800-322-2293 (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST)
For additional MSDSs, visit our web page, http: //www.unifrax.com, or call Unifrax Customer Service at (716) 278-3800
CHEMTREC Assist:CHEMTREC will provide assistance for chemical emergencies. Call 1-800-424-9300



2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

RESPIRATORY TRACT (nose & throat) IRRITATION:
If inhaled in sufficient quantity, may cause temporary, mild mechanical irritation to respiratory tract. Symptoms may include scratchiness of the nose or throat, cough or chest discomfort.

EYE IRRITATION:
May cause temporary, mild mechanical irritation. Fibers may be abrasive; prolonged contact may cause damage to the outer surface of the eye.

SKIN IRRITATION:
May cause temporary, mild mechanical irritation. Exposure may also result in inflammation, rash or itching.

GASTROINTESTINAL IRRITATION:
Unlikely route of exposure.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE:
Pre-existing medical conditions, including dermatitis, asthma or chronic lung disease may be aggravated by exposure; individuals who have a history of allergies may experience greater amounts of skin and respiratory irritation.

HAZARD CLASSIFICATION

The Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS)

Health 1Flammability 0Reactivity 0Personal Protection Index: X (Employer Determined)

3. COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

STANDARD PRODUCT FORM
COMPONENTCAS NUMBER
% BY WEIGHT
Amorphous calcium-magnesium-silicate (alkaline-earth-silicate) fiber436083-99-7
100

ENCAPSULATED PRODUCT FORM
COMPONENTSCAS NUMBER
% BY WEIGHT
Amorphous calcium-magnesium-silicate (alkaline-earth-silicate) fiber

Aluminum foil with fiberglass reinforcement and inorganic adhesive.
436083-99-7


NOT APPLICABLE
96-98


2-4

FIBER CHEMISTRY

Amorphous calcium-magnesium-silicate (alkaline-earth-silicate), produced and sold separately under the trade name Insulfrax® Thermal Insulation Products.(SiO2 62-67 %, CaO 28-33 %, MgO 1-6 %, trace elements 0-1%)
(See Section 8 "Exposure Controls / Personal Protection" for exposure guidelines)


4. FIRST AID MEASURES

FIRST AID PROCEDURES

RESPIRATORY TRACT (nose & throat) IRRITATION:
If respiratory tract irritation develops, move the person to a dust free location. Get medical attention if the irritation continues. See Section 8 for additional measures to reduce or eliminate exposure.

EYE IRRITATION:
If eyes become irritated, flush immediately with large amounts of lukewarm water for at least 15 minutes. Eyelids should be held away from the eyeball to ensure thorough rinsing. Do not rub eyes. Get medical attention if irritation persists.

SKIN IRRITATION:
If skin becomes irritated, remove soiled clothing. Do not rub or scratch exposed skin. Wash area of contact thoroughly with soap and water. Using a skin cream or lotion after washing may be helpful.

GASTROINTESTINAL IRRITATION:
If gastrointestinal tract irritation develops, move the person to a dust free environment.

NOTES TO PHYSICIANS:
Skin and respiratory effects are the result of temporary, mild mechanical irritation; fiber exposure does not result in allergic manifestations.










5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

NFPA Codes: Flammability: 0Health: 1Reactivity: 0Special: 0


NFPA Unusual Hazards: None
Flammable Properties: None
Flash Point: None
Hazardous Decomposition Products: None
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazard: None
Extinguishing Media: Use extinguishing media suitable for type of surrounding fire





6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

SPILL PROCEDURES

Minimize creating airborne dust. Dust suppressing cleaning methods such as wet sweeping or vacuuming should be used to clean the work area. If vacuuming, the vacuum must be equipped with a HEPA filter. Compressed air or dry sweeping should not be used for cleaning.


7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

STORAGE

Store in original container in a dry area. Keep container closed when not in use.

HANDLING

Handle fiber carefully. Limit use of power tools unless in conjunction with local exhaust. Use hand tools whenever possible. Frequently clean the work area with HEPA filtered vacuum or wet sweeping to minimize the accumulation of debris. Do not use compressed air for clean-up.

EMPTY CONTAINERS

Product packaging may contain residue. Do not reuse.

8. EXPOSURE CONTROL / PERSONAL PROTECTION
INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE STANDARDS AND OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS

Components OSHA MANUFACTURER
Calcium-magnesium-silicate fiber None established* See below**

*There is no specific regulatory standard for INSULFRAX® in the U.S. OSHA’s “Particulate Not Otherwise Regulated (PNOR)” standard [29 CFR 1910.1000, Subpart Z, Air Contaminants] applies generally; Total Dust 15 mg/m³; Respirable Fraction 5 mg/m³.



OTHER OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LEVELS (OEL)
ACGIH TLV's : Calcium-magnesium-silicate fiber -- Particulates Not Otherwise Classified (PNOC) : Inhalable particulate -- 10 mg/m³. Respirable particulate -- 3 mg/m³.

** Encapsulated Product Form: Encapsulation reduces (or eliminates) the potential for exposure to airborne fiber or particles. If product is cut or otherwise disturbed, exposure may result.
As with most industrial materials, it is prudent to minimize unnecessary exposure to respirable dusts. Note that Industrial hygiene standards and occupational exposure limits differ between countries and local jurisdictions. Check with your employer to identify any "respirable dust", "total dust" or "fiber" exposure standards to follow in your area. If no regulatory dust or fiber control standard apply, a qualified industrial hygiene professional can assist with a specific evaluation of workplace conditions and the identification of appropriate respiratory protection practices. In the absence of other guidance, the supplier has found that it is generally feasible to control occupational fiber exposure to 1 f/cc or less.

ENGINEERING CONTROLS:

Dust suppressing control technologies such as local exhaust ventilation, point of generation dust collection, down draft work stations, emission controlling tool designs, and materials handling equipment are effective means of minimizing airborne fiber emissions. For additional information, contact the Unifrax I LLC Product Stewardship Information Line at 1-800-322-2293 (See Section 16).

PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

Skin Protection:

Wear gloves, head coverings and full body clothing as necessary to prevent skin irritation. Washable or disposable clothing may be used. If possible, do not take unwashed clothing home. If soiled work clothing must be taken home, employers should ensure employees are thoroughly trained on the best practices to minimize non-work dust exposure (e.g., vacuum clothes before leaving the work area, wash work clothing separately, rinse washer before washing other household clothes, etc.).

Eye Protection:

Wear safety glasses with side shields or other forms of eye protection in compliance with appropriate OSHA standards to prevent eye irritation. The use of contact lenses is not recommended, unless used in conjunction with appropriate eye protection. Do not touch eyes with soiled body parts or materials. If possible, have eye-washing facilities readily available where eye irritation can occur.

Respiratory Protection:

When effective engineering and/or administrative controls are insufficient, the use of appropriate respiratory protection, pursuant to the requirements of OSHA 1910.134, is recommended. For dust concentrations below the applicable exposure limit value, PPE is not required. The evaluation of workplace hazards and the identification of appropriate respiratory protection is best performed on a case by case basis, by a qualified Industrial Hygienist.

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
ODOR AND APPEARANCE:White, odorless, fibrous material
CHEMICAL FAMILY:Calcium Magnesium Silicate Fibers
BOILING POINT:Not Applicable
WATER SOLUBILITY (%):Not Soluble in Water
MELTING POINT:1260° C (2300° F)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY:2.60
VAPOR PRESSURE:Not Applicable
pH:Not Applicable
VAPOR DENSITY (Air = 1):Not Applicable
% VOLATILE:Not Applicable
MOLECULAR FORMULA:SiO2CaO.MgO.

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

CHEMICAL STABILITY:Stable under conditions of normal use.
INCOMPATIBILITY:Avoid direct contact with strong acid environments.
CONDITIONS TO AVOID:None.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS:None.
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION:Not Applicable.

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

EPIDEMIOLOGY

This product has not been the subject of epidemiological study. Epidemiological studies related to other fiber chemistries of similar solubility have not identified a statistically significant incidence of exposure-related respiratory disease.

TOXICOLOGY

This product has been the subject of limited testing.

A review of available scientific literature suggests an inverse relationship between dissolution rate and potential health effects; i.e. the higher the dissolution rate of a fiber the lower its potential to produce health effects. The dissolution rate of INSULFRAX® fiber has been determined through standardized in vitro testing. The dissolution rate of INSULFRAX® fibers is higher than that of other fiber types that have been tested in chronic animal studies and did not produce respiratory disease.

This product possesses a fiber chemistry within the regulatory (European Commission Directive 97/69/EC) definition as a "man-made vitreous (silicate) fiber with random orientation with alkaline oxide and alkaline earth oxide (Na2O + K2O + CaO + MgO + BaO) content greater than 18% by weight". INSULFRAX® fibers have been tested pursuant to EU protocol ECB/TM/26, rev. 7, Nota Q, Directive 97/69/EC. The results for the short term biopersistence test by inhalation (IH test) was 7 days; well below the regulatory threshold of 10 days cited in Directive 97/69/EC. Based on testing results, INSULFRAX® based products are not regarded as potential carcinogens and they ARE EXEMPT from European classification as such. By virtue of these test results, these products ARE EXEMPT from European regulatory guidelines that require hazard warning labels with specific risk phrases citing respiratory disease potential. In addition, INSULFRAX® fibers have been tested in an independent laboratory, by intratracheal (IT test) instillation, under a protocol that was consistent with the requirements of the German Hazardous Substances Ordinance (BGBI. I pp. 1782, 2049, Third Amendment, Appendix V, No. 7). The half-life clearance of INSULFRAX® fibers was 30 days; well below the applicable regulatory thresholds. Based on the IT test results, INSULFRAX® products ARE EXEMPT from the requirements of the German Ordinance.

The definition of "irritant" contained in the hazard communication standard, 29 CFR 1900.1200, Appendix A, is "...a reversible inflammatory effect on living tissue by chemical action...". INSULFRAX® fiber is an inert material which doesn't interact chemically with exposed skin. However, there is a possibility that exposure to this product may cause temporary mechanical irritation to the eyes, skin or respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs). This temporary irritation can be mitigated with proper handling practices designed to limit exposure and the use of protective clothing (glasses, gloves, clothing).

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

No ecological concerns have been identified.

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
WASTE MANAGEMENT

To prevent waste materials from becoming airborne during waste storage, transportation and disposal, a covered container or plastic bagging is recommended.

DISPOSAL

INSULFRAX® fiber, as manufactured, is not classified as a hazardous waste according to Federal regulations (40 CFR 261). Any processing, use, alteration or chemical additions to the product, as purchased, may alter the disposal requirements. Under Federal regulations, it is the waste generator's responsibility to properly characterize a waste material, to determine if it is a "hazardous" waste. Check local, regional, state or provincial regulations to identify all applicable disposal requirements.

EUROPEAN UNION

Waste from this product is not classified as “hazardous” or “special” under European Union regulations. Disposal is permitted at landfills licensed for industrial waste.


14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)


Hazard Class:Not RegulatedUnited Nations (UN) Number:Not Applicable
Labels:Not ApplicableNorth America (NA) Number:Not Applicable
Placards:Not ApplicableBill of Lading:Product Name

INTERNATIONAL

Canadian TDG Hazard Class & PIN: Not regulated
Not classified as dangerous goods under ADR (road), RID (train) or IMDG (ship).

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
UNITED STATES REGULATIONS

EPA:Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III - This product does not contain any substances reportable under Sections 302, 304, 313, (40 CFR 372). Sections 311 and 312 (40 CFR 370) apply (delayed hazard).
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) - All substances in this product are listed, as required, on the TSCA inventory.
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Clean Air Act (CAA) - INSULFRAX® contains fibers with an average diameter greater than one micron and thus is not considered a hazardous air pollutant.
OSHA:Comply with Hazard Communication Standards 29 CFR 1910.1200 and 29 CFR 1926.59 and the Respiratory Protection Standards 29 CFR 1910.134 and 29 CFR 1926.103.
States:INSULFRAX® products are not known to be regulated. However, state and local OSHA and EPA regulations may apply to these products. If in doubt, contact your local regulatory agency.

INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS

Canada:Canadian Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS):
No Canadian Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) categories apply to this product.
Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) - All substances in this product are listed, as required, on the Domestic Substance List (DSL)
European Union:European Directive 97/69/EC - By virtue of testing results, INSULFRAX® fiber has been exempted from classification and labeling as a potential carcinogen.

As produced, Insulfrax® fibers are vitreous (glassy) materials, which do not contain crystalline silica. Continued exposure to elevated temperatures may cause these fibers to devitrify (become crystalline). The first crystalline formations to occur are diopside and wollastonite, which begin to form at about 900º C (1652º F). Under recommended usage, it is unlikely that Insulfrax fibers will be exposed to the temperatures and conditions required for the formation of crystalline phase silica. The occurrence and extent of crystalline phase silica formation is highly dependent on temperature, the duration of time that the fibers are exposed to high temperatures, fiber chemistry, and the presence of fluxing agents. The presence of crystalline phase silica can only be confirmed through laboratory analysis of the "hot face" fiber.

IARC’s evaluation of crystalline silica states “Crystalline silica inhaled in the form of quartz or cristobalite from occupational sources is carcinogenic to humans (Group 1)” and additionally notes “carcinogenicity in humans was not detected in all industrial circumstances studied” (IARC Monograph Vol. 68, 1997). NTP lists all polymorphs of crystalline silica amongst substances which may "reasonably be anticipated to be carcinogens".

During removal operations, the use of a full face respirator is recommended to reduce inhalation exposure along with eye & respiratory tract irritation. A specific evaluation of workplace hazards and the identification of appropriate respiratory protection is best performed, on a case by case basis, by a qualified industrial hygiene professional. For more detailed information regarding respirable crystalline silica, call the Product Stewardship Information Hotline (see below).

PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

Unifrax I LLC has established a program to provide customers with up-to-date information regarding the proper use and handling of fiber-based products, including INSULFRAX® THERMAL INSULATION PRODUCTS. In addition, Unifrax I LLC has also established a program to monitor airborne fiber concentrations at customer facilities. If you would like more information about this program, please call the Unifrax I LLC Product Stewardship Information Line at 1-800-322-2293.

DEFINITIONS

ACGIH:American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
ADR:Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (International Regulation)
CAA:Clean Air Act
CAS:Chemical Abstracts Service
CERCLA:Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
CMS:Calcium Magnesium Silicate
DSL:Domestic Substances List
EPA:Environmental Protection Agency
EU:European Union
f/cc:Fibers per cubic centimeter
HEPA:High Efficiency Particulate Air
HMIS:Hazardous Materials Identification System
IARC:International Agency for Research on Cancer
IATA:International Air Transport Association
IMDG:International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code
mg/m³:Milligrams per cubic meter of air
mmpcf: Million particles per cubic meter
NFPA:National Fire Protection Association
NIOSH:National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
OSHA:Occupational Safety and Health Administration
29 CFR 1910.134 & 1926.103:OSHA Respiratory Protection Standards
29 CFR 1910.1200 & 1926.59:OSHA Hazard Communication Standards
PEL:Permissible Exposure Limit (OSHA)
PIN:Product Identification Number
PNOC:Particulates Not Otherwise Classified
PNOR:Particulates Not Otherwise Regulated
PSP:Product Stewardship Program
RCRA:Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
REL:Recommended Exposure Limit (NIOSH)
RID:Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (International Regulations)
SARA:Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
SARA Title III:Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act
SARA Section 302:Extremely Hazardous Substances
SARA Section 304:Emergency Release
SARA Section 311:MSDS/List of Chemicals and Hazardous Inventory
SARA Section 312:Emergency and Hazardous Inventory
SARA Section 313:Toxic Chemicals and Release Reporting
STEL:Short Term Exposure Limit
SVF:Synthetic Vitreous Fiber
TDG:Transportation of Dangerous Goods
TLV:Threshold Limit Value (ACGIH)
TSCA:Toxic Substances Control Act
TWA:Time Weighted Average
WHMIS:Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (Canada)

Revision Summary: Replaces 3/20/07 MSDS

MSDS Prepared By: UNIFRAX RISK MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

DISCLAIMER
The information presented herein is presented in good faith and believed to be accurate as of the effective date of this Safety Data Sheet. Employers may use this SDS to supplement other information gathered by them in their efforts to assure the health and safety of their employees and the proper use of the product. This summary of the relevant data reflects professional judgment; employers should note that information perceived to be less relevant has not been included in this SDS. Therefore, given the summary nature of this document, Unifrax I LLC does not extend any warranty (expressed or implied), assume any responsibility, or make any representation regarding the completeness of this information or its suitability for the purposes envisioned by the user.