SDS: Nylon 610 Resin

SECTION 1: Identification of the substance/mixture and of the company/undertaking

1.1. Product identifier

Other means of identification

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HW29TL, HW69SI, and HW138SI

1.2. Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against

Use of the substance/mixture

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For fabrication into paper machine cloth and other extruded/molded products

1.3. Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet

MANUFACTURER:
Shakespeare Company, LLC dba Jarden Applied Materials

6111 Shakespeare Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29223
United States of America

Telephone: 803-754-7011
FAX: 803-754-7991
Website: www.Shakespearenylons.com

1.4. Emergency telephone number

Emergency number

:

+1-803-754-7011 8AM-5PM (EST)

SECTION 2: Hazards identification

2.1. Classification of the substance or mixture

GHS-US classification

Not classified

2.2. Label elements

Other hazards which do not result in classification

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Plastic pellets with no significant odor. Resin is not considered hazardous at ambient conditions. Avoid heating material above 660 ˚F (348 ˚C). Exposure to fire will release irritating toxic fumes and vapors.

2.4. Unknown acute toxicity (GHS-US)

Not applicable

SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients

3.1. Substances

Not applicable

3.2. Mixture

This product does not contain any substance presented in above cut-off concentration limits that classified as hazardous in accordance with paragraph (d) of §1910.1200

SECTION 4: First aid measures

4.1. Description of first aid measures

First-aid measures general

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This is a polymeric material. The greatest potential for injury may occur when processing molten nylon, which may result in thermal burns or potential exposure to irritating toxic fumes and vapors. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If you feel unwell, seek medical advice (show the label where possible).

First-aid measures after inhalation

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The resin pellets are large spheres and unlikely to be inhaled. If exposed to excessive levels of dusts or fumes, remove to fresh air and get medical attention if cough or other symptoms develop.

First-aid measures after skin contact

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Direct contact with skin at room temperature is not likely a source of irritation. If contact is made with molten product, cool skin area rapidly with cold water. DO NOT attempt to remove the material from the skin since removal could result in severe tissue damage. Burns caused by molten material must be treated clinically.

First-aid measures after eye contact

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Do not rub the eyes and surrounding skin after direct contact with the product. If pain or irritation is experienced, immediately flush eyes thoroughly with water for at least 15 minutes. Obtain medical attention if pain, blinking or redness persists.

First-aid measures after ingestion

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Unlikely route of exposure. If swallowed, rinse mouth with water (only if the person is conscious). Obtain emergency medical attention.

4.2. Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

Symptoms/injuries after inhalation

:

Dusts are mechanical irritants. If dust is present on the product, this may cause respiratory irritation after an excessive inhalation exposure.

Symptoms/injuries after skin contact

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Dust may cause mechanical irritation. Risk of thermal burns on contact with molten product.

Symptoms/injuries after eye contact

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Product fines may cause mechanical irritation. Vapors from molten nylon may cause irritation and tearing.

Symptoms/injuries after ingestion

:

Choking hazard. Can occur: Gastrointestinal disturbance.

4.3. Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

No additional information available

SECTION 5: Firefighting measures

5.1. Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media

:

Use fire-extinguishing media appropriate for surrounding materials. Foam. Dry powder. Carbon dioxide. Water spray. Sand.

Unsuitable extinguishing media

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Do not use a solid water stream as it may scatter and spread fire.

5.2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Explosion hazard

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If user operations generate dust. Accumulation of airborne dusts may present an explosion hazard in the presence of an ignition source.

5.3. Advice for firefighters

Firefighting instructions

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Exercise caution when fighting any chemical fire. Prevent fire-fighting water from entering environment.

Protective equipment for firefighters

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Do not enter fire area without proper protective equipment, including respiratory protection. In the event of a fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Other information

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Toxic and irritating gases are released following thermal decomposition or combustion. Dust, if generated in excessive amounts during processing, may form flammable and explosive mixture with air. Molten material can form flaming droplets if ignited.

SECTION 6: Accidental release measures

6.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

General measures

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Sweep up spilled product and arrange for disposal as non-hazardous solid waste. Plastic pellets are not considered hazardous at ambient conditions and have no significant odor. Spilled material may present a slipping hazard. Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking. Avoid heating material above 660 ˚F (348 ˚C). Exposure to fire will release irritating toxic fumes and vapors.

6.1.1. For non-emergency personnel

Emergency procedures

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Pellets represent a slip hazard ; limit access.

6.1.2. For emergency responders

Protective equipment

:

Equip cleanup crew with proper protection appropriate for the situation.

Emergency procedures

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Avoid exposure of pellets to flames and other heat sources.

6.2. Environmental precautions

Prevent entry to sewers and public waters.

6.3. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Methods for cleaning up

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On land, sweep or shovel into suitable containers. Gather the product and place it in a spare container that has been suitably labelled. Store away from other materials. Consult the appropriate authorities about waste disposal. Ensure all national/local regulations are observed. For disposal of solid materials or residues refer to section 13: “Disposal considerations”.

6.4. Reference to other sections

No additional information available.

SECTION 7: Handling and storage

7.1. Precautions for safe handling

Additional hazards when processed

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The greatest potential for injury may occur when processing molten nylon, which may result in thermal burns or potential exposure to irritating toxic fumes and vapors.

Precautions for safe handling

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Obtain special instructions before use. Read label before use. Avoid creating dust. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Provide local exhaust or general room ventilation when processing at elevated temperatures. Ensure adequate ventilation. Do not breathe dust. Wash hands and other exposed areas with mild soap and water before eating, drinking or smoking and when leaving work. Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition.

Hygiene measures

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Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practices.

7.2. Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Technical measures

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Keep container closed to prevent moisture pickup.

Storage conditions

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Keep container closed when not in use to prevent moisture pickup. Store in a dry place, ideally cool and ventilated. Store away from direct sunlight or other heat sources.

7.3. Specific end use(s)

No additional information available

SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection

8.1. Control parameters

No additional information available

8.2. Exposure controls

Appropriate engineering controls

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Emergency eye wash fountains and safety showers should be available in the immediate vicinity of any potential exposure to molten materials or vapors produced during processing. Operators performing grinding and machining of product should be reviewed to ensure particulate levels are kept below recommended standards. Provide adequate ventilation to minimize dust concentrations. Provide adequate protection in areas where molten material is possible to emerge. Provide local exhaust or general room ventilation to minimize vapour concentrations.

Personal protective equipment

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Avoid all unnecessary exposure. Protective goggles, gloves and protective clothing are recommended around molten polymer. For certain operations, additional Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) may be required.

Hand protection

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Wear protective gloves when working with molten materials.

Eye protection

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Safety glasses with side shields. Wear goggles and face shield when handling material at elevated temperatures.

Skin and body protection

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Personal protective clothing should be selected based on the task being performed and the risks involved and should be approved by a specialist before handling.

Respiratory protection

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Appropriate dust or mist respirator should be used if airborne particles are generated when handling this material. If elevated airborne concentrations above applicable workplace exposure levels are anticipated, a NIOSH-approved organic vapor respirator equipped with a dust/mist prefilter should be used.

Thermal hazard protection

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Wear heat resistant boots and protective clothing when handling material at elevated temperatures. Use suitable eye/skin protection.

Other information

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Do not eat, drink or smoke during use.

SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties

9.1. Information on basic physical and chemical properties

Physical state

:

Solid

Appearance

:

Spherical pellets

Color

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Clear to white

Odor

:

Slight organic odor

Odor threshold

:

No data available

pH

:

Not applicable

Relative evaporation rate (butyl acetate=1)

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No data available

Melting point

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215 – 218 °C (419 – 425 ˚F)

Freezing point

:

No data available

Boiling point

:

Not applicable

Flash point

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420 – 428 (788 – 803 ˚F)

Auto-ignition temperature

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420 – 445 (788 – 833 ˚F)

Decomposition temperature

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No data available

Flammability (solid, gas)

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No data available

Vapour pressure

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Negligible.

Relative vapour density at 20 °C

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Not relevant

Relative density

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No data available

Density

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Approximately 1.08 Specific Gravity

Solubility

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Negligible in water

Log Pow

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No data available

Log Kow

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No data available

Viscosity, kinematic

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No data available

Viscosity, dynamic

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No data available

Explosive properties

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No data available

Oxidizing properties

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No data available

Explosive limits

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No data available

9.2. Other information

No additional information available

SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity

10.1. Reactivity

No additional information available.

10.2. Chemical stability

The product is stable at normal handling and storage conditions.

10.3. Possibility of hazardous reactions

Hazardous polymerization will not occur.

10.4. Conditions to avoid

Heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces.

10.5. Incompatible materials

No additional information available.

10.6. Hazardous decomposition products

Thermal combustion may release carbon monoxide and dioxide, fumes, unburned hydrocarbons, ammonia, amines, ketone, hydrogen cyanide, amides, and nitriles. Toxic and irritating gases are released following thermal decomposition or combustion. May release flammable gases.

SECTION 11: Toxicological information

11.1. Information on toxicological effects

Acute toxicity

:

Not classified

(Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met)

Skin corrosion/irritation

:

Not classified

(Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met)

pH: Not applicable

Serious eye damage/irritation

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Not classified

(Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met)

pH: Not applicable

Respiratory or skin sensitisation

:

Not classified

(Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met)

Germ cell mutagenicity

:

Not classified

(Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met)

Carcinogenicity

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Not classified

(Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met)

Shakespeare Engineered Nylons – Nylon 610 resin

Additional information

Nylon based resins may contain, at low concentrations, other copolymers, heat stabilizers, or other additives. Under normal use, these additives are contained within the polymer and occupational exposure is expected to be minimal

Reproductive toxicity

:

Not classified

(Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met)

Specific target organ toxicity (single exposure)

:

Not classified

(Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met)

Specific target organ toxicity (repeated exposure)

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Not classified

(Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met)

Aspiration hazard

:

Not classified

(Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met)

Symptoms/injuries after inhalation

:

Dusts are mechanical irritants. Dust of the product, if present, may cause respiratory irritation after an excessive inhalation exposure.

Symptoms/injuries after skin contact

:

Dust may cause mechanical irritation. Risk of thermal burns on contact with molten product.

Symptoms/injuries after eye contact

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Product fines may cause mechanical irritation. Vapors from molten nylon may cause irritation and tearing.

Symptoms/injuries after ingestion

:

Choking hazard. Can occur: Gastrointestinal disturbance.

SECTION 12: Ecological information

12.1. Toxicity

Ecology – general

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Material insoluble in water. Material in pellet or bead form may mechanically cause adverse effects if ingested by waterfowl or aquatic life.

No ecotoxicological information is available for this product. These products are not considered degradable or toxic in terms of their physical impact. Material is expected to have low aquatic toxicity because of its insolubility in water.

12.2. Persistence and degradability

Shakespeare Engineered Nylons – Nylon 610 resin

Persistence and degradability

Not established.

12.3. Bioaccumulative potential

Shakespeare Engineered Nylons – Nylon 610 resin

Bioaccumulative potential

Not established.

12.4. Mobility in soil

No additional information available

12.5. Other adverse effects

Effect on ozone layer

:

No additional information available

Effect on the global warming

:

No additional information available

Other information

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Avoid release to the environment.

SECTION 13: Disposal considerations

13.1. Waste treatment methods

Waste disposal recommendations

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Recycle product or dispose safely. Can be incinerated according to local regulations. Incineration with energy recovery and landfill. Dispose in a safe manner in accordance with local/national regulations. Dispose of contents/container to comply with applicable local, national and international regulations.

Ecology – waste materials

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Avoid release to the environment.

SECTION 14: Transport information

In accordance with DOT

Not regulated for transport

Additional information

Other information

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No supplementary information available.

ADR

No additional information available

Transport by sea

No additional information available

Air transport

No additional information available

SECTION 15: Regulatory information

15.1. US Federal regulations

All components of this product are listed on the United States Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) inventory

This product or mixture does not contain a toxic chemical or chemicals in excess of the applicable de minimis concentration as specified in 40 CFR §372.38(a) subject to the reporting requirements of section 313 of Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 and 40 CFR Part 372.

15.2. International regulations

CANADA

Shakespeare Engineered Nylons – Nylon 610 resin

WHMIS Classification

Not classified

EU-Regulations

This product does not contain as intentionally added additives or ingredients any Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) banned by Directive 1907/2006 as of the list dated December 17, 2014.

Even though this nylon polymer is not considered electrical or electronic equipment (EEE) as defined by Directive 2011/65/EU, the same product do not contain as intentionally added additives or ingredients any of the restricted substances listed ANNEX II of Directive 2011/65/EU.

Lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium have not been intentionaly added to the polymer and thus it is suitable for use in vehicles that need to be compliant with EU Directive 2000/53/EC (End of Life – Vehicles).

Azo dyes and other substances banned by EU Directive 2002/61/EC have not been intentionally added to this product.

The substances regulated by European Directive 1895/2005/EC have not ben intentionally added to this product.

Classification according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 [CLP]

Regarding carcinogenic, mutagenic, and reproduction toxic substances (CMRs), the product portfolio listed on page 1 does not contain any banned or restricted substances in Categories 1, 2 and 3.

Classification according to Directive 67/548/EEC or 1999/45/EC

No additional information available

15.2.2. National regulations

This product in compliance with the U.S. Toxic Substance Control Act.

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The minerals regulated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act are not intentionally added to this product. These regulated minerals are not necessary to the functionality of or the manufacturing of this polymer.

15.3. US State regulations

This product does not contain any chemicals known in the state of California to cause cancer, as of the Proposition 65 List dated June 6, 2014.

SECTION 16: Other information

Other information

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None.

NFPA health hazard

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0 – Exposure under fire conditions would offer no hazard beyond that of ordinary combustible materials.

0

1

NFPA fire hazard

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1 – Must be preheated before ignition can occur.

NFPA reactivity

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0 – Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and are not reactive with water.

HMIS III Rating

Health

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0 Minimal Hazard – No significant risk to health

Flammability

:

1 Slight Hazard

Physical

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0 Minimal Hazard

SDS US (GHS HazCom 2012)

This product is NOT intended for use in medical implants.

The information contained herein is presented in good faith and is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Shakespeare Company can not guarantee that any hazards listed herein are the only ones which may exist. Shakespeare Company makes no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, concerning the safe use of this material in your process or in combination with other substances. User has the sole responsibility to determine the suitability of the material for their use. User must meet all applicable safety and health standards.

Refer to the appropriate Shakespeare Company bulletin for specific processing guide lines and good manufacturing practices.