Section 01 Product and company information
Section 02 Composition and ingredient information
Section 03 Hazards identification
Section 04 First aid measures
Section 05 Fire fighting measures
Section 06 Accidental release measures
Section 07 Handling and storage
Section 08 Exposure controls and personal protection
Section 09 Physical and chemical properties
Section 10 Stability and reactivity
Section 11 Toxicological information
Section 12 Ecological information
Section 13 Disposal considerations
Section 14 Transport information
Section 15 Regulatory information
Section 16 Other information
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Section 01 Product and company information
 
  Product names
Chopped Strand , Roving , Woven Roving , Chopped Strand Mat ,
Yarn , Glass fabric , Waste glass .
 
  Manufacturer Taiwan Glass Ind. Corp.
P.O.Box 81-700 , Taipei , Taiwan
 
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Section 02 Composition and ingredient information
 
  Common name   Chemical name   Cas No.   Wt. %  
 
  Fiber glass continuous filament   Fibrous glass   65997-17-3    98-100   
 
  Non hazardous Ingredients
 
  Cured polyester , Epoxy , or Starch based size   Size   Mixture   0-2  
 
  Note: See section 8 of MSDS for exposure limit data for these ingredients.  
 
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Section 03 Hazards identification
 
  Primary routes of exposure : Inhalation , skin , eye  
 
  Potential health effects :

Acute (short term) : Fiber glass continuous filament is a mechanical irritant. Breathing dusts and fibers may cause short term irritation of the mouth, nose and throat. Skin contact with dust and fibers may cause itching and short term irritation. Eye contact with dust and fibers may cause short term mechanical irritation. Ingestion may cause short term mechanical irritation of the stomach and intestines

Chronic (long term) : There is no known chronic health effects connected with long term use or contact with these products. In a laboratory test of a different product with comparable composition and durability, animals breathing very high concentrations of respirable fibers on a long-term basis developed fibrosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
 
 
  Medical conditions aggravated by exposure: Respiratory or skin conditions that are aggravated by mechanical irritants risk for worsening from exposure to this product.  
 
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Section 04 First aid measures
 
  Inhalation   Move person to fresh air, seek medical attention if irritation persists.  
 
  Skin contact   Wash with mild soap and running water. Use a washcloth to help remove fibers .To avoid further irritation don't rub or scratch affected areas. Rubbing or scratching may force fibers into skin . Seek medical attention if irritation persists.  
 
  Eye contact   Flush eyes with running water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.  
 
  Ingestion   Ingestion of this material is unlikely. If it does occur, watch the person for several days to make sure that intestinal blockage does not occur .  
 
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Section 05 Fire fighting measures
 
  Flash Point and method   None  
 
  Flammability limits (%)   None  
 
  Auto Ignition temperature   Not applicable.  
 
  Extinguishing media   Water, foam, CO2 or dry chemical  
 
  Unusual fire and explosion hazards   None known  
 
  Fire fighting instructions   Use self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and full bunker turnout gear in a sustained fire.  
 
  Hazardous combustion products   Primary combustion products are carbon Nomoxide, Carbon Dioxide and water. Other undetermined compounds could be released in small quantities.  
 
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Section 06 Accidental release measures
 
  Releases of this product to the land, water and air may require reporting to
federal, state or local authorities.
 
 
  Land spill   Scoop up material and put into suitable container for disposal as a non-hazardous waste.  
 
  Water spill   This material will sink and disperse along the bottom of waterways and ponds. It can not easily be removed after it is waterborne; however, the material is non-hazardous in water.  
 
  Air release   This material will settle out of the air. If concentrated on land it can then be scooped up for disposal as a non-hazardous waste.  
 
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Section 07 Handling and storage
 
  Storage temperature   Not applicable.  
 
  Storage pressure   Not applicable.  
 
  General   No special storage or handling procedures are required for this  
 
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Section 08 Exposure controls and personal protection
 
  Ingredient   OSHA PEL   ACGIH TLV  
 
      (8-hr TWA)   (8-hr TWA)  
 
  Fiber glass continuous filament :          
 
  Nonrespirable fibers and particulate   15mg/m3
(total dust)
  5 mg/m3
(installable fraction)
 
 
  Respirable particulate   5mg/m3(respirable dust)   3mg/m3(PNOC)  
 
  Respirable particulate with fiber like dimensions (glass shards)   None established   1 fiber/cc
Aspect ratio >5:1
 
 
  Size   None established   None established  
 
  PNOC =Particles Not Otherwise Classified

As manufactured continuous filament glass fibers are not respirable. Continuous Filament Glass products that are chopped, crushed or severely mechanically processed during manufacturing or use may contain a very small amount of respirable particulate, some of which may be glass shards.

Ventilation: General dilution ventilation and/or local exhaust ventilation should be provide as necessary to maintain exposures below occupational exposure limits.
 
 
 

Personal protection:

Respiratory protection:
A properly fitted NIOSH/MSHA approved disposable dust respirator such as the 3M model 8210 (formerly 8710) or model 8271 (formerly 9900) in high humidity environments) or equivalent should be used when: high dust levels are encounters, the level of glass fibers in the air exceeds the occupational exposure limits; or if irritation occurs. Use respiratory protection in accordance with your company's respiratory protection program, local regulations and OSHA regulations ender 29 CFR1910.134.

Skin protection: Loose fitting long sleeved shirt that covers to the base of the neck, long pants and gloves. Skin irritation is known to occur chiefly at pressure points such as around neck, wrist, waist and between fingers.

Eye Protection: Safety glasses, goggles or face shield.

 
 
  Work and Hygienic practices:

Handle using good industrial hygiene and safety practices. Avoid unnecessary exposures by using adequate local exhaust ventilation. Remove material from the skin and eyes after contact. Remove material from clothing using vacuum equipment (never use compressed air). Always wash work clothes separately from other clothing. Wipe out the washer or sink to prevent loose glass fibers from getting on other clothing ). Keep the work area clean of dusts and fibers released during processing or fabrication. Use vacuum equipment to clean up product. Avoid dry sweeping or using compressed air as these techniques re-suspend dusts and fibers into the air. Have access to safety showers and eye wash stations.
 
 
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Section 09 Physical and chemical properties
 
  Vapor pressure (mm Hg @ 20°C)   Not applicable  
 
  Vapor density (Air=1)
  Not applicable  
 
  Specific gravity (Water=1)   2.60  
 
  Solubility in water   Insoluble  
 
  Appearance   Solid  
 
  Odor type   None  
 
  PH   Not applicable  
 
  Boiling point   Not applicable  
 
  Viscosity   Not applicable  
 
  Physical state   Solid  
 
  Freezing point   Not applicable  
 
  Evaporation rate (n-Butyl Acetate=1)   Not applicable  
 
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Section 10 Stability and reactivity
 
  General   Stable  
 
  Incompatible materials and condition to avoid
  None  
 
  Hazardous decomposition products   Sizing or binders may decompose in a fire. See Section 5 of MSDS for combustion products statement.  
 
  Hazardous polymerization   Will not occur.  
 
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Section 11 Toxicological information
 
  Carcinogenicity:

The table below indicates whether or not each agency
has listed each ingredients as a carcinogen:
 
 
  Ingredient   ACGIH   IARC   NTP   OSHA   97/69EC  
 
  Fiber glass continuous
filament(a)
  A4   3   No   No   No  
 
  Size   No   No   No   No   No  
 
  ACGIH : A4 Not classifiable as a Human Carcinogenicity
IARC : Not classifiable with respect to Human Carcinogenicity
(a) includes: Nonrespirable glass particulate, respirable glass particulate, and respirable particulate with fiber-like dimensions (glass shards)
 
 
      LD50 Oral
(g/kg)
  LD50 Dermal
(g/kg)
  LC50
Inhalation
(ppm, 8 hrs.)
 
 
  Fiber Glass Continuous
Filament(a)
  Not available   Not available   Not available  
 
  Size   Not available   Not available   Not available  
 
  Fiber glass continuous filament:

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in June, 1987, categorized fiber glass continuous filament as not classifiable with respect to human carcinogenicity (Group 3). The evidence from Human as well as animal studies was evaluated by IARC as insufficient to classify fiber glass continuous filament as a possible, probable, or confirmed Cancer causing material.
The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)A4 classification, not classifiable as a human carcinogen, for respirable continuous filament glass fibers is based on inadequate data in terms of its carcinogenicity in humans and/or animals.

For respirable continuous filament glass fiber, a TLV-TWA of 1 fiber/cc was adopted to protect workers against mechanical irritation. The TLV-TWA of 5 mg/m3was adopted for on respirable glass filament fiber, measured as installable dust, to prevent mechanical irritation of the upper respiratory tract.

Note:
There are no known chronic health effects connected with long term use or contact with these products. Products that are chopped, crushes or severely mechanically processed during manufacture or use may contain a very Small amount of respirable glass fiber -like fragments. NIOSH defines "respirable fibers" as greater than 5 microns in length and less than 3 microns in diameter with an aspect ratio of >=5:1(length-to-width ratio).
 
 
  Chronic study in animals :

A laboratory test was conducted with a different product (special application glass fiber) with comparable composition and durability. Test animals breathing very high concentrations of respirable fibers on a long-term basis developed fibrosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.

About 23% of the rats (n=43) exposed to 1022 f/cc for 5 hrs/day, 7 days/week for 52 weeks developed lung tumors (adenoma and carcinoma). Five percent (5%) of the unexposed control group (n=38) developed lung tumors (adenoma and carcinoma).

Five percent (5%) of the rats in the exposed group developed mesothelioma and 12.5% developed advanced fibrosis. None of the rats in the unexposed control group developed mesothelioma and 0.6% developed advanced fibrosis.
A second group of rats was exposed to a similar concentration of asbestos (respirable amosite fibers) for 5 hours/day, 7days a week for 52 weeks. 38% of the rats developed lung tumors (adenoma and carcinoma) and 5% developed mesothelioma. 14.5% developed advance fibrosis.

Importantly, this result, that is similar disease rates for the special application fiber and amosite asbestos, had been predicted in a 1996 scientific paper (Inhal..Tox 8:323-343, 1996 ref). That paper specifically stated that in rats all fibers which were durable enough to remain in a rat lung for two (2) years or more would produce the same disease rates if the exposures were the same. While the special application fiber is much less durable than asbestos, it is stable enough to remain in the rat lung for more than the two (2) years time period. The results of the current study are therefore not unexpected, and they do not indicate that similar disease rates would be seen in longer lived species or humans, exposed to these fibers.
 
 
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Section 12 Ecological information
 
  This material is not expected to cause harm to animals, plants or fish.  
 
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Section 13 Disposal considerations
 
  RCRA Hazard class   Non-hazardous.  
 
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Section 14 Transport information
 
  DOT shipping names
  Not regulated  
 
  Hazard class or division
  None  
 
  Secondary   None  
 
  Identification No.   None  
 
  Packing group   None  
 
  Label(s) required (if not excepted)   None  
 
  Packaging exceptions   None  
 
  Special provisions   None  
 
  Non-bulk packaging   None  
 
  Bulk packaging   None  
 
  EPA Hazardous substances   None  
 
  RQ   None  
 
  Quantity limitations   Passenger aircraft: None  
      Cargo aircraft: None  
 
  Marine pollutants   None  
 
  Freight description   None  
 
  Hazardous material shipping description   None  
 
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Section 15 Regulatory information
 
  TSCA status: Each ingredient is on the inventory.
NSR status(Canada): Each ingredient is on the DSL.
 
 
  SARA title III:   Hazard categories:      
             
      Acute health:   Yes  
      Chronic health:   No  
      Fire hazard:   No  
      Pressure hazard:   No  
      Reactivity hazard:   No  
             
      Reportable ingredients:      
             
      Sec. 302/304:   None  
      Sec. 313:   None  
 
  California proposition 65 chemical   CAS Number   Concentration-Parts Per Billion (PPB)
maximum
 
 
  1, 4-Dioxane   123-91-1   < 5.0  
 
  Acetaldehyde   75-07-0   < 5.0  
 
  Ethylene oxide   75-21-8   < 5.0  
 
  Formaldehyde   50-00-0   < 12.1  
 
  Clean Air Act: No ingredient is listed.
WHMIS (Canada): Status: Not controlled
WHMIS Classification(s): None
 
 
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Section 16 Other information
 
  HMIS and NFPA Hazard rating:   Category   HMIS   NFPA  
 
      Acute health   1   1  
      Flammability   0   0  
      Reactivity   0   0  
 
  NFPA Unusual hazards: None.
HMIS Personal protection: To be supplied by user depending upon use.
 
 
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