Page: 1 Issue date: 19/03/1998 Revision date: 19/03/1998 Version number: 1 PRODUCT SAFETY DATA SHEET SYLGARD(R) 537 ONE PART DIELECTRIC GEL 1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE PRODUCT AND THE COMPANY 1.1 Product Name: SYLGARD(R) 537 ONE PART DIELECTRIC GEL 1.2 Address: Dow Corning Europe 62, Rue General De Gaulle 1310 La Hulpe Brussels Belgium 1.3 Service: Dow Corning Northern Europe Tel: 44 1676 528 000 1.4 Emergency: Dow Corning (Barry, GB 24h) Tel: +44 1446732350 1.5 Health & Safety Information: Dow Corning (Brussels, B) Health, Environment and Regulatory Affairs Department, Dow Corning, Brussels, B. Tel: +32 2 6552111 Tel: +32 2 6552523 Tel: +32 2 6552304 2. COMPOSITION & INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS 2.1 Chemical characterisation: Silicone elastomer (Preparation) 2.2 HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS1 Name CAS No. %(w/w) Symbols & Health Risk Phrases No hazardous ingredients. 1 According to Commission Directive 88/379/EEC (Article 3 [6a]) 3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION Not hazardous 4. FIRST AID MEASURES 4.1 Skin: Wipe off and wash with soap and water. 4.2 Eyes: Flush with water 4.3 Inhalation: Remove to fresh air 4.4 Ingestion: Treat symptomatically 4.5 Other first aid information: Not applicable. PRODUCT SAFETY DATA SHEET Page: 2 Issue date: 19/03/1998 Revision date: 19/03/1998 Version number: 1 SYLGARD(R) 537 ONE PART DIELECTRIC GEL 5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES 5.1 Extinguishing media: Carbon dioxide, foam or dry powder 5.2 Unsuitable extinguishing media: Do not use Water 5.3 Unusual firefighting hazards: None known. 5.4 Special firefighting procedures: Self-contained respirator and protective clothing should be worn. Determine the need to evacuate or isolate the area according to your local emergency plan 5.5 Combustion products: Silica Carbon dioxide and traces of incompletely burned carbon products Formaldehyde. 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES 6.1 Personal precautions: Avoid eye contact Avoid prolonged or repeated skin contact 6.2 Precautions to protect the environment: None established, do not allow large quantities to enter drains. 6.3 Cleanup procedures: Eliminate all possible sources of ignition Ventilate area well Mop, wipe or soak up with absorbent material and place in a vented container Do not get water on spilled material 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE 7.1 Handling precautions: General ventilation is required Avoid eye contact Avoid prolonged or repeated skin contact 7.2 Storage: This product slowly evolves hydrogen on storage Keep only in a vented container in a well ventilated area 7.3 Unsuitable packaging materials: None known. 7.4 Incompatabilities: None known. 7.5 Other information: None known. PRODUCT SAFETY DATA SHEET Page: 3 Issue date: 19/03/1998 Revision date: 19/03/1998 Version number: 1 SYLGARD(R) 537 ONE PART DIELECTRIC GEL 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION 8.1 Exposure controls: Refer to section 7 8.2 Exposure controls for hazardous components. Name CAS No. Exposure limits 1 None of the components have assigned exposure limits. 8.3 Personal protective equipment. Respiratory: Respiratory protection is not normally required Hand: Rubber or plastic gloves should be worn, where repeated or prolonged contact can occur Eye: Safety glasses should be worn Skin: Additional protective equipment is not normally required Industrial Hygiene: Exercise good industrial hygiene practice Wash after handling, especially before eating, drinking or smoking. 8.4 Other information. None known. 1 According to Health and Safety executive document EH40 Page: 4 Issue date: 19/03/1998 Revision date: 19/03/1998 Version number: 1 PRODUCT SAFETY DATA SHEET SYLGARD(R) 537 ONE PART DIELECTRIC GEL 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES 9.1 Appearance: Liquid. Form: Colour: Colorless Odour: 9.2 Safety related information1 pH: Boiling point/boiling range: Melting point/melting range: Flashpoint: Flammability (solid, gas): Autoflammability: Explosive Properties: Oxidising properties: Vapour pressure: Specific gravity: Solubility in water: Solubility in fat: log n-octanol/water partition coefficient: Other data: Not determined. >35 °C Not determined. > 100 °C Not determined. Not determined. Not determined. Not determined. Not determined. 0.97 Not determined. Not determined. Not determined. Vapour density (air = 1): Evaporation rate (ethyl ether = 1): Viscosity: % Volatiles: Not determined. Not determined. 450.00 cST Not determined. 1 Slight. The above information is not intended for use in preparing product specifications. Contact Dow Corning before writing specifications. 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY 10.1 Stability: Stable. 10.2 Reactivity: Conditions to avoid: None known. Materials to avoid: Can react with strong oxidising agents Hydrogen is liberated on contact with water, alcohols, acidic or basic materials, many metals or metallic compounds and can form explosive mixtures in air Hazardous decomposition products: If this product is heated to > 150°C trace quantities of formaldehyde may be released, and adequate ventilation is required PRODUCT SAFETY DATA SHEET Page: 5 Issue date: 19/03/1998 Revision date: 19/03/1998 Version number: 1 SYLGARD(R) 537 ONE PART DIELECTRIC GEL 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION Possible Health Effects. Skin: 3 Can irritate on prolonged or repeated contact Potential to cause contact allergy (skin sensitisation) Eyes: 3 Slightly irritating Inhalation: 3 Mist may cause temporary discomfort Oral: 3 Not known Other health hazard information: Product may emit formaldehyde vapours at temperatures above 150°C in the presence of air. Formaldehyde vapour is harmful by inhalation and irritating to eyes and respiratory system at breathing concentrations less than one part per million (1 ppm) Occupational exposure measurement and control within established limits is necessary for applications where formaldehyde may be formed to ensure worker health and safety Detailed information concerning current formaldehyde exposure limits can be found in UK HSE EH40 Occupational Exposure Limits Silica is present in a non-crystaline (amorphous) state in this formulation; it is not in a respirable form 1 Based on product test data. Based on assessments from related products. 3 This information is based either on test data, extrapolation from tests on similar materials, review of component data, or a combination of these sources. 2 12. ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION 12.1 Environmental Fate and Distribution Air: Not applicable. Water: No specific information is available. Terrestrial Environment: No specific information is available. 12.2 Ecotoxicity Toxicity to Bacteria and effect on Effluent Treatment: No test data or other information is available on the effect on bacteria. Toxicity to Aquatic Organisms: Not determined. Fish LC50 (96hr): Not determined. Daphnia EC50 (48hr): Not determined. Algal IC50 (72hr): Not determined. Toxicity to Terrestrial Organisms: No specific information is available. Bioconcentration: No specific information is available. 12.3 Persistence and Degradation BOD: No specific information is available. COD: No specific information is available. Degradation: No specific information is available. PRODUCT SAFETY DATA SHEET Page: 6 Issue date: 19/03/1998 Revision date: 19/03/1998 Version number: 1 SYLGARD(R) 537 ONE PART DIELECTRIC GEL 13. WASTE DISPOSAL 13.1 Product disposal: Can be incinerated in accordance with local regulations 13.2 Packaging disposal: Packaging should be disposed of in accordance with regional and/or national regulations. 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION 14.1 Road & Rail Transport (ADR/RID) Not subject to ADR. 14.2 Sea Transport (IMO) Not subject to IMDG code. 14.3 Air Transport (ICAO) Not subject to ICAO regulations. PRODUCT SAFETY DATA SHEET Page: 7 Issue date: 19/03/1998 Revision date: 19/03/1998 Version number: 1 SYLGARD(R) 537 ONE PART DIELECTRIC GEL 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION 15.1 EEC Supply classification & labelling: 1 Contains: Not applicable. S9 Keep container in a well ventilated place. S12 Do not keep the container sealed. S16 Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking. S24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes. 15.2 National legislation. For product information in other EC languages, including appropriate national legislation, please contact the sales office at the above address. 15.3 Other regulations. German waste number: German water class: German Vbf: Ozone depleting chemicals: EINECS/ELINCS: TSCA: MITI: DSL: AICS: 57202 1 - Slight risk of causing water pollution. Not applicable. No ozone depleting chemicals are present or used in manufacture. All ingredients listed or exempt. Not determined. Not determined. Not determined. Not determined. 15.4 The following sections have changed since the previous version: 01,02,04,05,06 07,08,09,10,11 13,14,15 1 According to 93/18/EEC as adapted for the 3rd time to technical progress commission directive 88/379/EEC. 16. OTHER INFORMATION This product safety data sheet was prepared in compliance with Commission Directive 93/112/EC, 67/548/EEC and 88/379/EEC as well as their relevant amendements, on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relative to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances and preparations. It is the responsibility of persons in receipt of this Product Safety Data Sheet to ensure that the information contained herein is properly read and understood by all people who may use, handle, dispose or in any way come in contact with the product. If the recipient subsequently produces a formulation containing the Dow Corning product, it is the recipient’s sole responsibility to ensure the transfer of all relevant information from the Dow Corning Product Safety Data Sheet to their own Product Safety Data Sheet in compliance with Comission Directive 88/379/EEC. All information and instructions provided in this Safety Data Sheet (SDS) are based on the current state scientific and technical knowledge at the date indicated on the present SDS. Dow Corning shall not be held responsible for any defect in the product covered by this SDS should the existence of such defect not be detectable considering the current state of scientific and technical knowledge. Please note: for customers sourcing Dow Corning products in regions other than the European Union, the Safety Data Sheet will reflect the requirements of existing local legislation. This may result in a different format and presentation of hazard classification information.