• Ethylene Vinyl Acetate – EVA
  • CAS Number – 24937-78-8
  • Product Name: Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate
  • Product Use: Multiple uses in many applications.
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Manufacturer:

Sample Plastics, Inc.

12345 First Street

Example, CA 99999


For More Information Call:

Sample Plastics, Inc. (123) 456-7890 (Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm)


In Case of Emergency Call:

Sample Plastics, Inc. (123) 456-7890 (Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm)

All other hours:

John Smith

Plant Operations Manager

(555) 555-5555


For Transportation Emergencies:

Sally Jones

Transportation Services Manager

(111) 123-4567

Skin: May cause mechanical irritation if the product comes into contact with the skin.

Contact with molten material may cause thermal burns.


Eyes: May cause mechanical irritation if product comes into contact with the eyes.


Inhalation: Not a probable route of exposure under normal conditions of use.

Elevated processing temperatures may generate fumes and vapors which may cause irritation to the nose and throat.


Ingestion: Not a probable route of exposure. Not considered hazardous.


Delayed Effects: None known.


Ingredients found on one of the OSHA designated carcinogen lists are listen below.

Vinyl Acetate

  • NTP Status: None
  • IARC Status: 2B
  • OSHA List: None

Skin: If in contact with solid material, wash with soap and water. If in contact with molten material, submerge injured area in cold water. Do not attempt to remove material adhering to the skin. Get medical attention if irritation develops or persists.


Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water. Get medical attention if irritation develops or persists.


Inhalation: If exposed to vapors at elevated processing conditions, remove to fresh air. Get medical attention if irritation develops or persists.


Ingestion: Not a probable route of exposure.


Advice To Physician: No specific advice, treat symptomatically.

Flammable Properties

Flash Point: >515 °F (>270 °C)

Flash Point Method: Open cup.

Autoignition Temperature: Not determined.

Upper Flame Limit (volume % in air): Not applicable.

Lower Flame Limit (volume % in air): Not applicable.

Flame Propogation Rate (solids): Not determined.

OSHA Flammibility Class: Combustible solid.


Extinguishing Media:

Use water fog, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or foam as appropriate for materials in surrounding fire. Avoid using direct streams of water on molten burning material as it may scatter and spread the fire.


Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards:

Melts in proximity to fires resulting in slippery floors and stairs. Static charges on powders or powders in liquids may ignite combustible atmospheres. Airborne dusts of this product in an enclosed space and in the presence of an ignition source may constitute an explosion hazard.

See NFPA Bulletin 654, “Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids,” for safe handling procedures.


Special Fire Fighting Precautions/Instructions:

As in any fire, wear NIOSH/MSHA approved positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing. Watch footing on floors and stairs because of possible spreading of molten material.

Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate

  • CAS Number Weight %: 24937-78-8 ~100

Vinyl Acetate

  • CAS Number Weight %: 108-05-4 Trace

Trace impurities may be present but are considered to be in insignificant quantities to affect the purity of the product.

While this material is not considered as hazardous under OSHA regulations, the MSDS contains valuable information critical to the safe handling and proper use of the product.

This MSDS should be retained and available for employees and other users of this product.

Skin Protection:

Not normally required. Use heat-protective clothing as needed for handling hot material.


Eye Protection:

Wear safety glasses or goggles that conform to ANSI Z87.1 under normal conditions. Wear safety goggles and/or a full-face shield if there is potential for contact with molten material.


Respiratory Protection:

Not required for properly ventilated areas. If there is potential for inhalation of dust or vapor, wear a NIOSH approved respirator.

The respirator must be selected based on contamination levels and use conditions found in the workplace. Use conditions must not exceed the working limits of the respirator.

The respirator must be used in accordance with the OSHA respiratory protection standard (29 CFR 1910.134).


Additional Recommendations:

Provide safety showers and eyewash stations in close proximity to the work area.

Normal Handling:

Always wear recommended personal protective equipment.

Under conditions of storage, vapors may collect in the headspace of the containers causing a sometimes pungent odor during unpacking of these products. Avoid breathing vapors when opening containers. Avoid spillage which can cause very slippery conditions on floors. Follow standard personal hygiene and housekeeping practices for an industrial environment.

Storage Recommendations:

To maintain product quality, store in a cool, dry area, away from direct heat or sunlight.

Do not store near strong oxidizing agents and amines.

In Case of Spill or Other Release:

Always wear recommended personal protective equipment.

Avoid generating dust. Keep away from heat or flame. Collect material and place in a container for reuse or disposal. If material is molten, allow to cool. Use caution, as material may still be hot after solidification.

Spills and releases may have to be reported to Federal and/or local authorities.

Engineering Controls:

General room ventilation is adequate for storage and ordinary handling. Use local exhaust at points of fume generation or if dusty conditions prevail to maintain exposure below the PEL/TLV exposure limits.


Exposure Guidelines


Ingredient Name: Particulates (insoluble or poorly soluble), Not Otherwise

Specified.


ACGIH TLV (ACGIH = Biological Exposure Index): TWA = 10 mg/m3 (8-hr day, inhalable fraction), TWA = 3 mg/m3 (8-hr day, respirable fraction)


OSHA PEL: TWA = 15 mg/m3 (8-hr day, total dust), TWA = 5 mg/m3 (8-hr day, respirable fraction)


Other Limit: None.


PEL values represent limits established by the 1989 Air Contaminants Rule (29 CFR 1910.1000, Subpart Z, Table Z-1-A) which was subsequently revoked on June 30, 1993.

Several states continue to enforce Table Z-1-A limits.


Other Exposure Limits for Potential Decomposition Products:


Name: Vinyl Acetate


ACGIH TLV: TWA = 10 ppm (8-hr day), STEL = 15 ppm, (15-min exposure)


OSHA PEL: 10 ppm, 30 mg/m3, (8-hr day), STEL = 20 ppm, 60 mg/m3


Other Limit: None.


Traces of residual vinyl acetate monomer may be present in the product at concentrations up to 300 ppm. Under normal conditions of handling and use, this does not constitute a hazardous exposure potential. However, unusual processing conditions may result in product degradation and elevated acrylic acid exposures.

Physical State: Solid.

Odor: Characteristic waxy odor.

Specific Gravity (Water = 1.0): 0.92-0.93

pH: Not Applicable

Boiling Point: Not determined.

Melting Point: 167 - 216 °F (72 – 102 °C)

Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.

Vapor Density (air = 1.0): Not applicable.

Evaporation Rate: Not determined.

% Volatiles: Not determined.

Flash Point: >515 °F (>270 °C)

Normally Stable? (Conditions to Avoid)

Normally stable. Avoid exposure to open flame or temperatures exceeding recommended processing conditions.

Incompatibilities:

Strong oxidizing agents.

Hazardous Decomposition Products:

Thermal decomposition products may include carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and combustion byproducts (oxidized and non-oxidized hydrocarbons).

Hazardous Polymerization:

Will not occur.

Immediate (Acute) Effects:

Oral, rat LD50: >2,500 mg/kg


Delayed (Subchronic and Chronic) Effects:

No data available.


Other Data:

None.

RCRA

Is the unused product a RCRA hazardous waste if discarded? No.

If yes, the RCRA ID number is: Not applicable.


Other Displosal Considerations:

Dispose of in compliance with Federal, state and local government regulations.

Disposal options include: recycling, incineration and landfilling.


The information offered here is for the product as shipped. Use and/or alterations to the product such as mixing with other materials may significantly change the characteristics of the material and alter the RCRA classification and the proper disposal method.

US DOT Hazard Class: Not regulated.


US DOT ID Number: Not applicable.

For additional information on shipping regulations affecting this material, contact the Transportation Services Manager, number found in the Company Identification Section.

THE INFORMATION PRESENTED HEREIN HAS BEEN COMPILED FROM SOURCES CONSIDERED TO BE DEPENDABLE AND ACCURATE TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE. HOWEVER, SINCE DATA, SAFETY STANDARDS, AND GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, AND THE CONDITIONS OF HANDLING AND USE (OR MISUSE) ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL, SAMPLE PLASTICS, INC. MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO COMPLETENESS OR CONTINUING ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR RELIANCE THEREON. USER SHOULD SATISFY HIM OR HERSELF THAT HE/SHE HAS ALL CURRENT DATA RELEVANT TO THE PARTICULAR USE.


User Responsibility: This MSDS was constructed to provide Hazard Communication Information to the employees of Sample Plastics, Inc. Each user of this MSDS, other than an employee of Sample Plastics, Inc., should read and understand this information and incorporate it into individual site safety programs in accordance with other applicable hazard communication standards and regulations, and other information that may be available.


Authorized Date: 11/07/2014

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