HEXCEL CORPORATION Revision Date Resins Group Division MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SAFETY Ol/05/95 EPOLITE 2315-17 HARDENER SECTION 1 - IDENTIFICATION PRODUCT IDENTIFIER.............. EPOLITE 2315-17 HARDENER CHEMICAL FAMILY................. EPOXY HARDENER COMPANY NAME.................... HEXCEL CORPORATION - RESINS GROUP 20701 Nordhoff Street PO Box 2197 Chatsworth, CA 91311 (818) 882-3022 EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER: For emergency involving spill, leak, fire, exposure or accident, call Chemtrec (800) 424-9300. OTHER EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS: (800) 433-5072 (USA-except California) (800) 343-4467 (Canada) (800) 367-7527 (California) SECTION 2 - HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS % PEL OSHA)/TLV (ACGIH) CAS NUMBER Polyoxypropylene Diamine 40-60 Not Established 9046-10-0 m-Xylene Diamine 5-20 0.1 mg/m3 Ceiling 1477-55-0 (OSHA/ACGIH) Skin Notation n-Amino Ethyl Piperazine 5-20 Not Established 140-31-8 Proprietary Epoxy Resin/ 10-25 Not Established Proprietary Amine Adducts Ethylene Glycol <3 50 ppm Ceiling (OSHA/ACGIH) 107-21-1 Methanol <2 200 ppm TWA (OSHA/ACGIH) 67-56-1 250 ppm (OSHA/ACGIH) Skin Notation SECTION 3 HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION EMERGENCY OVERVIEW: APPEARANCE AND ODOR: Pale yellow liquid with an amine odor. Statement of Hazard: DANGER: CORROSIVE LIQUID. Causes skin and eye burns. Harmful or fatal if swallowed or inhaled in excessive amounts. WARNING: Harmful amounts of this material may be absorbed through the skin. Aspiration hazard if swallowed-can enter lungs and cause damage. WARNING: Swallowing small amounts may cause blindness, even death. CHRONIC HAZARD WARNING: Repeated skin contact may cause chronic irritation or dermatitis. May cause respiratory sensitization (asthma-like allergic effects) in some people. Do not add nitrates; may form suspected cancer-causing nitrosamines. PRIMARY ROUTES OF EXPOSURE: SKIN CONTACT-yes INHALATION-yes INGESTION-no CARCINOGEN LISTINGS BY OSHA, NTP OR IARC: No SPECIFIC LISTINGS POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS: Eye contact causes irritation, pain, excess blinking & tears, redness and swelling of the eyes. There may be chemical burns. Severe eye damage may cause blindness. Vapors are irritating and may cause burning sensations in the nose and throat, coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Prolonged or repeated overexposure may result in lung damage. Skin contact may cause severe irritation with pain, redness and swelling of the skin, chemical burns, blisters and possible tissue destruction. Chronic overexposure may cause allergic reactions (rash, dermatitis) in sensitized individuals. This material is toxic if swallowed, causing burns of the mouth and throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, lowered blood pressure and possible collapse. Aspiration may occur during swallowing or vomiting, resulting in lung damage. Methanol overexposure (swallowing or inhaling high concentrations for a long time), may cause blindness or even death. Ethylene glycol, if ingested in large amounts, may cause nervous system disorders and kidney damage. SECTION 4 FIRST AID MEASURES EYES: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of (preferably lukewarm) water for at least 15 minutes, keeping the eyelids open all the time. Seek immediate medical attention. SKIN CONTACT: Immediately wash skin with soap and plenty of water. Wash contaminated clothing before re-use and destroy contaminated shoes. INHALATION: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention INGESTION: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING! If the person is conscious, give large quantities of water to dilute material. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY. NOTE TO PHYSICIAN: May cause tissue destruction leading to stricture. If lavage is performed, suggest endotracheal and/or esophagoscopic control. If burn is present, decontaminate and treat as a thermal burn. No specific antidote. Supportive care. Excessive exposure may aggravate existing asthma. SECTION 5 FIRE Fighting MEASURES FLASHPOINT & METHOD OF DETERMINATION:>310 F Tagliabue Closed Cup MEANS OF EXTINCTION: Use water spray, dry chemical or C 1 to extinguish fires. Use water to keep containers cool. SPECIAL FIRE HAZARDS: Since vapors are exceedingly irritating when inhaled, a self-contained, positive-pressure breathing apparatus should be available to firemen. SECTION 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE Measures STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN CASE MATERIAL IS RELEASED OR SPILLED: In case of spill, contain with a suitable diking material. In addition to the protective equipment listed in Section 8, wear impermeable boots. Ventilate the area thoroughly. Keep all unnecessary people away. Spilled material should be absorbed in sawdust, sand or other absorbent. Place into open-topped containers and cover loosely; store for at least 12 hours before sealing the container. SECTION 7 - HANDLING AND STORAGE Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid breathing vapor. Keep the containers closed. Keep material away from heat, sparks and open flames. If used indoors, use mechanical exhaust ventilation. Wash thoroughly after handling. Consult Section 8 for personal protection/engineering controls. Store in a cool, well ventilated area in tightly closed containers. Avoid moisture contamination. SECTION 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION EXPOSURE CONTROLS: The level of engineering control depends on how this material is processed. Selection of specific personal protective equipment will depend on the operation. VENTILATION: Use exhaust ventilation to keep airborne levels below OSHA-recommended exposure limits. Do not use this product in a poorly ventilated area. If handled indoors, provide local exhaust and mechanical ventilation. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: Wear protective clothing that is impervious to this product. Selection of gloves, boots, apron or full-body suit will depend on the operation. Wear neoprene or BUNA-N gloves. EYE PROTECTION: Wear chemical splash-proof goggles or a face shield. Vapor resistant goggles are necessary if contact lenses are worn by the employee. RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: If vapors or mist is generated, wear a NIOSH/MSHA-approved organic vapor/mist respirator. GENERAL HYGIENE RECOMMENDATIONS: Before eating, drinking, smoking or using toilet facilities, wash face and hands thoroughly with soap and water. If significant amounts of this material get on work clothes, the employee should shower immediately and the clothing should be laundered before it is worn again. SPECIAL ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS: DO NOT ADD NITRATES TO THIS PRODUCT. This product contains amines which can react with nitrates or other nitrosating agents to form nitrosamines. Many nitrosamines have been found to cause cancer in laboratory animals. HMIS RATING: Health: 2 Flammability: 1 Reactivity: PERSONAL PROTECTION GUIDELINES (Refer to the EXPOSURE CONTROLS): HMIS CODE H-Splash Goggles, Gloves, Synthetic Apron and Organic Vapor Respirator. SECTION 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES APPEARANCE AND ODOR: Pale yellow liquid with an amine odor. BOILING POINT......... >290 F MELTING POINT......... Not Available pH.................... >10.5 VAPOR DENSITY......... Heavier than air SOLUBILITY IN WATER... Not Available VAPOR PRESSURE.............. Not Available VOC (grams/liter)..... Not Applicable DENSITY (g/ml)........ 1.01 SECTION 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY CHEMICAL STABILITY........ Stable INCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS.... Avoid contact with mineral or organic acids, oxidizing agents, aldehydes, ketones and organic halides. HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS................. Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ammonia and oxides of nitrogen. HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION. Will not occur. CONDITIONS TO AVOID....... Avoid excessively large masses of mixed resin and hardener. If the mass is of sufficient size, the material may self-ignite (exotherm). This is not a problem during normal usage conditions. Consult the Technical Data Bulletin for more information. DO NOT ADD NITRATES TO THIS PRODUCT. This product contains amines which can react with nitrates or other nitrosating agents to form nitrosamines. Many nitrosamines have been found to cause cancer in laboratory animals. SECTION 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION Toxicological information on components of this product are as follows: In animal tests, polyoxypropylenediamine is corrosive to the skin and extremely irritating to eyes. It is not a skin sensitizer. The oral LD50 (rat) ranges from 450-1660 mg/kg, depending on the molecular weight of the polyoxypropylenediamine. Likewise, the dermal LD50 (rabbit) range is 760-800 mg/kg. AEP has an oral LD50(rat) of 2.15 grams/kg and a dermal LD50(rabbit) of 900 mg/kg. It is corrosive to the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. SECTION 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION No ecological data is available. SECTION 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS Controlled incineration or buried landfill disposal should be in accordance with all federal, state and local environmental regulations. RCRA WASTE CODE: Methanol: U154 CERCLA HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES & RQ: Ethylene Glycol (RQ: 10 Pounds) Methanol (RQ: 5000 Pounds) SECTION 14 - SHIPPING INFORMATION DOT SHIPPING INFORMATION: DOT SHIPPING NAME: Not regulated by the DOT DOT HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE (PRODUCT RQ): Not applicable DOT TRANSPORT LABEL: Not required IATA SHIPPING INFORMATION: IATA SHIPPING NAME: Not regulated IATA HAZARD CLASS/SUBSIDIARY HAZARD: Not applicable REQUIRED TRANSPORT LABEL: Not required SECTION 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION NOTICE: Regulatory requirements are subject to change and may differ from one location to another. It is the buyer's responsibility to ensure that his activities comply with federal, state and local laws. The following information is made for the purpose of complying with numerous federal, state and local local laws and regulations. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT MEANT TO BE ALL-INCLUSIVE. SELECTED REGULATIONS ARE PRESENTED. All the components in this product are listed in the TSCA inventory. SARA 313 INFORMATION: This product contains the following substances 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. Methanol SECTION 16 - OTHER INFORMATION FOOT NOTES References REASON FOR ISSUE: Changed wording in Section 15. PREPARED BY............... HEXCEL CORPORATION - RESINS GROUP MSDS CONTROL GROUP 20701 Nordhoff Street, PO Box 2197 Chatsworth, CA 91311 DATE PREPARED............. 01/05/95 PHONE NUMBER OF PREPARER. (818) 882-3022 DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but no liability whatsoever is assumed. Final determination of the suitability of a material is the sole responsibility of the user. A11 products may present unknown health hazards and should be used with caution. Although certain hazards are described herein, we cannot guarantee that these are the only hazards that exist. The product formulation information contained herein is for occupational safety and health related usage. Any misuse of this information, including divulgence to third parties or use to gain a competitive advantage is strictly prohibited.