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Health & Safety Sheet – Outdoor HIPS
(Issue A. 12-03)
Section 1: Identification of the substance and the company
1.1 Substance: EPDM rubber modified polystyrene.
1.2 Company: Athlone Extrusions LTD
  Address: Grace Road
Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  Telephone: +353 9064 92679

Section 2: Composition/information on ingredients
2.1 Preparation description: EPDM rubber modified polystyrene.
2.2 Synonyms: Weather-resistant PS
2.3 Other information:
CAS number for polymer component: 9003-53-6 (polystyrene)
CAS number for polymer component: 25038-36-2 (EPDM rubber)

Section 3: Hazard identification
3.1 Human Health Hazards: Molten product adheres to the skin and causes burns.
3.2 Safety Hazards: Danger of dust explosion when ground to a small particle size.
3.3 Environmental hazards: No specific hazards.

Section 4: First aid measures
4.1 If inhaled: No specific measures.
4.2 On skin contact: Molten material on the skin should be cooled rapidly with cold water, but not pulled off.
4.3 On contact with eyes: Flush eye with water. If persistent irritation occurs, obtain medical attention.
4.4 On ingestion: No special measures.

Section 5: Fire fighting measures
5.1 Suitable extinguishing media:
Foam, water spray or fog. Dry chemical powder, carbon dioxide, sand or earth may be used for small fires only.
Unsuitable extinguishing media for safety reasons: Water in a jet.
5.2 Special protective equipment: Full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.
5.3 Specific hazards: Not classified as flammable but will burn. Carbon monoxide may be evolved if incomplete combustion occurs.

Section 6: Accidental release measures
6.1 Personal precaution: Do not breathe dust.
6.2 Personal protection: Wear protective clothing specified for normal operations (see section 8).
6.3 Environmental precautions: No specific measures.
6.4 Clean-up methods – small spillage: Shovel up and place in a labelled, sealable container for subsequent safe disposal.
6.5 Clean-up methods - large spillage: Transfer to a labelled container for product recovery or safe disposal.

Section 7: Handling and storage
7.1 Handling: Avoid contact with heated or molten product. Do not breathe dust. Do not breathe fumes or vapours from heated product. Use local exhaust extraction over processing area. Avoid generation or accumulation of dusts. Take precautionary measures against static discharges. Earth all equipment.
7.2 Storage: No special storage requirements.
7.3 Storage temperatures: Ambient.
7.4 Product transfer: Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Earth all equipment.

Section 8: Exposure controls/personal protection
8.1 Occupational exposure standards:
None established. In the absence of occupational exposure standards for this
product, it is recommended that the following are adopted:
  TOTAL INHALABLE DUST TWA (8 h) = 10 mg/m3
  RESPIRABLE DUST TWA (8 h) = 4 mg/m3
  Styrene TLV Chem. Agents Regs. 1994 TWA (8 h) = 100 ppm
    TWA (8 h) = 420 mg/m3
    STEL (15 min) = 250 ppm
    STEL (15 min) = 1050 mg/m3

Section 9: Physical and chemical properties
9.1 Form: Granules
9.2 Colour: Off-white
9.3 Odour: Odourless
9.4 Softening point: 81 - 88ºC (ISO 306)
9.5 Auto-ignition temperature: ca. 460ºC
9.6 Density: ca. 1030 kg/m3 at 20°C (ISO 1183)
9.7 Bulk density (for solids): 620kg/m3
9.8 Solubility in water: Insoluble
9.9 Physical state: Solid
9.10 Flash point > 350°C
9.11 n-octanol/water partition coefficient (log pow): Not applicable

Section 10: Stability and reactivity
10.1 Stability: Stable.
10.2 Conditions to avoid: None known.
10.3  Materials to avoid: Strong oxidising agents.
10.4  Hazardous decomposition products: None known.

Section 11: Toxicological information
11.1 Acute toxicity: No data available
Insoluble in water

Section 12: Ecological information
12.1 Elimination information: Insoluble in water
12.2 Behaviour and environmental fate: Due to the consistency of the product, and it’s insolubility in water, it will apparently not be bioavailable.

Section 13: Disposal considerations
13.1 Product: Must be dumped or incinerated in accordance with local regulations

Section 14: Transport information
14.1 Not classified as hazardous under transport regulations.
National legislation/regulations should be adhered to.

Section 15: Regulatory information
15.1 Not subject to labelling according to EC directives
Labelling according to national legislation/regulations
Other regulatory requirements in accordance with national legislation/regulations.

Section 16: Other information
  The information contained herein is based on the present state of our knowledge and does not therefore guarantee certain properties.
  Recipients of our product must take responsibility for observing existing laws and regulations.

Ireland: Grace Rd, Athlone, Co Westmeath. Tel: +353 - 9064 - 92670. Fax: +353 - 9064 - 94086
UK: Equipoint, Coventry Road, Birmingham B25 8AD. Tel: +44 -121-764 4848. Fax: +44 - 121 764 4443
Netherlands: Schouwburgring 85, 5038 TK Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 - 13 - 544 7265. Fax: +31 - 13 - 544 2747