MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET PROSOCO, Inc.
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
MANUFACTURER'S NAME EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
AND ADDRESS: 8:00 AM ?5:00 PM CST Monday-Friday:
3741 Greenway Circle 785-865-4200
NON-BUSINESS HOURS (INFOTRAC):
Lawrence, KS 66046 800/535-5053
PRODUCT TRADE NAME: Sure Klean Heavy Duty Paint Stripper-D
II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
CHEMICAL NAME (COMMON NAME) CAS NO. NFPA CODE OHSA PEL/TWA
2 mg/m3 (ceiling)
Potassium Hydroxide Potassium Hydrate 1310-58-3 3,0,1,- 2 mg/m (ceiling)
Ammonium hydroxide Ammonia 7664-41-7 3,1,0,- 25 ppm 50 ppm
Ortho-Dichlorobenzene 1,2-dichlorobenzene 95-50-1 2,2,0- 75 ppm 75 ppm
Percentage content of hazardous ingredients withheld as trade secret pursuant to Massachusetts regulations.
III PHYSICAL DATA
BOILING VAPOR DENSITY EVAPORATION RATE
POINT (癋) (Air = 1) (Butyl Acetate = 1)
Potassium Hydroxide Unknown Unknown Unknown
Ammonium hydroxide .60 <1
80F 546 @ 68F
Ortho-Dichlorobenzene 5.1 <1
356F 1.2 @ 20C
VOC APPEARANCE AND ODOR
GRAVITY IN WATER
White gel, bitter aroma and
Heavy Duty Paint Stripper-D 1.293 NA Unknown
pungent caustic odor
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA
Sure Klean Heavy Duty Paint Stripper-D is a highly corrosive, caustic material. Prevent skin, eye and respiratory contact. Exposed
areas must be rinsed immediately with large quantities of water.
FLASH POINT (METHOD): >200F (>93C) ASTM D 3278
FLAMMABLE LIMITS: Not determined.
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Carbon dioxide, dry chemical, regular foam, or water fog.
SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: Do not enter confined fire space without proper protective equipment including a
NIOSH/MSHA approved self-contained breathing apparatus. Cool fire exposed containers, surrounding equipment and
structures with water.
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UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: Vapors are heavier than air and may accumulate in low areas or areas inadequately
ventilated. Vapors may also travel along the ground to be ignited at location distant from handling site; flashback of flame to
handling site may occur.
Never use welding or cutting torch on or near drum (even empty) because product (even just residue) can ignite explosively.
Keep container tightly closed. Isolate from oxidizers, heat, and open flame. Closed containers may burst if exposed to
extreme heat. Applying to hot surfaces requires special precautions.
Thermal decomposition or burning will result in the release of toxic carbon monoxide, nitrogen compounds, carbon
dioxide, and various hydrocarbons.
V HEALTH HAZARD DATA
PRIMARY ROUTES OF EXPOSURE: Skin, eyes, inhalation
CARCINOGEN INFORMATION: Contains trace quantities of para-dichlorobenzene which has been shown to cause tumors when
administered orally to rodents at high levels. Ingestion is an unlikely route of exposure with this product.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY OVEREXPOSURE: No applicable information found.
EFFECTS OF OVER EXPOSURE: Irritation of eyes, nose and respiratory passages, central nervous system depression, possible liver
and kidney injury. Causes severe burns to skin and eyes, resulting in deep ulceration and ultimate scarring. Possible
headache, nausea, and pneumonia.
Chronic overexposure: The chronic local effect may consist of multiple areas of superficial destruction of the skin or of
primary irritant dermatitis. Similarly, inhalation of dust, spray, or mist may result in varying degrees of irritation or damage to
the respiratory tract tissues and an increased susceptibility to respiratory illness. Animal studies indicate that chronic
overexposure to high concentrations of o-dichlorobenzene may lead to lung, kidney and liver damage.
EYE CONTACT: Destructive to eye tissues on contact. Will cause severe burns that result in damage to the eyes and even blindness.
SKIN CONTACT: Destructive to tissues contacted and produces severe burns.
INHALATION: Airborne concentrations of dust, mist or spray may cause damage to the upper respiratory tract and even to the lung
tissue proper which could produce chemical pneumonia, depending upon severity of exposure. May cause drunkenness.
Anesthetic or narcotic effect may occur. Narcosis, liver and kidney damage, unconsciousness and even death may result
from prolonged, excessive exposures to o-dichlorobenzene. Overexposure to ammonia may also cause breathing difficulty,
shock symptoms and pulmonary edema.
INGESTION: Can cause severe burns and complete tissue perforation of mucous membranes of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and
stomach if swallowed.
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
EYE CONTACT: Immediately flush eyes with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes, holding eyelids apart to ensure flushing of
the entire eye surface. Washing eyes within one minute is essential to achieve maximum effectiveness. Seek medical
SKIN CONTACT: Immediately wash contaminated skin with plenty of water. Presence of a slippery residue indicates that some
caustic still remains. Remove contaminated clothing and footwear and wash clothing before reuse. Discard footwear which
cannot be decontaminated. Seek medical attention immediately.
INHALATION: Get person out of contaminated area to fresh air. If breathing has stopped, artificial respiration should be started.
Oxygen may be administered if readily available. Seek medical attention immediately.
INGESTION: DO NOT induce vomiting. Give large quantities of water. If available, give several glasses of milk. Never give anything
by mouth to an unconscious person. Seek medical attention immediately.
NOTE TO PHYSICIAN: DO NOT administer adrenaline for inhalation/ingestion overexposure. Increased sensitivity of the heart to
adrenaline may be present in a person receiving overexposure to ortho-dichlorobenzene.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Contact with strong acids, aluminum, tin, zinc, and alloys of these metals.
INCOMPATIBILITY (MATERIALS TO AVOID): Avoid contact with leather, wool, aluminum, tin, zinc, and alloys containing these
metals. Do not mix with strong acids without dilution and agitation to prevent violent or explosive reaction. Oxidizing agents,
sodium nitrite or other nitrosating agents.
HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION OR DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Hydrogen chloride and chlorine.
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
SPILL, LEAK, WASTE DISPOSAL PROCEDURES: Stop leaks, contain spill. Remove as much as possible by shoveling up or
removing by vacuum truck. Reuse spilled material if possible, otherwise, place in a closed, labeled container and store in a
safe place to await proper disposal. Neutralize remaining traces of material with dilute acid (hydrochloric, phosphoric or
acetic). Flush area with water followed by liberal covering of sodium bicarbonate. Persons performing this work should wear
adequate personal protective equipment and clothing. CAUTION: May react violently with concentrated acids and with
WASTE DISPOSAL METHODS: Dispose in accordance with all federal, state and local regulations concerning health and pollution.
This product is classified by characteristic as a hazardous waste due to its high alkalinity. The concentration of o-
dichlorobenzene does not exceed the regulatory concentration of 10% that would cause it to be classified as a hazardous
waste by listing. Properly neutralized product and rinsewater should not be classified as a hazardous waste, however, o-
dichlorobenzene is a listed priority pollutant and should not be discharged into soil, storm sewers or sanitary sewers without
consultation with appropriate local, state and federal authorities. In absence of proper regulatory approval, wastes should be
considered hazardous, collected and disposed of in accordance with state and federal regulations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: A NIOSH approved dust/mist respirator should be used if mists are present to avoid contact with
mucous membranes. If ammonia concentrations exceed the TLV, wear a NIOSH approved half mask respirator with
ammonia specific cartridges. If the TLV for o-dichlorobenzene is exceeded, wear a half mask respirator with organic vapor
cartridges. For emergencies, a self-contained breathing apparatus or a full-face respirator as approved by NIOSH/MSHA is
VENTILATION: Good industrial hygiene practice dictates that the work area should be isolated and contained, and provided with
adequate local exhaust ventilation or other controls to maintain the air concentrations below established exposure limits.
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: Skin and eyes must be protected from exposure to product and mists during handling and use. Wear
rubber, PVC, or neoprene gloves, splash boots and an apron or rain suit depending on application procedures and jobsite
PROTECTIVE GLOVES: Gloves coated with rubber, synthetic elastomers, PVC, or other plastic should be worn when handling to
minimize skin contact.
EYE PROTECTION: Chemical splash goggles and/or a face shield should be worn when working with or around this material.
OTHER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Safety showers and eyewash stations should be provided in all areas in which this product is
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
WORK PRACTICES: Proper work practices and planning should be utilized to avoid contact with workers, passersby, and non-
masonry surfaces. Do not atomize during application. Beware of wind drift. Wind-drift hazards may be diminished by pre-
rinsing with low pressure water before pressure washing. See the Product Data sheet and label for specific precautions to be
taken during use. Smoking, eating and drinking should be discouraged during the use of this product. Wash hands after
handling and use.
PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING AND STORAGE: DANGER! Causes severe burns to skin and eyes. Do not get in
eyes, on skin or on clothing. Avoid breathing fumes or mist. Do not take internally. When handling, wear goggles, face
shield, rubber gloves, apron and protective clothing. In case of contact, flush skin and/or eyes with water for at least 15
minutes and call a physician. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Discard footwear which cannot be
decontaminated. If ingested, do not induce vomiting. If patient is conscious, give liberal amounts of milk or water. Call
physician! Final objective in case of overexposure is to get patient to hospital emergency room.
OTHER PRECAUTIONS: Keep containers closed and away from excessive heat or flame. Avoid contact with strong acids.
X REGULATORY INFORMATION
SHIPPING: This product is classified as hazardous for shipment by all modes of transport. The proper shipping description is UN3066,
Paint Related Material, 8, II. Shipment by air may be restricted or require special packaging.
NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT CLASSIFICATION: NMFC #149980 Sub 2 Class Rate: 55
SARA 313 REPORTABLE:
CHEMICAL NAME CAS UPPERBOUND CONCENTRATION % BY WEIGHT
o-Dichlorobenzene 95-50-1 10%
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65: WARNING: This product contains a chemical (para-dichlorobenzene) known to the State
of California to cause cancer.
MSDS Status: Date of Revision: April 21, 2009
For Product Manufactured After: April 18, 2008
Changes: Section III, Correct Appearance & Odor Statement
Item #: 20047
Approved By: Regulatory Department
The information contained on the Material Safety Data Sheet has been compiled from data considered accurate. This data is
believed to be reliable, but it must be pointed out that values for certain properties are known to vary from source to source.
PROSOCO, Inc. expressly disclaims any warranty express or implied as well as any liability for any injury or loss arising from
the use of this information or the materials described. This data is not to be construed as absolutely complete since additional
data may be desirable when particular conditions or circumstances exist. It is the responsibility of the user to determine the
best precautions necessary for the safe handling and use of this product for his unique application. This data relates only to
the specific material designated and is not to be used in combination with any other material. Many federal and state
regulations pertain directly or indirectly to the product's end use and disposal of containers and unused material. It is the
purchaser's responsibility to familiarize himself with all applicable regulations.
DATE OF PREPARATION: April 21, 2009