Material Safety Data Sheet
Section 1. Product and Company Identification
All Weather Foam Concentrate
Product Code: BUI/FOAMCONC
Effective Date: January 10, 2008 Hazardous Material Information System III:
Manufacturer Information: Becker Underwood, Inc. Fire Hazard 2
801 Dayton Avenue Physical Hazard 0
Ames, Iowa 50010 Personal Protection X
Information Phone: (515) 232-5907
Emergency Phone: Chemtrec (800) 424-9300
Section 2. Ingredients and Hazards Identification
Hazardous Components Occupational Exposure Limits
Component CAS Number OSHA PEL ACGIH TLV Weight Percent
*Ethylene Glycol 111-76-2 25 ppm 25 ppm 10-15%
120 mg/m3 121 mg/m3
Ethyl Alcohol 64-17-5 1000 ppm 1000 ppm 0-5%
1900 mg/m3 1880 mg/m3
*Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether is reportable under SARA Title III, Section 313 under the category of "N230
Certain Glycol Ethers" which has a de minimis concentration of 1.0%.
Emergency Overview: Warning!!! Harmful if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through skin. Severe eye irritant. Shin
and respiratory tract irritant.
Potential Acute Health Effects:
Eyes: Severe irritant. Can cause redness, irritation, tissue destruction.
Skin: Harmful if absorbed through skin. Irritant. Can cause redness, inflammation, irritation.
Inhalation: Harmful if inhaled. Can cause headache, dizziness, upper respiratory tract irritation.
Ingestion: Harmful in ingested. Can cause nausea, diarrhea, abdominal cramps.
The composition of this material is a trade secret. Contains no other components or impurities which will influencclassification
Section 3. Composition/Information on Ingredients
with regard to human and environmental risk assessment.
The composition of this material is a trade secret. Contains no other components or impurities which will influence the
classification with regard to human and environmental risk assessment.
Section 4. First Aid Measures
Hold eyelids open and flush with a steady, gentle stream of water for at least 15 minutes. Seek
In case of contact, immediately wash with plenty of soap and water for at least 5 minutes. Seek
medical attention. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Clean contaminated clothing and shoes
Inhalation is not an expected route of exposure. If respiratory irritation or distress occurs remove
victim to fresh air. Seek medical attention if respiratory irritation or distress continues.
If victim is conscious and alert, give 1-2 glasses of water to drink. Do not give anything by mount to
an unconscious person. Seek medical attention. Do not leave victim unattended.
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Section 5. Fire Fighting Measures
>68 癈 (156 癋). Flammability Class: Combustible. Product will burn under fire conditions.
Lower: 1.1 Upper: 19
Recommended (small fire): dry chemical, carbon dioxide
Fire Fighting Media:
Recommended (large fire): alcohol foam, universal foam, water spray
Not recommended: water jet (frothing possible)
Firefighters should wear NIOSH/MSHA approved self-contained breationg apparatus and full
Special Fire Fighting
Section 6. Accidental Release Measures
Collect spilled material with an inert absorbent such as sand or vermiculite. Place in properly labeled
and closed container. Dispose of collected material according to federal, state/provincial and local
Contain the spill or leak to prevent discharges to surface streams or storm sewers. Do not flush down
Spills and Leaks:
Section 7. Handling and Storage
Avoid breathing vapors and mists. Ethylene oxide may collect in container head space. Although
concentrations are expected to remain below established exposure limits, provide adequate
ventilation when accessing or working with open containers and tanks.
Minimum/maximum storage temperature is > 4癈 (39癋). Store in tightly closed containers. Store
in an area that is dry, well-ventilated, away from ignition sources, away from incompatible materials.
Section 8. Exposure Control/Personal Protection
Introductory Remarks: These recommendations provide general guidance for handling this product. Because specific work
environments and material handling practices vary, safety procedures should be developed for each
intended application. While developing safe handling procedures, don not overlook the need to clean
equipment and piping systems for maintenance and repairs. Waste resulting from these procedures
should be handled in accordance with Section 13: Disposal Considerations.
Engineering controls: General mechanical ventilation can be expected to effectively remove and prevent build up of any
vapor or mist generated from handling this product in a closed environment.
Eyes: Wear chemical safety glasses with side shields. Wear additional eye protection such as chemical
goggles or face shield if splashing or spraying hazard exists. Have an eye wash station available.
Body: To prevent skin contact wear coveralls, apron, boots, or lab coat.
Hands: Avoid skin contact by using chemically resistant gloves.
Respiratory: No respiratory protection required under normal conditions of use. Use local exhaust to control
excessive vapors/mists. If excessive vapors or mists persist use appropriate NIOSH/MSHA approved
organic vapor/mist respirator.
Open wounds or skin surface disruptions should be covered with a chemical resistant patch to
minimize absorption risks. Clean clothing should be worn daily to avoid possible long-term build up
of the product leading to chronic overexposure.
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Section 9. Physical and Chemical Properties
No odor <23.5 mmHg at 25癈
Odor Vapor Pressure
Color % Volatiles by Vol.
Liquid 1-1.03 g/mL at 25癈
Physical state Specific Gravity
(H20 = 1)
7-8 at 1 wt/wt% Water soluble
< -1癈 (30癋) >100癈 (212癋)
Freezing Point Boiling Point
Section 10. Stability and Reactivity
This material is chemically stable under normal storage and handling conditions.
When involved in a fire, burning may evolve noxious fumes which may include oxides of nitrogen,
oxides of sulfur, and oxides of carbon.
Will not occur.
Conditions to be avoided are heat, open flame, and sparks.
Materials to avoid include strong oxidizing agents and strong reducing agents.
(Materials to Avoid):
Section 11. Toxicological Information
Severely irritating, rabbit. Data for ethylene glycol monobutyl ether.
Acute Eye Irritation:
Moderately irritating, rabbit. Data for surfactant blend.
Acute Skin Irritation:
LD50 ?lethal dose 50% of test species, 220 mg/kg, mouse. Data for ethylene glycol monobutyl
LD50 ?lethal concentration 50% of test species, 450 ppm/4 hr, rat. Data for ethylene glycol
LD50 ?lethal dose 50% of test species, 470 mg/kg, rat. Data for ethylene glycol monobutyl ether.
Acute Oral Toxicity:
LD50 ?lethal dose 50% of test species, 6560, rat. Data for surfactant blend.
This product does not contain any ingredient designated by IARC. NTP, ACGIH or OSHA as
probable or suspected human carcinogens.
May provoke asthmatic response in persons with asthma who are sensitive to airway irritants.
Section 12. Ecological Information
No data available, however the material is not expected to have any deleterious toxic effect.
Section 13. Disposal Considerations
Consult sate and local regulations regarding the proper disposal of this material.
Any containers or equipment used should be decontaminated immediately after use. Dispose of
according to all federal, state/provincial and local environmental regulations.
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Section 14. Transport Information
Hazard class...Combustible Liquid
Shipping name: Combustible Liquid, N.O.S. (Not regulated in containers < 119 Gals)
Technical Shipping Name: ETHANOL, 2-BUTOXYETHANOL
Emergency Guide # ...128
Section 15. Regulatory Information
Hazardous Material Information System III:
Fire Hazard 2
Physical Hazard 0
Personal Protection X
US Federal Regulations:
Product Information: This product is not considered hazardous.
Fire Hazard ?Yes
Reactive Hazard ?No
Release of Pressure ?No
Acute Health Hazard ?Yes
Chronic Health Hazard - No
United States (TSCA): Listed
Canada (DSL): Listed
Australia (AICS): Listed
Europe (EINECS): All ingredients are on the inventory or exempt from listing.
Section 16. Other Information
The information is furnished without warranty, representation, inducement or license of any kind, except that it is accurate to
the best of Becker Underwood's knowledge. Because use conditions and applicable laws may differ from one location to
another and may change with time, Recipient is responsible for determining whether the information is appropriate for
recipient's use. Since Becker Underwood has no control over how this information may be ultimately used, all liability is
expressly disclaimed and Becker Underwood assumes no liability.
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