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ALX ALUMINUM OXIDE: Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

SECTION I - PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

MANUFACTURERS NAME:

Econoline Abrasive Products, Inc.   Emergency Phone: 616-846-4150
335 N. Griffin Street               Phone: 616-846-4150
Grand Haven, MI  49417              Date Prepared: August 19, 1991
IDENTITY: BT-R

SYNONYMS: Aluminum Oxide-Brown

CHEMICAL FAMILY: Oxides
CAS#:


SECTION II - HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS/INDENTITY INFORMATION

COMMON CHEMICAL NAME: Fused Aluminum Oxide-Brown
HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS                            OSHA            ACGIH
Specific Chemical Identity: Common Name         PEL             TLV
    Nuisance Dust                                              10mg/m3
Other Limits: Recommended amount of dust depends on particle size.
NON HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS
Common Chemical Name
    Fused Aluminum Oxide- Brown
    Chemical Formula Al-2-0-3                                                               

SECTION - III PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Boiling Point: 600 F             Specific Gravity (H20=1): 4,0
Vapor Pressure: N/A              Softening Point: N/A
Vapor Density: N/A               Evap. Rate (Butyl Acetate=1): N/A
Solubility in Water: N/A
Appearance & Odor: Crystalline Particles, No Odor

SECTION IV - FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA

Flash Point: N/A

Extinguishing Media: Nonflammable

Special Fire Fighting Procedures: NONE

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: NONE


SECTION V - REACTIVITY DATA

Stability: Yes        Conditions to Avoid: Material is stable

Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid): None

Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts: N/A

Hazardous Polymerization: Will not Occur     Conditions to Avoid: None Known

SECTION V I- HEALTH HAZARD DATA

Routes of Entry:

INHALATION

Health Hazard (Acute and Chronic): Dust in excess of recommended exposure limits may result in irritation to the respiratory tract.

CARCINOGENICITY:    NTP         IARC Monographs         OSHA Regulation
                 not listed        not listed              not listed

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EXPOSURE: Eye and respiratory irritation may result if recommended exposure limits are exceeded

MEDICAL CONDITIONS GENERALLY AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: Chronic lung conditions may be aggravated by exposure to high concentrations of dust.

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES: Remove to fresh air.


SECTION VII - PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE

STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN CASE MATERIAL IS RELEASED OR SPILLED: Sweep up discard. Avoid excessive dusting.

WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD: May be disposed of in approved landfill in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.

PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN STORAGE AND HANDLING: Use adequate ventilation so as to avoid exceeding TLV.

OTHER PRECAUTIONS: None


SECTION VIII - CONTROL MEASURES

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: NIOSH approved dust mask, if recommended exposure limits are exceeded.

VENTILATION: Local exhaust

EYE PROTECTION: NIOSH approved safety glasses

PROTECTIVE GLOVES: None

OTHER PROTECTIVE CLOTHING OR EQUIPMENT: None


ABBREVIATION CODES: N/A - Not Applicable    g/cc - grams per cubic centimeter
                    Mg/m3 - milligrams per cubic meter

NOTE: This information is furnished without warranty, representation, inducement or license of any kind, except that it is accurate to be best of Econoline Abrasive Products, knowledge, or obtained from sources believed by Econoline to be accurate, and Econoline does not assume any legal responsibility for or reliance upon same. customers are encouraged to conduct their own tests.

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