Technical Specification

Section 1- Chemical Product and Company Identification

Synonyms: Specific Hydrocarbon/Non-Polar liquid Adsorbent Vermiculite Company

Section 2- Composition, Information on Ingredients


Chemical Name




Silica SiO2




Alumina AL2O3




Magnesia – MgO




Calcium – Cao




Potassium – K2o




Iron Oxide – Fe2O3




Water – H2O




Silicon Oil mixture



Section 3- Hazards Identification

Appearance: gold/silver colour solid. Avoid creating dust.

Target Organs: None

Potential Health Effects

Eye: May cause eye irritation

Skin: May cause skin irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.

Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.

Inhalation: Inhalation of dust may cause respiratory tract irritation. Chronic: No information found.

Section 4- First Aid Measures

Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water at list 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. If irritations develop, get medical aid.

Skin: Flush skin with plenty of water for at list 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritations develop or persist. Wash clothing before reuse.

Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid if irritation or symptoms occur.

Inhalation: Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.

Notes to physician: Treat symptomatically.

Section 5- Fire Fighting Measures

General Information: As in any fire, wear a self -contained breathing apparatus in pressure -demand MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear.

During a fire irritating gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion.
Extinguishing Media: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire. Use water spray, dry chemicals, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.

Flash point: N.A
Auto ignition temperature: N.A Explosion limits lower: N.A
NFPA Rating (estimate) health: 0; Flammability: 0; Instability: 0

Section 6- Accidental Release Measures

General information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in section 8.

Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and place into suitable disposal container. Observe precautions in the protective equipment section. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.

Section 7- Handling and Storage

Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before use. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimise dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.

Storage: Store in cool, dry, shadowed, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep containers tightly closed.

Section 8- Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering controls: Facilities storing or utilising this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and safety shower. Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentration low. Exposure limits:

Chemical Name




Silica SiO2

0.05 mg/m3 TWA

(respirable fraction)

respirable dust: 0.1 mg/m3 TWA

none listed

Silicon Oil

none listed

none listed

none listed


Personals protective equipment.

Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses of chemicals safety goggles as described by OSHA’s eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European standard EN 166.

Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.

Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.

Section 9- Physical and Chemicals Properties

Physical state: Solid Appearance: Grey-Gold Odor: None to slight.

PH: 6-9

Vapor pressure: N.A Vapor density: N.A Evaporating rate: N.A Viscosity point: N.A Boiling point: N.A

Freezing/melting point: N.A/1,315°C Decomposition temperature: N.A Solubility: Almost insoluble in water. Specific density: 2.6 g/cc

Molecular formula: N.A Molecular weight: N.A

Section 10- Stability and Reactivity

Chemical stability: Stable under temperature and pressures. Conditions to avoid: Incompatible materials, excess heat. Incompatibilities with other materials: Strong oxidizing agents. Hazardous decomposition products: Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide. Hazardous polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11- Toxicological Information

LD50/LC50: None CAS# : N.A

Oral, mouse: LD50=>400gm/kg (Estimate); Oral, rat: LD50=>400gm/kg (Estimate); Carcinogenicity: Not Carcinogen

ACGIH: A4 – Not classifiable as Human Carcinogen Epidemiology: No information found Teratogenicity: No information found Neurotoxicity: No information found

Mutagenicity: No information found Other studies: No information found

Section 12- Ecological Information

No information found.

Section 13- Disposal Considerations

Avoid disposal in drain systems.

Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.

RCRA-P Series: Not listed. RCRA-U Series: Not listed.

Section 14- Transport Information

Hazard class: No information available.

Section 15- Regulatory Information

Vermiculite is 5 mg/m3 respirable dust in a TWA 8 hours reference period.

Refer to all applicable local, national and international regulations and provisions to ensure that all the above are the relevant applicable measures.

Section 16- Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 03/10/2014 Revision #2 Date: 05/10/2016 Prepared by: GPC

The information above is believed to be accurate and presents the best information currently available to us. However, we make no warranty of merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Users should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the information to their particular purpose. We shall not be liable for any claims, losses or damages of any third party or for lost profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages, however arising.