Thread Sealant PTFE Tape Safety Data Sheet

SECTION 1: PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

PRODUCT NAME THREAD SEALANT PTFE TAPE
SYNONYMS UNSINTERED PTFE FILM OR TAPE
PTFE THREAD-SEAL TAPE
RECOMMENDED USE JOINT SEALANT FOR PIPE THREADS
RESTRICTIONS ON USE DO NOT USE AS REPLACEMENT FOR COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL TAPE
MANUFACTURER TECHNETICS GROUP
DIVISION TECHNETICS PTFE AND POLYMER SOLUTIONS
ADDRESS 10633 WEST LITTLE YORK #300, 77041 HOUSTON, TX.
PRODUCT INFORMATION 713-983-4261
SAFETY INFORMATION 713-983-4235

SECTION 2: HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

HAZARD CLASSIFICATION The components of the product are not classified as hazardous according to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200, therefore the product is not classified as hazardous. This product is considered an “article” as supplied for its intended and foreseen use
SIGNAL WORD Not Applicable
SYMBOLS Not Applicable
PICTOGRAMS Not Applicable
OTHER HAZARDS Rubbing or scrapping the product may cause the release of dust particles. Contact with dust may cause mechanical irritation or drying of the skin, Dust contact with the eyes can lead to mechanical irritation. May cause nose, throat, and lung irritation.

SECTION 3: COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

COMPONENT CAS-NO WEIGHT %
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) 9002-84-0 >99%

SECTION 4: FIRST AID MEASURES

INHALATION Remove person to fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention.
SKIN CONTACT Not likely to cause skin irritation and is not likely to be absorbed through the skin. In the event of contact with released dust particles, wash off with soap and water.
EYE CONTACT In the event of contact with released dust particles, rinse with plenty of water.
INGESTION Rinse mouth. If you feel unwell, get medical attention.
MOST IMPORTANT SYMPTOMS/EFFECTS, ACUTE AND DELAYED Irritant effects. See Section 11 (Toxicological effects)
PROTECTION OF FIRST-AIDERS No special precautions are necessary for first-aid responders
NOTES TO PHYSICIAN No special protective equipment required.
No specific intervention is indicated.

SECTION 5: FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES

SUITABLE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA Use a firefighting agent suitable for ordinary combustible material such as water or foam to extinguish However, extinguishing measures must be appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.
UNSUITABLE EXTINGUISH MEDIA/METHODS None known
SPECIAL HAZARDS ARISING FROM PRODUCT Exposure to extreme heat can give rise to thermal decomposition
SPECIAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR FIREFIGHTERS When firefighting conditions are severe and total thermal decomposition of the product is possible, wear full protective clothing, including helmet, self-contained, positive pressure or pressure demand breathing apparatus, bunker coat and pants, bands around arms, waist and legs, face mask, and protective covering for exposed areas of the head.
FURTHER INFORMATION The product itself is not flammable

SECTION 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

SAFEGUARDS (PERSONNEL) Not applicable.
ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTIONS Not applicable.
CONTAINMENT METHOD Collect solid material.

SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE

SAFE HANDLING PRECAUTIONS Avoid creating dust and breathing it. Do not breathe thermal decomposition products. Avoid skin contact with hot material. For industrial or professional use only. Thermal decomposition may generate fumes. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray. An electrostatic charge can potentially build up when processing or conveying product
SAFE STORAGE CONDITIONS Keep containers and product in a cool, well-ventilated place. Storage in climate controlled environments is highly recommended.

SECTION 8: EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

EXPOSURE LIMIT If a component is disclosed in section 3 but does not appear in the table below, an occupational exposure limit is not available for the component.
Ingredient C.A.S. No. Agency Limit Type Additional Comments
Polytetrafluoroethylene 9002-84-0 CMRG TWA (as respirable dust): 5 mg/m3
TWA (as total dust): 10mg/m3
ENGINEERING CONTROLS Provide appropriate local exhaust when product is heated. For those situations where the material might be exposed to extreme overheating, ensure appropriate local exhaust ventilation sufficient to maintain levels of thermal decomposition products below their exposure guidelines. Use general dilution ventilation and/or local exhaust ventilation to control airborne exposures to below relevant Exposure Limits and/or control dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray. If ventilation is not adequate, use respiratory protection equipment.
SKIN/HAND PROTECTION No special protection is required for short time contact with product. If product will be touched for extended periods of time, the use of nitrile rubber gloves is recommended.
EYE/FACE PROTECTION Safety glasses are recommended when exposed to fumes/vapors resultant from thermal decomposition
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION No respiratory protection necessary during normal use. Wear a respirator or self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) when exposed to thermal decomposition products for extended periods of time.

SECTION 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

APPEARANCE Wound strips of different widths and lengths PHYSICAL STATE Solid
COLOR White ODOR Odorless
FLASH POINT Not applicable ODOR THRESHOLD No data available
MELTING POINT 336 - 346°C (PTFE) pH Not Applicable
FLASH POINT No flash point EVAPORATION RATE Not Applicable
BOILING POINT Not applicable VAPOR DENSITY Not Applicable
FLAMMABILITY Product is not flammable VAPOR PRESSURE Not Applicable
FLAMMABLE LIMITS (LEL/UEL) Not applicable SPECIFIC GRAVITY > 0.4 g/cm3
AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE Not applicable PARTITION COEFFICIENT, n-OCTANOL / WATER No data available
SOLUBILITY Insoluble in all common solvents DECOMPOSITION TEMPERATURE No data available
VOC CONTENT < 0.1% VISCOSITY Not applicable

SECTION 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

REACTIVITY No decomposition if stored and applied as directed
CHEMICAL STABILITY The product is chemically stable
POSSIBILITY OF HAZARDOUS REACTIONS Hazardous polymerization will not occur. Small amounts of hazardous gases and/or particulate matter may be released. These may irritate eyes, nose and throat. Large molten masses may give off hazardous gases. Stable under normal conditions.
CONDITIONS TO AVOID To avoid thermal decomposition, do not overheat. Abnormally long processing time or high temperatures can produce irritating and toxic fumes.
INCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS Alkali and alkaline metals, finely divided magnesium and aluminum, potent oxidizers like fluorine (F2). Reactions with metals in powder form occur from 370 degrees C onwards.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS

At elevated temperatures (above 350°C.) thermal decomposition products may include Carbonyl Fluoride, Carbon Oxides and Fluorides, Fluorinated compounds, Hydrogen Fluoride, Perfluoroisobutylene (PFIB), Toxic Vapor, Gas, Particulate.

If the product is exposed to extreme condition of heat from misuse or equipment failure, toxic decomposition products that include hydrogen fluoride and perfluoroisobutylene can occur.

SECTION 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS No data supporting carcinogenic effects in humans for the product or its ingredients.
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS No data is available on the product itself. Product ingredients showed no mutagenic effects on laboratory animals
REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY No data is available on the product itself. Product ingredients showed no reproductive effects on laboratory animals

The signs and symptoms below are related to the components/ingredients contained in the product. If an ingredient listed on section 2 is not listed hereby, it’s because an ingredient may be present below the threshold for labeling, an ingredient may not be available for exposure, or the data may not be relevant to the material as a whole.

Name Exposure method Signs and Symptoms
Overall Product Inhalation

Vapors from heated material may cause irritation of the respiratory system. Signs/symptoms may include cough, sneezing, nasal discharge, headache, hoarseness, and nose and throat pain

During heating: Polymer Fume Fever: Sign/symptoms may include chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, cough, malaise, muscle aches, increased heart rate, fever, chills, sweats, nausea and headache. LD50 data not available for the product.

Skin Contact

During heating: Thermal Burns: Signs/symptoms may include intense pain, redness and swelling, and tissue destruction.

Mechanical Skin irritation may occur if dust is released: signs/symptoms may include abrasion, redness, pain, and itching.

LD50 data not available for the product

Eye Contact Vapors from heated material may cause eye irritation. Signs/symptoms may include redness, swelling, pain, tearing, and blurred or hazy vision.
Ingestion Gastrointestinal Irritation: Signs/symptoms may include abdominal pain, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
Polytetrafluoroethylene Skin Contact No significant irritation or sensitization in humans or animals
LD50 estimated to be > 5,000 mg/kg
Ingestion LD50 estimated to be > 5,000 mg/kg

SECTION 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

The product itself is not considered a hazardous substance or mixture.

SECTION 13: DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

WASTE FROM RESIDUES / UNUSED PRODUCTS:
Dispose of in accordance with federal, state and local regulations. This product is not a hazardous waste under RCRA, 40 CFR 261 in its original form. If this product is mixed with other materials and/or physically changed, it should be evaluated to assure that the resulting mixture/material does not meet the criteria for listing hazardous waste as specified in 40 CFR 261.11.

SECTION 14: TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Not regulated in transportation by DOT/IMO/IATA.

SECTION 15: REGULATORY INFORMATION

US FEDERAL REGULATIONS:

311/312 Hazard Categories:
Fire Hazard: No
Pressure Hazard: No
Reactivity Hazard: No
Immediate Hazard: No
Delayed Hazard: No

CHEMICAL INVENTORIES: This product is an article as defined by TSCA regulations and is exempt from TSCA inventory listing requirements.

This product complies with EU RoHS and REACH regulations
This product does not have components listed in GADSL (Global Automotive Declarable Substance List)

SECTION 16: OTHER INFORMATION

Additional advice: Consult Technetics PTFE & Polymer Solutions if the material is to be used for special applications such as in the food industry or for hygiene, medical or surgical end-use.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this Safety Data Sheet is correct to the best of our knowledge, information and belief at the date of its publication. The information given is designed only as a guidance for safe handling, use, processing, storage, transportation, disposal and release and is not to be considered a warranty or quality specification. The information provided herein is related only to the specific product designated and may not be applicable where such product is used in combination with any other materials or in any process. NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OF ANY OTHER NATURE, ARE MADE HEREUNDER. The user of this product has the sole responsibility to determine the suitability of the product for any use and manner of use intended. This document may be revised after its issuance, and the user should refer to the most current version.

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