LYDALL -- LYTHERM LDF

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET -- Date Revised: Feb., 1996

Grades: BLANKET AND PAPER 1/16", 1/8",1/4", 3/8". 
 
I. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION 

Trade Name: LYTHERM LDF
Manufacturer: Lydall Technical Papers
P.O. Box 1960
Rochester, NH 03867
Telephone: 1-603-332-4600/4605
 
II. PRODUCT INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENT NAME
CAS NUMBER
%
PEL AND TLV
(except as noted)
Acrylic latex  NA  0 - 12  NA 
Continuous inorganic filament (minimum diameter is 6 microns)  65997-17-3  90 - 100  5 mg/cu. m. 
OSHA respirable dust. 

15 mg/cu. m. 
OSHA Total dust. 

10 mg/cu.m. 
(TWA) ACGIH*  for Particulates Not Otherwise Classified.

NA: Not Applicable
* American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygenists
 
III. PHYSICAL DATA

Appearance and Odor: White paper or paperboard. No odor.
Water Solubility (%): Insoluble.
 
IV. FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA

Flash Point: Unknown. The acrylic latex in this product will burn.
Extinguishing Media: Water, carbon dioxide, foam, dry chemical, Halon.
Unusual Fire of Explosion Hazards: None.
Special Fire-Fighting Procedures: None.
 
V. HEALTH HAZARDS

A. Summary/Risks

Summary: The ingredients in this product are not listed as carcinogens by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or OSHA .

Medical conditions which may be aggravated: Pre-existing upper respiratory and lung diseases may be aggravated by dust.
Target Organs: Skin, eyes, lungs.
Acute Health Effects: Mechanical irritation of respiratory system, skin, and eyes.
Chronic Health Effects: None known.
Primary Entry Route(s): Inhalation, eye and skin contact.
 

B. Signs/Symptoms of Overexposure

Inhalation: Overexposure to dust may cause irritation or soreness in the throat and nose.
Skin Contact: Irritation or rash.
Eyes: Irritation or inflammation of the eyes.
Ingestion: May cause irritation to the gastro-intestinal tract.
 

C. First Aid/Emergency Procedures

Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Drink water to clear throat. Blow nose to evacuate fibers.
Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting.
Eyes: Flush with clean water for 15 minutes.

CONSULT A PHYSICIAN IF ANY SYMPTOMS PERSIST.
 
VI. REACTIVITY DATA

Chemical Incompatibilities: Hydrofluoric acid and strong alkalis.
Conditions to Avoid: None in designed use.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: None known.
 
VII. SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Procedures for Spill/Leak: Use a dust suppressant if swept up.
Waste Management: This product is not listed as a hazardous waste nor does it exhibit any characteristics of a hazardous waste.
 
VIII. SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

HMIS rating: Health = 1 Flammability =1 Reactivity = 0 Personal Protection = C
Goggles: If processing or handling this material creates excessive dust, goggles and face shield are recommended.
Gloves: Use barrier gloves if handling produces skin irritation.
Respiration: 3M 9900 or equivalent below TLV are recommended. Above TLV use MSA COMFO-II or equivalent.
Ventilation: Ventilate to minimize airborne fibers.
Other: Wash hands after handling. Wash contaminated clothing separately. Disposable coveralls are recommended if excessive dusting occurs.
 
IX. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Special Handling/Storage: Keep this material dry.
Special Workplace Engineering Controls: Ventilate to minimize airborne dust.
 
X. REGULATORY

SARA TITLE III: This product does not contain any substances reportable under SARA Title III, Sections 302, 304, and 313.
TSCA INVENTORY: All substances contained in this product are listed in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Inventory.
DOT CLASS: Not regulated.
CANADA: The main ingredient in this product, continuous inorganic filament, is listed in the Provisional Domestic Substances List as "glass, oxide, chemical".

Prepared/Revised By: Ed Minerowicz Title: Process Control Mgr. As of the date of preparation of this document, the foregoing information is believed to comply with applicable federal and state law(s). However, no warranty or representation with respect to such information is intended or given.