International Paper -- Nevamar

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

SECTION I - PRODUCT INFORMATION

PRODUCT NAME: Nevamar High Pressure Decorative Laminate®
CHEMICAL NAME: Laminated Plastic
CHEMICAL FORMULA: Not Applicable Due to Composite Nature of Product
CHEMICAL FAMILY:Plastic Composite
PRODUCT USE:Decorative Surface Covering

MANUFACTURER'S NAME AND ADDRESS:
International Paper
Decorative Products Division
7240 Parkway Drive, Suite 310
Hanover, Maryland 21076

TECHNICAL CONTACT: Phil Slowiak, Manager, Environment, Health & Safety
INFORMATION TELEPHONE NUMBER: (410) 519-2153 (Eastern Standard Time)
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: Chemtrec (800) 424-9300

SECTION II - HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS

No hazardous components according to 29 CFR 1910.1200.
Nuisance dust may be generated during cutting or sanding operations.
Nuisance dust is considered as "Particulates Not Otherwise Classified" or "Particulates Not Otherwise Regulated".
                                 OSHA PEL        ACGIH TLV

Particulates Not Otherwise  ---  TWA 15 mg/m3    TWA 10 mg/m3
  Classified or Regulated        (Total Dust)    (Inhalable Particulate)
                                 STEL None       STEL None	

Particulates Not Otherwise  ---  TWA 5 mg/m3     TWA 3 mg/m3
  Classified or Regulated        (Respirable Particulate)
                                 STEL None       STEL None

SECTION III - PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

APPEARANCE AND ODOR: Laminate sheet. No discernible odor.
MOLECULAR WEIGHT: Not applicable due to composite nature of product.
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.2 @ 70 F
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Insoluble in water.
pH: Not applicable as product is solid.

SECTION IV - FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA:

FLASH POINT: Product has no flashpoint per Pensky Martins Closed Cup method.
FIRE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: This material is considered a "Class A" type combustible material. Use water, foam or dry chemical to extinguish.
FLAMMABLE LIMITS: Not applicable as material does not form a vapor in air.
SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: No special procedures required.
UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: Minimize accumulation of dust from cutting or sanding operations through use of local ventilation systems. High airborne concentrations of combustible dusts may be explosive if contacted with an ignition source.
HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION PRODUCTS: Thermal decomposition may release toxic and/or hazardous gases.

SECTION V - REACTIVITY DATA

STABILITY: Product is stable.
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Avoid exposure to open flame.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Thermal decomposition may release toxic and/or hazardous gases.
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur.

SECTION VI - HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

EXPOSURE FROM ROUTINE USE: Dust from cutting or sanding operations can cause irritation to the eyes, respiratory system and skin.
EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE: Exposure to elevated dust levels may cause irritation to the eyes and respiratory system. Prolonged skin exposure to dust may cause drying of the skin.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE: Potential routes of exposure are inhalation as well as skin and eye contact.

EMERGENCY FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
EYE CONTACT: Wash eyes immediately with large amounts or water, occasionally lifting upper and lower lids, until no evidence of dust remains (approximately 15 - 20 minutes).
SKIN CONTACT:Wash affected area with soap and water to remove residual dust.
INHALATION: Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately.
INGESTION: Treat symptomatically and supportively if dust is ingested.

OTHER: The resin used to make this plastic contains small amounts of formaldehyde. The cured plastic may emit small amounts of formaldehyde during fabrication or if heating of the product occurs. Air testing of representative fabrication operations indicates that formaldehyde releases are minimal and formaldehyde air concentrations are below regulatory standards. Formaldehyde has been identified as a skin sensitizer in low concentrations and as a probable human carcinogen (IARC-2A, pharyngeal cancer excess in formaldehyde exposed workers).

SECTION VII - TOXICITY DATA

ORAL: No data available.
DERMAL: No data available.
INHALATION: No data available.
EYE: No data available.
CARCINOGENCITY: Product has not been tested for carcinogenicity.

SECTION VIII - SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

WORK AND HYGIENE PRACTICES:Wear safety glasses or goggles in fabrication operations that may generate airborne dust. Wear gloves during exposure to dust or frequently wash hands to remove residual dust. Maintain airborne dust limits below the exposure limits. Minimize dust generation and accumulation from fabrication operations. Sweep up dust. Avoid blowing dust with compressed air. Avoid exposure of dust to open flame and ignition sources. Electrically ground and bond all equipment used for fabrication operations.

STORAGE AND HANDLING PRACTICES: No special requirements for the products. Store dust away from heat, ignition sources and oxidizing agents.

PROTECTIVE PRACTICES DURING MAINTENANCE OF CONTAMINATED EQUIPMENT: Do not use compressed air to remove dust from equipment. Sweep or wash dust from unit.

VENTILATION AND ENGINEERING CONTROLS: Provide adequate general and local exhaust ventilation to maintain airborne concentrations below the exposure limits. Enclose fabrication operations, where possible, to minimize dust dispersion into other work areas.

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Where dust exposures may exceed the regulatory standards, respirators should be selected by and used under the direction of a trained health and safety professional following requirements found in OSHA's respirator standard (29 CFR 1910.134) and ANSI's standard for respirator protection (Z88.2-1992).

EYE PROTECTION: Wear ANSI-approved safety glasses or goggles in fabrication operations that may generate airborne dust.

HAND AND BODY PROTECTION: To prevent drying of skin, wear gloves during exposure to dust or frequently wash hands to remove residual dust. Use hand lotion to moisten hands.

SECTION IX - SPILL, LEAK AND DISPOSAL PROCEDURES

IN CASE MATERIAL IS SPILLED OR RELEASED: This material is a non-hazardous waste. Dispose of dust or excess material according to applicable federal, state and local regulations.

SECTION X - REGULATORY INFORMATION

DOT: Product not regulated by D.O.T.

Additional Requirements for State of California: Warning: Decorative laminate products contain formaldehyde, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Laminates contain small amounts of residual formaldehyde that may be released in measureable quantities when stored in bulk quantities.
MSDS NUMBER: NLP
Document Number: N9727-0703
Updated: 8/1/97
Supersedes: 1/15/97
Provided by: Katrina Myers, Decorative Products Division

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