Virginia KMP -- ALKI-FOAM -- CAT. NO.:   AKF 1, AKF 5, AKF 55

SECTION I - IDENTIFICATION
PRODUCT: ALKI-FOAM    CAT. NO.:   AKF 1, AKF 5, AKF 55
MANUFACTURED BY:                TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
Virginia KMP Corporation        Office:      1-(214) 330-7731
4100 Platinum Way               Emergency Only:   1-(800) 424-9300
Dallas, Texas 75237

SECTION II - HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
OSHA Hazardous Components (29 CFR 1910.1200)            
Sodium Hydroxide   (CAS# 1310-73-2)  
EXPOSURE LIMITS: 8 HR. TWA          
OSHA PE     CL   2 mg/m3
ACGIH TLV   CL   2 mg/m3
                            
SECTION III - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATIONS

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW:   DANGER!  Corrosive to all body tissues.  Avoid
contact with skin or eyes.  Harmful if inhaled or swallowed.

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS:
   INHALATION:   Inhalation of vapor or mist is corrosive to
                 respiratory tract.
   EYE CONTACT:   Liquid or vapors are corrosive to eyes.
   SKIN CONTACT:   Liquid or vapors are corrosive to skin.
   INGESTION:   Toxic.  May cause severe damage, perforation, and
                 scarring of gastrointestinal tract.
   CHRONIC Effects:   Chemical pneumonitis.
   NOTE: CARCINOGENICITY: 
     LISTED IN NTP? No    IARC? No    OSHA Regulated? No

SECTION IV - FIRST AID MEASURES
INHALATION:   Remove victim to fresh air and, if needed, immediately begin
artificial respiration.  Give oxygen if breathing is labored.  Get
emergency medical help.  Contact a physician immediately.
EYE CONTACT:   Flush eyes with water for 15 minutes.  Get medical
attention if symptoms develop and persist.
SKIN CONTACT:   Flush with water or soap and water for 15 minutes or until
all traces have been removed.  Seek medical attention if symptoms develop
and persist.
INGESTION:   Do NOT induce vomiting, get immediate medical attention.
SECTION V - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
FLASHPOINT (TEST METHOD):   None
FLAMMABLE LIMITS:   LOWER:   NA       UPPER:   NA
AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE:   NA
GENERAL HAZARD:   Toxic fumes of Na2O, SOx
FIRE FIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS:   Approach fire from upwind side.  Avoid
breathing smoke, fumes, mist, or vapors on the downwind side.
Firefighters wear protective clothing and self contained breathing
apparatus.

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA:   Dry powder, carbon dioxide (CO2), water fog or
spray.
HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION PRODUCTS:   Smoke, toxic fumes of Na2O, CO, CO2, SOx.

SECTION VI - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
LAND SPILL:   Flush to sewer with large amounts of water, at least 10
parts water to 1 part cleaner.  LARGE SPILLS: Pick up with absorbent
media, vacuum truck or pump.  Place in non-leaking containers for proper
disposal or salvage.  Notify proper local, state and federal authorities.
WATER SPILL:   Notify proper authorities.
Clean up leaks/spills immediately to prevent soil or water contamination.

SECTION VII - HANDLING AND STORAGE
HANDLING:   Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothing.  After handling
this product, wash hands before eating, drinking, or smoking.  If contact
occurs, remove contaminated clothing.  If needed, take first aid action
shown in section IV.  Launder contaminated clothing before reuse.
STORAGE:   Store away from strong acid, acidic materials.
 
SECTION VIII - EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
ENGINEERING CONTROLS:   Local exhaust recommended.
PERSONAL PROTECTION:   Wear chemical impervious gloves and full face
shield.  Use boots, aprons, drench showers, eye wash as needed for
protection against spills and/or splashes.

SECTION IX - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
VAPOR PRESSURE: ND
VAPOR DENSITY (Air=1):>1
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.2
EVAPORATION RATE (N-BUTYL ACETATE=1):<1
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Complete
VOC (G/L):    NA
pH: 13.5 - 14.0
FREEZING POINT:   ND
BOILING POINT: 212 F
APPEARANCE & ODOR: Purple foam, bland odor

SECTION X - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
STABILITY:   Stable.
CONDITIONS TO AVOID:   High temperatures.
MATERIALS TO AVOID:   Strong acids, acidic materials.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS:   From combustion: smoke, carbon
monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxides of sulfur, Na2O.
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION:   Will not occur.

SECTION XI - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Sodium hydroxide   
LDLo:   500 mg/kg   (oral - rat)
         50  g/24 hr   SEV   (eye - rabbit)
        500 mg/24 hr   SEV   (skin - rabbit)

SECTION XII - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Sodium hydroxide      
125 ppm / 96 hr / mosquito fish / TLm / fresh water
180 ppm / 23 hr / oysters / lethal / salt water

SECTION XIII - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Dispose as hazardous waste.  Classification and documentation is required
before disposal.  Follow all local, state and federal regulations.

SECTION XIV - TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Sodium Hydroxide,Solution, 8, UN 1824,  PGII
HAZARD CLASS:      8
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:   UN 1824
DOT Emergency Guide #:   154
Reportable Quantity (RQ):   200 gallons (sodium hydroxide)
International:
     Sodium Hydroxide,Solution, 8, UN 1824, PG II,IMDG 8226

SECTION XV - REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA (Toxic Substance Control Act):   Components of this product are
listed on the TSCA Inventory.
CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability
Act):   The reportable quantity is 200 gallons (sodium hydroxide).
   Contact local authorities for other reporting requirements.
SARA TITLE III (Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act):   No
components are listed.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65:   Not listed.
SECTION XVI - OTHER INFORMATION
State Right-to-Know Programs:   MA, NJ, PA
NFPA Ratings
   Health:      3
   Flammability:   0
   Reactivity:   1
HMIS Protective Equipment:   X   See your supervisor