DOW CORNING -- POLYETHYLENE 779I -- 6810-00N044778
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:POLYETHYLENE 779I
MSDS Date:12/03/1991
FSC:6810
NIIN:00N044778
MSDS Number: BSCJN
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:DOW CORNING
Address:SOUTH SAGINAW RD
City:MIDLAND
State:MI
ZIP:48686
Country:US
Info Phone Num:517-496-6000
Emergency Phone Num:517-493-5900
Preparer's Name:JACK L. SHENEBERGER
CAGE:5D028
=== Contractor Identification ===
Company Name:DOW CORNING CORP
Address:3901 S SAGINAW RD
Box:997
City:MIDLAND
State:MI
ZIP:48686-0997
Country:US
Phone:517-496-6000/517-496-6315
CAGE:5D028
Company Name:DOW CORNING CORP
Address:2200 W SALZBURG RD
Box:City:AUBURN
State:MI
ZIP:48611
Country:US
Phone:517-496-4388
CAGE:71984

=============  Composition/Information on Ingredients  =============

Ingred Name:ETHYLENE POLYMERS, PYROLYZATE; (POLYETHYLENE HOMOPOLYMER)
CAS:9002-88-4
RTECS #:KX3270000
Fraction by Wt: 100%
OSHA PEL:N/K 
ACGIH TLV:N/K 

=====================  Hazards Identification  =====================

LD50 LC50 Mixture:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.
Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:YES  Ingestion:NO
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:EYE:SOLID OR DUST MAY CAUSE IRRITATION
    OR CORNEAL INJURY DUE TO MECHANICAL ACTION. SKIN
    CONTACT:ESSENTIALLY NONIRRITATING. MECHANICAL INJURY ONLY. SKIN
    ABSORPTION:SINGLE PROLONGED EXPOSURE IS NOT LIKE LY TO RESULT IN
    MATERIAL BEING ABSORBEDIN HARMFUL AMOUNTS. INGEST:MAY CAUSE CHOKING
    IF SWALLOWED. (EFTS OF OVEREXP)
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:NOT RELEVANT
Effects of Overexposure:HLTH HAZ:SINGLE DOSE ORAL TOXICITY IS BELIEVED
    TO BE VERY LOW. CONSIDERED PHYSIOLOGICALLY INERT. INHAL:VAPORS ARE
    UNLIKELY DUE TO PHYSICAL PROPERTIES. SINGLE EXPOSURE TO DUST IS NOT
    LIKELY TO BE HAZAR DOUS.
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

=======================  First Aid Measures  =======================

First Aid:INGEST:CALL MD IMMEDIATELY . NO ADVERSE EFFECTS EXPECTED
    (MFR). INHAL:REMOVE TO FRESH AIR. SUPPORT BREATHING (GIVE O*2/ARTF
    RESP) . NO ADVERSE EFFECTS EXPECTED (MFR). EYES:IRRIGATE IMMEDIA
    TELY W/WATER FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES. MECHANICAL IRRITATION ONLY.
    SKIN:WASH OFF IN FLOWING WATER OR SHOWER.

=====================  Fire Fighting Measures  =====================

Extinguishing Media:WATER FOG, FOAM, ALCOHOL FOAM, CO*2, DRY CHEMICAL.
Fire Fighting Procedures:USE NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED SCBA & FULL PROTECTIVE
    EQUIPMENT .
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:DENSE SMOKE EMITTED WHEN BURNED W/OUT
    SUFFICIENT OXYGEN. ACCUMULATION OF FINE DUST PARTICLES COULD POSE
    AN EXPLOSION HAZARD.

==================  Accidental Release Measures  ==================

Spill Release Procedures:SWEEP UP & DISCARD.
Neutralizing Agent:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

======================	Handling and Storage  ======================

Handling and Storage Precautions:PRACTICE REASONABLE CARE & CAUTION IN
    HANDLING.
Other Precautions:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

=============  Exposure Controls/Personal Protection  =============

Respiratory Protection:NO RESPIRATORY PROTECTION SHOULD BE NEEDED.
    NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED RESPIRATOR APPROPRIATE FOR EXPOSURE OF CONCERN
    .
Ventilation:GOOD GENERAL VENTILATION SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT.
Protective Gloves:IMPERVIOUS GLOVES .
Eye Protection:SAFETY GLASSES.
Other Protective Equipment:NO PRECAUTIONS OTHER THAN CLEAN
    BODY-COVERING CLOTHING SHOULD BE NEEDED.
Work Hygienic Practices:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.
Supplemental Safety and Health
HAZ DECOMP PROD:TO PRODUCE TRACE HYDROCARBONS, ALDEHYDES, ORGANIC ACIDS
    & ALCOHOLS IN LIMITED QUANTITIES. COMPLETE COMBUSTION RESULTS IN
    CARBON DIOXIDE & WATER.

==================  Physical/Chemical Properties  ==================

HCC:N1
Spec Gravity:0.91-0.97
Solubility in Water:NIL
Appearance and Odor:TRANSLUCENT WHITE, SOLID PELLETS OR GRANULES; NO
    ODOR.

=================  Stability and Reactivity Data  =================

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
NONE
Stability Condition to Avoid:TEMPERATURES >572F, 300C WILL RELEASE
    COMBUSTIBLE GASES.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:DECOMP PRODS DEPEND ON TEMP, OTHER
    MATLS PRESENT & AIR SUPPLY. DURING THERMAL PROCESSING THIS MATL CAN
    DEGRADE (SUPDAT)

====================  Disposal Considerations  ====================

Waste Disposal Methods:BURY IN LANDFILL IN AN ADEQUATE INCINERATOR
    I/A/W APPLICABLE LOCAL, STATE & FEDERAL REGULATIONS.

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