San Diego Plastics, Inc.
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National City  CA  91950
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Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

Material Safety Data Sheet Valid from August 4, 1998

Product: UHMW PE-natural or colored

1. Identification of the substance/preparation and of the company/undertaking.
  San Diego Plastics, Inc.
  2220 McKinley Avenue
  National City, CA 91950


2. Composition/Information on Ingredients
  Chemical characteristics: Polyethylene, Additives
  Carcinogenic Substances: Neither the base product nor any of the additives are known to be carcinogenic.


3. Hazards Identification
  No particular hazards known.


4. First Aid Measures
  Contact with Eyes: This product is in solid sheet form. Always use proper eye protection when cutting or machining this material. In the event that dust or particles contact the eyes during subsequent machining or cutting, administer eyewash in same manner consistent with company safety policy and consult physician. The particles are not considered to be otherwise hazardous.
  Inhalation: NA
  Following Contact with Skin: After contact with molten product, cool quickly with cold water. Do not pull product from skin. See physician for medical treatment.


5. Fire Fighting Measures
  Suitable Extinguishing Agents: water, foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide
  In Case of Fire, the Following Hazardous Gases can be Produced: CO2 and CO
  Special Protective Equipment: For major fires, Self-contained breathing apparatus and personal protective equipment may be needed for large fires.


6. Handling and Storage
  Product includes a combustible polymer. Store in a manner as not to expose to open flame or temperatures above the crystalline melt range listed below.


7. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
  General Protective Measures: No protective clothing is required for handling this product. Avoid contact of molten material with the skin.


8. Accidental Release Measures
  None Required


9. Physical and Chemical Properties
  Appearance: solid plastic
  Odor: None
  Physical Characteristics: Crystalline Melt Temperature: 120-140șC
  Ignition Temperature: >360șC
  Solubility: Non Soluble in Water


10. Stability and Reactivity
  Thermal Decomposition: >390șC
  Hazardous Reactions: No hazards known.


11. Toxicological Information
  Remarks: According to experience, this product is considered to be harmless to health if handled in the correct manner.


12. Ecological Information
  Disposal: This product can normally be disposed of as normal solid waste for landfills. However, San Diego Plastics holds no liability for disposal of this product. It is the user responsibility to comply with all local and state laws for proper disposal. Always consult the local regulatory agencies for proper disposal.
  Remarks: The product is insoluble in water. Specific tests have not been run on this specific product, but it is not expected to be harmful to fish or bacteria. Always comply with local regulatory agencies for rules for proper disposal.


13. Transport Information
  This product is considered a non-hazardous product.


14. Regulatory Information
  None specified. Always check with local authorities.


15. Other Information
  This information is believed by the technical staff at San Diego Plastics to be true and accurate for the normal and intended use of this product as of the date that this MSDS sheet was produced. Since San Diego Plastics has no control over the actual use of this product, it is sole responsibility of the user to determine the proper protection with regards to safety and disposal of this product. San Diego Plastics further recommends consulting local regulatory agencies to determine applicable laws and regulations.

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