PvDC COATED FILM SAFETY SHEET
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POLYESTER FILM, POLYVINYLIDENE CHLORIDE (PVdC) COATED

CHEMICAL PRODUCT / COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Material Identification

Polyester film (called PET film), PVdC coated.

Product Use

OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) requirements for Material Safety Data Sheets do not apply to the product described in this information sheet. This product is excluded as an article.

Company Identification

Manufacturer / Distributor

Product is manufactured by AMPEF members.

Transport Emergency

CHEMTREC: 1-800-424-9300

COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Components


Material

CAS Number
 

Oriented polyester film with polyvinylidene
chloride (PVdC) coating. May contain a
co-extrusion layer. Various fillers or
additives used to modify the physical
appearance and / or surface properties
may be present.
   

Base Film:
Polyethylene Terephthalate


25038-59-9
 

PVdC Coating:
Poly(Vinylidene Chloride / Methyl
Methacrylate)
   

Coextrusion Layer (If Present):
Isophthalate Copolymer


24938-04-3
 

The following fillers and / or additives may be present:
   

Barium Sulfate

7727-43-7
 
Titanium Dioxide 13463-67-7  
Poly(Ethylene / Vinyl Acetate)    
Acrylic Polymer    
Polypropylene 9003-07-0  
Polyvinyl Alcohol 9002-89-5  
Silica 7631-86-9  
Silicone    
Carbon Black (Only in Black Films) 1333-86-4  
Aluminum 7429-90-5  


HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Emergency Overview

   

Appearance:
Solid film  
Odor: Odorless  


No known health hazards at ambient temperature. Read the entire MSDS for a more thorough evaluation of the hazards.

Potential Health Effects

High temperature operations using PET films can produce fumes or vapors of decomposition products of polyethylene terphthalate, isophthalate polymer, and polyvinylidene chloride. The type and quantity of the fumes or vapors will vary based on temperature, time and other variables. These fumes or vapors may cause eye, nose, throat, or respiratory irritation, or other effects such as headache.

Molten polymer can cause thermal burns.

Exposure to components used as fillers is not likely as these are encapsulated in the polymer and fully incorporated into the film.

FIRST AID MEASURES

First Aid

Inhalation

No specific intervention is indicated as the compound is not likely to be hazardous by inhalation.

However, if exposed to fumes from overheating or combustion, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Call a physician if necessary.

Skin Contact

The compound is not likely to be hazardous by skin contact but cleansing the skin after use is advisable.

If molten material gets on skin, cool rapidly with cold water. Do not attempt to remove material from skin. Obtain medical treatment for thermal burn.

Eye Contact

In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician.

Ingestion

Ingestion is not an expected route of exposure during normal use of the product. If ingested, consult a physician.

Notes to Physicians

Prolonged eye irritation may occur from pieces of debris sticking to the eyeball or eyelids.

FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Flammable Properties

Non-metallized films can be combusted only by remaining in contact with flame. If flame source is stationary, non-metallized films will shrink away and self-extinguish. Non-metallized film remaining in contact with flame can continue to burn slowly, dropping flaming liquid, which can spread the fire. Metallized films may support combustion if ignited.

Hazardous gases / vapors produced in fire are carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, organic acids, aldehydes, alcohols, and hydrogen chloride (HCl).

During processing, film may pick up a strong static charge. Avoid discharge into dust or solvent laden air as a flash fire or explosion may result.

Extinguishing Media

Water, Foam, Dry Chemical, CO2

Fire Fighting Instructions

Keep personnel removed and upwind of fire. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus. Wear full protective equipment.

ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Safeguards (Personnel)

NOTE: Review FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES and Handling (Personnel) sections before proceeding with cleanup. Use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment during cleanup.

Spill Cleanup

Sweep up to avoid slipping hazard.

HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling (Personnel)

Do not breathe vapors or fumes that may be evolved during processing.

Avoid skin contact with sharp film edges.

Handling (Physical Aspects)

Rolls of film may telescope. Use caution when handling.

Rolled film should be stored at intended processing temperature for approximately 24 hours prior to use.

Plastic packaging materials can pick up a static charge. Polyester film rolls packaged with shrink wrap (or other plastic overwrap) should be opened or unwrapped only in non-process areas where ignition sources, such as solvents, are not in use or in storage.

Storage

Store away from heat and sources of ignition. Do not store in direct sunlight. Avoid prolonged storage in high or low temperatures. Recommended storage temperatures are 20F (-7C) to 100F (38C).

EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

Engineering Controls

General exhaust is acceptable except where overheating can occur during processing. High temperature operations may require use of local exhaust ventilation to keep employee exposure below recommended limits.

Movement of film over metal or rollers will produce a surface static charge on the film. Consider processing design and procedures that will reduce or dissipate this charge, and eliminate the possibility of unwanted electrical discharge to people, equipment, and materials.

Personal Protective Equipment

Eye / Face Protection

Wear safety glasses.

Respiratory Protection

Respirators are not needed for normal use.

Where airborne concentrations are expected to exceed exposure limits, a NIOSH approved respirator should be selected based on the form and concentration of the contaminant in air and in accordance with OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard CFR 1910.134.

Protective Clothing

If there is potential for contact with hot / molten material, wear heat-resistant impervious clothing and footwear.

Special protective clothing is not needed for normal use. Gloves are recommended as good industrial practice.

Exposure Guidelines

Applicable Exposure Limits


Polyethylene Terephthalate

PEL (OSHA)

None established
  TLV (ACGIH) None established


PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Physical Data

Form: Transparent film
Color: Colorless to black (depending on film type)
Odor: Negligible
Melting Point: ~260C (~500F) (PET base film - coextrusion layer or coatings may melt at lower temperatures)
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Specific Gravity: 1.2 - 1.4
Vapor Pressure: Negligible @ 20C (68F)

STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Chemical Stability

Stable at normal temperatures and storage conditions.

Incompatibility with Other Materials

Strong acids and bases may hydrolyze the film.

Decomposition

Combustion can produce hydrogen chloride, carbon oxides and hydrocarbon oxidation products, including organic acids, aldehydes, and alcohols.

Polymerization

Polymerization will not occur.

TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Animal Data


Polyethylene Terephthalate

Oral ALD:

> 10,000 mg / kg in rats


Polyethylene Terephthalate is not a skin irritant, but is a mild eye irritant.

Toxic effects from short exposures by inhalation resulted in no adverse effects.

Toxic effects from short exposures by ingestion resulted in no adverse effects.

Animal testing indicates that Polyethylene Terephthalate does not have carcinogenic, mutagenic, developmental, or reproductive effects.

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicological Information

Aquatic Toxicity

No information is available. Toxicity is expected to be low based on insolubility in water.

DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste Disposal

Preferred options for disposal are (1) recycling, (2) incineration with energy recovery, and (3) landfill. The high fuel value of this product makes option (2) very desirable for material that cannot be recycled. Treatment, storage, transportation, and disposal must be in accordance with applicable Federal, State / Provincial, and Local regulations.

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Shipping Information

DOT
Proper Shipping Name: Not regulated

REGULATORY INFORMATION

U.S. Federal Regulations

TSCA Inventory Status:

Check status with individual manufacturer.

State Regulations (U.S.)

State Right-To-Know

WARNING - SUBSTANCES KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE
CANCER, BIRTH DEFECTS, OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM - Check status with individual manufacturer.

SUBSTANCES ON THE PENNSYLVANIA HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE LIST THAT MAY BE PRESENT AT A CONCENTRATION OF 1% OR MORE (0.01% FOR SPECIAL HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES) - Check status with individual manufacturer.

SUBSTANCES ON THE NEW JERSEY WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE LIST THAT MAY BE PRESENT AT A CONCENTRATION OF 1% OR MORE (0.1% FOR SUBSTANCES IDENTIFIED AS CARCINOGENS, MUTAGENS, OR TERATOGENS) - Check status with individual manufacturer.

OTHER INFORMATION

NFPA, NPCA-HMIS

NFPA Rating
Health: 1
Flammability: 1
Reactivity: 0

NPCA-HMIS Rating
Health: 0
Flammability: 1
Reactivity: 0

Additional Information

Medical Use

For medical applications, please contact manufacturers for details.


The data in this Material Safety Data Sheet relates only to the specific material designated herein and does not relate to use in combination with any other material or in any process.

     
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