SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER
Product Name : Carbon Black Includes all grades as manufactured by Carbon simorgh co.
Recommended Use : Reinforcing filler in rubber products, pigment in polymers and printing inks.
Supplier Name : CARBON SIMORGH CO.
SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Carbon black may produce eye irritation.
The product is not skin irritant.
Infiltration Trough skin:
Infiltration is not probable, carbon black being a dry solid material.
Specific effect is not known.
At high concentrations of carbon black dust (above TLV) inhalation may produce irritation of lungs.
SECTION 3. COMPOSITION / INGREDIENTS INFORMATION
Carbon Black, amorphous (99% by weight))
Chemical formula: C
CAS number: 1333-86-4
SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Take affected persons into fresh air, if necessary. Remove from exposure. Short-term exposures to elevated concentrations may produce temporary discomfort to the upper respiratory tract, which may result in coughing and wheezing.
Carbon black is not a chemical irritant. Treat symptomatically for mechanical irritation. Rinse eyes thoroughly with large volumes of water keeping eyelid open to remove dust. If irritation persists or symptoms develop, seek medical attention.
Wash hands and other exposed skin with mild soap and water (repeat washing may be necessary to remove carbon black). If symptoms develop, seek medical attention.
No adverse effects are expected from carbon black ingestion. Do not induce vomiting. If conscious, rinse mouth with water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
SECTION 5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Extinguishing Media :
Use foam, carbon dioxide (CO2), dry chemical powder or water fog.
DO NOT USE high pressure water stream as this may spread burning powder (burning powder will float).
Hazards from Combustion Products:
Products of combustion include carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxides of sulphur.
It may not be obvious that carbon black is burning unless the material is stirred and sparks are apparent. Carbon black that has been on fire should be observed closely for at least 48 hours to ensure no smouldering material is present.
Precautions for Fire Fighters and Special Protective Equipment :
Wear full protective fire fighting gear including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for protection against possible exposure.
Closed containers exposed to fire may be cooled with water.
SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and respiratory protection.
Methods and Materials for Containment and Clean-up Procedures :
Small spills Should be vacuumed when possible. Dry sweeping is not recommended due to the creation of dust in the atmosphere. A vacuum equipped with HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filtration is recommended. If necessary, light water spray will reduce dust for dry sweeping.
Large Spills Evaluate the possibility of recovering and reusing the material. Large spills may be shovelled into containers.
Environmental Carbon black poses no significant environmental hazards. As a matter of Precautions good practice, minimise contamination of sewerage water, soil, groundwater, and storm water or any other drainage systems or bodies of water.
SECTION 7. HANDLING & STORAGE
Avoid dust exposures above the occupational exposure limit. Wash exposed skin daily. Use local exhaust ventilation to control exposures to below occupational exposure limit. Fine dust may cause electrical shorts and is capable of penetrating electrical equipment unless tightly sealed. If hot work (welding, torch cutting,etc.) is required the immediate work area must be cleared of carbon black product and dust.
Store in dry place away from ignition sources and strong oxidizers. Before
entering closed vessels and confined spaces containing carbon black test for adequate oxygen, flammable gases and potential toxic air contaminants (e.g.,CO). Follow safe practices when entering confined spaces.
SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION
Maximum carbon black dust content in air by U.S. standards is 3.5 mg/m3, by German standards 6 mg/m3, by U.K. standards 3,5 mg/m3.
Use process enclosures and/or exhaust ventilation to keep airborne dust concentrations below the occupational exposure limit.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
No special eye protection is normally required. Where splashing is possible, wear safety glasses with side shields as a good safety practice.
Wear impervious protective clothing to prevent skin contact. Selection of protective clothing may include gloves, apron, boots, and complete facial protection depending on operations conducted. Users should determine acceptable performance characteristics of protective clothing. Consider physical requirements and other substances present when selecting protective clothing. Suggested materials for protective gloves include: No skin protection is ordinarily required under normal conditions of use.
Respiratory Protection: Wear a NIOSH approved respirator that provides protection when working with this material if exposure to harmful levels of airborne material may occur, such as: Air-Purifying Respirator for Dusts and Mists.
SECTION 9. PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Appearance: powder or pellet
Molecular formula: C
Molecular weight (as carbon): 12
Density (20°C): 1.7 – 1.9 g/cm3
Bulk density: 20 – 680 kg/m3
200 – 680 kg/m3 (Pellets)
20 – 380 kg/m3 (Powder)
Solubility: insoluble in water
pH value: 5 – 10 [20 °C]
Decomposition temperature: 300 ºC
Spontaneous ignition (auto ignition): >140 °C
SECTION 10. STABILITY & REACTIVITY
Stable under normal ambient conditions.
Conditions to Avoid :
Prevent exposure to high temperatures and open flames.
Incompatible Materials :
Strong oxidisers such as chlorates, bromates and nitrates.
Hazardous Decomposition Products :
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, organic products of decompositions,
oxides of sulphur form if heated above decomposition temperature.
Hazardous Reactions Polymerisation will not occur.
SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute Oral Toxicity:
The oral LD50 is undetermined.
Acute Dermal Toxicity:
The dermal LD50 is undetermined.
This material is not expected to be irritating to the eyes.
This material is not expected to be irritating to the skin.
Respiratory Tract Irritation: This material is a mild irritant to the respiratory tract.
ADDITIONAL TOXICOLOGY INFORMATION:
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified carbon black as a Group 2B carcinogen (possibly carcinogenic to humans) based on sufficient evidence in animals and inadequate
evidence in humans. Carbon black has not been listed as a carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Aquatic toxicity: Acute fish toxicity: LC50 (96 h) > 1000mg/l,
Brachydanio rerio (zebrafish), (OECD Guideline 203).
Acute water flea toxicity: EC50 (24 h) > 5600 mg/l.
Daphnia magna (waterflea), (OECD Guideline 202).
Acute algae toxicity: EC 50 (72 h) >10,000 mg/l NOEC 50 >10,000
mg/l (Scenedesmus subspicatus), (OECD Guideline 201)
Behavior in water treatment plants: Activated sludge, EC0 (3 h) >= 800
mg/l. DEV L3 (TTC test)
Mobility: Not soluble in water.
Bioaccumulation: Potential bioaccumulation is not expected because of
physio-chemical properties of the substance.
SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Product can be burned in suitable incineration plants or disposed of in a suitable landfill in accordance with the regulations of the appropriate federal, provincial, state and local authorities.
EU: See European Waste Catalogue (Council Directive 75/422/EEC).
U.S.: Not a hazardous waste under U.S. RCRA, 40 CFR 261.
Canada: Not a hazardous waste under provincial regulations.
Return reusable containers to manufacturer. Paper bags may be incinerated, recycled, or disposed of in an appropriate landfill in
accordance with national and local laws.
SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Carbon black is not classified as a hazardous material.
UN Number : None allocated
UN Proper Shipping Name : None allocated
Hazchem Code : None allocated
Class & Subsidiary Risk(s) : None allocated
Special Precautions for User : None allocated
Packing Group : None allocated
Export Transport Information :
Carbon black is not restricted for transport by the following regulations:
Canadian Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
European Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID), by Road (ADR), or on the Rhine (ADNR)
International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Note: listed as “carbon black, non-activated, mineral origin”
SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Carbon black, CAS No. 1333-86-4, is included in following inventories :
U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
European Inventory of Existing Chemical Substunces (EINESC-No. 215-609-9)
Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL)
Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)
Ministry of international Trade and Industry (MITI)
Korean Toxic Chemicals Control Law ( TCCL)
Classification according to European Standards :
Symbol and Labeling for Hazard : None
Components of Labeling for Risks : None