PC with Stainless Steel Fiber

MSDS for PC with Stainless Steel Fiber

ElectriPlast® EP-SS/PC
Core Fibers: Stainless Steel Fiber
Base Resin: Polycarbonate (PC)

Please refer also to the resin supplier’s MSDS for material safety information pertaining to the resin used in this ElectriPlast product.

1. Product and Company Identification

Material Identification ElectriPlast® Capsules
Product Code ElectriPlast 1701010
Product Part Number 84225644
Supplier Integral Technologies, Inc.805 W. Orchard DriveSuite 7Bellingham, WA 98225
Telephone Number 360-752-1982

2. Composition / Information on Ingredients

Chemical Nature of Preparations Mixture of inert conductive dopants with Polycarbonate thermoplastic resin.

3. Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview

  • Capsules with slight or no odor.
  • Spilled material may create slipping hazard.
  • Can burn in a fire creating dense toxic smoke depending on resin used.
  • Molten plastic can cause severe thermal burns.
  • Fumes produced during melt processing may cause eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation.  Severe over-exposure may result in nausea, headache, chills, and fever.
  • Secondary operations, such as grinding, sanding, or sawing can produce dust which may present an explosion or respiratory hazard.

HMIS Ratings Health = 1 ; Flammability = 1 ; Reactivity = 0


Potential Health Effects: Effects of Overexposure

Inhalation Dust and fumes may irritate eyes and respiratory tract.  Secondary operations which generate dust and/or fumes from the conductive dopants, when inhaled in high concentration, may cause metal fume fever characterized by a metallic taste in the mouth, dryness and irritation of the throat and influenza-like symptoms.  Chronic inhalation of high concentrations of conductive dopant fumes or dust may contribute to additional health hazards and should be avoided.
Ingestion No hazard in normal industrial use.  Ingestion may cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, metallic taste, and diarrhea.  Ingestion in large doses may cause stomach and intestine ulceration, jaundice, and kidney and liver damage.
Skin Absorption No absorption hazard anticipated in normal industrial use.
Eye Contact Can cause mechanical irritation if dusts are generated.  Vapors may irritate eyes.  It is good industrial practice to minimize eye contact.  ANSI approved safety glasses are recommended.
Skin Contact Contact with exterior of pellet at room temperature unlikely to cause irritation even on repeated contact.  Contact with conductive dopants may cause skin irritation due to mechanical irritation of small particles.  Symptoms include redness and itching or greenish-black skin discoloration.  Under normal processing conditions, material is heated to elevated temperatures; contact with heated material may cause thermal burns.  It is recommended that gloves be worn.

4. First Aid Measures

Inhalation Processing fumes or dust inhalation may be irritating to the respiratory tract.  If symptoms are experienced remove person from the source of contamination, provide person with fresh air and obtain medical advice.
Skin Contact Wash with soap and water.  Obtain medical attention if irritation develops or persists.  For hot product, immediately immerse in cold water or flush affected area with large amounts of cold running water to dissipate heat.  Do not apply ice.  Cover with clean cotton sheeting or gauze and get prompt medical attention.  Do not attempt to remove molten material from skin.  Removal could cause severe tissue damage.Note to Physician: Treat burns as any thermal burn after decontamination.  No specific antidote.
Eye Contact Flush eyes immediately and thoroughly with water.  Obtain medical attention in irritation develops or persists.  After initial flushing, remove contact lenses if present then flush with water again.
Ingestion Do not induce vomiting.  Seek medical attention if symptoms develop.

5. Fire Fighting Measures

Fire Fighting Do not enter fire area without proper protection including self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective equipment.  Fight fire from a safe distance and a protected location due to the potential of hazardous vapors and decomposition products.
Extinguishing Media Water fog or fine spray, carbon dioxide or dry chemical.
Flash Point N/A
Flammable Limits N/A
Auto-Ignition Temperature Undetermined.
Explosion Data Material not sensitive to mechanical impact but may be sensitive to static discharge under dust cloud conditions.  Do not allow dust to accumulate.
Hazardous Combustion Products

6. Accidential Release Measures

General Pellets may present a slipping hazard.  Keep out of irrigation ditches, sewers, and waterways.  Gather and store in a closed container pending a waste disposal evaluation.  Avoid causing dust.  Allow molten material to solidify before disposal.

7. Handling and Storage

Handling Prevent contact with skin and eyes.  Use good industrial hygiene practices.  Provide adequate ventilation.  Secondary operations such as grinding, sanding, or sawing may produce a dust explosion hazard.  Use aggressive housekeeping activities to prevent dust accumulation: employ bonding, grounding, venting, and explosion relief provision s in accordance with accepted engineering practices.  If conductive dopants are separated from pellets, airborne particles can short-circuit electrical equipment; take measures to contain conductive dopants.
Ingestion Store in a cool, dry place.  Keep container sealed.  Avoid excessive heat and ignition sources.

8. Exposure Controls / Personal Protection

Engineering Controls A continuous supply of fresh air to the workplace together with removal of processing fumes through exhaust systems is recommended.  Processing fume condensate may be a fire hazard and toxic; remove condensate periodically from exhaust hoods, ductwork, and other surfaces using appropriate personal protection.  Local ventilation requirements must be determined to limit exposure to processing fumes in the workplace.
Personal Protection:
  • Eye/Face
  • Skin
  • Respiratory
Wear safety glasses with side shields or chemical goggles.  In addition, use full-face shield when cleaning processing fume condensates from hoods, ducts, and other surfaces.When handling pellets, avoid prolonged or repeated contact with skin.  Wear long pants, long sleeves, well insulated gloves, boots, and a face shield during melt processing.  Appropriate clothing – including chemical resistant gloves – should be worn to prevent contact with processing fumes condensate.When using product at elevated temperatures, implement engineering systems, administrative controls, or a respiratory protection programs (including a respirator approved for protection from organic vapors, acid gases, and particulate matter) if processing fumes are not adequately controlled or operators experience symptoms of overexposure.  If dust or powder is produced from secondary operations such as sawing or grinding, use a respirator approved for protection from dust.

9. Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State Solid at room temperature.(Becomes molten at elevated temperatures)
Appearance Pellet including resin-based material and conductive dopant.
Melting Point This product does not exhibit a sharp melting point but softens gradually over a wide range of temperatures.
Vapor Pressure Negligible
Specific Gravity 1.15 approximate (water=1)
Water Solubility Insoluble
% Volatiles Negligible
Evaporation Rate Negligible

10. Stability and Reactivity

Stability Stable
Reactivity Not reactive under recommended conditions of handling, storage, processing, and use.
Conditions to Avoid Do not exceed melt temperature recommendations in resin-supplier product literature for this resin.  In order to avoid auto-ignition / hazardous decomposition of hot thick masses of plastic, purgings should be collected in small, flat shapes or thin strands to allow for rapid cooling.  Quench in water.  Do not allow products to remain in barrel at elevated temperatures for extended periods of time: purge with a general purpose resin. (See respiratory protection advice in Section 8.)
Hazardous Decomposition Products Processing fumes evolved at recommended processing conditions may include a large variety of organic and inorganic products depending on product grade, temperature and other immediate environmental factors.

11. Toxicological Information

Acute Health Hazards

Eye Contact Product not considered a primary eye irritant.  Secondary operations such as grinding tend to generate small particles which are expected to be abrasive.  Eye protection is advised.
Skin Contact Products not considered a primary skin irritant.  However, good industrial hygiene practices should be followed in handling and processing this product.

12. Ecological Information

General This material is not expected to be harmful to the ecology.

13. Disposal Information

Waste Disposal Recycling is encouraged; this product is suitable for mechanical recycling.  Mechanical recycling is possible after material has been selectively retrieved and carefully segregated according to type.  After appropriate treatment product can be molded and reprocessed into new molded pieces.  Disposal in landfill or incineration must be in compliance with federal, state and local requirements.  Collected processing fume condensates and incinerator ash should be tested to determine waste classification.
EPA Waste Codes No data.

14. Transportation Information

Regulatory Status Not regulated.

15. Regulatory Information

Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)

16. Other Information

ElectriPlast® is a registered trademark of Integral Technologies, Inc.

DISCLAIMER: This Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is provided based on the Hazard Communications Regulations and for the use of the persons required to receive this information under those regulations. The information is neither designed nor recommended for any other use of for use by any other person, including for compliance with other laws. This MSDS is based on information that is believed to be reliable, but may be subject to change as new information becomes available. Because it is not possible to anticipate all conditions of use, additional safety precautions may be required. Since the use of this material is not under Integral Technologies’’ control, each user is responsible for making its own determination as to the safe and proper handling of this material in its own particular use of this material. Integral Technologies’, Inc. makes no representation or warrantee, either expressed or implied, including as to merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Each user should read and understand this information and incorporate it into individual site safety programs as required by applicable hazard communication standards and regulations.