Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Polyethylene Terephthalate- Plastjoo

Safety Data Sheet      
Polyethylene Terephthalate

PRODUCT


Product Family: Polymer
Trade Names: PET ‐ Polyethylene Terephthalate ‐ Polyester 
Recommended Uses: Multiple uses such as thread in apparel and home furnishings, reinforcements in tires and conveyer belts


HAZARD IDENTIFICATION


EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

 

   HMIS     Non‐hazardous 

GHS CLASSIFICATION 

 HEALTH   Solid

Physical State

 1  FLAMMABILTY  Typically clear or off‐white

Color

   PHYSICAL HAZARD  Waxy, mild

Odor

Polyethylene Terephthalate        
        
                

Primary Routes of Exposure: Eyes or skin contact
Inhalation
Health injuries not expected. Not a probable route of exposure under ordinary conditions
Skin contact 
Hot and molten material has the potential to cause thermal burns
Eye contact 
 Dust and particles, like other inert materials, are mechanically irritating to eyes
Ingestion 
Health injuries not expected. Not a probable route of exposure

 

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 First Aid Measures
 ㅇ Eye Contact
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water-
Get medical attention if irritation develops or persists-


ㅇ Skin Contact 
If in contact with solid material, wash with soap and water-

If in contact with molten material, submerge injured area in cold water-
If PET is stuck to skin, do not remove, and seek medical attention. And allow adhered PET to come off naturally-


ㅇ Inhalation 
After inhalation of vapor from melted substance: Remove person to fresh air as soon as possible-
Drink water to clean the mouth and blow the nose to remove the dust-
Upon evidence of breathing problems, take a person to the first aid station to provide medical aid-


ㅇ Ingestion 
No toxicity hazard. This substance is biologically inactive-
If a significant quantity has been swallowed, give plenty of water to dilute-
If feel unwell, doctor’s advice is recommended-


ㅇ Note to Physicians 
Processing vapors may cause irritation to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. In cases of severe exposure, nausea and headache can also occur

 

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Fire Fighting Measures
Suitable Extinguishing Media: water fog, Dry chemical, CO2 or alcohol-resistant foam
Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: Avoid using direct streams of water on molten burning material as it may scatter and spread the fire


Hazardous Product of Combustion: Fire will produce hazardous decomposition products such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, dense black smoke, aldehydes and organic acids


Static charges or on powders or powders in liquids may ignite combustible atmospheres


As in any fire, wear NIOSH/MSHA approved positive pressureself-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing. Watch footing on floors and stairs because of possible spreading of molten material

 

ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Emergency Action
No special environmental precautions required
Spill/Leak Procedure
Containment of this material should not be necessary. Sweep up or gather material and place in appropriate container for disposal


 HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling: Keep away from heat, flame and strong oxidizing agents
Storage: Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Store in a cool place in original container and protect from sunlight


EXPOSURE CONTROL AND PERSONAL PROTECTION
Engineering Controls
Use recommended safe handling practices to minimize unnecessary exposure. General room
ventilation is adequate for storage and ordinary handling. Use local exhaust at points of fume generation or if dusty conditions prevail

 

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Personal Protective Equipment
Wear safety glasses with side shields or chemical goggles to prevent eye contact-
Have eye‐washing facilities readily available where eye contact can occur-
Do not wear contact lenses when working with this substance-
Wear impervious gloves and protective clothing to preventskin contact. Use NIOSH or MSHA approved equipment-

 

DISPOSAL CONSIDERATION
•    Dispose of this product in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations
•    The unused product is not specifically listed by EPA(Environmental Protection Agency) as a hazardous waste (40 CFR, Part 261D), nor is it formulated to contain materials which are listed as hazardous wastes

 

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