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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

                                                        Section I

                                           GENERAL INFORMATION

Manufacturers Name: Trans Chem Coatings             Date Prepared: 4/1/2000

Street Address: 1811 S. Hope St.. Los Angeles CA 90015

Emergency No.: 1- 800-421-2849                             Information: 213-747-7725

Product Class: Paint                                                     V.O.C. : <2.8 Lbs/Gal

Product Name: Epoxy Polyamide Primer MIL-P-23377G

Part 1 of 2


                                                                Section II

                                        INGREDIENTS/ IDENTITY INFORMATION

Xylene (SARA III)

CAS# 1330-20-7

NIOSH (RTECS) ZE2100000

OSHA PEL: 100 ppm/ 150 STEL

ACGIH TLV 100 ppm/ 150 STEL

Percent <15%

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Methyl Ethyl Ketone

CAS# 78-93-3

NIOSH (RTECS) EL6475000

OSHA PEL: 200 ppm

ACGIH TLV 200 ppm

ACGIH STEL 300 ppm

Percent <10%

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N-Butyl Alcohol

CAS# 71-36-3

OSHA PEL: 50 ppm

ACGIH TLV n/k

Percent <2%

N-Butyl Acetate (SARA III)

CAS# 123-86-4

NIOSH (RTECS) AF7350000

OSHA PEL: 150 ppm

ACGIH TLV 150 ppm

ACGIH STEL 200 ppm

Percent <2%


                                                            Section III

                                PHYSICAL CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Physical Form : Liquid

Color : Yellow

Odor : Of Solvent

pH : n/a

Boiling Point : Approx. 176 degF (Methyl Ethyl Ketone)

Melting/Freezing Point : Not established

Solubility in Water : Insoluble

Specific Gravity : Approx 1.18

Bulk Density : Approx. 9.9 lbs/gal

% Volatile by Weight : Approx. 27%

Vapor Pressure : 78 mm Hg/ 68F (Methyl Ethyl Ketone)


                                                            Section IV

                                        FIRE & EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA

Flash Point : 20 deg F (-7.0 C) Methyl Ethyl Ketone

Flammable Limits:

Upper Explosive Limit (UEL) (%) : 11.4% (Methyl Ethyl Ketone)

Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) (%) : 1.8% (Methyl Ethyl Ketone)

Auto-Ignition Temperature : Not established

Extinguishing Media : Dry Chemical; Carbon Dioxide; Form; Water

Special Fire Fighting Procedures : Full emergency equipment with self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing should be worn by firefighters. During a fire, irritating, highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion.

Unusual Fire / Explosion Hazards : Isolate from heat, electrical equipment, sparks and open flame. Closed container may explode when contaminated with water (CO2 evolved). Solvent vapors may be heavier than air. Stagnant air may cause vapors to build up and travel along the ground to an ignition source which may result in a flash back to the source of the vapors.


                                                            Section V

                                                       REACTIVITY DATA

This product is stable

Conditions to avoid: moisture, excessive heat, sources of ignition

Incompatibility: avoid water, reactive materials

Hazards decomposition products: carbon dioxide/ carbon monoxide/ metal oxides

Hazards polymerization: None


                                                            Section VI

                                                HEALTH HAZARD DATA

Proposition 65 statement: WARNING,This product contains a chemical(s) known to the state of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects.

Acute Hazard: Burning, tearing, drying or cracking of skin, coughing, chest pain, difficulty in breathing, nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea. Medical conditions generally aggravated by exposure-any respiratory or skin condition

Possible routes of entry: inhalation, ingestion, skin absorption

Emergency and first aid procedures: Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes. Skin: Wash with soap and water, not with solvents. Inhalation: Remove to fresh air from exposure area., give CPR if necessary. Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. In all cases, obtain immediate medical attention.

Carcinogenicity: NTP: Yes IARC: Yes OSHA: No


                                                            Section VII

                                PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE

Precautions to be taken in handling storage:

Keep containers closed when not in use. Do not store above (115 deg. F ) keep from freezing. Empty containers may contain product residue. Do not cut, puncture or weld containers. All label warning must be observed, until container has been cleaned or reconditioned, or properly disposed of. Mix material well to proper specifications.

Spills: Wear air supplied NIOSH approved respirator for major unventilated release. Cover with absorbent material and keep loosely covered for 48 hours. Clean up residue with solvent.


                                                            Section VIII

                                                    CONTROL MEASURES

Ventilate area; remove spills with inert absorbent.

Waste disposal method: Dispose in chemical disposal area or in a manner that complies with local state and federal regulations, do not incinerate closed containers.

Use solvent resistant protective gloves, chemical splash safety glasses, and protective solvent resistant apron.

DOT ID#: UN1263

DOT proper shipping name: Paint or Paint Related Material

DOT Label: Flammable Liquid

DOT Class 3