Ambient Minerals, Inc.
705 Bird St
Benton, AR 72015
501.778.4001
sales@ambientminerals.com



MSDS Print Version


Material Safety Data Sheet - Perlite



----------------------- I. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION ----------------------

TRADE NAME (as labeled)

Ambient Minerals Perlite (Coarse Expanded)

MANUFACTURERS NAME

Ambient Minerals, Inc.
www.ambientminerals.com

Address (complete mailing address):

705 Bird Street
Benton, Arkansas 72015

Phone number:

(501) 778-4001

Date Prepared or Revised:

February 14, 2005

---------------------- II. HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS ----------------------

Chemical Name

CAS Numbers

EXPOSURE LIMITS

   

ACGIH TLV
(Total)

ACGIH TLV
(Respirable)

OTHER

Perlite

93763-70-3*

10 mg/M3

3 mg/M3

30 mppcf

Perlite is essentially an amorphous, hydrated glassy volcanic rock of rhyolitic composition, consisting primarily of fused sodium potassium aluminum silicate.

Perlite is considered a nuisance dust (also called "Particulates Not Otherwise Classified (PNOC) by ACGIH).

Alpha-Cristobalite & Tridymite:

Less than 0.1%

Alpha Quartz:

0.01 to 0.05%

---------------------- III. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ----------------------

Vapor Density (air = 1)

N/A

Melting point or range. F°

2000+

Specific Gravity

2.35

Boiling point or range. F°

N/A

Solubility in Water

<1%

Evaporation rate (butyl acetate = 1)

N/A

Vapor Pressure, mmHg at 20°C

N/A

   

Appearance and odor:

White to off white granules, no odor.

HOW TO DETECT THIS SUBSTANCE (warning properties of substance as a gas, vapor, dust or mist)

Visual only (dust), No gas, vapors, or mist emitted.

--------------------- IV. FIRE AND EXPLOSION ----------------------

Flash Point, F° (give method)

Perlite is a fully oxidized non-flammable mineral.
It is noncombustible and non-flammable.

Auto ignition temperature, F°

N/A

Flammable limits in air, Volume%:

N/A

lower(LEL)

N/A

upper(UEL)

N/A

Fire extinguishing materials:

N/A

______water spray

______carbon dioxide

______other:

______foam

______dry chemical

 

Special fire fighting procedures:

N/A

Unusual fire and explosion hazards:

N/A

-------------------- V. HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION --------------------

SYMPTOMS OF OVEREXPOSURE for each potential route of exposure

Inhaled:

Coughing

Contact with skin or eyes:

Possible eye irritation from dust particles; wear eye protection

Absorbed through skin:

N/A

Swallowed:

N/A

HEALTH EFFECTS OR RISKS FROM EXPOSURE.

Acute:

None

Chronic:

Excessive inhalation over long period may cause harmful irritation; use mask suitable for nuisance dust.

Target Organ:

None

FIRST AID: EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Eye Contact:

Attempt to wash out with clear water; if unable have particle removed by doctor

Skin Contact:

None

Inhaled:

Remove affected individual from dusty area to area with clean air

Swallowed:

None

SUSPECTED CANCER AGENT?

  X   NO: This product's ingredients are not found in the lists below.

YES:

______ Federal OSHA

______NTP

______IARC

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE

Any Respiratory illnesses which a nuisance dust may aggravate

---------------------- VI. REACTIVITY DATA ----------------------

Stability:

   X   

Stable

_____

Unstable

Incompatibility (Materials to avoid):

None

Hazardous decomposition products (including combustion products):

None

Hazardous Polymerization:

______ May Occur

   X    Will not occur

Conditions to Avoid:

None

-------------- VII. SPILL, LEAK, AND DISPOSAL PROCEDURES ------------

Spill response procedures:

Include employee protection measures.

Vacuum clean or sweep material; Use respirators suitable for nuisance dust and eye protection.

Preparing wastes for disposal (container types, neutralization, etc.):

Dispose in bulk or containers according to local dump requirements. No special treatment required.

Note: Dispose of all wastes in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations.

--------------- VIII. SPECIAL HANDLING INFORMATION ---------------


Ventilation and engineering controls:

Maintain dust level below TLV.

Respiratory protection (type)

Masks suitable for nuisance dust.

Eye Protection (type)

Protective goggles.

Gloves (specify material)

Not required.

Other Clothing and equipment

Not required.

Work practices, hygienic practices

Use good housekeeping to avoid transient dust.

Other handling and storage requirements

Use good housekeeping to avoid transient dust.

Protective measures during maintenance of contaminated equipment

None special other than respirators and goggles.

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As of the date of preparation of this document, the foregoing information is believed to be accurate and is provided in good faith to comply with applicable federal and state laws. However, no warranty or representation with respect to such information is intended or given; and it is the responsibility of the user to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.