Vitrolite® Material Safety Data Sheet

SECTION 1: PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION: Vitrolite™

APPEARANCE: Opaque powder, solid
COLOR: White
ODOR: Odorless
MOHS HARDNESS: 5.0 – 5.5
CASRN: 1332-09-8 (CASRN Index Name: Pumice)
EINECS 310-127-6 (Naturally occurring substance)
REACH Exempt from Registration (per European Union Commission Regulation (EC) No 987/2008)

HMIS RATINGS:
Health: 1 Slight
Flammability: 0 Minimal
Reactivity: 0 Minimal

SECTION 2: COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

CHEMICAL DESCRIPTION: A mixture of naturally occurring inert, non-toxic, non-crystalline aluminosilicates and
silicates of sodium, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium.

SECTION 3: HAZARDOUS COMPONENT INFORMATION

HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS:
Quartz: CAS# 14808-60-7 (naturally occurring ingredient)
Respirable Quartz:
OSHA PEL 0.1 mg/m3
ACGIH TLV 0.1 mg/ m3
NIOSH TWA (TWA) 50 μg/ m3
Wt. % (TWA) >0.1 to <1.0 %
Nuisance Dust:
Respirable OSHA PEL 5 mg/m3
RespirableACGIH TLV 5 mg/m3
Total Dust OSHA PEL15 mg/m3
Total Dust ACGIH TLV 10 mg/m3

SECTION 4: HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

This product may contain low levels of respirable quartz (respirable crystalline silica). Prolonged and/or massive inhalation of airborne respirable crystalline silica dust may cause lung disease (silicosis), historically an occupational hazard for miners, quarry workers, sandblasters, foundry workers, granite cutters, etc. This product is considered a nuisance dust by the ACGIH and OSHA. Use NIOSHapproved respirator where TLV may be exceeded.

SECTION 5: FIRST AID PROCEDURES

EYES: Flush with water; consult a physician and/or obtain competent medical assistance as necessary.
SKIN: No recommendation, non-toxic.
INHALATION: Move to fresh air; consult a physician and/or obtaincompetent medical assistance as necessary.
INGESTION: No recommendation, non-toxic.

SECTION 6: FIRE HAZARDS

FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES:
Non-flammable and non-explosive.
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA:
Non-flammable and non-explosive.
CONDITIONS TO AVOID:
Avoid breathing dust. Avoid creating dust in closed areas. Use adequate ventilation recommended by NIOSH/OSHA for crystalline silica.
HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION PRODUCTS:
Not known to occur. Grits 600 mesh and finer may cause electrostatic discharge.

SECTION 7: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

If uncontaminated, recover and reuse. If contaminated, collect in suitable containers for disposal. Use appropriate method to avoid creating dust.

SECTION 8: HANDLING AND STORAGE

GENERAL MEASURES:
Local exhaust required for dust removal. Refer to OSHA 1910.24, ASTM and/or ANSI Standards. Do not exceed OSHA PEL or ACGIH TLV. Useapproved respirator if dust is present. Store under cool, dry, well ventilated conditions. Keep container closed when not in use.

SECTION 9: EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

GENERAL HYGIENIC PRACTICES

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
Side shield safety glasses recommended. NIOSH recommends against wearing contact lenses.
Appropriate respiratory protection is required when exposure to dust may exceed acceptable limits. Respirators should be selected and used in accordance with OSHA, Subpart I (29 CFR 1910. 134) and manufacturer’s recommendations.

WORK PRACTICES AND ENGINEERING CONTROLS:
Eyewash fountains should be easily accessible.
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to control dust below recommended exposure limits.

PROTECTIVE MEASURES DURING REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE:
Eliminate dust sources.

RECOMMENDED EXPOSURE LIMITS:
OSHA PEL: Crystalline Quartz (Respirable) 0.1 mg/m3 (TWA-TLV)
ACGIH TLV: Crystalline Quartz (Respirable) 0.1 mg/m3 (TWA-TLV)
NIOSH TWA: Crystalline Quartz (Respirable) 0.05 mg/m3

SECTION 10: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Water Solubility: Negligible Boiling point: N/A
Specific Gravity: Melting Point: Approx. 1600°F
Density – 2.4 gm/cm3 Loss On Ignition (LOI): 1-3%
Bulk Density – 1.3 gm/cm3 (varies with compaction, particle size) Vapor Pressure: N/A

SECTION 11: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

GENERAL STABILITY CONSIDERATIONS:
Stable under recommended handling and storage conditions.
INCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS:
None known.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS:
Not anticipated under normal or recommended handling and storage conditions.
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION:
Not anticipated under normal or recommended handling and storage conditions.
SECTION 12: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
CARCINOGENICITY INFORMATION:
A component of this product, respirable quartz (respirable crystalline silica), is listed as a carcinogen in IARC Vol. 68, 1997. There is no evidence to indicate the trace amounts present in this product have a carcinogenic
effect. These carcinogen warnings are applicable only if the product will be used in a way that disperses airborne particles of respirable size and worker exposure can result in prolonged and / or massive inhalation of
such respirable size particles.

SECTION 13: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

This product is not expected to produce any adverse environmental effects.

SECTION 14: DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD:
For waste disposal product may be buried in approved land disposal facility in accordance with federal, state
and local regulations.

SECTION 15: TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Not regulated by DOT.

SECTION 16: REGULATORY INFORMATION

CHEMICAL INVENTORIES:
U.S. TSCA: Included on TSCA inventory as a naturally occurring substance.
European EINECS: Included on EINECS inventory.
DSL: Included on DSL inventory.
SARA TITLE III
Sections 302 and 304:
This product is not an Extremely Hazardous Substance subject to reporting under 40CFR355.
Section 313:
This product does not contain any chemicals subject to reporting under Section 313 of Title III of the Superfund
Amendments and Reauthorization Act and 40CFR372.
CERCLA
This product does not contain any chemicals subject to reporting as a CERCLA Hazardous Substance under
40CFR302. 4.
NSF
This product is registered to the NSF Registration Guidelines for Proprietary Substances and Nonfood
Compounds (2002), NSF Registration No. 126901.
RCRA
This product is not a hazardous waste as listed in 40CFR261. 33. It does not exhibit any of the hazardous
characteristics listed in 40CFR261, Subpart C.
UL
This product is non-flammable and meets the UL746A Standard for Polymeric Materials Short Term Property
Evaluations and has passed the UL94 Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and
Appliances with UL94HB and UL94VO ratings, which conclude that this product is considered “selfextinguishing”.
USFDA
This product/similar products comply with 21 CFR 182 Subpart C and 21 CFR 174.5(d)(1) and meets
requirements for use in polymers intended for use in food handling and packaging.
USP
This product is USP Class VI Compliant as defined in USP XXII, Part 88.

SECTION 17: OTHER INFORMATION

LIST OF ACRONYMS:
ACGIH: American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
ANSI: American National Standards Institute
ASTM: American Society for Testing and Materials
BECAM: Bovine Eye and Chicken Chorioallantoic Membrane
CASRN: Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number
CERCLA: Comprehensive Emergency Response, Compensation and Liability Act
CFR: Code of Federal Regulations
DOT: Department of Transportation
DSL: Domestic Substances List (Canadian)
EINECS: European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances
HMIS: Hazardous Materials Identification System
IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
N/A: Not Applicable
NIOSH: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
NSF: National Sanitary Foundation
OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PEL: Permissible Exposure Limit (OSHA)
RCRA: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
SARA: Superfund Amendment Reauthorization Act
TLV: Threshold Limit Values (registered trademark of ACGIH)
TSCA: Toxic Substances Control Act
TWA: Time Weighted Average
UL: Underwriters Laboratories
USFDA: United States Food and Drug Administration
USP: United State Pharmacopeia
The information and recommendations contained in this Material Safety Data Sheet have been compiled by the manufacturer from sources
believed to be reliable and to represent the most reasonable current opinion on the subject when the MSDS was prepared. Earth Glass
makes no warranty, guaranty or representation as to the correctness or sufficiency of the information. The user of this product must decide
what safety measures are necessary to safely use this product, either alone or in combination with other products, and determine its
environmental regulatory compliance obligations under any applicable federal or state law.

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Revision January 3, 2017