Wax Resist
North American Format

SECTION 1: COMPANY & PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Prepared: September 1, 2011
Supersedes: August 1, 2010
Manufacturer: Coloramics, LLC (D.B.A. Mayco Colors)
4077 Weaver Court South
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
United States of America
(614) 876-1171

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Product Identification: Paraffin Wax Emulsion

Product Usage: Designing upon ceramic ware

Product Lines Covered by this Safety Data Sheet:

Wax Resist AC-302

SECTION 2: COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredients CAS % of Formula
(Low to High)
Paraffin 8002-74-2 Proprietary Formula
Sodium Hydroxide 1310-73-2 Proprietary Formula

Sodium Hydroxide is an alkali base material and can be an eye and skin hazard (irritant).


SECTION 3: HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

The product is a light blue liquid. Exposure to fumes during firing may cause irritation.  No other significant immediate health , physical or environmental hazards are associated with these materials. Prolonged or repeated contact may cause skin irritation.

Mists from spraying may cause eye, skin or respiratory irritation.

Route(s) of Entry: Inhalation, Ingestion, Eyes & Skin.

Health Hazards (acute): Harmful if swallowed. Avoid breathing fumes. Use adequate ventilation when firing. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothes. Wash thoroughly after handling.

SECTION 4: FIRST AID MEASURES

  • If inhaled: May cause irritation; remove from exposure
  • If on skin: May cause irritation; wash skin with soap and water
  • If in eyes: May cause irritation; flush eyes with large quantities of water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists after washing, contact a physician.
  • If swallowed: Dilute by drinking large quantities of water.  Immediately contact poison control center or a physician for additional treatment.

SECTION 5: FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Suitable Extinguishing Media None
Special Hazards Arising From Chemical Fire None
Special Protective Equipment and Precautions for Fire Fighters: None

The product is water based and as such will not burn, unless if product is allowed to dry. Petroleum wax is flammable, and foam, dry chemical, carbon dioxide and water spray may be used to extinguish fire.


SECTION 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Steps to be taken in case material is released or spilled:

Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment and/or Emergency Procedures: None

Materials and Methods for Containment and Clean-Up: add absorbent, sweep up and discard.  Dispose of according to local, state and federal requirements.


SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE

PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE:

  • Ventilation: Local exhaust (if spray applying)
  • Precautions for Safe Handling: None
  • Conditions for Safe Storage, Including Incompatibilities: None

SECTION 8: EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Ingredients OSHA
PEL
ACGIH
TLV
Paraffin Wax (fumes) NA 2.0mg/m3
  • Engineer Control: Adequate ventilation (local exhaust) if spray applied andor kiln fired
  • Respiratory Protection: Use a NIOSH approved respirator if spray applying.
  • Protective Gloves: Not normally needed.
  • Eye Protection: Wear appropiate eye protection or safety glasses.
  • Other Protective Clothing or Equipment: Wear appropriate clean, protective clothing such as, but not limited to, overalls, smocks, and aprons.
  • Work/Hygienic Practices: Food, beverages, and smoking materials should not be in the work area. Hygiene is very important. Wash thoroughly before eating, drinking, smoking, or applying cosmetics.

SECTION 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance: Light Blue Liquid
Odor/Odor Threshold: Neglible
PH: 8.5
Boiling Point: 212°F
Freezing point: 32°F
Flash Point: N/A
Vapor Pressure: Same as Water
Vapor Density (air=1): Heavier than air
Flammability: N/A
Evaporation Rate: N/A
Upper/Lower Explosive Limits: None
Partition Coefficient (n-octanol/water): None
Relative Density: N/A
Solubility(ies): Dispersible in Water
Decompositional Temperature: None
Viscosity: N/A
Auto ignition temperature: N/A

SECTION 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity: N/A
Chemical Stability: Stable
Possibility of Hazardous Reactions: None
Conditions to Avoid: Fumes from firing in kiln; Mist created from spray application.
Incompatible Material: Strong oxidizing agents
Hazardous Decomposition or By-Products: N/A

This product is an aqueous solution that will not support combustion. It heated to decomposition, it may generate carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, various hydrocarbons, paraffin wax fumes, and smoke.


SECTION 11: TOXICOLOGY INFORMATION

Primary Route(s) of Entry: Dermal, Eyes, Inhalation.  The highest threat of inhalation exists during kiln firing and/or during spray application.

Additional information:

Wax fumes are mild eyes, nose and throat irritants.

This product conform to ASTM-4236 and has been certified by an independent, 3rd party toxicologist to be NON TOXIC.


SECTION 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Mobility in Soil: No
Persistence: No
Bioaccumulation: No
Ecotoxicity: None
Other Adverse Effects: None

SECTION 13: DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste Residue/Disposal Methods: None

Safe Handling Information: None

This product is not listed in the federal hazardous waste regulation 40 CFR 261.33, paragraph (e) or (f) - i.e., chemicl products that are considered hazardous if they become waste.  State or local hazardous waste regulations may apply if they are different from the federal regulations.


SECTION 14: TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

UN Shipping Name: N/A
UN Number: None
Environmental Hazard: None 
Packing Group: None
Transportation Hazard Class: N/A
Special Precautions: None


SECTION 15: REGULATORY INFORMATION

All ingedients are listed on the U.S. TSCA Inventory:

State Right to Know:
In addition to the ingredients found in Section 2, the following are listed for state right-to-know purposes:

Paraffin Wax - listed; no special regulation or requirements
Sodium Hydroxide - listed; toxic chemical release reporting when quantities are above threshold

These products conform to ASTM-4236.  Materials have been evaluated under the provisions of LHAMA (Labeling of Hazardous Art Material Act).  Products listed on this SDS have been judged to be non-toxic and non-flammable under proposed use conditions.  No special warning is required under provisions of LHAMA or California Proposition 65.


SECTION 16: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This product does not contain any products and/or ingredients derived from peanuts, eggs, milk, or wheat.  This product does not contain latex.

This information is furnished with out warranty, representation, inducement or license of any kind, except that it is accurate to the best of knowledge of COLORAMICS, LLC or obtained from sources believed to be accurate.

COLORAMICS, LLC does not assume any legal responsibility for use or reliance on same. Customers are encouraged to conduct their own tests before using any product. Read the product label.

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