|POLYETHYLENE||ICSC: 1488 (October 2004)|
| CAS #: 9002-88-4
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.||NO open flames. Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.||Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide.|
|Inhalation||Cough.||Avoid inhalation of dust.||Fresh air, rest.|
|Skin||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.|
|Eyes||Wear safety goggles.||First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Sweep spilled substance into covered suitable, labelled containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
|Separated from incompatible materials. See Chemical Dangers.|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS|
|LDPE means Polyethylene with low density; HDPE means Polyethylene with high density.
Physicochemical properties vary depending upon the molecular mass.
Thermal degradation starts at 290°C.
The PE products are available in large selection of various forms, due to additives used in the manufacture.
The additives can influence the physical and toxicological properties of this substance.
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations