|Product trade names:||'Broadleaf P4', 'Broadleaf Root Dip' & Water-Saving Gel|
|Supplier:||Agricultural Polymers International Ltd
23 Callington Close
Telephone: +44 (0)191 385 8348
Contact name: Paul Griffin
|Description:||Synthetic, high molecular weight, fully Cross-linked Polyacrylamide/Polyacrylate co-polymer. White, free-flowing, angular granules.|
|Broadleaf P4:||80% in the size range 500 -2800µ.
CAS no. 9003-05-8
|Root Dip:||80% <200µ.
CAS no. 9003-04-07
Product that has been spilt and becomes wet can present a hazardous, slippery surface.
|Inhalation||There are no hazards that require special first aid procedures.|
|Skin contact||There are no hazards that require special first aid procedures.|
|Eye contact||Rinse the affected eye with copious amounts of water for several minutes to ensure all product is removed. Consult a physician if irritation persists.|
|Ingestion||Rinse mouth with water but do not swallow; emetics are not necessary; the product is not considered toxic based on laboratory studies on animals.|
|Extinguishing materials||Water, foam, carbon dioxide, dry powder.|
|Extinguishing materials to avoid||None.|
|Precautions||Product that has been spilt and becomes wet can present a hazardous, slippery surface.|
|Protective equipment for fire-fighters||No special equipment needed.|
|Personal precautions||None needed|
|Cleaning-up procedures||Spillages should be swept, vacuumed or shovelled-up dry. Spillages of the hydrated gel should be similarly treated and final traces flushed away with water.|
|Handling||Products are non-toxic but normal industrial hygiene precautions should be observed during handling. Do not breathe dust. Wash hands at start of breaks and close of shift.|
|Storage||Store under cool, dry conditions, 0-30°C, away from direct contact with sunlight|
|Occupational Exposure Limits:||The EDANA Industrial Hygiene Guideline is 0.05 mg/m3 respirable superabsorbent polymer dust (respirable dust is <10µ)|
|Personal protection equipment:|
|Respiratory protection||In confined spaces respiratory (dust) masks and goggles should be worn, particularly if dust concentration is more than 10mg/m3.|
|Hand protection||None needed but rubber gloves if desired.|
|Eye protection||Safety goggles when bulk-handling. Contact lenses should not be worn.|
|Skin and body protection||No special protective clothing is required.|
|Hygiene measures||Wash hands at breaks and close of shifts.|
|Melting point (°C)||Not applicable|
|Flashpoint (°C)||Not applicable|
|Auto ignition point (°C)||Not applicable|
|Vapour pressure (mm Hg)||Not applicable|
|Bulk density||0.76 - 0.8 approx.|
|Solubility||Insoluble in water, acetone, ether and most other organic solvents.|
|Stability||Very stress resistant and will not powder during normal handling.|
|Materials to avoid||Oxidising agents may cause exothermic reactions.|
|Hazardous decomposition||None in normal use.|
|Eyes||Draize-testing showed no corneal effects. Slight transient conjunctival effect.|
|Sensitisation||Non-sensitising to humans and guinea pigs.|
|Chronic Toxicity||Two year feeding trials with rats and dogs using anionic polyacrylamide containing 0.07% residual acrylamide monomer have shown unequivocal "no ill effect" at levels of 1% w/w in the diet of rats and 5-6% in the diet of dogs. At dietary concentrations up to 10% w/w no adverse reactions occurred in either species other than those attributable indirectly to the large, hydrophilic, non-nutritive bulkiness of the materials. Additional C14 radiotracer studies with rats have shown no absorption of polyacrylamide through the walls of the intestinal tract.|
|Eco-toxicity||No damage to the environment is likely in normal usage.|
|Persistence/degradability||Biodegradable over several years leaving no toxic residues.|
|Waste from residues/unused products||In accordance with statutory requirements.|
|Used packaging||Can be incinerated or landfilled.|
Not hazardous for transport.
These products are nonhazardous and require no special labelling to meet EC directives. As Broadleaf products are polymers, they do not require REACH registration.
The details provided in this document conform to EC requirements. Users of these products should check that the information provided is serviceable for their requirements and contact us if further details are required.
Agricultural Polymers International Limited make no warranty and assume no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of this information.
Issue date: 02/12. Issue no. 14