Marine Vinyl

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Product Name:

Nautilus

Trade Name:

Naugahyde

HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS

Not applicable

PHYSICAL DATA

Solubility in Water:

Not Soluble

Specific Gravity (H₂O = 1):

1.20 to 1.70

Appearance and Odor:

Solid plastic film either supported or unsupported with a slight characteristic odor

FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA

Extinguishing Media:

Fires involving this product can be extinguished by carbon dioxide, foam, dry chemical, or water.

Flash Point:

440°F Cleveland Open Cup Plasticizer portion only

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards:

None known

Special Firefighting Procedures:

Use NIOSH approved pressure demand self-contained breathing apparatus due to possible liberation of HCI, CO, and other gases.

Additional Information:

  • Meets California flame-retardant ratings (#117, Section E) (QUV, UVA, 340 bulbs).
  • Meets ASTM standards (E 1428-91, with a 1-millimeter zone of inhibition at shipment).

HEALTH HAZARD DATA

Under normal use and handling conditions there can be trace exposure to plasticizer and residual solvent vapors, however these exposures are significantly below OSHA guidelines and should not constitute a hazard in normal use.

This product contains 18-30% mixed phthalate esters. These plasticizers have low toxicity. ACGIH and OSHA have not established specific exposure limits for these plasticizers. Chemically similar plasticizers have ACGIH and OSHA exposure limits of 5 mg/m³, 8 hour time weighted average. Subjecting this material to temperatures above 250°F may liberate modest quantities of plasticizer. At temperatures above 400°F the product may decompose to HCI, CO, and other gases.

This product also contains 0.1-2% mixed solvent. This solvent is residual to printing, finishing, or back-coating operations and consists primarily of ketones.

SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN CASE MATERIAL IS RELEASED OR SPILLED:

Re-roll, sweep, shovel, or vacuum.

WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD:

Waste vinyl is not a hazardous material as defined by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. This material is suitable for land filling or component recovery. Vinyl material may be incinerated under conditions which control associated chlorine formation.

SAFE HANDLING AND USE INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection:

No special protection unless fumes or dust is involved.

Ventilation:

None required under normal conditions.

Protective Gloves:

None required.

Eye Protection:

None required.

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING AND STORAGE:

Store below 120°F to minimize volatilization of plasticizer.

OTHER PRECAUTIONS:

Product rolls can weigh up to 125 pounds. Follow good ergonomic principles in handling.

SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION (SPECIFY TYPE):

No special protection during normal use.

VENTILATION:

Good general ventilation is recommended when handling large amounts of product.

OTHER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:

When heated to decomposition provide adequate ventilation or NIOSH approved chemical cartridge respirator.

DISCLAIMER

The information contained herein is, to the best of our knowledge and belief, accurate. However, since the conditions of handling and use are beyond our control, we make no guarantee of results and assume no liability for damages incurred by the use of this material. All materials may present unknown health hazards and should be used with caution. Although certain hazards are described herein, we cannot guarantee that these are the only hazards that exist. Final determination of suitability of this material is the sole responsibility of the user. No representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or any other nature are made hereafter with respects to the information contained herein or the material to which the information refers. It is the responsibility of the user to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.