Polyethylene Film Products Material Data Safety Sheet

Poly Films Ltd. Effective: 2012-01-01
Material Safety Data Sheet
Polyethylene Film Products
 
1. IDENTIFICATION
¨ Product Vapour Barrier Polyethylene Film
¨ Chemical Name: Polyethylene
¨ Manufacturer’s Name: Layfield Poly Films Ltd.
11120 Silversmith Place
Richmond B.C., V7A 5E4
1-800-558-8275 – Toll Free
 
2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
¨ Polyethylene – 95-100%
¨ Additives – 0-5%
 
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
¨ Physical State – Solid; Polyethylene Sheeting
¨ Odor – Negligible
¨ Nonflammable, but will burn on prolonged exposure to flame or high heat. When heated to
decomposition, product emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.
 
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
¨ Skin Contact – Not irritating to skin
¨ Ingestion – Can cause choking if swallowed
¨ Suffocation – Can cause suffocation if placed over head
 
5. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
¨ Transportation Spill – Large rolls may prove to be a hazard to vehicles or people, clean up
immediately
 
6. HANDLING AND STORAGE
¨ Ground all equipment containing material as static charges can accumulate during transport.
¨ Non-reactive
¨ Special Precautions – Do not store near heat or flame
 
7. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION
¨ No special protection needed
 
8. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
¨ Melting Point – 115 – 130 o C (239-266 o F)
¨ Boiling Point – N/A
¨ Specific Gravity – 0.905 – 0.930
 
9. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
¨ The product is stable
¨ Non-reactive with reducing agents, combustible materials, metals and moisture. Very slightly to
slightly reactive with oxidizing agents, acids and alkalis
 
10. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
¨ LD50 – Not Available
 
11. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
¨ Polyethylene is essentially biologically inert. It will not readily degrade. Prolonged exposure to
sunlight can accelerate the degradation process.
 
12. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
¨ Special Precautions – Do not store near heat, or open flame.
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Layfield Construction Products supplies geosynthetics and industrial fabrics products. We offer supply-only products for many different industries across North America and internationally. We are leaders in the supply of geosynthetics servicing large customers, moving over 800 truckloads a year. Layfield Construction Products is also one of the largest distributors of geotextiles, moving over 100 million square feet a year. We also specialize in the supply of polyethylene film and industrial fabrics products.

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