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Material Safety Data Sheet

 

according to norm (EG) No. 1907/2006

 

Trade name :

Biomer® biopolyesters

revised am :

20.1.2008

Version :

1,0


01.

Chemical Product Identification/Composition and Trade names


 

Trade name

 

Biomer® biopolyesters



Use of Product / Composition

 

Plastics processing


 

Producer/Distributor

 

Biomer


 

Street/PO Box

 

Forst-Kasten-Str. 15


 

Country Code/ZIP/City

 

D-82152 Krailling


 

Contact for technical Information

 

Urs J. Hänggi (Tel. +49/89/12 765 136)


 

Telephone / Telefax / E-Mail


+49/89/12 765 136 / +49/89/12 765 137 / haenggi@biomer.de

 

Emergency Contact

 



02.

Possible Hazards


 

Hazards

 

none

 

Additional Hazard Information for Humans and Environment

none



03.

Chemical Product Identification/Composition


 

 

Poly((R)3-hydroxybutyric acid)
H[-O-CH(CH3)CH2COO-]
nOH

CAS number / EU-number: 29435-48-1 and 26063-00-3 / 2109096 mixed with processing aids and 0-40% of plasticizers (citric acid esters and/or aliphatic polyesters)

 



 

Hazardous Components


 

 

none


 

Components with mandatory EU-Limits


 

 

none



04.

First Aid Measures


 

General Information

 

not toxic


 

Acute Inhalation: not applicable



 

Acute Skin Contact

 

Cool burns with molten material with cold water; Consult the doctor

Molten resin sticks on the skin; Wear gloves


 

Acute Eye Contact not applicable



 

Acute Ingestion not applicable



 

Hints for the doctor: no information available



05.

Fire Fighting Measures


 

Extinguishing Media

 

Water, CO², Foam


 

Inappropriate Fire Extinguishing Media


none


 

Specific Hazards by the Chemical/Composition, by its burned products or by the emitted gases

 

Burning products: CO2, butyrolactone, crotonic acid


 

Special Protection in Fire Fighting

 

Self-contained breathing apparatus to protect against potentially toxic and irritating fumes


 

Additional Information

 



06

Measures needed by Accidental Release


 

Personal Protection

 

none


 

Protection of the Environment

 

none


 

Procedures for Cleaning / Collection

 

none


 

Additional Information

 

Biodegradable


07.

Handling and Storage


 

Recommendation for safe storage

 

Store at dry places away from excessive heat; Avoid thermal decomposition; Do not exceed temperatures of over 185C for more than 3 minutes


 

Precautions against Fire and Explosion

 

none


 

Further recommendations

 

none


 

Recommendations for Storage

 

Store in dry places away from excessive heat.


 

Requirements of Storage Areas

 

none



 

Storage Class VCI :


not regulated


 

Intended Uses

 

Bioplastic to be used in injection molding and extrusion to produce parts that may be lost in the environment


08.

Exposition Limits and Surveillance /Personal Protection


 

Limits for Exposition at the Workplace and/or biological Limits


Specific Limits in Germany (AGW)

 

not applicable


 

Exposition Limits of the EU

 

not applicable


 

Surveillance of the Exposition

 

not applicable


 

Personal Protection

 

not applicable

 

Respiratory Protection

 

In case of burning only

 

 

Hand Protection

 


Wear gloves when handling molten resin


 

Eye Protection

 

not applicable

 

Protection of the Body

 

not applicable

 

Information for Work Hygiene

 

not applicable

 

Environmental Protection

 

not applicable; biodegradable


09.

Physical and chemical Properties


 

Physical Form

 

Form:

Granules, Pellets

Color :

beige

Odor :



 

Data affecting Security



Explosion:

not applicable

Lower Explosion Limit:

-





Upper Explosion Limit:

-





Vapor Pressure:

-





Density :

(20C)

ca.


1,3 g/ml

ISO 2811-1


Solubility in Water:

not applicable






pH-Value

not applicable






Boiling-Point/-Range :

not applicable






Flammability Pont:

not applicable






Ignition Temperature:

not applicable









10.

Stability and Reactivity


 

Conditions to avoid

 

If properly used there are no dangerous reactions


 

Substances to avoid

 

Contact with strong oxidants, alkali, acids


 

Dangerous Decomposition Products

 

Burning: CO2, butyrolactone, crotonic acid


11

Toxicological Data


 

not toxic, not irritant


 

Toxicological Information

 

none


 

Observation during use

 

none


 

Data for Composition

 

no toxic additives


12.

Ecological Data


 

Ecotoxicity


Fish:
not applicable

Aquatic Invertebrates:
not applicable


Water Plants:
not applicable


 

Mobility

 

not applicable


 

Persistence and Degradation

 

biodegradable


 

Bioaccumulation Potential

 

not applicable


 

Results of the PBT-Properties


no data available


 

Other noxic Properties

 

no data available


13.

Disposal Considerations


 

Product / Compound

 

Reuse (recycling), Composting, Incineration


 

Recommendation

 

dispose like plastics or bioplastics (composting)


 

Disposition Key according Refuse List (AVV)

 

020104

200108


Packages

Soiled Packages


not regulated


14.

Transport Information


 

Land ADR/RID

not regulated


 

Sea IMDG/GGVSea

not regulated


 

Air ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR

not regulated


15.

Regulatory Information


 

Safety Analysis

 

No safety analysis was performed for this product or composition



 

Label(s) and signs for the product or composition: not regulated


 

Safety determining Components for Labeling not regulated



 

EU-Requirements: not regulated


 

National Requirements: not regulated



 

Water: not regulated


 

Air: not regulated


 

Accidents (12. BimSchV) ): not regulated


 

Solvents (31. BImSchV) ): not regulated


 

Restrictions: not regulated


16.

Other Information


 

EU-Regulations: not regulated


 

Restrictions suggested by the Producer

 

not applicable



 

Other Suggestions not applicable


 

Changes since last update

 

none


 

Producer of the Safety Data Sheet

 

Biomer