Material Safety Data Sheet

Manufacturer’s Name: Crystal Packaging, Inc.
Address: 5185 National Western Dr. Telephone Number: 303-778-1805
Denver, CO 80216 Date Prepared: August 28, 2007
SECTION II: Hazardous Ingredients/Identity Information
Hazardous Components CAS# OSHA PEL ACGIH TLV Other
Nitric Acid 7697-37-2 TWA 2ppm TWA 2ppm/STEL 4ppm
Phosphoric Acid 7664-38-2 1mg/m3 1mg/m3

SECTION III: Physical/Chemical Characteristics
Boiling Point: Approximately 150ºF Specific Gravity: 1.238
Vapor Pressure: NA Melting Point: NA
Vapor Density: Heavier than air Evaporation Rate: Slower than ether
Solubility in water: Complete
Appearance and Odor: Clear liquid with mild odor

SECTION IV: Fire and Explosion Hazard Data
Flash Point: N/A (Liquid not flammable)
Flammable Limits: NA LEL: NA UEL: NA
Extinguishing Media: Carbon dioxide, dry chemical, foam or water. Class A, BC, or ABC fire extinguisher. Water spray recommended to avoid splashing.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Wear NIOSH approved self-contained breathing apparatus, goggles and special protective clothing. Water can be used to cool containers adjacent to fire.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Contact with metal produces nitrogen gas which is very combustible. Pressure will develop in closed containers if temperatures over 150°F are achieved.

SECTION V: Reactivity Data

Stability: Stable
Conditions to Avoid: NA
Incompatibility: Metals, bases, oxidizing agents, organic solvents, carbides, sulfides, alkalis.
Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts: Nitrogen gas, CO, CO², and smoke may be formed.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.


SECTION VI: Health Hazard Data
Routes of Entry: Eye contact, Skin contact, Inhalation, and Ingestion

Effects of Overexposure
Eyes: Contact will cause severe burns; possibility of impairment of vision.
Skin: Contact will cause severe burns.
Inhalation: Vapor is very irritating and toxic to lungs.

Emergency and First Aid Procedures

Eyes: Immediately flush with cool water for 15 minutes. Get immediate medical attention.
Skin: Immediately flush with large quantities of cool water while removing contaminated clothing and shoes until all acid is removed, paying particular attention to skin under nails. Follow by applying iced alcoholic or aqueous benzalkonium chloride solution, iced 70% alcohol or an ice cold saturated solution of magnesium sulfate (Epsom Salt). If these solutions are not available, continue washing in cool water or until medical attention is obtained. Wash clothing before reuse.
Inhalation: Immediately carry patient to fresh air and administer oxygen as soon as possible. If not breathing, give artificial respiration, preferably mouth to mouth.
Ingestion: DO NOT induce vomiting. Immediately give large quantities of water, milk, or milk of magnesia or eggs beaten with water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

In case of contact or suspicion of contact, prompt medical attention is absolutely necessary!


SECTION VII: Precautions for Safe Handling and Use
Steps to be taken in Case Material is released or spilled: Always wear protective clothing! For small spill: carefully neutralize with soda ash or lime. Then flush with large quantities of water if approved.
Waste Disposal Method: Dispose of in accordance with all federal, state and local regulations.
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storing: Storage between 40°F and 100°F is recommended. Store only in approved containers (avoid glass and some metals).
Other Precautions: Do not take internally or inhale vapors. Avoid all skin and eye contact.
SECTION VIII: Control Measure
Respiratory: Use NIOSH approved self-contained unit or supplied air.
Ventilation: As needed to control vapor level.
Local Exhaust: Preferable
Mechanical (General): Acceptable
Protective Gloves: Gauntlet type of Neoprene or plasticized.
Eye Protection: PVC. Chemical safety goggles and face shield.
Other Protective Clothing or Equipment: Full cover protective clothing including rubber boots and head protection.
Contains Nitric Acid. Can cause severe burns which may not be immediately painful or visible. May be fatal if inhaled or swallowed. Always wear proper gloves, goggles, aprons and boots when handling this product. In case of contact follow the first aid instructions below.

Here are a few cautionary tips:
1.) Do not get in eyes, on skin or on clothing.
2.) Do not breathe vapor or mist.
3.) Use only with adequate ventilation.
4.) Wash thoroughly after handling.
5.) Keep container closed.
6.) Keep out of reach of children.
7.) Store out of sun and away from heat.
8.) Open carefully to relieve possible internal pressure before completely removing closures.
9.) When opening container always wear rubber gloves, goggles, aprons, and boots. Vapor pressure on the skin may cause severe burns. If vapor pressure comes in contact with skin, flush immediately with copious amount of water.
10.) In case of a spill, flush immediately with water and neutralize with lime and flush again with water.
11.) In case of fire, use water spray to extinguish fire.

NA – Not Applicable NI – No Information