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Health and Safety Summary

Handling Precautions

This material is for industrial use only, and requires professional equipment and experience for safe handling and is not intended for use by the general public. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are published and available, and it is the responsibility of the applicator to be aware of the information contained therein.

This product is harmful or fatal if swallowed. Harmful and/or irritating if material or vapors are absorbed through the skin. Keep away from heat, open flame and sparks. Use necessary safety equipment, including air fed respirators if spraying, non-sparking tools, ladders, shoes, explosion proof electrical equipment meeting National Electrical Standards etc.

All handling of both parts of FPU coating must be carried out under working conditions that prevent skin contact or inhalation of vapors. For example: Wear impervious gloves and goggles in a spray ventilated booth fitted with an effective filtered exhaust system, complying with all local regulations applicable to spray painting. The operator must wear a positive pressure, air supplied full-face respirator and gloves while spraying, and until all spray mist has been dispersed. The spray booth area should be isolated from other people while spraying is in progress until all spray mist has been effectively dispersed. Do not use dust respirators.

Improper use and handling of this product can be hazardous to your health. Consult all regulations concerning occupational health and safety practices with regards to paint coatings. Appropriate safety equipment should be used and ventilation requirements must be carefully observed, especially in confined areas to prevent the concentration of vapors. Please follow all directions and warnings completely and carefully otherwise do not use this product

Storage & Handling

Hazardous Goods: Paint, Flammable Liquid, UN1263 Class III Hazchem 3YE
Shipping information: 8.30 Kg/ 18.25 lb.’s per Unit inch container.

Storage - FPU Coatings must be stored and handled in compliance with all current local regulations applying to flammable, or highly flammable liquids. Store in cool, dry protected storage, well ventilated, at between 5 - 35 deg C / 40 - 95 deg F and out of direct sunlight, moisture or rain. Maintain unmixed material in sealed containers at all times.

Shelf Life - FPU has a minimum shelf life of 12 months from the date of manufacture if stored as indicated above, unopened in sealed containers. Ensure both components are consistent in appearance and thickness after stirring, and ensure that the activator (Part B) is clear and transparent before mixing the components together. Do not use activator that is not visually clear.


Infosafe No: 1HA0B Issue Date: March 1998 ISSUED BY HAYMES

Product Name: WC1 CLEAR

Not classified as Hazardous according to criteria of Worksafe Australia


Company Name:


Emergency Telephone:

Henry Haymes Pty Ltd (ACN 004 201 638)

1 Waringa Drive, Wendouree Industrial Park, Wendouree, Victoria 3353

(03) 5338 1222

Ph: (03) 5338 1222 Fax: (03) 5338 1868


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WC1 Clear

PAINT (including paint, lacquer, enamel, stain, shellac, varnish, polish, liquid filler and lacquer ba)

Name Mancode





Not scheduled

The paint is provided as a 2-part system. When both parts are mixed (2 parts A to one part B), the result is a durable coating which can be applied by brush, roller or spray to most surfaces. The coating has anti-corrosive, hardwearing, non-stick, weather resistant properties.




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Part A: clear viscous liquid

Part B: clear viscous liquid

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Part A: init. 140.4°C; Part B: init. 148°C

Part A: 6.86mm Hg @ 20°C; Part B: Not available

Part A: approx 1.3; Part B: approx 1.1

Part A: 35.5°C; Part B: 48°C

Parts A & B: LFL 1.5% (200°C), UFL 7% (200°C)

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Part A: approx 35%; Part B: approx 30%

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Parts A & B: Not available

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Both parts A and B have a sweet pleasant hydrocarbon odour.

Chemical substances listed in the following section are for parts A and B.

Part B contains 65-75% of the aliphatic isocyanate mixed with 25-35% of methoxy propyl acetate.

The remainder of the chemical substances apply to Part A.




Aliphatic polyisocyanate based on hexamethylene diisocyanate

Fluoropolyurethane resin

Methoxy propyl acetate

Methoxy propyl acetate

2, 4 Pentanedione

Di-butyl tin dilaurate




Acute – Swallowed:




Acute – Eye:

Acute – Skin:


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Other Information:

The liquid is irritating and harmful if swallowed.

It is considered that swallowing is an unlikely route of entry in commercial/industrial environments. However ingestion of large amounts may cause injury. If aspirated (liquid enters the lung), may cause lung damage or even death due to chemical pneumonia, a condition caused by petroleum and petroleum-like solvents.

The liquid is irritating to the eyes.

The vapour is mildly irritating to the eyes.

Mildly irritating to the skin. Repeated or prolonged contact will defat the skin, and cause skin reactions. May also cause dermatitis.

Toxic effects may result from skin absorption.

The vapour is an irritant to the mucous membranes and respiratory tract.

Prolonged exposure may cause headaches, sleepiness and eventually narcosis.

The inhalation hazard is increased at higher temperatures.

Principal routes of exposure are by inhalation of vapour and skin contact.

Acute effects from inhalation of high concentrations of vapour are pulmonary irritation, including coughing, with nausea, central nervous system depression – characterised by headache and dizziness, increased reaction time, fatigue and loss of coordination.

If there is exposure to a highly concentrated solvent atmosphere, this may lead to narcosis, even coma and possible death.

Prolonged or continuous skin contact with the liquid may cause defatting with drying, cracking and dermatitis to follow.

The ingestion may result in nausea, abdominal irritation, pain and vomiting. The most significant chronic effect of overexposure to isocyanates (Part B) is respiratory sensitivity which can lead to chemical asthma. Sensitivity usually occurs in the first 2 months of exposure. A person with isocyanate sensitivity should not be further exposed to isocyanates.

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Give water to drink. DO NOT induce vomiting. Seek immediate medical assistance.

If in eyes, hold eyes open, wash with flowing water for at least 15 minutes. Ensure irrigation under eyelids by lifting the upper and lower lids.

Seek medical attention immediately.

Removal of contact lenses after an eye injury should be undertaken by skilled personnel.

Remove contaminated clothing immediately after a spray down with water to reduce static discharges, and wash skin thoroughly with water and soap (if available).

Seek medical attention if irritation develops.


First Aid Facilities:
Remove to fresh air if effects occur. If not breathing commence resuscitation, eg mouth-to-mouth. If breathing difficult, oxygen can be given by a trained person. Call a doctor and/or transport to an emergency facility.

If poisoning occurs contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre.


Advice to Doctor:
The decision of whether to induce vomiting must be taken by the attending physician. The danger of aspiration must be considered against the toxicity of the substance. Control lavage with a cuffed tube. If swallowed may cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting and cramping. Central nervous system effects may be observed, including headache, anaesthesia and coma.

Enforce bed rest and observation for at least 24 hours. Maintain airway and vital functions. Avoid use of sympathomimetic amines. Excessive inhalation exposure to vapour is characterised by signs and symptoms of central nervous system depression.



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Other Information:

None established.

Part A

Methoxy propyl acetate: No exposure limits set, MAK value 20ppm, 110mg/m3

Dibutyl tin dilaurate: MAK value 0.1mg tin/m3 = 0.5mg/m3 for DBTD

2, 4 pentanedione: TWA = 20ppm

Part B

Aliphatic polyisocyanate based on hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI)

MAK value for hexamethylene diisocyanate: 0.01ppm corresponding to 0.07ppm (TWA)

Paints containing isocyanates may have an irritant effect on the mucous membranes – especially on the breathing organs, and cause hypersensitivity reactions. Inhalation of vapour or spray mist may cause sensitisation.

When handling paints containing isocyanates all precautions required for solvent containing paints must be followed. Vapours and spray mists, in particular, must not be inhaled.

Allergics and asthmatics as well as people prone to respiratory ailments should not work with isocyanate containing paints.

Local exhaust ventilation usually required.

Use in a well ventilated area.

In enclosed areas, provide explosion proof ventilation system. Maintain adequate ventilation. Maintain air levels below the recommended exposure limit. Performance of ventilation system should be regularly monitored. If air contaminant level exceeds the recommended exposure limit, respiratory protection (SAA approved respirator) required.

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Protective Equipment Avoid contact with the skin and eyes. Avoid breathing vapours, fumes or spray mists.

For normal use wear safety glasses with side shields, protective gloves (Nitrile or PVC), clean body-covering clothing and safety footwear. If potential for contact with liquid wear chemical goggles, and PVC gloves, apron and sleeves, PVC or rubber boots.

For emergencies where the exposure is anticipated to exceed the exposure guideline wear an air-supplied breathing apparatus. Remove contaminated clothing. If clothing wet with product soak clothing with water before removal to prevent ignition by static electricity discharge. Clothing should be air-dried before laundering. Launder contaminated clothing before re-use.

Observe good personal hygiene practices, wash hands before eating, drinking or smoking and before using toilet. An eye wash facility and safety shower should be available in the workplace for emergency use.

NOTE: Contact lenses absorb and concentrate the product causing irritation.


Fire Hazards:
Keep away from heat, sparks or naked flames.

Liquid and vapour are flammable.

Vapour may travel a considerable distant to source of ignition. Moderate fire hazard when exposed to heat or flame.

Heating may cause expansion or decomposition leading to violent rupture of containers.

Take precautions against static electricity discharges. Earth and bond all process equipment when handling material from drums, tanks or tankers.

Explosive air mixture may form, ensure adequate ventilation. Keep away from strongly oxidising materials. Ensure equipment and fittings are flame-proofed.



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Store in a cool place.

Store in original containers in an approved flammable liquid storage area.

DO NOT store in pits, depressions, basements or areas where vapours may be trapped. NO smoking, naked lights, heat or ignition sources.

Store in a well ventilated location. Store away from all sources of ignition. Store away from oxidising materials. Keep containers closed at all times when not in use. Keep away from food, foodstuffs, drink or clothing. Take precautions against static electricity discharges.

Classified as a flammable liquid for transport by road, rail, sea or air.

Class 3 Flammable liquids shall not be loaded in the same vehicle with:

- Class 1 Explosives

- Class 2.1 Flammable gases (when both in bulk)

- Class 2.3 Poisonous gases

- Class 4.2 Spontaneously combustible substances

- Class 5.1 Oxidising agents

- Class 5.2 Organic peroxides

- Class 7 Radioactive substances

Store according to dangerous goods regulations applicable in each State.

Avoid storage with zinc, galvanised or diecast metal (including bungs).

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The main solvent in this product is methoxy propyl acetate. It is not a Scheduled Poison, nor is it listed as a Hazardous Substance, however its properties would suggest that it be scheduled as S5 and classified as a Hazardous Substance.

PAINT (including paint, lacquer, enamel, stain, shellac, varnish, polish, liquid filler and lacquer ba)




Spills and Disposal:
Extinguish or remove all sources of ignition. Clear area of all unprotected personnel. Wear appropriate protective equipment. Contain spillage with sand or soil. Shut off leak if safe to do so.

For small spill absorb with sand, soil or other inert absorbent materials.

Collect wastes for disposal.

For large spill collect for recovery or disposal. Absorb residues with sand, soil or an inert absorbent. Use only spark free implements for collecting residues. Dispose of wastes by recovery or burning in an approved incinerator in accordance with State and/or Local Government regulations.

Wash area, but prevent runoff into drains. If contamination of drains or waterways occurs, advise emergency services.


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Hazchem Code:

Moderate hazard.

Explosive air and vapour mixtures can form.

Explosive when mixed with oxidising substances.

Earth and electrically bond all transfer equipment when transferring from drums, tanks or tankers. Keep all ignition sources away from transfer points.

Have suitable fire fighting equipment available. If spill occurs and/or ignition initiated contact fire brigade, advise them of nature of hazard.

Cool intact containers, tanks and pipelines with water spray to avoid rupture of equipment. Wear protective clothing and use self-contained breathing apparatus to avoid exposure to toxic products of combustion.

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: For small fires use foam, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or BCF extinguishers. For large fires use foam.

Avoid oxidising materials.

On combustion of Part A, toxic fumes of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and hydrofluoric acid may be emitted.

Combustion of Part B will give carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.

Part B reacts slowly with water forming carbon dioxide. Beware pressure build up in closed containers.

Part B also reacts exothermically (gives out heat) with amines and alcohols.




Methoxy propyl acetate: no data available

Dibutyl tin dilaurate: Oral LD50 (rats) 200-1600mg/Kg

Dermal LD50 (calculated) 2170mg/kg

2,4 pentanedione: A subchronic inhalation toxicology study conducted with vapour from 2,4 pentanedione resulted in the following effects:

At 650ppm there were marked signs of toxicity with deaths; bodyweight decreases; decreased erythorocyte count and hematocrit; degenerative changes in the brain and thymus of animals that died; reversible squamous metaplasia in nasal mucosae.

At 300ppm; slight decrease in body weight; decreased erythrocyte count and hematocrit; no histopathological features.

At 100ppm no adverse effects observed compared with non-exposed controls.

Exposure of pregnant Fischer 344 rats to 2, 4 pentanedione vapour at 50, 200 or 400ppm during the period of organogenesis resulted in maternal toxicity at 400ppm (decreased body weight). Fetotoxicity was seen at 400ppm (reduced foetal body weight). Embrotoxic and teratogenic effects were not seen at any exposure concentration.

2, 4 pentanedione did not produce mutagenic effects in a bacterial (Ames) test and an in vitro CHO forward gene mutation test (HGPRT locus). Positive effects were noted in vitro with CHO sister chromatid exchange and chromosome aberration tests. While 2,4 pentanedione induced micronuclei in vivo in a mouse micronucleus test using the intraperitoneal route of exposure, no micronuclei were induced in either rats or mice by vapour exposure up to 592ppm (6 hours/day for 5 days). Also chromosome aberrations were not seen in rat bone marrow following vapour exposure up to 590ppm (6 hours/day for 5 consecutive days). The significance of these findings with respect to long-term human health is uncertain, but they do indicate an absence of genotoxic effects in vivo by vapour exposure. In an ongoing 9 day repeated occluded skin contact study in the rat there was evidence for central neurotoxic effects at 2, 4 pentanedione applied dosages of 975 and 1463mg/Kg/day, but not at 244mg/Kg/day.

Avoid contaminating waterways. Harmful to aquatic life/birdlife.

Correct Shipping Name: PAINT

UN NO: 1263

Class Label: Type 3 (size varies according to nominal capacity)

Packaging Method: 5.9.3, RT1

Labels must include Transport Emergency phone number ‘000’ (refer ADTDG Code Section 3.2.4)

Packaging and labelling should also comply with regulations applicable to hydrocarbon liquid.

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The main solvent used in these products is methoxy propyl acetate. It is not a scheduled Poison nor is it classified as a Hazardous Substance, however its properties would suggest that it should be scheduled as an S5 Poison and that it should be classified as a Hazardous Substance.

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Product Information Manager


Ph: (03) 5338 1222

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Emergency Procedure Card 3C1

PAINT (including paint, lacquer, enamel, stain, shellac, varnish, liquid filler and lacquer)











Ask for

Henry Haymes Pty Ltd

1 Waringa Drive, Wendouree, 3353

03 5338 1222

Ian Morris


Fire Liquid and vapour flammable. Heat may cause violent rupture of containers. Fire may produce irritating or poisonous gases.
Health Vapour may cause dizziness or suffocation especially in confined spaces. May irritate or burn eyes or skin.
Other Vapours can travel considerable distances to a source of ignition. Vapour may form explosive mixtures with air.


If This Happens Do this:

For All Emergencies
Shut off engine and electrical equipment. No smoking or naked lights with 50 metres. Move people from immediate area; keep upwind. Warn other traffic. Send messenger to notify fire brigade and police. Tell them location, material, quantity, UN Number and emergency contact. Indicate condition of vehicle and damage observed.
Tanker/Vehicle Accident Carry out action under FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. Check for spills or leaks. Do not move vehicle if movement could cause spillage or generate sparks.

Spill or Leak
Carry out action under FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. Move people upwind from small spills. For large spills consider further evacuation. Avoid breathing vapours and contact with skin and eyes. Stop leak if safe to do so. If available, use water spray to disperse vapour. Small spill; absorb in sand or other non-combustible material. Place in clean drum then flush area with water. Prevent spillage from entering drains by banking with sand or earth.

Carry out action under FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. Consider initial evacuation distance of 100 metres in all directions if tanker or tanker-load is involved in fire. Stay away from end of fire-exposed tanks and drums. For minor fires, use extinguisher provided (trained personnel). Fight fire from safe location. For HAZCHEM 3 use foam, for HAZCHEM 2 use fog or water spray. If available play water on containers to keep cool. If fire gets out of control withdraw all personnel from area and warn against entry.


Inhaled Remove to fresh air, lay down, rest. If not breathing, apply resuscitation. Keep warm. Transport to hospital or doctor.
Eyes Immediately hold eyes open and wash continuously with water for at least 15 minutes. Transport to hospital or doctor.
Skin Remove all contaminated clothing, including footwear. Wash affected areas thoroughly with water, and soap if available.
Burns Immerse affected area in cold water for 10 to 15 minutes. Bandage lightly with sterile dressing. Treat for shock if required. Transport to hospital or doctor.