Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum
(for interior applications)
1.0 Product Identification
- Material – Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG)
Entol Mfg. North America, Inc.
117 Oakdale Rd
Toronto, ON CANADA M3N 1W2
Phone: (416) 676-9301
2.0 Hazardous Ingredients
— ACGIH TLV: 10 mg/m³
— OSHA PEL: 15 mg/m³
— OTHER: 10 mg/m³ in CA
— ACGIH TLV: none
— OSHA PEL: none
2.1 Physical Properties
- Vapor Density (air=1): N/A
- Specific Gravity: 2.5 approx.
- Solubility in Water: 0.2%
- Vapor Pressure, mmHG or 20% C: N/A
- Appearance and Odor Appearance: Material comes in pre-manufactured molded shapes.
- Odor: None
- Melting Point or Range (F): 1450º C = Decomposes
- Boiling Point or Range (F): N/A
- Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate=1): N/A
- How to Detect this Substance: Warning properties of substance as a gas/vapor/dust or mist: N/A
2.2 Fire and Explosion
- Flash Point (F) (give method): Non-Combustible
- Auto-Ignition Temperature (F): N/A
- Flammable Limits in Air (Volume %): N/A Lower (LEL) ___ Upper (UEL) ___
- Fire Extinguishing Materials: That which is appropriate for surrounding fire.
___ Water Spray ___ Carbon Dioxide ___ Other
___ Foam ___ Dry Chemical
- Special Firefighting Procedures: None
- Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: None
3.0 Health Hazard Information
- Inhaled: Dust from grinding or cutting may be irritating if excessive.
- Contact with Skin or Eyes: Dust from grinding or cutting may cause irritation or dry skin.
- Absorbed Through Skin: N/A
- Swallowed: No known hazard
3.1 Health Effects or Risks from Exposure
- Acute: Exposure to glass fibers in the dust from this product may cause irritation of the skin and less frequently, irritation of the eyes, nose, or throat. Gypsum dust is a respiratory irritant and may dry the skin.
- Chronic: No chronic health effects from exposure of fibrous glass. Gypsum is regarded as a nuisance dust.
- Eyes: None Known
- Skin: None Known
- Inhalation: Long-term inhalation of large amounts of dust may cause lung damage.
- Digestive: None Known
- Suspected Cancer Agents: No – These product ingredients are not found in the lists.
Yes – Federal OSHA ___ NTP ___ IARC ___
3.2 First Aid – Emergency Procedures
- Eye Contact: Wash with distilled water. Consult a physician if irritation persists.
- Skin Contact: Wash with water.
- Inhaled: No emergency procedure required.
- Swallowed: No emergency procedure required.
3.3 Misc. Health Issues
- California Employees Using Cal/OSHA: Regulated carcinogens must register with Cal/OSHA and the Federal OSHA carcinogen lists are similar.
- Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure: Those prone to allergies, asthma, bronchitis, or pulmonary disease may experience increased irritation to the nose, throat, eyes, or skin.
3.4 Reactivity Data
- Stability: Stable
- Conditions to Avoid: None. Material will lose its integrity when submersed in water.
- Incompatibility: None
- Hazardous Decomposition Products (including combustion products): If heated to 1450º C, will release SO and CAE.
- Hazardous Polymerization: Will not Occur
- Conditions to Avoid: Keep product dry to maintain integrity.
3.5 Special Handling Information
- Ventilation and Engineering Controls: Local exhaust, if above TLV, during cutting or grinding.
- Respiratory Protection: NIOSH approved respirator for dust if above TLV during cutting or grinding.
- Eye Protection: Dust goggles or safety glasses during cutting or grinding.
- Gloves: Light weight or work gloves may help reduce skin irritation.
- Other Clothing and Equipment: Coveralls or work clothes to protect street clothes from dust.
- Work Practices, Hygienic Practice: Keep dust production to a minimum. Keep work area clean. Do not use compressed air to “blow down” clothing. Wash exposed skin surfaces regularly with soap and water.
- Other Handling and Storage Requirements: Store in dry area.
- Protective Measures during Maintenance of Contaminated Equipment: N/A
Last rev. June 2019.