Polygal PCSS Material Safety
Date of issue: January 14, 2013
version of this Material Saftey Data Sheet
of the substance preparation and manufacturer:
Hollow Profile Sheet made of Polycarbonate
Cas # : none
Polygal Plastics Industries Ltd.Ramat Hashofet 19238 ISRAEL
3. Hazard Identifications:
Sheets have almost no odor - Can burn in fire creating dense toxic smoke.
If heated to melt point the molten plastic can cause severe thermal burns.
Secondary operations, such as grinding, sanding or sawing can produce dust,
which may create a respiratory or explosion hazard.
Potential Health Effects
EYE: Product may cause irritation or injury due to mechanical action.
SKIN: Sheets are not likely to cause skin irritation. If heated to
melt point the molten plastic can cause severe thermal burns.
INGESTION: Not acutely toxic.
INHALATION: Unlikely due to physical form.
CHRONIC/CARCINOGENICITY: Not listed
MEDICAL RESTRICTIONS: There are no known human health effects aggravated
by exposure to this product.
4. First-Aid Measures:
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID INFORMATION:
EYES: Remove contact lenses at once. Immediately flush eyes well with
copious quantifies of water or normal saline for at least 20-30 minutes.
If irritation persist, seek medical attention.
SKIN: Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. Seek medical attention if rash
or burn occurs.
INGESTION: Not probable. If large amount is swallowed, seek medical attention.
INHALATION: Not likely due to physical form.
BURNS: Burns by molten material must receive medical attention. Do not try
to remove melted PC from skin.
Extinguishing materials: water spray is recommended due to its cooling capacity.
Other materials such as extinguishing powder, CO2 , Foam, dry powder are also possible. Firemen
must wear self-contained breathing aparatus.
FLASH POINT: Not applicable
AUTO IGNITION TEMPERATURE: 630°C (1166°F) estimated
LOWER EXPOSURE LIMIT(%): Not established
UPPER EXPOSURE LIMIT (%): Not established
HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION BY-PRODUCTS: Hazardous combustion by-products may
include intense heat, dense black smoke, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxideand
6. Accidental Release
Sweep or gather up material mechanically.
7. Handling and
Ensure adequate ventilation or exhaust ventilation in the working area. Dust
must be removed by effective exhaust ventilation.
Avoid contact or proximity with PVC plasticizers (phtalates).
Store in a dry place away from
moisture, excessive heat and sources of combustion.
8. Exposure Controls
/ Personal Protection:
No specific exposure related hazards are known.
Wear protective gloves while handling sheets.
9. Physical and Chemical
||Hollow Plastic Sheet
|| Colorless or pigmented:
||Clear, Opal Ice, Bronze, Blue,
|| Green, Grey and other
||RawMaterial: 1200 kg/m³ at 20°C
||Sheet: 125-250 kg/m3
|Solubility in Water:
|Flash Ignition Temperature:
||> 450°C (842°F)
|Self Ignition Temperature:
||> 450°C (842°F)
10. Stability and Reactivity:
Thermal decomposition: Decomposition begins at 380°C (716°F).
Hazardous decomposition products: in cases of smoldering and incomplete
combustion, toxic fumes mainly consisting of CO and CO2 may develop
as well as traces of Aliphatic and Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Aldehydes, Acids,
Phenol and Phenol-derivatives.
Hazardous reactions: No hazardous reactions observed.
not considered as a primary eye irritant.
Product not considered as a primary skin irritant.
Dermal LD50 (rabbit) >2g/kg estimated.
Oral LD50 (rat) >5g/kg estimated
12. Ecological Information
pollution class (WGK): 0 – not generally hazardous to water.
GENERAL: Not expected to present any significant ecological problems.
13. Disposal Considerations:
RECYCLE AND DISCHARGE: The product is suitable for mechanical recycling. After
appropriate treatment it can be remelted and processed into new molded
Mechanical recycling is possible if the material
has been selectively retrieved and carefully segregated according to type.
May be discharged or incinerated together with household
refuse if local official regulations are observed.
STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN CASE MATERIAL IS RELEASED OR SPILLED:
Sweep or gather up material and place in proper container for disposal
DOT HAZARD CLASS: Not regulated
PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Not regulated
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: Not listed
OTHER INFORMATION: Not Dangerous Cargo. Keep Dry.
15. Regulatory Information
REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006: Polycarbonate multiwall sheets are classified
as “articles” and do not require registration. The
sheets do not contain any substances intended to be released in normal and
In connection with dusts formed in consequence of mechanical
treatment, e.g. grinding, the appropriate regulation/maxima values for
fine dusts must be observed: MAX Value (fine dust): 6 mg/m3
This product does not contain reportable quantities
of substances subject to supplier notification.
TThe safety data sheet is valid for Polycarbonate (bisphenol-A-carbonate).
trade names of the base resin are "Makrolon" of Bayer Material
Science, "Lexan" of SABIC Innovative Plastics and "Novarex" of
Engineering-Plastics Corp. Japan.
Pigments and additives used to enhance specific properties are encapsulated
in the polymer resin matrix, and/or on the sheet surface.