Alufoil Products Co., Inc.

Material Safety Data Sheet

    Product Name: Uncoated Aluminum metal, 1XXX series alloys.
    Product No.: ALUF1XXX
    Supplier Name and Address: Alufoil Products Co., Inc.
    135 Oser Avenue, Suite 3
    Hauppauge, NY 1788
    Emergency Telephone Number: 631.231.4141
    Business Telephone Number: 631.231.4141
    Fax Phone Number: 631.231.1435
    Synonyms: Alloys: 1100, 1145, 1200, 1235
    Physical State: Solid
    Color: Grey to Silver
    Odor: Odorless
    Intended Use: Primary Metal
    Chemical Name † EC No. CAS-No. Concentration * Classification Notes
    Aluminum 231-072-3 7429-90-5 > 98.6% - -

    † For more detailed chemical composition, refer to the certificate of analysis.

    * All concentrations are percent by weight unless ingredient is a gas. Gas concentrations are in percent by volume.

    GHS Classification: Not classified.
    EU Classification: Not classified.
    US Emergency Overview: Low hazard for usual industrial or commercial handling by trained personnel.
    Other Hazards:

    In solid form: Not hazardous.

    Dust or fume: Considered nuisance particulates.

    Not a fire hazard unless in particle form.

    Suspensions of aluminum dust in air may pose a severe explosion hazard.

    OSHA Regulatory Status: Under some use conditions, this material may be considered to be hazardous in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200.
    Canada WHMIS Classification: Does not meet the criteria for a controlled product.
    Inhalation: If symptomatic, move to fresh air. Get medical attention if symptoms persist.
    Eye Contact: Flush eyes thoroughly with water, taking care to rinse under eyelids. If irritation persists, continue flushing for 15 minutes, rinsing from time to time under eyelids. If discomfort continues, consult a physician.
    Skin Contact: In case of burns with hot metal, rinse with plenty of cold water. If burns are severe, consult a physician. Wash skin thoroughly with cold water to remove residual aluminum dust or fume and other related surface coatings. If discomfort continues, consult a physician.
    Ingestion: Not Applicable

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    Extinguishing Media: In case of aluminum fires, use a class D dry-powder extinguisher (Lith-X).
    Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: Do not use water or halogenated extinguishing media.
    Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Use standard firefighting procedures and consider the hazards of other involved materials.
    Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazards:

    Not a fire hazard unless in particle form.

    Suspensions of aluminum dust in air may pose a severe explosion hazard.

    A potential for explosion exists for a mixture of fine and coarse particles if at least 15% to 20% of the material is finer than 44 microns (325 mesh).

    Buffing and polishing generate finer material than grinding, sawing and cutting.

    Hazardous Combustion Products: Aluminum oxides
    Protective Measures: Self contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing must be worn in case of fire.
    Flammability Class: NFPA Rating Fire = 0.
    Personal Precautions:

    Aluminum in the form of particles may be reactive.

    Its hazardous characteristics, including fire and explosion, should be considered prior to handling. Avoid generation and spreading of dust.

    See Section 8 of the MSDS for Personal Protective Equipment.

    Spill Cleanup Methods: Spillage should be collected for recycling.

    Avoid contact with sharp edges and hot surfaces.

    Use appropriate gloves and tools to ensure a safe handling.

    Because of the risk of explosion, aluminum ingots and metal scrap should be thoroughly dried prior to remelting.

    Use standard techniques to check metal temperature before handling.

    Hot aluminum does not present any warning color change.

    Exercise great caution, since the metal may be hot.

    For wetted coil of foil:

    Do not cut, transport or even approach any coil giving off a crackling sound or emitting steam vapor.

    Once a coil of foil has been partially or completely wetted: keep the coil cool until the interior is completely dry.

    If such cooling is impractical, leave the coil in place and keep people at least 30 meters away from it for at least 72 hours.


    Store in a dry place.

    For more information on the handling and storage of aluminum, consult the following documents published by Aluminum Association, 900 19th St., N.W., Washington D.C., 20006 :

    Guidelines for handling molten aluminum; Recommendation for storage and handling of aluminum powders and paste; and Guidelines for handling Aluminum Fines generated during various aluminum fabricating operations.


    Exposure Limits:

    Chemical Name Source Type Exposure Limits Notes
    Aluminum (Dust.) ACGIH TWA 10 mg/m³ as metal dust
    Aluminum (Respirable dust.) US. OSHA Table Z-1 TWA 5 mg/m³ as Al
    Aluminum (Total dust.) US. OSHA Table Z-1 TWA 15 mg/m³ as Al
    Aluminum (Inhalable dust.) Germany TRGS 900 TWA 10 mg/m³ General dust
    Aluminum (Respirable dust.) Germany TRGS 900 TWA 3 mg/m³ General dust
    Aluminum (Respirable dust.) Germany TRGS 900 STEL factor: 2   Category II substance
    Aluminum (Inhalable dust.) Germany TRGS 900 STEL factor: 2   Category II substance

    Engineering Controls: Special ventilation should be used to convey finely divided metallic dust generated by grinding, sawing etc., in order to eliminate explosion hazards. Maintain dust concentration in ventilation ducts below the lower explosive limit of 40 g/m3 (0.04 oz/ft3).

    See "National Fire Protection Association Codes": Code 65 "Processing and Finishing of Aluminum", Code 651 "Standard for the manufacture of aluminum and magnesium powder" and Code 77 "Static electricity".

    Exposure Limits:

    See "National Fire Protection Association Codes": Code 65 "Processing and Finishing of Aluminum", Code 651 "Standard for the manufacture of aluminum and magnesium powder" and Code 77 "Static electricity".

    Respiratory Protection: Use an approved respirator designed for the hazard, where concentrations exceed exposure limits. The use of both primary and secondary protective equipment is necessary when handling molten metal. Refer to "Aluminum Association" guidelines.
    Eye Protection: Wear dust resistant safety goggles where there is danger of eye contact.
    Hand Protection:

    Wear suitable gloves.

    When material is heated, wear gloves to protect against thermal burns.

    Skin Protection: Wear suitable protective clothing. Thermally protective apron and long sleeves are recommended when volume of hot material is significant.
    Hygiene Measures: Always observe national occupational health and hygiene requirements including requirements for medical surveillance.
    Environmental Exposure Controls: Environmental manager must be informed of all major spillages.
    Color: Grey to silver
    Odor: Odorless
    Odor Threshold: Not applicable.
    Physical State: Solid
    pH: Not applicable
    Melting Point: 482°C (900°F) - 660°C (1220°F)
    Freezing Point: Not applicable.
    Boiling Point: Not applicable.
    Flash Point: Not applicable.
    Evaporation Rate: Not applicable.
    Flammability Limit - Upper (%): Not applicable.
    Flammability Limit - Lower (%): Not applicable.
    Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.
    Vapor Density (Air=1): Not applicable.
    Specific Gravity: 2.5 -2.9
    Solubility in Water: Not applicable
    Solubility (Other): No data available.
    Partition Coefficient (n-Octanol/water): Not applicable.
    Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
    Decomposition Temperature: No data available.

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    Stability: Material is stable under normal conditions.
    Conditions to Avoid:  
    For wetted coil of foil: In coils of aluminum foil immersed in water, a vigorous oxidation reaction may occur, producing hydrogen gas and heat. When the coils are removed from the cooling effect of the water, this reaction accelerates, large amounts of steam are produced, temperature rises significantly, hydrogen gas can reach concentrations over the lower explosive limit (4.1%): this can result in an explosive rupture of the coils. Rupturing of a coil may occur even when the coil is only partly immersed in water, and even if the immersion time is short.
    Incompatible Materials: Molten aluminum may explode on contact with water, concrete, oxides of other materials or other oxidizing agents. In the form of particles, may explode when mixed with halogenated acids, halogenated solvents, bromates, iodates or ammonium nitrate.
    Hazardous Decomposition Products:

    Strong Acid Contact: Hydrogen

    Strong Base Contact: Hydrogen

    Possibility of Hazardous Reactions:

    Aluminum reacts with strong basic solutions and strong acidic solutions, producing flammable hydrogen gas.

    Aluminum particles on contact with copper, lead, or iron oxides can react vigorously with release of heat if there is a source of ignition or intense heat.

    Specified Substance(s) - Acute Toxicity:  
    Chemical Name:  
    Test Results: Oral LD50 (Rat): 9 g/kg

    Solid aluminum does not present an inhalation hazard.

    Aluminum dusts generated during use are considered nuisance particulates.

    Eye Contact: Dust may irritate the eyes.
    Skin Contact:

    May cause irritation through mechanical abrasion.

    Skin contact with hot metal can cause burns.

    Ingestion: Not applicable.
    Sensitization: No data recorded.
    Listed Carcinogens: None
    Mutagenesis: No data available.
    Reproductive Toxicity: No data available.
    Other Effects:

    Aluminum fumes generated during welding or melting present low health risks.

    Welding or plasma arc cutting of aluminum alloys can generate ozone, nitric oxides and ultraviolet radiation. Ozone overexposure may result in mucous membrane irritation or pulmonary discomfort. UV radiation can cause skin erythema and welders flash.

    Medical conditions aggravated by exposure to the product: None known.
    Ecotoxicity: Aluminum and its alloys in solid forms, such as ingots or manufactured items, do not present any hazard for the environment because metals are not biologically available.
    Specified Substance(s):  
    Chemical Name: Aluminum
    Test: LC50 (96 hour(s), Oncorhynchus mykiss): 120 ug/l
    Mobility: Not relevant, due to the form of the product.
    Persistence and Degradability: No data available.
    Bioaccumulation Potential: The product is not bioaccumulating.
    Other Adverse Effects: None known.

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    General Information: Dispose of waste and residues in accordance with local authority requirements.
    Disposal Methods:

    Disposal recommendations are based on material as supplied.

    Disposal must be in accordance with current applicable laws and regulations, and material characteristics at time of disposal. Recover and reclaim or recycle, if practical.

    Aluminum in the form of particles may be reactive. Its hazardous characteristics, including fire and explosion, should be determined prior to disposal.

    European Waste Codes:  
    Used Product: 10 03 99
    Container: Since emptied containers retain product residue, follow label warnings even after container is emptied.
    DOT: Not Regulated
    ADR / RID: Not Regulated
    TDG: Not Regulated
    IATA: Not Regulated
    IMDG: Not Regulated
    EU Regulations:  
    Label information: Not classified.
    Germany : Water Hazard Class (WGK): nwg
    Canadian Controlled Products Regulations: This product has been classified according to the hazard criteria of the Canadian Controlled Products Regulations, Section 33, and the MSDS contains all required information.
    US Regulations:  
    CERCLA Hazardous Substance List (40 CFR 302.4): None
    SARA Title III:  
    Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances (40 CFR 355, Appendix A): None
    Section 313 Toxic Release Inventory (40 CFR 372): SARA 313 - Select chemical(s) may exist in this product or preparation at concentrations less than the de minimis exemption (40CFR372.45) for supplier notification. However, affected customers should be aware of the Lower Thresholds for Chemicals of Special Concern (40CFR372.28) reporting requirements which may be applicable to this product and/or preparation.
    Chemical Name † CAS-No. Concentration
    Aluminum 7429-90-5 De minimis

    State Regulations

    California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65):  None.

    This product contains trace amounts of lead (Pb) (< 0.01 %). Any process resulting exposure to more than 0.5 mg/m3 of metal dust per day may result in a daily dose of lead of over 0.5 µ g/day, the dose above which the "California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act" of 1986 requires notification. Refer to the appropriate regulation notification wording guidelines. The dose is not considered dangerous for health according to current toxicology studies.

    Inventory Status:

    This product or all components are listed on the following inventory:  DSL, EINECS, TSCA

    Wording of the R-phrases in section 2 and 3: None
    Issued by: Alufoil Products Co., Inc.
    135 Oser Avenue, Suite 3, Hauppauge, NY 11788
    Issue Date: 01-Jan-2007
    Supersedes Date: 12-Apr-2001
    Disclaimer: The information in this (M)SDS was obtained from sources which we believe are reliable but cannot guarantee. Additionally, your use of this information is beyond our control and may be beyond our knowledge. Therefore, the information is provided without any representation or warranty express or implied.

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