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First-aid measures

Emergency measure - Inhalation: Seek medical advice if the person inhales large amounts of dust. Workers having respiratory diseases should not handle reactive dyes. If there are any complaints in connection with handling reactive dyes such as shortness of breath or asthma seek medical advice.

Emergency measure - Eyes: Rinse immediately with plenty of water in order to avoid discolouring of the eye; if necessary seek mmedical advice.

Emergency measure - Skin: Wash immediately with plenty of water and soap.

Emergency measure - Ingestion: Drink plenty of water, if necessary with added activated charcoal. If the person feels unwell seek medical advice.

Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishing agent: Water fog, foam, dry extinguishing agent, CO2. There is no restriction. It is dependent on the extent of the fire and the local surroundings.

Product arising from burning: H2O, COx, NOx, SOx,

Product determined by test: N

Protective equipment: Protection suit and respirator (dependent on the extent of fire and the local surroundings.

Accidental release measures

Inhalation, skin and eye contact of dusts and dye solutions should be avoided while accidentially spilt material is collected. Label waste containers accordingly. Persons performing appropriate cleaning are advised to observe the protective measures prescribed for handling of the substance. in the event of spilling granulated product, dust generation is best avoided by covering with moistened inert material in order to avoid formation of dust. Dye solutions should be taken up with an appropriate absorbing material. Use approved industrial vacuum cleaner to contain splilled material once absorbed. Waste containers should be marked appropriately and sent for disposal via a licenced waste contractor.

Handling and storage

Handling: Avoid formation of dust. Store sperate from food, tobacco and alcohol. Wear suitable protection clothes, gloves and goggles of skin or eye contect is possible. Change spoiled clothes. It is recommended that users observe the measures mentioned in "Guidelines for the safe handling of dyestuff in colour storerooms" from ETAD.

Use local ventilation. Use personal protective equipment. If necessary wear dust mask suitable for prevention of dust exposure. Avoid skin and eye contact.

Persons with chronic respiration diseases should not handle reactive dyes. If there are any complaints such as shortness of breath or asthma in connection with the handling of reactive dyes seek medical advice. Avoid any contact with the dye in such cases.

Storage: Store dry and at room tmperature in tightly closed containers. Keep store room according to principles of good industrial hygiene. Close broken containers tightly. Avoid residues on/at containers.

Packaging of the substance and/or preparation: Cardboard boxes: (35kg)

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
Not aplicable
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

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Special provisions / remarks
Transport: Keep containers tightly closed and in a dry place. Packing drums must be kept carefully closed during in-company transportation in order to avoid spillage of the substance. Secure the containers against falling. Seek common transport measures like safeguard against falling, attention to stack height and the labelling of the containers. Label containers in accordance with the approrpiate legislation.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

The substance is classified as a Category 2 Eye Irritant. No hazards to the environment are predicted. Standard risk management measures should be applied during use of the substance and products containing the substance. The following Risk Management Measures are therefore recommended to facilitate good hygiene standards:

- Local Exhaust Ventilation, where applicable

- Hand protection, such as chemically resistant gloves e.g. PVC or nitrile rubber (e.g. EN374)

-Protective clothing to EN368 standard as minimum

- Eye protection - safety glasses with side sheilds (frame goggles), EN166 standard as minimum

- Respiratory protection with 95% reduction of inhaled substance when handling material that may generate dust (e.g. EN149)

Stability and reactivity

Danger other than fire: No risks are assumed for handling the substance.

Chemical reaction with water: Slow hydrolysis of the reaction component.

Dust explosion: The preparations are dust-poor granulates or liquid preparations. In the production process only solutions are used.

Dust explosion determined by test: N

Disposal considerations

Industry - Possibility of recovery/recycling: Recycling of used dyes is not possible. Wash waters from the dye process is recycled to minimise loss of product.

Industry - Possibility of neutralisation: Code: 631 - Neutralisation with acid-treatment

Industry - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: Disposal is possible on seepage-proof waste disposal site in accordance with local regulations.

Industry - Possibility of destruction: incineration: Incineration of dry dyes is possible. Common waste gases arise during the incineration. Incineration should be undertaken in compliance with associated legislation.

Industry - Possibility of destruction: water purification: Organic dyes are not biodegradable (aerob) because of the short retention time. A disposal by the waste waster should not be recommedned. Also an accumulation at the sewage sludge is possible. Wastes from sewage plant processing should be incinerated.

Public at large - Possibility of recovery/recycling: The substance is not available to the public at large if it is used as intended. Only products dyes with the substance are available to the publuc at large.

Public at large - Possibility of neutralisation: Not applicable.

Public at large - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: The coloured products containing the substance only in little amounts could be disposed with the house waste onto a licenced disposal site or better by incineration.

Public at large - Possibility of destruction: incineration: as above

Public at large - Possibility of destruction: water purification: Not appliable

Public at large - Possibility of destruction: others: Not applicable