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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Seek medical attention immediately in all cases of exposure!

Inhalation: Due to low vapor pressure at room temperature, Petol polyols alone are not likely to be inhaled. When material is heated and/or if a fine mist is being generated, local ventilation and respiratory protection may be required. In this case symptoms may include cough and sometimes slight dizziness. Remove the affected person to fresh air. If any ill effects appear get medical attention immediately.       

Skin contact: Skin contact with the product is not like to result in a significant irritation. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes, and wash before reuse. Wash skin with soap and plenty of water immediately at least 15 minutes, until no evidence of chemical remains. If skin irritation occur give medical attention.

Eye contact: Contact with eyes cause slight temporary irritation. Wash eyes immediately with large amounts of water or normal saline, occasionally lifting upper and lower lids, until no evidence of chemical remains at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention immediately if pain, blinking, tears or redness persist.

Ingestion: Glycerol propoxylated polyols has low to very low oral toxicity. Swallowing small amount of this product is not likely to cause injury. Although swallowing of large quantity of glycerol propoxylated may cause same toxic effects, the possibility of such of ingestion is unlikely with proper industrial handling and use. If polyol is swallowed, give large amount of water to dilute, but never give fluids if patient is unconscious or is having convulsions. For large amount of polyol swallowed, seek medical attention.

Note to Physician: No specific antidote. Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media: Dry chemical, carbon dioxide, chemical foam and water spray.

Unsuitable extinguishing media: None

Exposure hazards: Glycerol propoxylated have a low vapours pressure and a flash point above 2000C and consequently are not considered to have a serious fire hazard. However, due the fact that it is an organic material, this polyol will burn under the right conditions of heat and oxygen supply or in presence of an existing fire. Heat from fire can generate hazardous vapors. Burning liquids may be moved by flushing water to protect personnel and minimize damage. Do not use direct water stream as it may spread the fire.

Protection of the fire-fighters: During fire-fighting keep containers cool with water spray. Fire-fighters should wear full protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus with a full face-piece operated in positive pressure mode.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions: No special protection. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment. Spills generate slippery walking. Spread granular cover. Remove sources of ignition and surrounding the affected area.


Environmental precautions: In case of a spill, prevent contamination of soil, ground and surface water by isolating the hazard area. At ambient temperature, polyols are in fact nonvolatile, making evaporation to the atmosphere unlikely.

Methods of cleaning up: Absorb spills with dry sand, earth or similar absorbent material then collect into drums for later disposal. Incinerate or bury in a licensed facility according to national environmental regulations.

For small spills: Minor spills on concrete or other hard surfaces can be wiped or mopped up. Also small spills can be absorbed with dry sand, earth, vermiculite then collect into drums, small containers for later disposal. Dispose according to all applicable federal, state or local environment regulations.

For large spills: Industrial spill or release are accidental and are generally contained. For large spills, dike and pump into suitable containers for disposal. The residual spilled material may be absorbed with dry absorbent material (sand, earth, vermiculite). Flush area with plenty of water. Waste water will be treated in biological treatment plant.

Dispose according to the governmental requirements.

Special precautions: Do not flush to sewer! Slippery walking! Spread granular cover!

Handling and storage

Handling: No special measures required. It is not considered a hazardous material in most industrial operations. Sources of ignition such as smoking and open flames are prohibited where this compound is handled. During handling operations avoid accidental contact with isocyanates.

Only properly trained and equipped personnel should be permitted to handling and to unload drums.

Avoid unintended contact with isocyanates to prevent uncontrolled polymerisation.

Storage: Store in tightly closed containers, in dry and well ventilated areas, between 15-30oC. During shipping and storage the temperature must be kept within the recommended range, in order to maintain product quality.  Prevent contact with water or with moist atmosphere, as product is hygroscopic. Use dry nitrogen or low dew point air for tank padding.

Avoid contact with oxidizing materials such as peroxides and hypochlorite salts.

Drums storage recommendations: Drums should be store indoors and the storage temperature should be keep above 150C. Keep drums tightly closed to prevent contamination. If drums are received frozen, before using, be sure the contents are completely thawed and mixed. In warm season the drums may be stored outdoors, but must be careful to prevent water collection on the top of drums by covering the drums with a tarpaulin or by stacking them on their sides.

Bulk storage recommendations: Tank area should be dike. Tanks located outdoors may be exposed to temperature extremes so they can be insulated. Insulation is not necessary when tanks are placed indoor and normal temperature is maintained.

Glycerol propoxylated can be shipped and stored in stainless steel tanks, steel drums lined inside, IBC Polyethylene tanks with UV protection.

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