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PLA Filament MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)

Here you can find the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for PLA industrial 3D printing filament material.

fabWeaver PLA Filament MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)

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1. Identification of the substance or mixture and of the supplier

A. GHS product identifier : PLA

B. Recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on use
    Recommended use : plastic molded product manufacturing
    Restrictions on use : Use for recommended use only

C. Supplier
    Company name : Sindoh Co. Ltd. (brand name : fabWeaver)
    Address : Seongsui-ro 24-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Emergency phone number : +82-1588-5850
    Respondent : +82-2-460-1114
    Fax : +82-2-466-0205

2. Hazards identification

A. GHS classification of the substance/mixture
    Not classified

B. GHS label elements, including precautionary statements
    Pictogram and symbol : Not applicable
    Signal word : Not applicable
    Hazard statements : Not applicable
    Precautionary statements
        Precaution : Not applicable
        Treatment : Not applicable
        Storage : Not applicable
        Disposal : Not applicable

C. GHS label elements, including precautionary statements : Not available

3. Composition/information on ingredients

Chemical Name Common Name(Synonyms) CAS number EC number Content (%)
polymer with rel-
and (3S,6S)-3,6-
Polylactide resin 9051-89-2 618-575-7 98
Calcium carbonate   471-34-1 207-439-9 2


4. First aid measures

A. Eye contact
    - In case of contact with substance, immediately flush eyes with running water for
      at least 20 minutes.
    - Call a POISON CENTER/doctor/etc if you feel unwell.
    - Removal of contact lenses after an eye injury should only be undertaken by
      skilled personnel
    - Get immediate medical advice/attention.

B. Skin contact
    - If skin or hair contact occurs: Flush skin and hair with running water for at least 20
      minutes. (and soap if available).
    - Seek medical attention if you feel unwell or If skin irritation occurs.
    - Wash contaminated clothing and shoes before reuse.
    - Get immediate medical advice/attention.

C. Inhalation
    - IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.
    - Give artificial respiration if victim is not breathing.
    - Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
    - Specific medical treatment is urgent.

D. Ingestion
    - Do not let him/her eat anything, if unconscious.
    - Get immediate medical advice/attention.
    - Immediately give a glass of water.
    - Call a POISON CENTER/doctor/etc if you feel unwell.

E. Indication of immediate medical attention and notes for physician
    - Ensure that medical personnel are aware of the material(s) involved and take
      precautions to protect themselves.
    - Treat symptomatically. 

5. Fire fighting measures

A. Suitable (and unsuitable) extinguishing media
    - Suitable extinguishing media: Dry sand, water spray, dry chemical, regular foam, CO2,        BCF (where regulations permit)
    - Unsuitable extinguishing media: High pressure water streams

B. Specific hazards arising from the chemical
    - May be ignited by heat, sparks or flames.
    - Combustible solid which burns but propagates flame with difficulty.
    - Containers may explode when heated.
    - Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
    - Inhalation of material may be harmful.
    - Some liquids produce vapors that may cause dizziness or suffocation.
    - Organic powders when finely divided over a range of concentrations regardless of
      particulate size or shape and suspended in air or some other oxidizing medium may
      form explosive dust-air mixtures and result in a fire or dust explosion (including
      secondary explosions).

C. Special protective equipment and precautions for fire-fighters
    - Move containers from fire area if you can do it without risk.
    - Some may be transported hot.
    - Runoff from fire control or dilution water may cause pollution.
    - Contact may cause burns to skin and eyes.
    - Dike fire-control water for later disposal; do not scatter the material.
    - Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water courses.
    - In case or fire: Use personal protective equipment as required.
    - Use water delivered as a fine spray to control fire and cool adjacent area.
    - Alert Fire Brigade and tell them location and nature of hazard.


6. Accidental release measures

A. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
    - Eliminate all ignition sources.
    - Stop leak if you can do it without risk.
    - Please note that materials and conditions to avoid.
    - Ventilate the area.
    - Do not touch or walk through spilled material.
    - Prevent dust cloud.
    - Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
    - Keep unnecessary and unprotected personnel from entering.
    - Spills and leaks: Use personal protective equipment as required. (see Section 8.)

B. Environmental precautions and protective procedures
    - Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas.
    - Avoid release to the environment.

C. The methods of purification and removal
    - Large Spill; Dike far ahead of liquid spill for later disposal.
    - Please note that materials and conditions to avoid. 
    - With clean shovel place material into clean, dry container and cover loosely; move
      containers from spill area.
    - Powder Spill; Cover powder spill with plastic sheet or tarp to minimize spreading and
      keep powder dry.


7. Handling and storage

A. Precautions for safe handling
    - Please note that materials and conditions to avoid.
    - Wash the handling area thoroughly after handling.
    - Please work with reference to engineering controls and personal protective equipment.
    - Wear protective clothing when risk of exposure occurs.
    - Be careful to high temperature.
    - Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
    - Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
    - Follow all MSDS/label precautions even after container is emptied because they may
      retain product residues.
    - Use carefully in handling/storage.
    - Loosen closure cautiously before opening.
    - Limit all unnecessary personal contact.
    - Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
    - Contact lenses may pose a special hazard
    - A written policy document, describing the wearing of lenses or restrictions on use,
      should be created for each workplace or task.

B. Conditions for safe storage
    - Store in a closed container.
    - Store in cool and dry place.
    - Please note that materials and conditions to avoid.
    - Keep away from food and drinking water.
    - Store in original containers, polyethylene containers or polypropylene containers.
    - Check all containers are clearly labelled and free from leaks.
    - Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.


8. Exposure controls/personal protection

A. Occupational Exposure limits
    OSHA regulation :
       - Calcium carbonate : TWA = 15 mg/m³ (total), 5 mg/m³ (resp)
    NIOSH regulation :
       - Calcium carbonate : TWA = 10 mg/m³ (total), 5 mg/m³ (resp)
    ACGIH regulation : Not applicable
    EU regulation : Not applicable
    Biological exposure index : Not available

B. Appropriate engineering controls
    - Provide local exhaust ventilation system or other engineering controls to keep the
      airborne concentrations of vapors below their respective threshold limit value.

C. Personal protective equipment
    Respiratory protection :

        - Wear NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved full or half face piece (with
          goggles) respiratory protective equipment when necessary.
        - In case exposed to particulate material, the respiratory protective equipment as
          follow are recommended; facepiece filtering respirator or air-purifying respirator, high
          efficiency particulate air(HEPA) filter media or respirator equipped with powered fan,
          filter media of use(dust, mist, fume)
        - In lack of oxygen(< 19.6%), wear the supplied-air respirator or self-contained 
          breathing apparatus.
    Eye protection :
        - Wear breathable safety goggles(glasses) with side shields to protect from particulate            material causing eye irritation or other disorder.
        - An eye wash unit and safety shower station should be available nearby work place.
    Hand protection :
        - Wear appropriate protective gloves by considering physical and chemical properties
           of chemicals.
    Body protection :
        - Wear appropriate protective clothing by considering physical and chemical properties
          of chemicals.


9. Physical and chemical properties

A. Appearance
    Description : Solid
    Color : Not available

B. Odor : Not available

C. Odor threshold : Not available

D. pH : Not available

E. Melting point/freezing point : Not available

F. Initial boiling point and boiling range : Not available

G. Flash point : Not available

H. Evaporation rate : Not available

I. Flammability (solid, gas) : Not available

J. Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits : Not available

K. Vapor pressure : Not available

L. Solubility (ies) : Not available (Insoluble in water)

M. Vapor density : Not available

N. Specific gravity : 1.24 g/cm3

O. Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water : Not available

P. Auto ignition temperature : Not available

Q. Decomposition temperature : Not available

R. Viscosity : Not applicable

S. Molecular weight : Not available

T. Others :
    - Volatile Component (% vol) : Not available
    - Print Temp. : 205-225 °C
    - Bed Temp. : 25-70 °C
    - Heat Distortion Temp. : 52 ℃ (at 0.45MPa)
    - Melt Flow Index : 2 g/10min(at 190℃ / 2.16kg)
    - Tensile Strength : 60 MPa
    - Elongation at Break : 29 %
    - Flexural Strength : 87 MPa
    - Flexural Modulus : 3,642 MPa
    - IZOD Impact Strength : 7 kJ/m2


10. Stability and reactivity

A. Chemical stability and Possibility of hazardous reactions
    - Containers may explode when heated.
    - Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
    - Inhalation of material may be harmful.
    - Some liquids produce vapors that may cause dizziness or suffocation.

B. Conditions to avoid
- Ignition sources (heat, sparks or flames)

C. Incompatible materials
    - Flammable material
    - Avoid contamination with oxidising agents i.e. nitrates, oxidising acids, chlorine
      bleaches, pool chlorine etc.as ignition may result

D. Hazardous decomposition products
    - Irritating and/or toxic gases


11. Toxicological information

A. Information of Health Hazardous
    Acute toxicity
        Oral : Not available
        Dermal : Not available
        Inhalation : Not available
    Skin corrosion/ irritation : Not available
    Serious eye damage/ irritation : Not available
    Respiratory sensitization : Not available
    Skin sensitization : Not available
    Carcinogenicity : Not available
                    - IARC, ACGIH, OSHA, NTP, EU CLP: Not listed
    Mutagenicity : Not available
    Reproductive toxicity : Not available
    Specific target organ toxicity (single exposure) : Not available
    Specific target organ toxicity (repeat exposure) : Not available
    Aspiration Hazard : Not available