MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
MARMOX boards are light in weight and can easily be manhandled on site. Boards should be carried in an upright position and care should be taken not to damage or dent the surface or to fracture corners. Although MARMOX can easily be lifted by one man, however in windy conditions, it will often be found easier to prevent fractures if two men carry the boards.
MARMOX should be stored under cover, protected from high winds and direct sunlight. Stacks should be out of contact with ground moisture and raised above ground level preferably on boards.
Appearance and Odour:
|Rigid cellular foam board with no odour.|
|Specific Gravity: 0.027-0.064|
|Solubility in Water: insoluble|
Stability: yes Conditions to Avoid (stability): fire, high temps, temps >572f. Materials to Avoid: aromatic hydrocarbons, higher aliphatic hydrocarbons, esters, amines, higher aldehydes. Hazardous Decomposition Products: Co, Co2, carbon, hydrogen bromide, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride, aromatic hydrocarbons, styrene, ethyl benzene.
HEALTH & SAFETY DATA
Flash point: 670oF Extinguishing media: water fog. Special fire fighting protective wear, positive pressure, self-contained breathing apparatus. Apply large volume of water directly on flame/burning surface. Unusual fire hazards: emits dense, black smoke when burned.
Grinding/cutting may lead to a build-up of dust suspended in air which can cause a dust explosion if ignited.
Extruded polystyrene special hazard precautions:
Eyes: irritation/corneal injury due to mechanical action. The wearing of safety glasses/protective goggles is recommended. Skin: mechanical injury only. Ingestion: may cause choking. Inhalation: upper respiratory tract irritation. Excessive exposure to ethyl chloride/dichlorodifluoromethane./chlorodifluoroethane may cause depression/anesthetic effects/irregular heartbeats. Irritation, choking.
|Route of entry – inhalation: yes|
|Route of entry – skin: no|
|Route of entry – ingestion: yes|
|Carcinogen -: No|
|Signs / symptoms of overexposure: irritation, choking|
Emergency /First Aid –
|Eyes: irrigate immediately with water for 5 minutes.|
|Inhalation: remove to fresh air. Obtain medical attention in all cases.|
PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE
Steps if Material Released: safety glasses/chemical goggles Spill: pick up/if dust/in small pieces, sweep up & place in suitable container for disposal. Waste disposal method: burn in an approved landfill/burn in an adequate incinerator with excess oxygen in accordance with local government regulations. Precautions – handling/storing: handle & install properly. Foam product should not be stored/used in confined, airtight spaces.
CONTROL MEASURES & OTHER PRECAUTIONS.
Respiratory protection: use an approved air-purifying respirator. In dusty atmospheres, use an approved dust respirator. Ventilation: general/local exhaust to control airborne levels below the exposure guidelines. Protective Gloves: none needed. Eye Protection: safety glasses/chemical goggles.
During shipping, storage, installation & use of material. MARMOX should not be exposed to flame/other ignition sources. MARMOX insulation has a flame retardant additive to inhibit accidental ignition from small fire sources.
SAFETY & HEALTH DATA:
Gas fired recirculating air furnaces/heaters/gas water heaters, drawing air from areas where there may be a presence of ethyl chloride/dichlorodifluoromethane/chlorodifluoroethane
Gases from storage/fabrication of extruded polystyrene foam in its raw state, can be subjected to rust & corrosion problems from decomposition.
FIRE TEST REPORT
MARMOX Construction Boards have been tested by the Building Research Establishment to B.S. 476: Part 6 : 1997 ‘Fire Propagation Test’ and Part 7 ‘ Large Scale Surface Spread of Flame’ (copies are available upon request). MARMOX Construction Boards are Class O fire rated.