Specification details

Material Safety Data


1. Product Identification

Golden / brown flakes and also in the form of micro fine tan particles, powder too

2. Composition

Vermiculite is the mineralogical name given to hydrated laminar magnesium-aluminum-iron silicates which resemble mica in appearance. When subjected to heat, crude vermiculite has the unusual property of exfoliating or expanding into worm-like particles (the name vermiculite is derived from the Latin 'vermiculare', meaning to breed worms.)

3. Hazardous Identification

Symptoms of overexposure for each potential route of exposure
Inhaled Coughing
Contact with skin or eyes Possible eye irritation from dust particles;
Wear eye protection
Absorbed through skin N/A
Swallowed N/A
Health effects or risks from exposure
Acute None
Chronic Excessive inhalation over long period may cause harmful irritation;
Use mask suitable for nuisance dust.
Target Organ None

4. First Aid Measures

First Aid Measures
Inhalation Induced coughing
Skin contact Harmless
Eye contact Flush eyes with plenty of running water for 10 minutes;
See medical doctor if particles are still lodged in the eye

5. Fire Fighting Measures

Flash point: Vermiculite is an inorganic, fully oxidized, non-flammable and non-combustible material.

6. Accidental Release Measures

Use - Area should be well ventilated.
Prevent flakes from entering the eyes. Do not inhale dust
Personal protective equipment (minimum required) - Use eye protection to prevent particles from entering eye. If dust levels are high - use a dust mask
Spill response procedures - (include employee protection measures) - Vacuum clean or sweep material, use dust masks suitable for nuisance dust and eye protection

Disclaimer

All information is given in good faith but without guarantee in respect of accuracy, and no responsibility is accepted for errors or omissions or the consequences thereof. It is the user's obligation to determine the conditions of safe use of the material, all risks of use of the product are therefore assumed by the user and we expressly disclaim all warranties of every kind and nature, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose in respect to the use or suitability of the product.


 

 

 
Vermiculite for horticulture
Horticulture

Vermiculite is well established as a growing medium. It is most...

 
 
 
Insulation vermiculite dealers
Insulation

Good thermal insulation, low density and its natural refractory properties...