International Chemical Safety Cards

PARAFFIN WAX ICSC: 1457
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Petroleum wax
Paraffin waxes and hydrocarbon waxes
(See Notes)
CnH2n+2
ICSC #    1457
CAS #     8002-74-2
RTECS # RV0350000
August 05, 2003 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.

Dry powder, water foam, carbon dioxide, dry sand.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection when handling molten form.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Heat-insulating gloves when handling molten form.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES
Safety goggles, when handling molten form.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING



SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1457 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

PARAFFIN WAX ICSC: 1457
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ODOURLESS , WHITE TO YELLOW , WAXY SOLID.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (fumes) 2 mg/m as TWA; (ACGIH 2003).
OSHA PEL: none
NIOSH REL: TWA 2 mg/m3
NIOSH IDLH: N.D. See: IDLH INDEX


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of the fumes.

INHALATION RISK:


EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The fume is irritating to the eyes and nose and throat.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: 50-57C
(see Notes)
Solubility in water: none
Flash point:
199C c.c.
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Other melting points: 45-95C. A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum fractions by solvent crystallization (solvent deoiling) or by the sweating process. It consists of straight chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C20.
NFPA Code: H0; F1; R0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1457 PARAFFIN WAX
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.