MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheet

MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheet

Phenol-Formaldehyde Bonded Plywood Products

Softwood Plywood, Sanded Softwood Plywood
Medium Density Overlay (MDO) and High Density Overlay (HDO)

 January 2018 

Physical Data

Boiling Point (°F) N/A
Vapor Pressure N/A
Vapor Density N/A
Specific Gravity 0.40-0.80
Evaporation Rate N/A
Solubility in Water .1%
% Volatiles by Volume N/A

Fire and Explosion Data

Flash Point N/A
Flammable Limits
.                       LEL
.                       UEL
.
N/A
N/A
Extinguishing Media Water, Sand,
Carbon Dioxide
Auto Ignition Temp. 400-500 °F
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards
Wood dust from sawing, sanding, machining can be explosive depending on particle size and moisture content.  Airborne concentrations of 40 grams per cubic meter is often used as the Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) for wood dusts.

Reactivity Data

Stability ☐ Unstable
☑ Stable
Conditions to Avoid N/A
Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid)
Avoid contact with oxidizing agents.
Avoid open flame.
Important Information
Product may ignite at temperatures in excess of 400°F.

Hazardous Ingredients

Chemical or Common Name % Exposure Limits
Softwood Plywood
Sanded Softwood Plywood
Medium Density Overlay
High Density Overlay
88-94 OSHA PEL-TWA
ACGIH TLV-TWA
ACGHI TLV-STEL
5 mg/m3
6 mg/m3 (a)
10 mg/m3 (b)
Vapor Pressure < 1 OSHA PEL-TWA
OSHA PEL-STEL
ACGHI TLV-TWA
1 ppm (c)
2 ppm (c)
1 ppm (c)
Vapor Density 2-4 OSHA PEL-TWA
ACGIH TLV-TWA
None
None
Specific Gravity < 1 OSHA PEL-TWA
ACGIH TLV-TWA
None
1 mg/m3
*(a) Softwood total dust 8 hour TWA
*(b) Softwood total dust 15 minute STEL
*(c) As free formaldehyde

Acronyms

OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
ACGIH
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.
PEL
Permissible Exposure Limit
TWA
Time-Weighted Average
TLV
Threshold Limit Value
STEL
Short-Term Exposure Limit

Special Protection Data

Respiratory Protection
None usually required if dust and formaldehyde concentrations are within acceptable limits. Approved dust/formaldehyde respirator and goggles are recommended when the allowable exposure limits may be exceeded.
Protective Gloves
Not Required. Cloth, canvas or leather gloves are recommended.
Eye Protection
Goggles or safety glasses are recommended when machining product.
Local Exhaust
Provide local exhaust as needed so that exposure limits are met.
Mechanical (General)
Provide general ventilation in processing and storage areas as needed so that exposure limits are met.
Special
Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) recommended when fighting fire.

Health Hazard Data

Dust
Wood dust can irritate eyes and breathing passages. Some wood species may cause skin or respiratory irritation. Contact by susceptible persons may cause allergies.
Formaldehyde
These products release low amounts of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde may be irritating to the eyes, nose, throat and skin. It may aggravate existing respiratory problems and cause allergies to susceptible persons. Formaldehyde has been shown to cause cancer in certain laboratory animals at extreme concentrations (14ppm), far above those normally found in the workplace with this product.

Disclaimer

This MSDS is intended to be used solely for safety education and not for use as specifications or warranties. The information in this MSDS is provided without any representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or correctness.
Since the handling, storage and use are beyond our control, Westlam Industries Ltd. assumes no responsibility and disclaims liability for any loss, damage or expense arising therefrom.
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