Material Safety Data Sheet              U.S. Department of Labor

May be used to comply with OSHA’S Hazard                     Occupational Safety and Health Admin.

Communication Standard, 29CRF1910.1200.                     (Non-Mandatory Form)

Standard must be consulted for specific requirements.

In accordance with 91/155/EEC

 

Section 1 - Identification

 (As used on label and list)                    WALNUT SHELL

Manufacturer’s Name:                           Eco-Shell, Inc.

Emergency Telephone Number:             (530) 824-8794 or (530) 529-1585

Address:                                             5230 Grange Road, Corning, CA 96021

Telephone for Information:                             (530) 824-8794

 

Section 2 – Hazardous Ingredients/Identity Information

The material is 100% natural processed walnut shell. There are no known hazardous ingredients to identify.

 

Section 3 – Hazard Identification

Boiling Point                    N/A              Specific Gravity (H20-1)              1.2

Vapor Pressure (MM Hg)    N/A              Melting Point                             N/A

Vapor Density (Air – 1)     N/A              Evaporation                               N/A

Solubility in water:                     Not water soluble

Odor and appearance:                 No odor – Light brown in color

Flash Point:                               380°F

Flammable limits:                       470°F

Media used in extinguishing:        Water

Special fire fighting procedure:    None

Fire and Explosion Hazards:

If improperly handled, stored and/or exposed to and ignition source, this material may burn. High concentrations of dust in air can explode if sufficient temperature and ignition source occurs.  Proper grounding of equipment is necessary to eliminate static electricity.

Skin:  May cause skin irritation

Eye:   May cause eye irritation

 

Section 4 – First Aid Measures

 

Skin:  Should contact with skin create discomfort, wash skin with soap and   water. Should irritation continue consult your physician.

Eye:  Should contact with eye occur, rinse eye thoroughly with water.  Avoid rubbing eye.  Walnut shell will scratch the eye if rubbed.

HMIS – Health – 0 – No Significant risk to health

 

 

 

                                                                                     

Section 5 – Fire Fighting Measures

 

Extinguishing Media – Water

No special risks involved

 

Section 6 – Accidental Release Measures

 

Steps to be taken if material is released or spilled:  Sweep, Shovel up, or Vacuum

Waste Disposal Methods:  No special requirements

 

Section 7 – Handling and Storage

 

Precautions to be taken in handling and storing:  Best if stored in dry conditions.  Store away from sources of ignition.

Other Precautions:  None

 

Section 8 – Exposure Controls / Personal Protection

 

Ventilation:        Local Exhaust              Nuisance Dust Levels

Protective clothing, gloves, or equipment:        Not required

Eye Protection:       Not required – Safety goggles recommended

 

Section 9 – Physical and Chemical Properties

 

Boiling Point                                       N/A             

Specific Gravity (H20-1)                        1.2

Vapor Pressure (MM Hg)                       N/A             

Melting Point                                       N/A

Vapor Density (Air – 1)                        N/A             

Evaporation                                         N/A

Solubility in water:                               Not water soluble

Odor and appearance:                           No odor – Light brown in color

Flash Point:                                         380°F

Flammable limits:                                 470°F

HMIS                                                  1

pH value at 25ΊC (in water)                     4-6                     

Free Moisture (80ΊC FOR 15HRS)             3-9%

Hardness – Vickers No.                         25-30

MOHS SCALE                                         3-4

Elastic Modulus (MOE)                          22,900 (9/7/06 test)

Dry Packing Density (LBS PER CU. FT.)  30-50

 

 

Section 10 – Stability and Reactivity

 

Stability:                                             Stable

Incompatibility (Materials to avoid)        None

Hazardous Polymerization:                    None

HMIS - 0

                                                                                     

Section 11 – Toxicological Information

 

Skin contact may cause rash.

Walnut Shell may contain trace amounts of walnut proteins that have been known to cause allergic reaction

 

 

Section 12 – Ecological Information

 

Biological Degradability:  very slow if exposed to moisture and other organic materials.

No known acute toxicity in water, waste water, or soil

 

Section 13 – Disposal Considerations

 

Steps to be taken if material is released or spilled:  Sweep, Shovel up, or Vacuum

Waste Disposal Methods:  No special requirements

 

Section 14 – Transport Information

 

No known restrictions      

 

Section 15 – Regulatory Information

 

No known regulations specific to walnut shell                                                  

 

Section 16 – Other Information

 

Walnut shells are a natural renewable resource.  There are no known hazardous ingredients to identify.

 

Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS)

Health – 0

Flammability – 1

Reactivity (Physical Hazard) – 0

Personal Protection:  safety glasses and dust respirator recommended

 

28 June 2013                                                      Last revised 6/28/2013                  

©2004 ECO-SHELL, Inc.