SECTION 1: IDENTIFICATION

 

 

 


1.1 PRODUCT IDENTIFIER

Product Name:                                     Walnut Shell

                                                               

1.2 DETAILS OF THE SUPPLIER OF THE SAFETY DATA SHEET

Name/Address:                                   Eco-Shell, Inc.

                                                                5230 Grange Rd.

                                                                Corning CA 96021

                                                                USA

Telephone Number:                           530-824-8794

Email:                                                     info@ecoshell.com

Website:                                               www.ecoshell.com

SECTION 2: HAZARD(S) IDENTIFICATION

 

 

 


2.1 CLASSIFICATION OF THE CHEMICAL

Hazard class:

HAZARD CLASSIFICATION

CATEGORY

 

Not Classified

 

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

 

Walnut Shell does not meet the criteria for classification to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 2012 1900.1200 (HCS 2012).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.2 LABEL ELEMENTS

Hazard pictogram:                               None

 

Signal word:                                         None

 

Hazard statement:                              Walnut Shell does not meet the criteria for classification to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 2012 1900.1200 (HCS 2012).

 

Prevention:                                          Observe good industrial hygiene practices. 

 

Response:                                             Wash hands thoroughly after handling.

 

Storage:                                                Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.

 

Disposal:                                                Dispose of contents and container in accordance with all local, regional, national and international regulations.

 

2.3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Main symptoms:                                 Direct contact with eyes may cause temporary irritation. Walnut Shell may contain trace amounts of walnut proteins that have been known to cause allergic reaction.

 

Hazards not otherwise specified:    None Known

 

0 % of the mixture consists of ingredient(s) of unknown acute toxicity

 

SECTION 3: COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

 

 

 


3.1 Hazard Identification

Comments:                                          Walnut Shell does not meet the criteria for classification according to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (HCS 2012) 1900.1200.

 

Material

CAS No.

Weight %*

Natural processed walnut shell

n/a

100%

*The exact percentage (concentration) of composition has been withheld as a trade secret in accordance with paragraph (i) of §1910.1200.

 

SECTION 4: FIRST-AID MEASURES

 

 

 


4.1 DESCRIPTION OF THE FIRST AID MEASURES

General information:                         Ensure that medical personnel are aware of the materials(s) involved, and take precautions to protect themselves.

 

Inhalation:                        Move to fresh air. Call a physician if symptoms develop or persist.

 

Skin contact:                     Wash skin with plenty of soap and water. Get medical attention is irritation develops and persists.

 

Eye contact:                      Rinse eyes with water. Get medical attention if irritation develops and persists.

 

Ingestion:                          Rinse mouth. Get medical attention if symptoms occur.

 

4.2 MOST IMPORTANT SYMPTOMS AND EFFECTS, BOTH ACUTE AND DELAYED

 

Direct contact with eyes or skin may cause temporary irritation.

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

 

 

4.3 INDICATION OF ANY IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION AND SPECIAL TREATMENTS NEEDED

Note to physicians:                             Treat symptomatically.

Specific treatments:                           In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice (show the label or SDS where possible).

 

SECTION 5: FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES

 

 

 


5.1 EXTINGUISHING MEDIA

General 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. No unusual fire or explosion hazard.

Suitable extinguishing media:          Water, Fog, Foam, Dry chemical powder. Carbon dioxide (CO2)

Unsuitable extinguishing media:      None.

 

5.2 SPECIAL HAZARDS ARISING FROM THE SUBSTANCE OR MIXTURE

Specific hazards:                                  None

Products of combustion:                    May include, and are not limited to: oxides of carbon.

 

5.3 Special protective equipment and precautions for fire-fighters (PPE)

Special protective equipment for fire-fighters:

Self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing must be worn in case of fire.

Special fire-fighting procedures:     Keep upwind of fire. Move containers from fire area if you can do it without risk.

 

SECTION 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

 

 

 

 


6.1 PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

For personal protection, see Section 8 of this SDS.

 

6.2 METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR CONTAINMENT AND CLEANING - UP

Methods for containment:                Sweep, Shovel up, or Vacuum. Use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Methods for cleaning-up:                  Stop the flow of material, if this is without risk. Dike far ahead of spill for later disposal.  Sweep, Shovel up, or Vacuum. Following product recovery, flush area with water.  For waste disposal, see Section 13 of the SDS.

Large spills:                       Stop the flow of material, if this is without risk. Dike the spilled material, where this is possible.  Sweep, Shovel up, or Vacuum. and place into containers. Following product recovery, flush area with water.

Small spills:                       Sweep, Shovel up, or Vacuum. Clean surface thoroughly to remove residual contamination.

                                            Never return spills to original containers for re-use.

Environmental precautions:             Avoid discharge into drains, water courses or onto the ground.

 

SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE

 

 

 

 


7.1 PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING

Precautions for Safe handling:          Observe good industrial hygiene practices.

General hygiene advice:                    Ensure that medical personnel are aware of the materials(s) involved, and take precautions to protect themselves.

 

7.2 CONDITIONS FOR SAFE STORAGE, INCLUDING ANY INCOMPATIBILITIES

 

Safe storage:                                        Store away from incompatible materials.

Technical measures:                           No specific recommendations.

Incompatible materials:                    None known.

Safe packaging material:                    No specific recommendations.

Precautions:                                         Use personal protective recommended in Section 8 of the SDS.

Safe handling advice:                          Observe good industrial hygiene practices.

Suitable storage conditions:             Store away from incompatible materials.

Handling-technical measures:           No specific recommendations.

Local and general ventilation:          Provide adequate ventilation.

 

 

 

SECTION 8: EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

 

 

 


8.1 CONTROL PARAMETERS

Control parameters:                          Follow standard monitoring procedures.

 

8.2 EXPOSURE CONTROLS

 

Engineering measures to reduce exposure:              

                                                                Good general ventilation (typically 10 air changes per hour) should be used. Ventilation rates should be matched to conditions. If applicable, use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to maintain airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. If exposure limits have not been established, maintain airborne levels to an acceptable level.

 

8.3 INDIVIDUAL PROTECTIVE MEASURES

 

General:                                                Use personal protective equipment as required.

Eye protection:                                    If contact is likely, safety glasses with side shields are recommended.

Hand protection:                                 For prolonged or repeated skin contact, use suitable protective gloves.

Respiratory protection:                     In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.

Skin and body protection:                 Wear suitable protective clothing.

Hygiene measures:                             Always observe good personal hygiene measures, such as washing after handling the material and before eating, drinking, and/or smoking.  Routinely wash work clothing and protective equipment to remove contaminants.

Thermal hazards:                                 Wear appropriate thermal protective clothing, when necessary.

 

Environmental exposure controls:  Environmental manager must be informed of all major releases.

SECTION 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

 

 

 

 


9.1 INFORMATION ON BASIC PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

 

Appearance:                                                            Light brown granules

Color:                                                                        Light brown

Form:                                                                        granules

Odor:                                                                        No odor

Odor Threshold:                                                     Not available

pH (at 25⁰C in water):                                           4-6

Melting Point/Freezing Point:                             Not available

Initial Boiling Point and Boiling Range:               Not available

Flash Point:                                                              380⁰F/193⁰C

Evaporation Rate:                                                   Not available

Flammability (solid, gaseous):                              Not Flammable

Lower Flammability/Explosive Limit:                 Not available

Upper Flammability/Explosive Limit:                 470⁰F/243⁰C

Auto-ignition Temperature:                                 Not available

Decomposition Temperature:                             Not available

Oxidizing Properties:                                             Not available

Explosive Properties:                                             Not available

Vapor Pressure (mm Hg @38⁰C):                       Not available

Vapor Density:                                                        Not available

Density (lb/gal):                                                      Not available                                       

Relative Density/Specific Gravity:                       1.2

Solubility in water/miscibility:                             Not water soluble

Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water:              Not available

Free Moisture (80ēC 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

Other information:                                                Not available

Incompatibilities:                                                   None known.

 

 

SECTION 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

 

 

 


10.1 REACTIVITY                                      The product is stable and non-reactive under normal conditions of use, storage and transport.          

 

10.2 CHEMICAL STABILITY                                        

Chemical stability:                               Material is stable under normal conditions.

Materials to avoid:                              The product is stable and non-reactive under normal conditions of use, storage and transport.

 

10.3 POSSIBILITY OF HAZARDOUS REACTIONS

Hazardous reactions:                          No dangerous reaction known under conditions of normal use.

 

10.4 CONDITIONS TO AVOID                Contact with incompatible materials.

 

10.5 INCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS          None known.    

 

10.6 HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS

Hazardous decomposition products: No hazardous decomposition products are known.

Hazardous polymerization:               Does not occur.

 

Other information:                             Not available.

               

SECTION 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

 

 

 


11.1 INFORMATION ON TOXICOLOGICAL EFFECTS

 

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

Likely routes of exposure:                 Skin contact. Eye contact.

Eye:                            Direct contact with eyes may cause temporary irritation.

Skin:                           No adverse effects due to skin contact are expected.

Ingestion:                  Not an expected route of exposure. Expected to be a low ingestion hazard.

Inhalation:                Not an expected route of exposure. No adverse effects due to inhalation are expected.

 

Calculated overall chemical acute toxicity values for this formulation:

                                                                          

Calculated overall Chemical Acute Toxicity Values

LC50 (inhalation)

LD50 (oral)

LD50 (dermal)

>5 mg/kg (dust and mist)

>2000 mg/kg

>2000 mg/kg

 

 

11.2 DELAYED, IMMEDIATE, AND CHRONIC EFFECTS OF SHORT- AND LONG-TERM EXPOSURE

 

Skin corrosion/irritation:                   Based on available data, this product is not expected to cause skin corrosion or irritation. Prolonged skin contact may cause dryness, redness, or cracking.

Serious eye damage/irritation:        Based on available data, this product is not expected to cause serious eye damage or irritation. Direct contact with eyes may cause temporary irritation.

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

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

Symptoms and target organs:           Walnut Shell may contain trace amounts of walnut proteins that have been known to cause allergic reaction.

Chronic health effects:                       No chronic health effects known.

Carcinogenicity:                                    This product is not classified as a carcinogen.

Mutagenicity:                                       No data available to indicate product or any components present at greater than 0.1% are mutagenic or genotoxic.

Reproductive Toxicity:                        This product is not expected to cause reproductive or developmental effects.

Specific Target Organ Toxicity (STOT):

Single Exposure:               Not classified as an STOT - Single Exposure.

Repeated Exposure:         Not classified as an STOT - Repeated Exposure.

Aspiration Toxicity:                              Based on available data, this product is not expected to cause aspiration toxicity.

Other Information:                             Not available.

 

SECTION 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

 

 

 


12.1 ECOTOXICITY

Ecotoxicity:                                           The product is not classified as environmentally hazardous. However, this does not exclude the possibility that large or frequent spills can have a harmful or damaging effect on the environment.

Acute aquatic toxicity:                       The product is not classified as acutely environmentally hazardous. However, this does not exclude the possibility that large or frequent spills can have a harmful or damaging effect on the environment.         

Chronic toxicity:                                  The product is not classified as having a chronic environmental hazard. However, this does not exclude the possibility that large or frequent spills can have a harmful or damaging effect on the environment.

Environmental effects:                      The product is not classified as environmentally hazardous. However, this does not exclude the possibility that large or frequent spills can have a harmful or damaging effect on the environment.

 

12.2 PERSISTENCE AND DEGRADABILITY

Persistence/biodegradability:          Very slow if exposed to moisture and other organic materials.

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

 

12.3 BIOACCUMULATIVE POTENTIAL

Bioaccumulation:                                 No data available.

 

12.4 MOBILITY

Mobility:                                                                        No data available.                    

Mobility in soil:                                                      No data available.

Mobility in non-soil:                                          No data available.

 

12.5 OTHER ADVERSE EFFECTS                 

Ozone layer:                                         No data available.

SECTION 13: DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

 

 

 


13.1 WASTE TREATMENT METHODS

Disposal method:                                 This material must be disposed of in accordance with all local, state, provincial, and federal regulations. No special requirements.

Contaminated packaging:                  Since emptied containers may retain product residue, follow label warnings even after container is emptied. Dispose of contents and container in accordance with all local, regional, national and international regulations.

EU codes:                                              The Waste code should be assigned in discussion between the user, the producer and the waste disposal company.

Residual waste:                                   Dispose of in accordance with local regulations. Empty containers or liners may retain some product residues. This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe manner (see: Disposal instructions).

Disposal instructions:                         Collect and reclaim or dispose in sealed containers at licensed waste disposal site. Dispose of contents and container in accordance with all local, regional, national and international regulations.

Waste codes:                                       The Waste code should be assigned in discussion between the user, the producer and the waste disposal company.

Other disposal recommendations:  None

SECTION 14: TRANSPORT INFORMATION

 

 

 

 


DOT Non-Bulk

Not classified as Dangerous Goods for Transport

 

DOT Bulk

Not classified as Dangerous Goods for Transport

 

IMDG

Not classified as Dangerous Goods for Transport

 

ICAO/IATA

Not classified as Dangerous Goods for Transport

 

Reportable quantity: Package sizes shipped in quantities less than the product reportable quantity are not subject to the RQ (reportable quantity) transportation requirements.

 

This information is not intended to convey all specific regulatory or operational requirements/information relating to this product. Additional transportation system information can be obtained through an authorized sales or customer service representative. It is the responsibility of the transporting organization to follow all applicable laws, regulations and rules relating to the transportation of the material

 

SECTION 15: REGULATORY INFORMATION

 

 

 

 


15.1 SAFETY, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS/ LEGISLATIONS SPECIFIC FOR THE CHEMICAL

 

US Federal Regulations:

           

U.S. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Specifically Regulated Substances (29 CFR 1910.1001-1050)

No components of this product are present at concentration greater than or equal to 0.1% and are identified as a carcinogen or potential carcinogen by OSHA.

 

SARA/CERCLA reporting requirements:

No components of this product are found at concentrations greater than or equal to 0.1% and are subject to the SARA/CERCLA reporting requirements.

 

State Right-to-Know Regulations

No components of this product are found at concentrations greater than or equal to 0.1% and are subject to state Right-to-Know reporting requirements.

 

EU - REACH Status:         

A registration number is not available for Walnut Shell and are exempted from registration, the annual tonnage does not require a registration or the registration is envisioned for a later registration deadline.

 

CANADA – WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) Classification:

Not a controlled product under Canada WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) classification scheme.

 

MEXICO:

Hazard Classification:          1-1-0

Carcinogen Status:              No data available.

 

SECTION 16: OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 


HMIS (Hazardous Materials Identification System) rating:

 

Health:

1

Flammability:

1

Physical:

0

 

NFPA 704 (National Fire Protection Association) rating:

 

Health

1

Fire

1

Reactivity

0

 

 

Date of preparation:                               June 22, 2016

Version:                                                     1.0

Revision Date:                                           June 22, 2016

Disclaimer:                                                                         We believe the statements, technical information and recommendations contained herein are reliable, but they are given without warranty or guarantee of any kind. The information contained in this document applies to this specific material as supplied. It may not be valid for this material if it is used in combination with any other materials. It is the user’s responsibility to satisfy oneself as to the suitability and completeness of this information for the user’s own particular use.

                                                                   

 

 

 

End of Safety Data Sheet

 

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