SAFETY DATA SHEET FOR BETTA STONE PRODUCTS

 Section 1       Product and Company Identification.

             1.1     Product Name/Type

                      Engineered bench tops and Counter tops made from recycled glass.

             1.2     Details of  Manufacturer:

                      Betta Stone Pty Ltd

                      4 Broadfield Rd, Broadmeadows Vic 3047

                      Ph: 03 9359 3973

                      web: www.bettastone.com.au

                      Email: roshni@bettastone.net

             1.3     Emergency Phone

                      (03) 9359 3973 (Normal Business hours)

                      Poisons Information Centre  131126

             1.4     Product Use:

                      Household and other furniture applications

             1.5     Product Composition and Information on Ingredients

           The benchtops/countertops are comprised of crushed recycled glass (85)% binding agent (15%)  pigment & other composite (1-2%)

          The components are fabricated into solid board using pressure and heat.

          Betta stone is environmentally safe to use in any household and commercial environment.

                       Chemical Identity                     CAS No                        Weight %

                       Recycled Glass                        65997-17-3                       (85-87)%

                       (containing crystalline silica (quartz)   14808-60-7                       <1%

                       Binding Agent                        Mixture                            <(12-15)%

                       Other composite & pigment    Non hazardous component <(1-2)% (optional depending on texture)

                     

                     * The chemical composition varies per slab depending on its visual image and texture.

                     * Other composite of   > 3% is Betta Stone's IP. This material is covered under exposure to other material of the product.

 Section 2       Hazard Identification

                       NOT CLASSIFIED AS HAZARDOUS ACCORDING TO WORKSAFE AUSTRALIA CRITERIA.

                       NOT CLASSIFIED A DANGEROUS GOOD BY THE CRITERIA OF THE ADG CODE.

                      The Cured slabs do not pose any health hazards related to inhalation, skin  contact, eye contact or ingestion.

 

                      Betta Stone is Crystalline silica free and dust from cutting/Installation of  the product is not poisonous however we recommend all necessary safety precautions should be taken in align with Safety Standards regulated by Work Safe Australia.

 Recycled bottle glass is chemically known as Amorphous Silica, which means it contains less than 1% free-silica. Free-silica is commonly found in traditional blasting sand and other hard abrasive sandblasting medias. Silica-sand dust in its natural state has an “open” crystalline structure that has the capability of sticking to lung tissues. When this happens, the likelihood of developing a serious respiratory disease called Silicosis increases. Because GlassBlast™ is amorphous, its crystalline structure is “closed”, which makes it impossible to physically stick to human lung tissue. When a person is exposed to amorphous glass fines or dust, the body will expel the dust as it would any other type of natural dirt.

            Glass Dust Confusion: How the Rescue Community Has Been Left in a Cloud - 12/09/2013

https://www.fireapparatusmagazine.com/articles/print/volume-18/issue-12/features/glass-dust-confusion-how-the-rescue-community-has-been-left-in-a-cloud.html

             2.1     Recommended Cutting and Grinding of Betta Stone Products

                       -        Wet cutting and grinding.  Wet methods, such as hand tools with water suppression.

                      -        wear safety glasses and musk that is approved by work safe.

                      -        hand gloves.

                      -         steel cap boots.

            In relation to the dust created by machining Betta Stone products:

  Hazard Statement(s):

H315                      Causes skin irritation

H319                      Causes serious eye irritation

H335                      May cause respiratory irritation

Prevention Statement(s):

P261                      Avoid breathing dust

P264                      Wash skin thoroughly after handling

P280                      Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection against dust

Response Statement(s):

P302+P352          IF ON SKIN – wash with plenty of soap and water

P304+P340          IF INHALED – remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing

P305+P351+P338   IF IN EYES – Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present (and easy to do). Continue rinsing.

P321                   Call a POISON CENTRE or doctor if feeling unwell

P332+P337+P313   Specific treatment is advised – see first aid instructions

P362                        If skin or eye irritation occurs – get medical advice or attention.

                                Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.

                                                Disposal Statement(s):

P501                        Dispose of contents/containers in accordance with relevant regulations.

  Section 3       Description of First Aid Measures

             3.1     Inhalation

                       - Move to fresh air

          - If difficulty in breathing or respiratory irritation; seek immediate medical attention

             3.2     Skin Contact

                    - Wash affected area thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 minutes

                      - If irritation develops or persists; seek medical attention.

             3.3     Eye Contact

                      - Immediately flush with water for at least 20 minutes

                      - Remove contact lenses, if present

                      - If irritation develops or persists, seek medical attention

 Section 4     Fire Fighting Measures:

             4.1    Flammability Flash point 700 degC

             4.2     Extinguishing Media:

             -        Remove all personal from affected area immediately.

            -        Wear self-contained and use breathing apparatus and protective clothing as necessary.

                         4.3     Specific hazards arising from the Substance or Mixture

             -        Avoid generating dust; fine dust dispersed in air in sufficient concentrations and in the presence of an ignition source is a potential dust explosion hazard.                            

 Section 5       Accidental Release Measures

             5.1     Cured Betta Stone product is considered to be solid, no special precautions identified.

             5.2     Manufacturer recommends all dust created during cutting/grinding to be removed via vacuum cleaners and any unused pieces of the slab disposed as per the method of disposal by the fabricator. At all times workers cutting and grinding must wear safety glasses and musk or full faced musk.

 Section 6       Handling and Storage

             6.1     - wear steel cap boots when handling slabs to avoid injury.

             6.2     - Slabs should be securely stacked on 4 post “A” frames with vertical support as it is heavy and breakable without appropriate support.

             6.3     - store slabs away from harsh weather.

 Section 7       Exposure Controls/Personal protection

                      No specific Permissible Exposure Limit are relevant for per personnel working with slabs of  Betta Stone products.

                       The recommendations below should be considered when sanding, machining Betta Stone products where the possibility of dust generation exits:

            7.1     Appropriate engineering controls

              7.1.2  Provide adequate general and local exhaust ventilation to control airborne concentrations to below the occupational exposure limit values:

             7.1.3  When sanding, cutting, grinding the cured product, it is recommended that wet cutting tools is used to control dust in airborne and vacuum cleaners are used to collect any excess dust floating around.

        7.2     Personal Protective Equipment

           7.2.1  Eye and face protection

           7.2.2  Approved safety glasses with side shields

           7.3     Skin Protection

           7.3.1  Such gloves and/or clothing as to minimise or eliminate the chance of skin contact with generated dust.

           7.4     Respiratory Protection

           7.4.1  If ventilation is insufficient to keep airborne concentrations below the occupational exposure limits under Workplace Exposure Standards for Airborne Contaminants (0.025 mg/cubic sqm)

 Section 8    Physical and Chemical Properties

 -        Appearance                                     Varies by slab colour and texture      

-        Odour                                                None

-        PH                                                     No Data Available

-        Melting Point                                     No data available

-        Initial Boiling Point/Boiling Range    No data available

-        Flash Point                                        Solid - no flash point

-        Evaporation rat                                  No data available

-        Flammability                                     AS/NZS 1530:3:199

                                                                   at 700 degC

-        Upper & Lower Flammability            No data available

-        Vapour pressure                                 No data available

-        Vapour density                                  No data available

-        Relative density                                 No data available

-        Solubility                                           Insoluble in Water

-        Partition Coefficient of Thermal         No data available

-        Auto-Ignition Temperature                No data available

-        Decomposition temperature               No data available

-        Viscosity                                            Varies by product

-        Explosive properties                          No data available

  Section 8 Stability and Reactivity

 8.1     Reactivity -  Betta Stone is stable under normal conditions of use, storage and transportation.

 8.2     Chemical Stability -  Stable at normal temperatures and storage conditions.

 8.3     Physical Stability -  Avoid dropping from height to ground level to avoid breakage.

 8.4     Incapability with other products – Acetone and hydrofluoric acid.

 8.5     Hazardous decomposition products - No data available however decomposition can release carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.

  Section 9  Toxicological Information

9.1     Acute toxicity

         Low toxicity. Under normal conditions of use adverse health effects are not anticipated. Use safe work practices to avoid eye contact, prolonged skin contact and dust generation leading to inhalation risk.

 9.2     Skin corrosion /irritation

 Data for ingredients were not found or not sufficient for classification. Any contact with skin of dust emitted from cutting Betta Stone should be immediately washed and if symptoms persist seek medical attention.

  9.3     Serious eye damage/irritation

 Data for ingredients were not found or not sufficient for classification however if dust from Betta stone is in contact in eyes then it should be immediately washed with running water clean water and if symptoms persist then seek medical attention.

  9.4     Respiratory

 Dust emitted from cutting and grinding of Betta Stone is not poisonous however manufacturer recommends using mask, safety glasses and gloves whilst handling it.

  9.5     Sensitisation

Data for ingredients were not found or sufficient for classification.

 9.6     Mutagenicity

 Data for ingredients were not found or sufficient for classification.

 9.7     Reproductive Toxicity

 Data for ingredients were not found or sufficient for classification.

 9.8     STOT single exposure

 Dust generated from cutting/sanding Betta Stone does not present any toxicity however safety glasses, mask is recommended to wear when cutting/sanding.

 Section10 Ecological Information

 10.1        Acute toxicity

Betta Stone is cured under heat and pressure which makes the product insoluble and therefore does not emit acute toxicity and inhibits the growth of micro-organisms on its surface

10.2        Chronic toxicity

 Data for ingredients were not found or not sufficient for classification.

 10.3        Degradability

This product is not anticipated to cause adverse effect to animal or plant life if released to the environment in small quantities. Not expected to bioaccumulate.

10.4        Other adverse effects

  No additional data is available.

     Section 11  Disposable Considerations

 Betta Stone can be recycled or must be disposed of in accordance with local regulatory requirements.

     Section 12  Transportation

  NOT CLASSIFIED AS A DANGEROUS GOOD BY THE CRITERIA OF THE ADG CODE

                                UN Number                               None

                               UN proper shipping name        Not regulated

                               Transport hazard (class(es)       None

                               Packaging group                      None

                               Environmental hazards             None

                               Special precautions for user     None                   

  

                      

Section 13    OTHER INFORMATION:

 RESPIRATORS – In general the use of respirators should be limited, and engineering controls employed to avoid exposure. If respiratory equipment is used it must be appropriate and training in its use must be carried out. Prolonged periods of use of respirators can cause discomfort and consideration should be given to this effect.

 PREPARATION INFORMATION: SDS prepared on 1 March 2019.

 

DISCLAIMER:

 The information in this document is believed to be accurate at the time of preparation. To the extent permitted by law, no responsibility is accepted for any loss or damage caused by any person acting or refraining from action because of this information. This information should not be construed as a recommendation to use this product. Users should rely on their knowledge and enquiries and make their own determination as to the applicability of this information in relation to their particular purposes and their circumstances. Users should read this SDS in the context of their intended use of the product and how it will be handled in their workplace and in conjunction with other materials and equipment.