SAFETY DATA SHEET FOR BETTA STONE PRODUCTS

Section 1 Identification of the substance/mixture and of the company/undertaking

1.1 Product Identifier - Engineered bench tops and Counter tops made from recycled glass.

1.2 Details of the Supplier of the Safety Data Sheet -

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 24 Hour Emergency Contact No in Australia: 131126

1.4 Product Composition

Australian recycle glass > binding agent > pigment > other composite

Fabricated into slabs 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 80-85%

Binding agent 12%

Other composite N/A >3% (Non Hazardous Material)

Pigment mixture N/A >3% (optional)

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

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

Section 2 Health Risk Information:

The Cured Recycled Glass products 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.

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 Extinguishing Media:

- Water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical, carbon dioxide.

Procedures for Personnel Affected and Fire Fighters

- Remove all personal from affected area immediately and use breathing apparatus and protective clothing.

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

4.2 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. Dissipation products arising from use of surface resin and pigments on combustion may emit toxic fumes of carbon dioxide/monoxide.

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

Non identified under Permissible Exposure Limit that may present risk to personal working with Betta Stone.

The recommendations below should be generally considered when sanding, cutting, grinding etc. 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 510 degrees

- Evaporation rat No data available

- Flammability No data available

- Upper & Lower Flammability/explosive 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 Expansion 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 musk, 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, musk 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 bio accumulate.

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 August 2018

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.