Section I: Product Identification
The “Plain English” Section
Material Safety Data Sheets can be confusing. Federal law
requires us to print a great deal of technical information,
which probably won’t help the non-scientist. ECOLINK
includes this “PLAIN ENGLISH” section, written to address
the questions and concerns of the average person. If you
have additional health, safety or product questions, don’t
hesitate to call us at 800/886-8240.
Health Hazards: ELECTRON is a non-halogenated
industrial chemical. We call it “environmentally preferred”
because it is intended to replace products that are more
hazardous, (1,1,1 trichloroethane, mineral spirits, MEK, etc.).
This does not mean that ELECTRON is completely
harmless. It is strong enough to remove tough industrial
soils, so it can irritate your skin. We suggest you wear
gloves, and avoid extended exposure to unprotected skin.
Don’t get it in your eyes, or breath large amounts of the
vapor, (it will dry out your nasal passages). Used on a rag or
from a spray bottle, the product won’t produce fumes in any
great quantity, (don’t spray ELECTRON under high pressure
without adequate ventilation). For more exposure and first
aid information, refer to MSDS Sections II, VI.
Flashpoint: ELECTRON’s flashpoint
is 147° F. This
represents the temperature that the liquid must reach before
it emits fumes that will ignite. This is pretty hot, so
in ordinary use isn’t a big concern.
ELECTRON is used on rags, the rags can ignite if exposed
to an open flame because the solvent is “wicked” onto the
cloth. Be sure to dispose of rags in an airtight container
specifically designed to prevent spontaneous combustion.
Don’t use ELECTRON or any other combustible solvent
around welding or any other hot work area.
Disposal: Straight from the drum, ELECTRON is not
considered a hazardous waste product. Once
contaminated with whatever yo