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Material Safety Data Sheet
Complies with Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200
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HARD BALL Chemical Company



(888) 261-3103

708 Pulaski Street



(217) 735-4626

Lincoln, IL 62656


Emergency Phone

(888) 261-3103


Chemtrec Phone

(800) 424-9300

Date Prepared

June 15, 1996


April 1, 1999

MSDS Number


Section I – Product Identification

Product Name:

Power Powder

Chemical Name:

Mixture based on triphosphoric acid, pentasodium salt

NFPA Hazard Classification:

Health – 1, Flammability – 0, Reactivity – 0

Section II – Hazardous Ingredients/Identity Information

The specific chemical identities of the ingredients are considered to be trade secrets and are withheld in accordance with the provisions of 1910.1200 of Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Dust from mixture may cause respiratory tract irritation. Mixture is an eye and skin irritant. Mixture is not considered a carcinogen by IARC or NTP. All components are registered with TSCA. This mixture is reasonably believed not to contain any toxic chemicals in quantities subject to reporting requirements of SARA (1986, Section 313, Title III) and 40 CFR 372.

Recommended Occupational Exposure Limit 10 mg/m3 (8 Hour Time Weighted Average) for nuisance dusts.

Section III – Physical/Chemical Characteristics

Initial Melting Point



Specific Gravity (H2O=1)


Vapor Pressure (mm Hg at 68 F)



Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate=1)


pH (1% Solution)



Vapor Density (Air=1)


Solubility in Water


Appearance & Odors
White granule with mild citrus odor


Section IV – Fire and Explosion Hazard Data

Flash Point (TCC)




Flammability Limits in Air

Lower Explosive Limit: None, Upper Explosive Limit: None

Extinguishing Media


Special Fire Fighting Procedures

Mixture is not combustible

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards


Section V – Reactivity Data



Conditions to Avoid


Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid)


Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts


Hazardous Polymerization

Will not occur

Section VI – Health Hazard Data & Primary Routes of Exposure

The contents of this mixture have not been tested whole for safety on animals or humans, individual materials present, pose the following health hazards when tested individually at 100%.

Effects of Overexposure:




Local irritation.


Dust may cause respiratory tract irritation.


Swallowing of large quantities may cause gastrointestinal tract irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Emergency and First Aid Procedures:


Flush with water for 15 minutes and get medical attention. Remove contact lens if worn.


Immediately flush skin with soap and plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing.


Remove to area of fresh air. Get medical attention if effects are persistent.


Seek immediate medical care. Immediately dilute swallowed material by giving large quantities of water and induce vomiting by gagging the victim with a finger placed on the back of the victims tongue. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Section VII – Precautions for Safe Handling and Use

Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled:


Confine and isolate spill. Sweep, scoop or vacuum up and place in container for disposal.


Confine and isolate spill. Sweep, scoop or vacuum up and place in container for disposal.

Waste Disposal Method:


Check federal, state, and local regulations.


Check federal, state, and local regulations.

Handling & Storing:

Store in cool dry place in sealed containers. Keep out of the reach of children.

Other Precautions:

Do not get in eyes, on skin or on clothing. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Do not take internally.

Section VIII – Control Measures

Respiratory Protection Use only in well-ventilated area. NIOSH approved organic respirator where Threshold Limit Value or Permissible Exposure Limit may be exceeded.
Ventilation Mechanical (general) ventilation is usually adequate.
Protective Gloves Nitrile or PVC.
Eye Protection Safety glasses or chemical goggles.
Other Protective Clothing or Equip None
Work/Hygienic Practices Practice good personal hygiene. Wash after handling. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. If there is potential for skin contact, the proper impervious clothing should be worn. Avoid breathing dust. Use with adequate ventilation. Keep container closed.

Section IX – Transportation Data

Proper Shipping Name Not Regulated
DOT Identification Number N/A
DOT Hazard Class N/A

The information and recommendations set forth herein are presented in good faith and believed to be correct and reliable. HARD BALL Chemical Co. makes no representation as to the completeness or accuracy thereof and supplies information upon the condition that the persons receiving same will make their own determination as to its suitability for their purpose prior to use.

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