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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

January 10, 2000


MSDS Number


Section I Product Identification

Product Name:

Soil-Blocker Water Based Fabric Protector

Chemical Name:


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.

Mixture is a mild 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.  Mixture is a water based polymer solution.

Section III Physical/Chemical Characteristics

Initial Boiling Point



Specific Gravity (H2O=1)


Vapor Pressure (mm Hg at 68 F)

< 1


Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate=1)

< 1

Percent Volatile by Volume



Vapor Density (Air=1)

> 1

Solubility in Water


Appearance & Odor

Milky white, slight acrylic odor

Section IV Fire and Explosion Hazard Data

Flash Point (TCC)



Not Determined

Flammability Limits in Air

Lower Explosive Limit: ND, Upper Explosive Limit: ND

Extinguishing Media

Water, Foam, CO2, Dry Chemical

Special Fire Fighting Procedures

Use self-contained breathing apparatus

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards

None known.  Material is non-flammable and non-combustible

Section V Reactivity Data



Conditions to Avoid

None known

Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid)

None known

Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts

If burned, normal combustion products are Carbon Dioxide & Carbon Monoxide

Hazardous Polymerization

Will not occur

Section VI Health Hazard Data & Primary Routes of Exposure

Effects of Overexposure:


Mildly Irritating


Mildly irritating with prolonged exposure.


Over inhalation may cause symptoms such as coughing.  May aggravate pre-existing lung disorders.


Harmful if swallowed.  Obtain medical care.

Emergency and First Aid Procedures:


Flush with water for 15 minutes and get medical attention if irritation persists. 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. Drink a quart or more of water and induce vomiting.  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. Pick up spilled material with absorbants.


Confine and isolate spill. Pick up spilled materials with absorbants or pump.  Store used absorbants in approved covered waste can or soak with water before 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

Not required if ventilation is adequate.  Use only in well-ventilated area.


Mechanical (general) ventilation is usually adequate.

Protective Gloves


Eye Protection

Safety goggles.

Other Protective Clothing or Equip

Eye bath, safety shower.  Safety glasses should be worn.

Work/Hygienic Practices

Practice good personal hygiene. Wash after handling. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.  Avoid breathing vapors.  Use with adequate ventilation. Keep container closed and away from heat and flames.

Section IX Transportation Data

Proper Shipping Name

Non-hazardous Liquid, N.O.I.

DOT Identification Number


DOT Hazard Class

Not Regulated

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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