Safety Data Sheet

MONIFLEX– your environmental friendly choice of condensation handling insulation

1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE AND COMPANY

Product name:                                         MONIFLEX

Product description:                               The product is a commodity, thus neither a substance or a mixture

Application areas:                                   Thermal and acoustic insulation for rail-carriages and other vehicles

Supplier:                                                    Isoflex AB

                                                                    Soldatvagen 1

                                                                    SE-783 50 GUSTAFS

                                                                    Sweden

For information:                                      Telephone +46 243 841 50

                                                                   Telefax +46 243 22 92 00

                                                                   E-mail info@isoflex.se

2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
2.1  Potential hazards:                            Sharp edges, can cause cuts
2.2  Adverse human health effects:      R22 - Harmful if swallowed
2.3  Fire and explosion hazard:             Flame retardant formulation. Moniflex will burn if exposed to an external flame and self-extinguish on removal
2.4  Decomposition products                Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Acetic Acid, Water. Toxic and corrosive combustion product may also include HCL and halogenated organic compounds (C2C3).

3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Moniflex is primarily composed of naturally sourced cellulose acetate and a small amount of flame retarder.

4. FIRST-AID MEASURES
4.1   Inhalation                                          Not applicable
4.2   Skin contact                                       No adverse effects anticipated
4.3   Eye contact                                        No adverse effects anticipated
4.4   Ingestion                                            Harmful if swallowed, wash mouth thoroughly with water and contact a doctor if you feel unwell.      

No adverse effects are expected on prolonged exposure.

5. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
5.1     Extinguishing media                       Water, carbon dioxide, foam, dry powder or sand.
5.2     Special firefighting procedure      Self-contained breathing apparatus and a chemical protection suit most be worn if fumes have evolved.                

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Loose waste and scrap material should be swept up for safe disposal. The product should be prevented from entering drains, ditches and rivers.

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Moniflex shall be stored under dry conditions in original cardboard boxes on pallets of the same length as the cardboard boxes. These instructions are important to follow to protect the Moniflex from dust and mechanical destruction.

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Handling of Moniflex during normal conditions need no special protection and no adverse effects are expected on prolonged exposure. The edges of Moniflex may be sharp and to avoid cuttings gloves are recommended to be used.

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
9.1   Form stability:                                   165° C

9.2   Decomposition point:                      220° C

9.3   Flame point:                                      220° C

9.4   Specific density:                                0,013 g/cm3 0,01 ASTM 792 at 23°C, DIN 53420

9.5   Solubility in water:                            Insoluble

9.6   Color:                                                  Transparent

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
10.1   Thermal stability:                           Decomposes at ca. 220°C, low temperature performance -70° C

10.2   Solvent resistance:                         Low resistance to Ketones and Esters. Moderate affected by concentrated, strong acids and bases, resistant to non-polar solvents.

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Moniflex is primarily composed of naturally sourced cellulose acetate and a small amount of flame retarder. Cellulose film has been in Moniflex for many years without any chronic, short- or long-Term effects reported. Moniflex does not contain any Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) and the product fully complies with the REACH legislation. Specific toxicological tests on the Moniflex product have not been conducted, however practical experience and literature surveys for the key components reveal the following Information:

11.1 Inhalation                                         Not applicable

11.2 Rat oral (LD50)                                 8600 mg/kg (rat) for Cellulose part
                                                                    2000 mg/kg (rat) for the flame retardant

11.3 Skin sensitivity                                 No adverse effects anticipated

11.4 Eye contact                                       Normal discomfort from foreign bodies in the eye

11.5 Mutagenicity                                    Not Mutagenic by the Ames Test (Fire retardant)
                                                                    Mutagenic in the mouse lymphoma L5178Y
                                                                    Non genotoxic in an in-vivo micronucleus test in testsystem
                                                                    (Fire retardant) mice (Fire retardant)

11.6 Carcinogenicity                                Not classified by IARC (Fire retardant)
                                                                    Not included in NTP 11th Report on Carcinogens (Fire retardant)

11.7 Neurotoxicity                                    Not neurotoxic (Fire retardant)

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

12.1 Raw materials and the manufacturing process
The cellulose in Moniflex is derived from natural sources as cotton linters and wood-pulp from managed forestry with active replanting programs that report a net increase in tree numbers. No hardwoods from endangered rain forests are being used. 
Solvents used during the manufacturing process of the base web is recycled in a recovery system or oxidized in a highly effective solvent cleaner. The process is low temperature which results in no detectable loss in properties making the product potentially suitable for recycling. Solvents from the Moniflex production are cleaned by oxidation on site and off cuts are being recycled and reused as raw material.

12.2 Mobility and degradability
Cellulose, the primary constituent of Moniflex, has long been recognized as biodegradable. 
Biodegradation studies of the fire retarder have shown that it is inherently biodegradable. The potential for the flame retarder to enter the water system should be considered as for any chemicals used even though the flame retarder is not considered as having a negative impact on aquatic systems.

12.3 Recycling
Moniflex may be recycled at low temperature, however, the tendency of the flame retarder to breakdown and/or polymerize upon heating should be taken into account if Moniflex is incorporated into products requiring more extreme recycling conditions.

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Moniflex can be either recycled, disposed of by incineration or by controlled land fill, following member state and local legislation.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Moniflex is not transport regulated.

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Hazard symbols                                Xn
: Harmful

                                                             R22: Harmful if swallowed

                                                             S 20/21: When using do not eat drink or smoke        

16. OTHER INFORMATION
Moniflex fully complies with the European legislation REACH concerning Regulation, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals. Moniflex contains no Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) identified by The European Chemical Agency (ECHA). No heavy metals are used in the manufacture of Moniflex and the product therefore complies with the Europeans Standard EN71-3, and US-CONEG Legislation. Every effort has been made to ensure that the above information is correct and in accordance with current knowledge but implies no guarantees as required by present legislation.