Safety Data Sheet

According to GHS (Global Harmonized System) - Hazcom 2012
Date Printed (YYYY-MM-DD): 2018-01-31 

Section 1 - Product and Company Information

Product Name: GTX Plastic Welding Rod
Product Part Number(s): R15-XX-YY-ZZ (Where XX is the rod profile, YY is the package quantity, and ZZ is the color)
Recommended Use:
Revision Date (YYYY-MM-DD):

Polyvance24 Hour Emergency ContactChemtrec - 1-800-424-9300 (Outside USA 703-527-3887)
1128 Kirk Rd.Customer Information Number256-638-4103 (7AM - 4PM (CST) M-F)
Rainsville, AL 35986
Information Email:

Section 2 - Hazards Identification

Appearance:Black resinous plastic rods
Odor:Slight or no odor
Hazard Statement:
 Not applicable 
GHS Physical Hazard PictogramsGHS Health Hazard PictogramsGHS Environmental Hazard Pictograms
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GHS Hazards Statement Codes for This Product

Statement Text
Precautionary Statement:
 Not applicable 

GHS Precautionary Statement Codes for This Product

Statement Text

Potential Health Effects

Eye Contact:Not likely to cause eye irritation
Skin Contact:Not likely to cause skin irritation
Skin Sensitization:No information available
Inhalation:Fumes from PPE resin are not considered toxic. In acute inhalation tests, laboratory rats were exposed to processing fumes at concentrations exaggerating those that would likely occur in workplace situations. During the exposure periods signs of eye and nasal irritation were observed, but signs of irritation disappeared shortly after the animals were removed from the exposure chamber.
Ingestion:Ingestion is unlikely due to physical form

Section 3 - Composition/Information on Ingredients

Component CAS # ENIECS REACH Reg. No. Amount
Carbon Black 1333-86-4 0.1% - 1.0%
Nylon 25038-54-4 <90%
Polyphenylene Ether 25134-01-4 <90%

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

Eye Contact: Immediately flush with plenty of water. After initial flushing, remove any contact lenses and continue flushing for at least 15 minutes. If eye irritation persists, consult a specialist.
Skin Contact: Cool skin rapidly with cold water after contact with hot polymer. Wash off immediately with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
Inhalation: Move to fresh air in case of accidental inhalation of fumes from overheating or combustion. If symptoms persist, call a physician.
Ingestion: No hazards which require special first aid measures.

Section 5 - Firefighting Measures

Extinguishing Media: Water spray mist or foam. Carbon dioxide and dry chemical are NOT recommended because their lack of cooling capacity may permit re-ignition
Fire Fighting Procedures: Do not enter fire area without proper protection including self contained breathing apparatus and full protective equipment. Fight fire from a safe distance and a protected location due to the potential of hazardous vapors and decomposition products.
Hazardous Combustion Products: Fire will produce dense black smoke containing hazardous combustion products, carbon oxides, hydrocarbon fragments.

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

Steps to be Taken if Material is Released or Spilled: Sweep up and shovel into suitable containers for disposal.
Personal Precautions: See Section 8.
Environmental Precautions: Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system. Should not be released into the environment.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

General Handling: Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Provide for appropriate exhaust ventilation at machinery.
Other Precautions:

Section 8 - Precautions to Control Exposure / Personal Protection


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Eye/Face Protection: Safety glasses with side-shields or chemical goggles.
Skin Protection: Long sleeved clothing and gloves will help prevent melted material from bonding to skin.
Respiratory Protection: When using this product while welding plastic, mechanical ventilation (a fan) is usually sufficient. However, a respirator may be necessary if the fumes are not adequately controlled or operators experience symptoms of overexposure.
Hygenic Measures: When using, do not eat, drink or smoke.
Engineering Controls: Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Provide for appropriate exhaust ventilation at plastic welder.

Section 16 - Other Information


This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is prepared in compliance with GHS Hazcom 2012. The information may be based in part on information provided by component suppliers and is believed to be correct as of the date hereof. However, no warranty or merchantability, fitness for any use, or any other warranty is expressed or is to be implied regarding the accuracy of of this data, the results to be obtained from the use of the material, or the hazards connected with such use. Since the information contained herein my be applied under conditions beyond our control and with which we may be unfamiliar, and since data made available subsequent to the date hereof may suggest modification of the information, we assume no responsibility for the result of its use. This information and material is furnished on the condition that the person receiving it shall make his/her own determination as the the suitability of the material for his/her particular purpose and on the condition that he/she assume the risk of his/her use thereof.