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Material Safety Data Sheet U.S. Department of Labor
May be used to comply with: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, (Non-Mandatory Form)
29 CFR 1910.1200. Form Approved
  OMB No. 1218-0072
IDENTITY (As Used on Label and List)
Prodex Reflective Insulation
Note: Blank spaces are not permitted. If any item is not applicable, or no information is available, the space must be marked to indicate that.


Section I

San Jose, Costa Rica Date Prepared
November 1, 2006


Section II - Hazard Ingredients/Identity Information

Hazardous Components
(Specific Chemical Identity; Common Name(s))
Other Limits
wt. %
Polyethylene Foam
CAS: 900 2 884
NE * NE * NE * 50-100
CAS: 75 28 5, 74 98 6, 109 66 0
isobutene, propane, pentane
800 ppm 800 ppm NE* trace
Aluminum (foil)
CAS: 74 29 905
NE * NE * NE * 0-50
*NE - None Established


Section III - Physical/Chemical Characteristics

Polyethylene Foam

Boiling Point N/A* Specific Gravity (H2O = 1) 0.1-0.2
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg.) N/A* Melting Point 110-140°C
Vapor Density (AIR = 1) N/A* Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate = 1) N/A*
Solubility in Water not soluble
Appearance and Odor white or clear plastic, no odor
* N/A/ not applicable


Aluminum Foil

Boiling Point N/A* Specific Gravity (H2O = 1) 2.72-2.73
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg.) N/A* Melting Point 630-660 °C
Vapor Density (AIR = 1) N/A* Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate = 1) N/A*
Solubility in Water not soluble
Appearance and Odor bright silver-colored metal, no odor


Hydrocarbon Gas

Trace amounts that are gradually lost after manufacture.

Boiling Point N/A* Specific Gravity (H2O = 1) N/A*
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg.) N/A* Melting Point N/A*
Vapor Density (AIR = 1) N/A* Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate = 1) N/A*
Solubility in Water slightly soluble
Appearance and Odor colorless gas, no odor at the concentration present in foam


Section IV - Fire and Explosion Hazard Data

Flash Point (Method Used)
Polyethylene N/A
Aluminum N/A
Hydrocarbon gas -80 to -90 °C
(trace amounts present in foam)
Flammable Limits
Polyethylene NE
Aluminum N/A
Hydrocarbon NE
1.8 vol%
8.5 vol%
Extinguishing Media Water, Water fog, Dry Chemical Extinguishers, Carbon Dioxide
Special Fire Fighting Procedures Use self-contained breathing apparatus with positive pressure.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards Charred, burned, or smoldering insulation must be removed from building.


Section V - Reactivity Data

Stability Unstable   Conditions to Avoid
  Stable X  
Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid) Avoid contact between aluminum and wet cement or concrete.
Avoid contact with strong oxidants
Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts None
Hazardous Polymerization May Occur   Conditions to Avoid
  Will Not Occur X  


Section VI - Health Hazard Data

Route(s) of Entry: Inhalation? N/A Skin? N/A Ingestion? yes (unlikely)
Health Hazards (Acute and Chronic) - N.E.
Gastrointestinal symptoms may result from ingestion.
Carcinogenicity: NO NTP?: NO IARC Monographs? None known OSHA Regulated? No
Signs and Symptoms of Exposure: NA
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: NE
Emergency and First Aid Procedures: NA


Section VII - Precautions for Safe Handling and Use

Steps to Be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled No special care required.
Waste Disposal Method No special care required.
Precautions to be taken in Handling and Storing
Trace amounts of hydrocarbon may be released during storage or transport. Large quantities of foam should be stored or transported with ventilation. The insulation should not be stored near heating equipment. Polyethylene foam will burn readily if exposed to a flame of a hot ignition source. Maximum storage temperature 70 ºC.
Other Precautions Prodex shall not be stored in contact with any surface above 90 ºC.


Section VIII - Control Measures

Respiratory Protection (Specify Type) None required
Ventilation When stored Local Exhaust: NA Special: NA
  Mechanical (General): NA Other: NA
Protective Gloves Not required Eye Protection Normal protection for construction site
Other Protective Clothing or Equipment: None
Work/Hygienic Practices: Normal cleanliness
Additional Information

Disposal: Quantities of Prodex in excess of 100 pounds should be recycled. Small quantities of Prodex insulation can be sent to municipal landfills after checking state and local regulations.

Transport: Prodex is not listed as a hazardous material by the U.S.D.O.T. Prodex is not regulated for international rail, highway, or air transport.

Prodex NFPA Classification: Health - 0 Flammability - 1 Reactivity- 0
Hazardous Materials Information System: Flammability - 1 Reactivity - 0 Acute Health - 0
* U.S.G.P.O.: 1986 - 491 - 529/45775 About us  Contact us

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