Interstate Plastic, Inc. Safety Data Sheet
Polyethylene Pipe

Section 1: Product and Company Identification

Product NameInterstate Plastic polyethylene pipe
SDS #IPI101
Product DescriptionPolyethylene Pipe of various colors with and without a stripe and with and without an external color layer.
Product UseComponent for conveying gases, liquids, and other fluid media.
Company IdentificationInterstate Plastic, Inc.
3375 E Seltice Way
Post Falls, ID 83854
Product Information208.773.4538
Technical Information208.773.4538
Websiteinterstateplastic.com
24 Hour EmergencyChemtrec 1-800-424-9300

Section 2: Composition / Information on Ingredients

Ingredient NameCAS NumberAmount
Polyethylene 9002-88-4> 96% by weight
Polyethylene Hexene Copolymer 25213-02-9> 96% by weight
Polyethylene Butene Copolymer 25807-34-7> 96% by weight
May include carbon black 1333-86-40% to 4% by weight
May include cadmium sulphide pigment 1306-23-6< 0.1% by weight
May include lead chromate pigment 1344-37-20% to 1% by weight
May include flux calcined diatomaceous earth 68855-54-9< 1% by weight
May include crystalline silica 14464-46-1< 1% by weight

Section 3: Hazard Identification

Physical Appearance
  • Black polyethylene pipe
  • Black polyethylene pipe with external longitudinal contrasting color stripes
  • Black polyethylene pipe with a full color shell
  • Black polyethylene pipe is supplied in both straight lengths and coils
Hazards of the Product
  • This product is not a "Hazardous Chemical" as defined by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200
  • Injury or death can result from product falling from a height or unexpecteded movement during shipping, loading, unloading, storage, or handling. Call 208.773.4538 for unloading or handling instructions.
  • Product surface can be slippery, especially if there is water or ice on the surface. Do not walk on product.
  • May contain an ingredient that can cause cancer. See section 11. Not expected to be harmful if all recommendations in this SDS are followed. See sections 7 and 8.
  • EYE: Not expected to cause prolonged or significant eye irritation. If the product is heated then thermal burns may result from eye contact.
  • SKIN: Contact with skin is not expected to cause prolonged or significant irritaion or cause an allergic skin response. If the product is heated then thermal burns may result from skin contact.
  • INHALATION: Not expected to be harmful if inhaled. If this material is heated, fumes may be unpleasant and product nausea and irritation of th eupper respiratory tract.
  • INGESTION: Not expected to be harmful if swallowed.

Section 4: First Aid Measures

Eye Contact If the material is heated, flush eyes with plenty of cold water for at least 15 minutes. Do not remove contact lenses if worn. Seek medical assistance for mechanical removal of this material from the eye. The use of flush fluid, other than water, is not recommended.
If the material is cold, flush eyes with plenty of cold water. Get medical attention if irritation occurs.
Skin Contact Hot material: If burned by contact with hot material, flush skin immediately with large amounts of cold water. If possible, submerge area in cold water. No attempt should be made to detach polymer adhering to the skin or to remove clothing attached with molten material. Thermal burns require immediate medical attention.
Cold material: Wash with soap and water.
Inhalation If affected by fumes from heated material, remove from source of exposure and move the affected person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.
Ingestion Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately.

Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures

Flammability of the Product May be combustible at high temperatures.
NFPA Health: 0 Flammability: 1 Instability: 0
HMIS Health: 0 Flammability: 1 Instability: 0
Auto-ignition temperature Greater than 343°C (649°F)
Flash point Above 300°C (572°F) decomposition occurs and flash of fumes may occur.
Products of combustion Products of combustion are carbon oxides (CO, CO2). May also contain low levels of aldehydes, ketones, organic acids or hydrocarbons.
Unusual fire/explosion hazards High dust concentrations have a potential for combustion or explosion. This material is not explosive as defined by established regulatory criteria.
Fire-fighting media and instructions In case of fire, use water spray (fog), foam or dry chemicals. Do not use water jet.
Protective clothing (fire) Fire-fighters should wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and full turnout gear.

Section 6: Accidental Release Measures

Protective measures Eliminate sources of ignition in vicinity of spilled material.
Spill management If heated material is spilled, allow it to cool before proceeding with disposal methods. Shavings, chips or segments from cutting and cooled, spilled heated material may cause a slipping hazard. Isolate and contain to prevent entry into sewers and waterways. Sweep or vacuum shavings, chips, segments and cooled heated material and place in appropriate containers for disposal. Recycle where possible. Use appropriate safety equipment.
Reporting USA regulations may require reporting spills of this material that could reach any surface waters. Report spills to local authorities and/or the National Response Center at (800) 424-8802 as appropriate or required.

Section 7: Handling and Storage

Unloading and handling Avoid heated material contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid breathing vapor or fumes from heated material.
Precautionary measures Avoid heated material contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid breathing vapor or fumes from heated material.
Unusual handling hazards Potentially toxic / irritating fumes may evolve from heated material. At high temperatures, above 177°C (350°F), polyethylene can release vapors and gases that are irritating to mucous membranes of the eyes, mouth, throat and lungs. These substances may include acetaldehyde, acetone, acetic acid, formic acid, formaldehyde and acrolein. Based on animal data and limited epidemiological evidence, NTP, IARC (2A) and OSHA have listed formaldehyde as a probable human carcinogen. Following all recommendations within this MSDS should minimize exposure to thermal processing emissions.

Section 8: Exposure Controls and Personal Protection

Exposure Limits
ComponentExposureForm
Particulates (Insoluble) Not Otherwise Specified (PNOS) 10 mg/m3 TWA8 ACGIH Inhalable fraction Particulate matter containing no asbestos and crystalline silica <1%
3 mg/m3 TWA8 ACGIH Respirable fraction Particulate matter containing no asbestos and crystalline silica <1%
5 mg/m3 TWA8 OSHA Respirable fraction
15 mg/m3 TWA8 OSHA Total dust
Personal Protection
Respiratory Protection Use NIOSH-Approved respirator if unable to control airborne dust, fumes and vapor.
Ventilation Local exhaust ventilation is recommended for control of airborne dust, fumes and vapor, especially in confined areas.
Other Protective Equipment Wear gloves and suitable eye protection.
Engineering Controls If dust is generated, provide local exhaust ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants below exposure limits.

Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical state and appearance Polyethylene pipe is supplied in straight lengths or coils as black polyethylene pipe, or black polyethylene pipe with external longitudinal contrasting color stripes, or black polyethylene pipe with contrasting external color layer.
Odor Negligible
pH NA
Vapor pressure NA
Vapor density (air = 1) NA
Boiling point NA
Solubility (in water) Insoluble in water
Melting point 100 - 135°C (212 - 275°F)
Specific gravity 0.93 – 0.99
Density 0.93 – 0.99 g/cm3

Section 10: Stability and Reactivity

Chemical stability This material is considered stable under ambient temperature and pressure and normally anticipated storage and handling conditions.
Conditions to avoid Avoid heating above recommended processing temperature.
Incompatibility with other materials None
Hazardous decomposition products Carbon oxides
Hazardous polymerization Hazardous polymerization will not occur.

Section 11: Toxicological Information

Immediate Health Effects
Acute oral toxicity LD50 / Not known
Acute dermal toxicity LD50 / Not known
Acute inhalation toxicity LD50 / Not known
Eye irritation Not expected to be irritating to the eyes.
Skin irritation Not expected to be irritating to the skin.
Sensitization Dermal – not a sensitizer / human
Additional toxicological information This product contains POLYMERIZED OLEFINS. During thermal processing (>177°C; >350°F) polyethylene can release vapors and gases (aldehydes, ketones and organic acids) that are irritating to the mucous membranes of the eyes, mouth, throat, and lungs. Generally these irritant effects are transitory. However, prolonged exposure to irritating off-gases can lead to pulmonary edema. Formaldehyde (an aldehyde) has been classified as a probable human carcinogen by NTP, IARC (2A) and OSHA based on animal data and limited epidemiological evidence.
Pigments containing carbon black, lead chromate, nickel, antimony or titanium compounds may have been incorporated into this product. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified carbon black as a Group B carcinogen (possibly carcinogenic to humans) based on sufficient evidence in animals and inadequate evidence in humans. However, the pigments in this product are bound in a polymer matrix that severely limits its extractability, bioavailability and toxicity. The lead chromate pigment is also silica-encapsulated as well as bound in a polymer matrix. None of these pigments is likely to cause adverse health effects under recommended conditions of use.
Product marked “NSF-61” is safe for use with potable water (drinking water for human consumption).

Section 12: Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity This material is not expected to be harmful to aquatic organisms.
Environmental fate This material is not expected to be readily biodegradable.
Mobility This product has not been found to migrate through soils.
Persistence and degradability This product does not readily degrade. Under normal oxidation conditions, >99% of polyethylene will remain intact after exposure to microbial actions. Product will slowly change (embrittle) in the presence of sunlight, but will not fully break down. Product buried in landfill has been found to be stable over time. No toxic degradation products are known to be produced.
Other ecological information Wildlife may ingest waste cuttings, shavings, segments or chips. Although not toxic, such materials may physically block the digestive system, causing starvation or death.

Section 13: Disposal Considerations

Disposal consideration / Waste information Recycle to process if possible. Waste cuttings, segments, chips and shavings should be swept up or vacuumed and placed in appropriate containers for disposal and to avoid runoff into waterways. This product as manufactured is a non-hazardous waste but may become contaminated upon use. If this material must be discarded, depending upon use and application, it may meet the criteria as hazardous waste as defined by the US EPA under RCRA (40 CFR 261) or other State or Local regulations. Consult an environmental professional to determine if local, regional or national regulations would classify this material or contaminated material as hazardous waste. Use only approved transporters, recyclers, treatment, storage or disposal facilities. Dispose of in accordance with all applicable National, State, Provincial and Local regulations.

Section 14: Transport Information

US DOT Not regulated as hazardous material or dangerous goods for transportation.
ICAO /IATA Not regulated as hazardous material or dangerous goods for transportation.
IMO / IMDG Not regulated as hazardous material or dangerous goods for transportation.
RID / ADR Not regulated as hazardous material or dangerous goods for transportation.
TDG Not regulated as hazardous material or dangerous goods for transportation.
Other transportation information The description shown may not apply to all shipping situations. Consult appropriate Dangerous Goods Regulations for additional description requirements (e.g., technical name) and mode-specific or quantity-specific shipping requirements.

Section 15: Regulatory Information

SARA 311/312 Categories:
Immediate (acute) health effectsNo
Delayed (chronic) health effectsNo
Fire hazardNo
Sudden release of pressure hazardNo
Reactivity hazardNo
Regulatory Status
CountryInventoryStatus
AustraliaAICS All components are included or otherwise exempt from inclusion on this inventory.
CanadaDSL All components are included or otherwise exempt from inclusion on this inventory.
CanadaNDSL All components are included or otherwise exempt from inclusion on this inventory.
ChinaIECS All components are included or otherwise exempt from inclusion on this inventory.
European UnionEINECS All components are included or otherwise exempt from inclusion on this inventory.
European UnionELINCS All components are included or otherwise exempt from inclusion on this inventory.
European UnionNLP All components are included or otherwise exempt from inclusion on this inventory.
JapanENCS All components are included or otherwise exempt from inclusion on this inventory.
KoreaECL All components are included or otherwise exempt from inclusion on this inventory.
PhillipinesPICCS All components are included or otherwise exempt from inclusion on this inventory.
United StatesTSCA All components are included or otherwise exempt from inclusion on this inventory.
Regulatory Lists
01 = CA Prop 65 18 = FDA 179 35 = RCRA Waste P-List
02 = LA RTK 19 = FDA 180 36 = RCRA Waste U-List
03 = MA RTK 20 = FDA 181 37 = SARA Section 311/312
04 = MN Hazardous Substance 21 = FDA 182 38 = SARA Section 313
05 = NJ RTK 22 = FDA 184 39 = TSCA 12(b)
06 = PA RTK 23 = FDA 186 40 = TSCA Section 4
07 = CAA Section 112 HAPs 24 = FDA 189 41 = TSCA Section 5(a)
08 = CWA Section 307 25 = IARC Group 1 42 = TSCA Section 8(a) CAIR
09 = CWA Section 311 26 = IARC Group 2A 43 = TSCA Section 8(a) PAIR
10 = DOT Marine Pollutant 27 = IARC Group 2B 44 = TSCA Section 8(d)
11 = FDA 172 28 = IARC Group 3 45 = WHIMS-IDL
12 = FDA 173 29 = IARC Group 4 46 = Germany D TAL
13 = FDA 174 30 = NTP Carcinogen 47 = Germany WKG
14 = FDA 175 31 = OSHA Carcinogen 48 = DEA List 1
15 = FDA 176 32 = OSHA Highly Hazardous 49 = DEA List 2
16 = FDA 177 33 = RCRA Waste Appendix VIII
17 = FDA 178 34 = RCRA Waste D-List
The following components of this material are found on the regulatory lists indicated
Polyethylene 4
May include: carbon black 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 27, 45
May include: lead chromate pigment 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 25, 26, 30, 34, 38, 39, 45, 46
CERCLA reportable quantities (RQ) / SARA 302 threshold planning quantities (TPQ)
Component May include: lead chromate pigment
Component RQ 10 lbs
Component TPQ None
Product RQ 1000 lbs
WHMIS Classification This product is not considered a controlled product according to the criteria of the Canadian Controlled Products Regulations.

Section 16: Other Information

Notice to reader This Safety Data Sheet is based on data considered to be accurate at the time of its preparation, but despite our efforts, it may not be up to date or applicable to the circumstances of any particular case. The information on this MSDS was obtained from sources that we believe are reliable. However, the information is provided without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding its correctness. Some information presented and conclusions drawn herein are from sources other than direct test data on the substance itself. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal are beyond our control and may be beyond our knowledge. For this and other reasons, WL Plastics does not assume responsibility and expressly disclaims liability for loss, damage, injury or expense arising out of or in any way connected with handling, storage, use or disposal of this product, or resulting from abnormal use, or resulting from any failure to follow appropriate practices, or from hazards inherent in the nature of the product. If the product is used as a component in another product or system, this SDS information may not be applicable.
Version This version of the safety data sheet was published or revised in March of 2018. SDS # IPI101-201803. All grades of pipe, all colors of pipe, and all materials are covered by this SDS.