Material Data Safety Sheet Date of Revision: August 2012

NOT HAZARDOUS ACCORDING TO CRITERIA OF WORKSAFE

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1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Name:
Other Names:
Product Code:
UN Number:
Dangerous Goods Class:
Secondary Risk:
Hazchem Code:
Pack Group:
EPG:
Poisons Schedule:
Uses:
SpillFix Organic Absorbent
Coir Fibre
N/A
None allocated
None allocated
None allocated
None allocated
None allocated
None allocated
None allocated
Industrial liquid spill absorbent
 
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1.1 PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION/PROPERTIES
Appearance:
Boiling Point (ºC): :
Vapour Pressure:
Flash Point (ºC):
Solubility in Water: (250C)
pH (@ 10% solution):
Brown Natural Organic Substance
N/A
N/A Mm Hg (1 atm)
N/A
Insoluble G/l
N/A

.
Melting Point (ºC) N/A
Specific Gravity (water = 1): .125
Flammability Limits (as % volume in air) Lower Explosion Limit: N/A
Upper Explosion Limit: N/A

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1.2 OTHER PROPERTIES Not effective in removing ethylene  
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1.3 INGREDIENTS
Chemical Entity: Coir Pith Fibre
Chemical Entity: H2O
C.A.S. Nº: N/A
C.A.S. Nº: N/A
Proportion: 90-95%
Proportion: 5-10%
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2. Health Hazard Information
2.1 HEALTH EFFECTS - ACUTE
Swallowed:

Eye:
Skin:
Inhaled:
Material is inert however is highly absorbent and could cause dehydration if large amounts are
consumed.
Can cause irritation to eyes.
Can cause irritation to skin.
Inhalation can cause irritation to the respiratory tract.
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2.2 HEALTH EFFECTS - CHRONIC No data available.  
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2.3 FIRST AID
Swallowed:
Eye:

Skin:
Inhaled:
No known adverse effects if ingested in small quantities.
Immediately flush the contaminated eye(s) with lukewarm, gently flowing water for 15 minutes
holding the eyelid(s) open. Seek medical attention if necessary.
Remove all contaminated clothing and launder before re-use.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air and keep victim calm. Seek medical attention if acute reaction.
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2.4 FIRST AID FACILITIES Ensure an eye bath and safety shower is available and ready to use.
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2.5 ADVISE TO DOCTORS Treat symptomatically based on the judgement of doctor and individual reactions of patient.
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2.6 TOXICITY DATA No data available.
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3. Precautions for Use
3.1 Exposure Standards: Nuisance dust, no exposure standards set for coir fibre.
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3.2 Engineering Controls: Engineering control methods including adequate mechanical ventilation to reduce hazardous exposures are preferred.
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3.3 Personal Protection
Respirator:
Eye protection:
Gloves:
Garments:
Other:
Use a NIOSH/MSHA – approved dust type respirator.
Use safety glasses or goggles.
N/A
N/A
Avoid wearing contact lenses.
Always wash hands before eating, drinking, smoking or using toilet.
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3.4 Flammability: Non flammable
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4. Safe Handling Information
4.1 Storage / Transport Store in cool dry ventilated storage area and away from foodstuffs.
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4.2 Packaging / Labelling Sealed plastic containers.

U.N. Nº: N/A.
Hazchem Code: N/A.
Shipping Name: Rehydrated Coir Fibre.
Hazard: Not applicable.
Class: N/A.
Pack Group: N/A.
Sub Risk: N/A.
EPG Nº: N/A.
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4.3 SPILLS & DISPOSAL
Spills:

Soil release –
Water spills –
Air spills –
Occupational spills –

Shovel and sweep up.
N/A.
Keep upwind and treat as above.
Shovel and sweep up.
Disposal: (after treatment above)  
Waste material should be disposed in accordance with local, state, and national EPA regulations.
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5. Other Information
5.1 OTHER INFORMATION  
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5.2 CONTACT POINTS
ORGANISATION
SpillFix Division, Galuku Pty Ltd
Poisons Information Centre
LOCATION
Vaucluse NSW
Westmead NSW
TELEPHONE
1800 991 709
131126
ASK FOR
Technical Officer
Help Desk
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DISCLAIMER:
The information given in this data sheet is to the best of our knowledge, true and accurate, but any recommendations
or suggestions that may be made are without guarantee, since the conditions of use are beyond our control. The
information and recommendations offered are for the user’s consideration and is the user’s responsibility to satisfy
them selves that they are suitable and complete for their purpose. We recommend that the safety and handling
information presented in this data sheet be passed on, in an appropriate format, to your customers and handlers.
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