MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (U.S.)

Product Name: Eurostone

MSDS Date: 2010





1. Product and Company Description Eurostone

800 S. Robertson Blvd. Ste.2

Los Angeles CA 90035

310-967-8000

Product Use: Eurostone Quartz Surfacing




2. Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview:

Appearance/Odor: Multi-colored engineered stone with no odor.

Potential Health Effects:

Acute Eye: Product in finished form does not present a health hazard via this route of entry. Dusts and flying particles generated during cutting, grinding and forming may cause irritation and injury.

Acute Skin: Dusts generated from this product may cause skin irritation.

Acute Inhalation: Dusts from product may cause irritation to respiratory tract, nose, throat and lungs.

Acute ingestion: Not considered a potential health hazard via this route of entry. This product may cause gastrointestinal irritation if dusts are swallowed.

Chronic Exposure: The adverse health effects from crystalline silica exposure - silicosis, cancer, scleroderma, are chronic effects.

Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions: Not Determined.




3. Hazardous Chemical Composition

Component CAS# % Composition

Crystalline silica (quartz) and other natural stone
Resins and trace minerals





4. First Aid Measures

Eye Exposure: Immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for a minimum of 15 minutes.

Seek immediate medical attention if adverse effect occurs.

Skin Exposure: Wash skin with soap and water. Remove exposed or contaminated clothing, taking care not to contaminate eyes. Seek medical attention if adverse effect occurs.

Inhalation: Remove person to fresh air. If necessary, use artificial respiration.

Ingestion: If the material is swallowed, seek medical attention or advice.




5. Fire Fighting Measures Autoignition: At temperatures >490°C, this product will auto ignite.

Flash Point: 490°C

Extinguishing Media: Use appropriate extinguishing media for surrounding fire.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: When heated to decomposition, may release various hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and water. Fumes of metal oxides and mica particles could also be released.




6. Accidental Release Measures

Cleanup and Disposal of Spill: Solid slabs can simply be gathered as necessary. If large amounts of dust or wastes are created by cutting process, vacuum or sweep up material avoiding dust generation or dampen spilled material with water to avoid airborne dust. Wear sufficient respiratory protection and protective clothing where necessary. If large quantities of this material enter the waterways contact the Environmental Protection Authority, or local Waste Management Authority. Dispose of waste in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.




7. Handling and Storage

Handling/Storage: Avoid breathing dust. Wash hands before eating, drinking, smoking, or using toilet facilities. Wash thoroughly after work using soap and water.




8. Exposure Controls / Personal Protection

Exposure Guidelines:

Crystalline silica 0.025 mg/m3 TWA

Engineering Controls: Ventilation must be adequate to maintain the ambient workplace atmosphere below the exposure limit(s) outlined in the MSDS.

Respiratory Protection: If respiratory protection is needed, use only protection authorized in the U.S. Federal OSHA Standard, or applicable U.S. State regulations.

Eye / Face Protection: During cutting, grinding or sanding operations safety glasses with side shields or goggles should be worn.

Skin Protection: During cutting, grinding or sanding operations use body protection appropriate for task including work gloves if handling sharp or rough edges and steel-toed shoes if lifting product.




9. Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical Appearance: Multi-colored engineered stone

Odor: None

pH: NA

Specific Gravity/Density: 2.4

Water Solubility: Insoluble

Melting Point: NA

Freezing Point: NA

Boiling Point: NA

Vapor Pressure: NA

Percent Volatiles by Volume: NA

Evaporation Rate: NA

Viscosity: ND

Flash Point: 490°C.

Explosion Limits: Lower: ND Upper: ND

Autoignition Temp: At temperatures >490°C, this product will auto ignite.




10. Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable

Conditions to Avoid: None

Materials / Chemicals to Be Avoided: This product is incompatible with hydrofluoric acid. Silica will dissolve in hydrofluoric acid and produce the corrosive gas silicon tetrafluoride.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Upon decomposition, various hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide fumes, and water may be released.

Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.




11. Toxicological Information

Acute Effects

For Crystalline Silica: Inhalation Intermittent; focal fibrosis, (pneumoconiosis), cough, dyspnoea.

Chronic Effects

Silicosis: The major concern is silicosis, caused by the inhalation and retention of respirable crystalline silica dust.

Symptoms include: U.S. State Regulations: California Prop 65 List: Crystalline silica (quartz) is classified as a substance known to the state of California to be a carcinogen. Scleroderma: There is evidence that exposure to respirable crystalline silica or that the disease silicosis is associated with the increased incidence of scleroderma, an immune system disorder manifested by a fibrosis (scarring) of the lungs, skin and other internal organs.

Reproductive Effects: No Data

Developmental Effects: No Data




12. Ecological Information

Environmental Fate: Not Determined

Environmental Toxicity: Not Determined

ISO 14001 Certification: Eurostone is ISO 14001 certified for Environmental Management Systems.




13. Disposal Considerations

Waste Disposal Method: Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.




14. Transportation Information

Proper Shipping Name Not Regulated

Hazard Class Not Regulated

ID Number Not Regulated

US Department of Transportation Packing Group Not Regulated




15. Regulatory Information

Federal Regulations:

SARA Title III Hazard Classes:

Fire Hazard: No

Reactive Hazard: No

Release of Pressure: No

Acute Health Hazard: No

Chronic Health Hazard: Yes


TSCA: All components of this product are on the TSCA inventory or are exempt from TSCA Inventory requirements

The information contained herein is based on the data available to us and is believed to be correct. However Eurostone makes no warranties expressed or implied regarding the accuracy of these data or the results to be obtained from the use thereof.