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First-aid measures

Emergency measure - Inhalation: In normal conditions, due to the negligible vapour pressure

of the components, the product can be inhaled only as a

mist. In this case remove the victim from exposure; keep at

rest; seek medical attention. If necessary use artificial

respiration and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

Emergency measure - Eyes: Remove contact lenses, if present. Flush eyes with large

amounts of water, keeping eyelids well away from eyeball. If

irritation develops, seek medical attention, preferably by a


Emergency measure - Skin: Remove contact clothing and shoes (wash clothing before

re-use: it could be advisable to destroy contaminated

shoes). Remove items such as rings and watches, if present.

Wash skin with soap and water. Do not use gasoline, kerosene

or solvents as cleaning agents.

Emergency measure - Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting to avoid aspiration of product into

the lungs.If victim is conscious, give 1-2 glasses of water.

Seek medical attention.


lungs may happen either directly during ingestion, or

indirectly in case of natural or induced vomiting following

ingestion. In this case there is the risk of chemical

pneumonitis, a serious condition that requires medical

attention and may prove fatal. This condition is linked to

the mineral oil content of the product, and is not related

to the action of a single chemical entity. In this case the

victim must be taken to hospital. Treatment may include

symptomatic measures like antibiotics and anti-inflammatory

drugs (steroids).

Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishing agent: Water spray (fog), dry chemicals, foam, carbon dioxide

(CO2). Direct water jets must not be used, as the burning

product will float on the water and cause splattering,

extending the fire.

Product arising from burning: COx, unburned hydrocarbons and zinc oxide.

Product determined by test: N

Protective equipment: Self-contained breathing apparatus with full face piece may

be required in closed spaces or if smoke is heavy.

Accidental release measures

Emergency measures in case of spillage: LAND SPILL: contain spilled liquid with sand, earth or other

suitable absorbents. Recover free liquid. Store in suitable

containers (waterproof, mineral oil resistant drums, or

similar). Recommended disposal method is by  burning in

adequate facilities. Contained areas can be cleaned with

high pressure water or steam, or with detergents. According

to the quantities involved, it may be necessary to remove

contaminated soil.

WATER SPILL: confine spillage: Remove from surface by

skimming or suitable absorbents. Do not use solvents or

dispersants, unless advised by experts. Store recovered

material in suitable containers (waterproof, mineral oil

resistant drums or similar). Recommended disposal method is

by burning in adequate facilities.

Handling and storage

Handling: Handling should be carried out  with essentially the same

methods that are used for mineral  base stocks or finished

lubricants. The components of the product have a negligible

vapour pressure at ambient temperature, and in open or

ventilated spaces no special protection measures will be

needed. In closed spaces, if there is the possibility of

high pressure sprays producing mists, it is necessary to

provide aspirators or protection shields. In this case the

ACGIH exposure limit for mineral oil mists (5mg/m3) can be

used as a  reference. Direct contact with skin is to be

avoided, as the mineral oil component has a defatting action

that may lead to irritation and dermatitis. Recommended

personal protection measures are: goggles or face shields,

long sleeved work clothes, mineral oil  resistant gloves or

guantlets. Gloves must be felt lined to avoid the

possibility of dermatitis arising from plasticisers or other

substances in rubber or plastic.

Other hygiene measures are as follows: do not use dirty rags

to wipe hands, and do not store them in the pockets of the

work clothes. Do not eat, drink or smoke with dirty hands.

Wash hands before using toilet. Wash hands with water and

soap only. Do not use solvents or other substances with  a

strong defatting action, as they increase the possibility of

irritation of the skin and dermatitis. If necessary use a

reconditioning cream after washing.

Storage: Store in a covered or closed area, away from ignition

sources, flames and sparks. Storage temperature: ambient up

to 65°C. Although contact with water does not cause

dangerous reactions, it will cause a degradation of the

product by hydrolysis (formation of zinc hydroxide).

Packaging of the substance and or preparation: The product will be shipped only to professional users, by

tanks, containers or drums. Containers must be made of

waterproof, mineral oil resistant material.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Special provisions / remarks
Transport: The product does not have dangerous properties according to
the definitions laid out by the RID/ADR agreement, IMO or
IATA. Therefore it is not classified by itself as dangerous
for transportation, either by road/rail, ship or air. It is
not expected to attack or damage materials like steel or
aluminium normally used in construction of tanks and
vessels. Shipping tanks or containers must be made of a
material that is waterproof and mineral oil resistant.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Danger other than fire: This substance presents not special dangers.

Chemical reaction with water: Contact with water does not cause dangerous reactions.

Dust explosion: This product has a negligible vapour  pressure and in

ordinary  conditions the Lower and Upper Explosive Limits

have no practical  meaning.  In case of accidental high

pressure sprays, the mineral oil mist may form an explosive

atmosphere: in this case the Lower explosive limit is about

45 grams per cubic meter.

Dust explosion determined by test: N

Disposal considerations

Industry - Possibility of recovery/recycling: The substance is used as an additive for lubricants and

greases. Therefore there is no practical possibility to

recover or recycle the used substance as such. Used

lubricants can be re-refined to recover the base stock but

not the additives. The residue can be destroyed  by

incineration or controllled combustion.

Industry - Possibility of neutralisation: None specifically.

Industry - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: Not advisible.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - incineration: Yes

Industry - Possibility of destruction - water purification: No

Industry - Possibility of destruction - other: Controlled combustion in cement or lime kilns.