Material Safety Data Sheet

 

Material Safety Data Sheet for Plywood

SYNONYMS: None
TRADE NAME:
CANPLY QUALITY and Company-specific
DESCRIPTION:
This panel product contains bonded layers of wood veneer. This fact sheet is for products that have not been finished (coated, laminated or overlaid) or treated (e.g. with preservative or fire retardant).
 
POTENTIAL AIRBORNE RELEASE
Manual or mechanical cutting or abrasion processes performed on the product can result in generation of wood dust.
PHYSICAL DATA  
Boiling Point Not applicable
Specific gravity species and moisture content. < 1, variable, depends on

species and moisture content.
Vapour Density Not applicable
% Volatiles By Volume 0
Melting Point Not applicable
Vapour Pressure Not applicable
Solubility in H20 (% by wt.) < 0.1%
Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate = 1) Not applicable
pH Not applicable
Appearance and odor Light to dark colour and odor dependant upon wood species.
   
FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA  
Flash point Not applicable
Autoignition Temperature Not available, however, usually accepted that
the ignition of wood begins when the
temperature of the wood is approximately
273° C. (depends upon duration of exposure to
heat source and other variables).
Explosive Limits in Air See below under "Unusual Fire and Explosion
Hazards".
Extinguishing Media Water, Carbon dioxide, Sand
Special Fire Fighting Procedures None
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards Sawing, sanding or machining can produce
wood dust as a by-product which may present
an explosion hazard if a dust cloud contacts an
ignition source. An airborne concentration of
40 grams of dust per cubic meter of air is
often used as the LEL for wood dust.
   
REACTIVITY DATA  
Conditions Contributing to Instability Stable under normal conditions
Incompatibility Avoid contact with oxidizing agents. Avoid
open flame. Product may ignite in excess of
273°C.
Hazardous Decomposition Products Thermal and/or thermal oxidative
decomposition can produce irritating and toxic
fumes and gases, including carbon monoxide,
hydrogen cyanide, aldehydes, organic acids
and polynuclear aromatic compounds.
Hazardous Polymerization Not applicable
   
HEALTH EFFECTS INFORMATION  
Exposure Limits:  
Wood Dust (all soft and hard
woods except Western Red cedar)
OSHA PEL - TWA 5 mg/m³
OSHA PEL - STEL 10 mg/m³
NIOSH REL - TWA   1 mg/m³
Wood Dust (Softwood) ACGIH TLV - TWA 5 mg/m³
ACGIH TLV - STEL   10 mg/m³
Eye Contact Wood dust can cause mechanical irritation.
Skin Contact Various species of wood dust may evoke
allergic contact dermatitis in sensitized
individuals.
Ingestion Not likely to occur.
   
Wood Dust Inhalation:  
Wood dust may aggravate pre-existing respiratory conditions and allergies. 

Acute Health hazards may include respiratory irritation, nasal dryness, coughing, wheezing and sneezing.
Chronic Health hazards include respiratory sensitization and/or irritation.  IARC classifies wood dust as a carcinogen to humans (Group1).  This classification is based primarily on IARC’s evaluation of increased risk in the occurrence of adenocarcinomas of the nasal cavities and paranasal sinuses associated with exposure to wood dust.  IARC did not find sufficient evidence to associate cancers of the oropharynx, hypopharynx.lung, lymphatic and hematopoietic systems, stomach colon or rectum with exposure to wood dust.  The National Toxicology Program lists wood dust as a known human carcinogen in the NTP’s tenth Report on Carcinogens.
   
PRECAUTIONS, SAFE HANDLING  
Wood Dust: Avoid dusty conditions and provide good ventilation.
   
GENERALLY APPLICABLE CONTROL MEASURES
Ventilation: Provide adequate general and local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne contaminant
concentration levels below the OSHA PELs when panel product is subjected to manual or
mechanical cutting as abrasion processes resulting in generation of wood dust.

Personal Protective Equipment: Wear goggles or safety glasses when manufacturing or machining the product. Wear NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator when the allowable exposure limits may be exceeded. Other protective equipment such as gloves and outer garments may be needed depending on dust conditions.
   
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES  
Eyes Flush eyes with large amounts of water.
Remove to fresh air. If irritation persists, get
medical attention.
Skin Wash affected areas with soap and water. Get
medical advice if rash or persistent irritation
or dermatitis occurs.
Inhalation Remove to fresh air. Get medical advice if
persistent irritation, severe coughing or
breathing difficulty occurs.
Ingestion Not applicable
   
IMPORTANT: The information and data herein are believe to be accurate and have been compiled
from sources believed to be reliable. It is offered for your consideration, investigation and
verification. The CertiWood Technical Centre (CertiWood) and the makes no warranty of any
kind, express or implied, concerning the accuracy of completeness of the information and data
herein.CertiWood will not be liable for claims relating to any party's use of or reliance on
information and data contained herein regardless of whether it is claimed that the information and
data are inaccurate, incomplete or otherwise misleading. It is incumbent upon the user to obtain the
the most up-to-date information.
 
CONTACT : For further information contact the CertiWood Technical Centre at (604) 981-4190.

The CANPLY Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) provides the proper procedures for handling or working with plywood. The CANPLY MSDS's includes information on physical data, toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, and protective equipment.

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For Specific Adhesive Information Contact:
ARCLIN
720 Kingston Avenue
Kamloops, B.C.
V2B 2C8
Tel: (250) 376-6032
Fax: (250) 376-3413
1-800-896-3322
Website:www.dynea.com
Designated Representative:
Rod Whettell
HEXION SPECIALTY CHEMICALS, INC.
1944 Palumbo Hts. Drive
Golden, B.C.
V0A 1H4
Cel:(250) 290-0022
Tel: (250) 348-2100
Fax: (250) 348-2101
e-mail: dan.gouthro@hexionchem.com
Website: www.hexionchem.com
Designated Representative:
Dan Gouthro

Plywood Patching Compounds:
Epoxy, Polyurethane Filler, Water based - Solvent Based Putties

Glue Extenders: Wheat Flour, Soda Ash, Pure Dried Cobb, Wil-Fill Nutshell

Concrete Form Edge-Sealing

CANADIAN WILLAMETTE INDUSTRIES
20380 Langley By-Pass
Langley, B.C.
V3A 5E7
Tel: (604) 530-2031
Fax: (604) 530-9732
Website: www.wilvaco.com
Designated Representative:
Jim Dewar