Paraffin 150/155°F Specification and Safety Information
It is essentially composed of saturated hydrocarbons, low contents of polyaromatic hydrocarbons. Its main features are excellent insulating property, crystallinity and rigidity. It has excellent chemical stability.
See the tests, specification, Solven method and reference method in the PDF file available for download.
APPLICATION / MAIN USES
It can be used in the waterproofing of papers and tarpaulins, manufacture of candles, composition of waxes and lubricants, additives for rubber and chemical industry.
PACKAGING, STORAGE AND HANDLING
It must be kept away from sources of ignition, in a cool, dry place, protected from the weather. The shelf life of this product is 36 months from the date of manufacture, under the recommended storage conditions and/or original packaging.
CLASSIFICATION FOR TRANSPORT
This product is not classified as dangerous according to the transport legislation in force.
Store in boxes. Keep preferably in places free from sunlight. Provide good room ventilation at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. Keep in a dry environment, away from heat, oxidants and strong sources of ignition.
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
- Physical state: Solid at room temperature;
- Color: Milky White.
pH: Not applicable.
Melting Point: 66.9°C (ASTM Method D-87).
Flash Point: 276 ºC (Open Cup).
Boiling Point: 290 °C at 101.325 kPa (760 mmHg).
Density: 0.780 at 80°C.
Solubility in water: insoluble.
In organic solvents: Soluble in toluene (14.5 / 100g at 20 ºC).
Viscosity: 5.53 Cst at 90°C.
STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Hazardous Reactions: Keep away from strong chemical oxidizers (eg peroxides, nitric acid, concentrated sulfuric acid), halogenated hydrocarbons, alkali hydroxides, halogens, ethane amines, alkali metals, nitrous compounds. Reacts with many plastic materials.
Conditions to avoid: Sources of heat and ignition.
- Inhalation: When inhaled, fumes cause mucosal irritation. In high concentrations, inhaled vapors have a narcotic and anesthetic effect, and can cause headache, dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, malaise and loss of consciousness. In solid state it is inert;
- Skin Contact: Associated with other chemical components, it may cause irritation due to hypersensitivity;
- Eye Contact: Negligible;
- Ingestion: No records found;
- Specific effects: As it is a solid product, other effects, other than the skin, only occur in cases of production of vapors due to abnormal heating. In liquid state, avoid contact with eyes and skin, due to risk of burns.
Environmental impact: In normal state it does not cause damage to the atmosphere.
Ecotoxicity: Effects on aquatic organisms: due to its characteristics of chemical inertness, low solubility, it is not liable to harm life. Effects on Soil Organisms – Not likely to cause soil damage.
CONSIDERATIONS ON FINAL DESTINATION
Treatment and disposal methods:
- Product: the treatment and disposal of the product must be technically evaluated on a case-by-case basis;
- Product waste: Dispose of properly according to local legislation. Incineration or kiln processing are suitable methods for disposal;
- Contaminated packaging: empty packaging must be cleaned before recycling or final disposal at an authorized facility. Do not reuse empty packaging.