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POLYETHYLENE AS

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The Chemical Identifier fields include common identification numbers, the NFPA diamond, U.S. Department of Transportation hazard labels, and a general description of the chemical. The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
CAS Number UN/NA Number
  • 9002-88-4
none
DOT Hazard Label USCG CHRIS Code
data unavailable none
NIOSH Pocket Guide International Chem Safety Card
none
NFPA 704
data unavailable
General Description
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: White powder (microbeads). Tough and flexible at room temperatures. (NTP, 1992)

The Hazard fields include special hazard alerts, air and water reactions, fire hazards, health hazards, a reactivity profile, and details about reactive groups assignments and potentially incompatible absorbents. The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
Reactivity Alerts
none
Air & Water Reactions
Dust explosion incidents have been reported. Insoluble in water.
Fire Hazard
This chemical is combustible. (NTP, 1992)
Health Hazard
SYMPTOMS: Acute exposure to this compound can produce irritation of eyes, nose, throat, mucous membranes and the upper respiratory tract.

ACUTE/CHRONIC HAZARDS: This compound emits acrid fumes and smoke when heated to decomposition. It is an irritant of mucous membranes and the upper respiratory tract. (NTP, 1992)
Reactivity Profile
POLYETHYLENE AS is stable to water, nonoxidizing acids and alkalis, alcohols, ethers, ketones and esters at ordinary temperatures. Decomposes under UV light, sunlight and at temperatures of 122┬░ F or greater. Is attacked by oxidizing agents such as nitric and perchloric acids, free halogens, benzene, petroleum ether, gasoline and lubricating oils, aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons. (NTP, 1992)
Belongs to the Following Reactive Group(s)
Potentially Incompatible Absorbents

No information available.

The Response Recommendation fields include isolation and evacuation distances, as well as recommendations for firefighting, non-fire response, protective clothing, and first aid. The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
Isolation and Evacuation
No information available.
Firefighting
Fires involving this material can be controlled with a dry chemical, carbon dioxide or Halon extinguisher. (NTP, 1992)
Non-Fire Response
SMALL SPILLS AND LEAKAGE: If you spill this chemical, FIRST REMOVE ALL SOURCES OF IGNITION, then dampen the solid spill material with toluene, then transfer the dampened material to a suitable container. Use absorbent paper dampened with toluene to pick up any remaining material. Your contaminated clothing and absorbent paper should be sealed in a vapor-tight plastic bag for eventual disposal. Solvent-wash all contaminated surfaces with toluene followed by washing with a soap and water solution. Do not reenter the contaminated area until the Safety Officer (or other responsible person) has verified that the area has been properly cleaned.

STORAGE PRECAUTIONS: You should store this chemical under refrigerated temperatures, and keep it away from oxidizing materials. (NTP, 1992)
Protective Clothing
RECOMMENDED RESPIRATOR: Where the neat test chemical is weighed and diluted, wear a NIOSH-approved half face respirator equipped with an organic vapor/acid gas cartridge (specific for organic vapors, HCl, acid gas and SO2) with a dust/mist filter. (NTP, 1992)
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First Aid
EYES: First check the victim for contact lenses and remove if present. Flush victim's eyes with water or normal saline solution for 20 to 30 minutes while simultaneously calling a hospital or poison control center. Do not put any ointments, oils, or medication in the victim's eyes without specific instructions from a physician. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim after flushing eyes to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop.

SKIN: IMMEDIATELY flood affected skin with water while removing and isolating all contaminated clothing. Gently wash all affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. If symptoms such as redness or irritation develop, IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital for treatment.

INHALATION: IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. If symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop, call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital. Provide proper respiratory protection to rescuers entering an unknown atmosphere. Whenever possible, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) should be used; if not available, use a level of protection greater than or equal to that advised under Protective Clothing.

INGESTION: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. If the victim is conscious and not convulsing, give 1 or 2 glasses of water to dilute the chemical and IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center. Be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital if advised by a physician. If the victim is convulsing or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth, ensure that the victim's airway is open and lay the victim on his/her side with the head lower than the body. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim to a hospital. (NTP, 1992)

The Physical Property fields include properties such as vapor pressure and boiling point, as well as explosive limits and toxic exposure thresholds. The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
Chemical Formula:
  • (C2H4)x
Flash Point: 430 ° F (NTP, 1992)
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL): data unavailable
Upper Explosive Limit (UEL): data unavailable
Autoignition Temperature: data unavailable
Melting Point: 185 to 230 ° F (NTP, 1992)
Vapor Pressure: data unavailable
Vapor Density (Relative to Air): data unavailable
Specific Gravity: 0.92 at 68 ° F (NTP, 1992)
Boiling Point: data unavailable
Molecular Weight: 100,000 to 500,000 (NTP, 1992)
Water Solubility: data unavailable
Ionization Potential: data unavailable
IDLH: data unavailable

AEGLs (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)

No AEGL information available.

ERPGs (Emergency Response Planning Guidelines)

No ERPG information available.

PACs (Protective Action Criteria)

Chemical PAC-1 PAC-2 PAC-3
Polyethylene (9002-88-4) 16 mg/m3 170 mg/m3 1000 mg/m3
(DOE, 2016)

The Regulatory Information fields include information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Title III Consolidated List of Lists, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standard List (see more about these data sources).

EPA Consolidated List of Lists

No regulatory information available.

DHS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

No regulatory information available.

OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard List

No regulatory information available.

This section provides a listing of alternate names for this chemical, including trade names and synonyms.
  • A 60-20R
  • A 60-70R
  • AC 1220
  • AC 394
  • AC 8
  • AC 8 (POLYMER)
  • AC-GA
  • ACP 6
  • ACROART
  • AGILENE
  • ALATHON
  • ALATHON 14
  • ALATHON 15
  • ALATHON 1560
  • ALATHON 4476
  • ALATHON 5B
  • ALATHON 6600
  • ALATHON 7026
  • ALATHON 7040
  • ALATHON 7050
  • ALATHON 7140
  • ALATHON 71XHN
  • ALATHON 7511
  • ALCOWAX &
  • ALCOWAX 6
  • ALKATHENE 0764
  • ALKATHENE 17/04/00
  • ALKATHENE 200
  • ALKATHENE ARN 60
  • ALKATHENE HD
  • ALKATHENE Q 4177
  • ALKATHENE WJG 11
  • ALKATHENE WNC 71
  • ALKATHENE WNG 14
  • ALKATHENE XDG 33
  • ALKATHENE XJK 25
  • ALLIED PE 617
  • ALPHEX FIT 221
  • AMBYTHENE
  • AMOCO 610A4
  • BAKELITE DFD 3300
  • BAKELITE DHDA 4080
  • BAKELITE DYNH
  • BARECO POLYWAX 2000
  • BAYLON V 18
  • BAYLON VP 105
  • BICOLENE C
  • BPE-I
  • BRALEN KB 2-11
  • BRALEN RA 219
  • BRALEN RB 03-23
  • BULEN A
  • BULEN A 15
  • BULEN A 30
  • C 706
  • CARLONA 18020FA
  • CARLONA 58-030
  • CARLONA 900
  • CELLUSOFT PXB
  • CHEMPLEX 3006
  • CIPE
  • COATHYLENE HA 1671
  • COURLENE X 3
  • CPR 1
  • CRYOPOLYTHENE
  • CRYOVAC L
  • DAPLEN 1810H
  • DFD 0173
  • DFD 0188
  • DFD 2005
  • DFD 6005
  • DFD 6032
  • DFD 6040
  • DFDC 0506NT
  • DFDJ 5505
  • DGNB 3825
  • DIOTHENE
  • DIXOPAK
  • DMDJ 4309
  • DMDJ 5140
  • DMDJ 7008
  • DQDA 1868
  • DQWA 0355
  • DXM 100
  • DYLAN
  • DYLAN WPD 205
  • DYLAN-SUPER
  • DYLT
  • DYNH
  • DYNH 4
  • DYNK
  • DYNK 2
  • ELTEX 6037
  • ELTEX A 1050
  • EPOLENE
  • EPOLENE C
  • EPOLENE C 10
  • EPOLENE C 11
  • EPOLENE N
  • ETHAFOAM
  • ETHENE HOMOPOLYMER
  • ETHENE POLYMER
  • ETHERIN
  • ETHEROL
  • ETHYLENE HOMOPOLYMER
  • ETHYLENE POLYMER
  • ETHYLENE, POLYMERS
  • 23F203
  • FABRITONE PE
  • FB 217
  • FERTENE
  • FLAMOLIN MF 15711
  • FLOTHENE
  • FLOTHENE UF 1.5
  • FM 510
  • FORTIFLEX A 60/500
  • FORTIFLEX A 6015
  • G 701
  • 2100GP
  • GREX
  • GREX PP 60-002
  • GRISOLEN
  • HDPE 25053
  • HFDB 4201
  • HI-FAX
  • HI-FAX 1900
  • HI-FAX 4401
  • HI-FAX 4601
  • HIZEX
  • HIZEX 1091J
  • HIZEX 1200J
  • HIZEX 1291J
  • HIZEX 1300J
  • HIZEX 2100J
  • HIZEX 2100LP
  • HIZEX 2200J
  • HIZEX 2208J
  • HIZEX 2208T
  • HIZEX 3000B
  • HIZEX 3000S
  • HIZEX 3300S
  • HIZEX 5000
  • HIZEX 5000F
  • HIZEX 5000H
  • HIZEX 5000S
  • HIZEX 5100
  • HIZEX 5100LP
  • HIZEX 6100P
  • HIZEX 7000F
  • HIZEX 7300F
  • HOECHST PA 190
  • HOECHST WAX PA 520
  • HOSTALEN
  • HOSTALEN GC 6468
  • HOSTALEN GD
  • HOSTALEN GD 620
  • HOSTALEN GD 6250
  • HOSTALEN GF 4760
  • HOSTALEN GF 5750
  • HOSTALEN GM
  • HOSTALEN GM 5050
  • HOSTALEN GM 7745P
  • HOSTALEN GUR
  • HOSTALEN HDPE
  • IPETHENE 100
  • IRAX
  • IRRATHENE R
  • J 340
  • KP 20
  • LD 400
  • LD 600
  • LDPE
  • 5100LP
  • LUPOLEN
  • LUPOLEN 1010H
  • LUPOLEN 1800H
  • LUPOLEN 1800S
  • LUPOLEN 1810H
  • LUPOLEN 4261A
  • LUPOLEN 6000L
  • LUPOLEN 6011H
  • LUPOLEN 6011L
  • LUPOLEN 6042D
  • LUPOLEN KR 1032
  • LUPOLEN KR 1051
  • LUPOLEN KR 1257
  • LUPOLEN L 6041D
  • LUPOLEN N
  • M 1680
  • M 1820
  • M 6520
  • M 6545
  • MANOLENE 6035
  • MANOLENE 6050
  • MARLEX 50
  • MARLEX 60
  • MARLEX 6001
  • MARLEX 6003
  • MARLEX 6009
  • MARLEX 6015
  • MARLEX 6050
  • MARLEX 6060
  • MARLEX 9
  • MARLEX 960
  • MARLEX CL 100
  • MARLEX CL 50
  • MARLEX EHM 6001
  • MARLEX M 309
  • MARLEX TR 704
  • MARLEX TR 880
  • MARLEX TR 885
  • MARLEX TR 906
  • MFI 3.0
  • MICROTHENE
  • MICROTHENE 510
  • MICROTHENE 704
  • MICROTHENE 710
  • MICROTHENE F
  • MICROTHENE FN 500
  • MICROTHENE FN 510
  • MICROTHENE MN 754-18
  • MILLION-HIZEX
  • MIRASON 16
  • MIRASON 9
  • MIRASON ACE 30N
  • MIRASON M 15
  • MIRASON M 50
  • MIRASON M 68
  • MIRASON NEO 23H
  • MIRATHEN
  • MIRATHEN 1313
  • MIRATHEN 1350
  • MOPLEN RO-QG 6015
  • NEOPOLEN
  • NEOPOLEN 30N
  • NEOZEX 4010B
  • NEOZEX 45150
  • NOPOL (POLYMER)
  • NORCHEM H 952
  • NOVATEC
  • NOVATEC ET 010
  • NOVATEC JUO 80
  • NOVATEC JVO 80
  • NUC 9025
  • OKITEN G 23
  • ORIZON
  • ORIZON 805
  • P 2010B
  • P 2020T
  • P 2050T
  • P 2070P
  • P 4007EU
  • P 4007T
  • P 4070L
  • 6020P
  • PA 130
  • PA 190
  • PA 520
  • PA 560
  • PAD 522
  • PE 512
  • PE 617
  • PEN 100
  • PEP 211
  • PES 100
  • PES 200
  • PETROTHENE
  • PETROTHENE 115
  • PETROTHENE 248
  • PETROTHENE LB 861
  • PETROTHENE LC 731
  • PETROTHENE LC 941
  • PETROTHENE NA 219
  • PETROTHENE NA 227
  • PETROTHENE XL 6301
  • PICW 12
  • PICW 14
  • PICW 16
  • PICW 25
  • PICW 6
  • PICW 8
  • PICW 9
  • PLASKON PP 60-002
  • PLASTAZOTE X 1016
  • PLASTRONGA
  • PLASTYLENE MA 2003
  • PLASTYLENE MA 7007
  • POLITEN
  • POLITEN I 020
  • POLY-EM 12
  • POLY-EM 40
  • POLY-EM 41
  • POLYETHYLENE
  • POLYETHYLENE AS
  • POLYMUL CS 81
  • POLYSION N 2
  • POLYSION N 22
  • POLYTHENE
  • POLYWAX 1000
  • POLYWAX 2000
  • POROLEN
  • PPE 2
  • PROFAX A 60-008
  • PTS 2
  • PVP 8T
  • PY 100
  • RCH 1000
  • REPOC
  • RIGIDEX
  • RIGIDEX 35
  • RIGIDEX 50
  • RIGIDEX TYPE 2
  • ROPOL
  • ROPOTHENE OB 02-102
  • ROPOTHENE OB 03-110
  • SANWAX 151
  • SANWAX 161P
  • SCLAIR 19A
  • SCLAIR 19X6
  • SCLAIR 2911
  • SCLAIR 59
  • SCLAIR 59C
  • SCLAIR 79D
  • SDP 640
  • SHOLEX 4250HM
  • SHOLEX 5003
  • SHOLEX 5100
  • SHOLEX 6000
  • SHOLEX 6000C
  • SHOLEX 6002
  • SHOLEX 6009
  • SHOLEX 6050
  • SHOLEX F 171
  • SHOLEX F 6050C
  • SHOLEX F 6080C
  • SHOLEX L 131
  • SHOLEX S 6002
  • SHOLEX S 6008
  • SHOLEX SS 5008
  • SHOLEX SUPER
  • SHOLEX XMO 31A
  • SOCAREX
  • SRM 1475
  • SRM 1476
  • STAFLENE E 650
  • STAMYLAN 1000
  • STAMYLAN 1510
  • STAMYLAN 1700
  • STAMYLAN 8200
  • STAMYLAN 8400
  • STAMYLAN 900
  • STAMYLAN 9300
  • SUMIKATHENE
  • SUMIKATHENE F 101-1
  • SUMIKATHENE F 210-3
  • SUMIKATHENE F 702
  • SUMIKATHENE G 201
  • SUMIKATHENE G 202
  • SUMIKATHENE G 801
  • SUMIKATHENE G 806
  • SUMIKATHENE HARD 2052
  • SUMIKATHENE L 705
  • SUPER DYLAN
  • SUPRATHEN
  • SUPRATHEN C 100
  • SWP (POLYMER)
  • TAKATHENE
  • TAKATHENE P 12
  • TAKATHENE P 3
  • TELCOTHENE
  • TENAPLAS
  • TENITE 1811
  • TENITE 2910
  • TENITE 2918
  • TENITE 3300
  • TENITE 3340
  • TENITE 800
  • TROVIDUR PE
  • TYRIN
  • UNIFOS DFDS 6600
  • UNIFOS DYOB S
  • UNIFOS EFD 0118
  • VALERON
  • VALSPEX 155-53
  • VELUSTRAL KPA
  • VESTOLEN A 6016
  • VESTOLEN A 616
  • VISQUEEN
  • WAX LE
  • WJG 11
  • WNF 15
  • WVG 23
  • XL 1246
  • XL 335-1
  • XNM 68
  • XO 440
  • YUKALON EH 30
  • YUKALON HD
  • YUKALON HE 60
  • YUKALON K 3212
  • YUKALON LK 30
  • YUKALON MS 30
  • YUKALON PS 30
  • YUKALON YK 30
  • ZF 36

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