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Material Safety Data Sheet

SPI # 05048-AB Fomblin® VAC3 Vacuum Grease

Section 1 Identification

Date Effective.......... October 19, 2011  
                        (most recent revision)

Chemical Name/Synonyms
     Propene, 1, 1, 2, 3, 3, 3-hexafluoro, oxidized,
     polymerized and polytetrafluoroethylene

Chemical Family................ Fluorocarbons, fluoropolymers

Synonyms ...................... Mixture

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Product or Trade Name... SPI #05048-AB Fomblin® VAC 3 Grease

Emergency Overview:

White grease. Thermal decomposition will generate hydrogen fluoride (HF), which is very corrosive. NFPA: Health 1 Fire 0 Reactivity 0 HMIS: Health 1 Fire 0 Reactivity 0

Section 2: Composition

    Name                     CAS #      Approximate Weight %

Propene, 1, 1, 2, 3, 3,    69991-67-9      Proprietary
3-hexafluoro, oxidized,

Polytetrafluoroethylene     9002-84-0      Proprietary

Section 3 Hazard Identification

Effects of Over-exposure

Eye contact:  Eye contact may cause slight irritation.

Skin contact:  Skin contact may cause slight irritation.

Inhalation:  Inhalation of vapors or mists may cause respiratory
             tract irritation.

Ingestion:  This is unlikely, but should it occur, no ill effects
            are expected.

Chronic Health Effects Summary:

Conditions Aggravated by Exposure:  No known conditions are aggravated
                                    by this material.

Section 4: First Aid Measures

Eyes: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of flowing water for at least 15 minutes, retracting eye lids often. Get medical attention if irritation persists. Skin: Wash skin thoroughly with mild soap and water. Flush with luke warm water for 15 minutes. Inhalation: If symptoms of irritation or discomfort are experienced, or person is overcome by exposure, remove at once to fresh air. Give oxygen or artificial respiration as needed. Ingestion: If conscious, drink three to four 8 ounce glasses of water or milk. Call physician at once. If unconscious, immediately take affected person to a hospital. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures

Flammability classification: Not classified. Flash Point/Method: Not applicable Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not applicable Flammable Limits: Lower: Not applicable Upper: Not applicable Extinguishing Media: Water (spray or fog), foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide (CO2) Special Conditions to Avoid: High temperatures Unusual Fire Hazards: Fluoropolymers will degrade upon prolonged heating or in a fire, liberating carbonyl fluoride and hydrogen fluoride (HF). This gas is toxic if inhaled or it comes into contact with moist skin. HF has an ACGIH TLV ceiling limit of 3 ppm (2.6 mg/m3) and an OSHA PEL TWA of 3 ppm. Carbonyl fluoride has an ACGIL TLV and OSHA PEL TWA of 2 ppm (5 mg/m3). Firefighting procedures: Use self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and skin protection for acid gas exposure. Do not enter fire area without proper protection. Fight fire from safe distance. If possible, air monitoring should be performed.

Section 6: Accidental Release Measures

Release response:

In case of a release or spill, absorb material onto vermiculite or similar
inert absorbent.  Place spilled material into covered container for
disposal.  Extinguish all ignition sources and evacuate the area.  Exercise
caution, spill area may be slippery.

Recommended disposal:
Dispose according to applicable local, state/provincial and federal

Section 7: Handling and Storage

Storage and handling:
Store in sealed containers.  Do not store near combustible materials.
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flames.  Wash hands after use and before
handling food or applying cosmetics.  Do not use tobacco products in the
immediate area.  Do not contaminate cigarette or cigar products with the
product because it will decompose in the heat of the cigarette (or cigar)
to HF which is very toxic.

Section 8: Exposure Controls and Personal Protection

ACGIH Threshold Limit Value (8 hour time weighted average)
            None established

OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (8 hour time weighted average)
            None established

Engineering Controls:

Ventilation requirements:
Local exhaust, vent vapors or mists generated by processing away from
operating personnel.  Local exhaust ventilation at a rate of 50 feet
per minute.

Personal Protection:
Respiratory Protection:  
No occupational standards have been developed for this material.  In
situations where exposure to vapors or mists is likely, NIOSH/MSHA
approved respirators are recommended.  Respirator use limitation made
by NIOSH/MSHA or the manufacturer must be observed.  Respiratory protection
programs must be in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.134.

Rubber or latex gloves recommended but not necessary.

ANSI 87.1 approved safety glasses with side shields or equivalent

Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance:  Grease
Color:  White

Odor:  None
Vapor Pressure:  Less than 10-3@ 20°C /68°F
Vapor Density (Air=1):  Not available
Boiling Point/Range:  Not available
Melting Point/Range:  Not available
Specific Gravity:  1.9

Solubility in water:  Insoluble
Molecular Formula:  Mixture of CF3-[(O-OF-CF3-CF2)n-(O-CF2)m]-O-CF3 and (C2F4)x

Molecular Weight:  Not available
%Volatile by Volume:  0

Section 10: Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability:  The product is stable.

Reactivity:  This material is not reactive.

Conditions to Avoid:  Heat, sparks, flames, and other ignition sources;
                      avoid heating above 290 °C (554 °F)  

Incompatibility (materials to avoid):
Alkali metals and halogenated compounds.  Strong or non-aqueous alkali
and Lewis acids above 100 °C (212 °F).

Hazardous Products of Deposition:  
Thermal decomposition of this product will generate hydrogen fluoride (HF)
which is corrosive, causing burns on contact with skin and other tissues.

Reactions with Air and Water:  None known

Section 11: Toxicological Information

Data listed are for propene, 1, 1, 2, 3, 3, 3-hexafluoro,
oxidized polymerized

Rat oral LD50:  greater than 25.65 g/kg

Rat intraperitoneal LD50:  greater than 25 g/kg

Rat dermal LD50:  greater than 2 g/kg

Rabbit skin irritation:  not irritating

Rabbit eye irritation:  not irritation

Guinea pig sensitization:  not a sensitizer

Section 12: Ecological Information


No ecological  information is available for this product.

Section 13: Disposal Considerations

Waste disposal:
Material, as supplied, is not a hazardous waste.  Landfill according to
current federal, state/provincial, and local regulations, or incinerate in
a high temperature incinerator designed to burn fluorine-containing
materials.  Processing, use, or contamination may make this information
inaccurate or incomplete.

Section 14: Transport Information

Proper Shipping Name:  Chemicals, NOI

DOT Hazard Class:  Non-Regulated

UN/NA ID:  Not Regulated

Packing Group:  Not Applicable

Labels:  Not Regulated

Marine Pollutant:  No information

DOT Status:  Not Regulated

Section 15: Regulatory Information

All components of this product are listed on the Toxic Substance Control Act

(TSCA) Section 8(b) Chemical Inventory and the Canadian Environmental
Protection Act (CEPA) provisional domestic substances list (DSL).  This
product is not a HAZMAT as defined by the OSHA Hazard Communications
Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).  This product is not a "controlled product"
as defined by the Canadian Workplace Hazardous Materials Information
System (WHMIS)".

SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances:  Not listed anywhere.

SARA 311/312
Acute:  No
Chronic:  No
Fire:  No
Reactivity:  No 
Sudden release of pressure:  No

SARA Section 313 Toxic Chemicals:  Not listed

California Prop. 65:
Proposition 65 requires manufacturers or distributors of consumer products
into the State of California to provide a warning statement if the product
contains ingredients for which the State has found to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm.  If this product contains an ingredient
listed by the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity,
it will be listed below:

                          No ingredients have been found.

Polytetrafluoroethylene is listed on the Pennsylvania Hazardous Substances List.


This product is not a "controlled product" as defined by the Canadian Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS.
All components of this product are listed on the Canadian Environmental Protection Act provisional domestic substances list (DSL).

Section 16: Other Information

Disclaimer of Liability:

Caution! Do not use SPI Supplies products or materials in applications involving implantation within the body; direct or indirect contact with the blood pathway; contact with bone, tissue, tissue fluid, or blood; or prolonged contact with mucous membranes. Products offered by SPI Supplies are not designed or manufactured for use in implantation in the human body or in contact with internal body fluids or tissues. SPI Supplies will not provide to customers making devices for such applications any notice, certification, or information necessary for such medical device use required by US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulation or any other statute. SPI Supplies and Structure Probe, Inc. make no representation, promise, express warranty or implied warranty concerning the suitability of these materials for use in implantation in the human body or in contact with internal body tissues of fluids.


The information and recommendations set forth above are taken from sources believed to be accurate as of the date hereof, however SPI Supplies and Structure Probe, Inc. make no warranty with respect to the accuracy of the information or the suitability of the recommendations, and assume no liability to any user thereof. The information contained in this sheet does not constitute a hazard assessment and should not be used in place of the user's own assessment of work place risks as required by other health and safety legislation.

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