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Material Safety Data Sheet

SPI #11431-AB, 11431-BA, 11433-AB, 11433-BA, 11435-AB, 11435-BA, 11436-BA, and 11436-AB Carbon Fiber and Carbon Thread.


Section 1: Identification

Date Effective...... January 8, 2009 
                    (most recent revision)

Chemical family..... Graphite/Carbon

Contacting CHEMTREC:

24 Hour Emergency Use Only #'s......   
Worldwide phone: 1-(703)-527-3887
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Product or Trade Name....  Graphite (commonly called "carbon") fiber

Emergency Overview:

Contains no ingredients now known to be hazardous by OSHA.  
The normal cutting of the fiber, either with scissors or razor blade
is suspected of generating small amounts of possibly respirable fibers.
We believe that such fiber cutting should be done in a ventilated hood

Section 2 Composition

           Name          CAS #          Approximate Weight %

         Graphite      7782-42-5            >99.99%

No hazardous components as defined by OSHA.

313 Listed Chemicals
If none are listed here, there are no 313 chemicals present above
threshold values.

NFPA (Scale 0-4):
    Not known

Section 3: Hazard Identification

Potential Health Effects:

Eye:  Dust may cause eye irritation

Skin Contact:  Dust may cause skin irritation.

Skin  Absorption:  Not expected to be a major route of entry.

Ingestion:   Not known

Inhalation:  Small graphite fibers or dust are suspected as being possible
             inhalation hazards.

Chronic effects:  A review of the literature does not show obvious long
                  term hazard.

Carcinogenicty:  No component known to be present in this product and is
                 at > 0.1% is presently listed as a carcinogen by IARC
                 or OSHA unless other wise noted.

Routes of exposure:  Inhalation

Permissible exposure:
         15 MCCPF OSHA TWA, 10 mg/m3 ACGIH TWA (Total Dust)

CIRCLA Hazard Ratings:
Toxicity:  1    Ingnitgability:  0    Reactivity:  0    Persistence:  3

Toxicological Information:

Graphite causes benign pneumoconiosis (graphitosis).  Symptoms of
pneumoconiosis from graphite exposure are dypsnea, coughing, black sputum,
bronchitis, ventricular hypertropy and impairment of pulmonary function.
X-rays will show progressive nodulation of the lungs.  The theshold limit
value was set in conformity with the limit for free crystalline silica,
which may be present in graphite.

Strong oxidizers,fluorine, peroxides

Route of entry:  Inhalation, Skin or eye contact.
Target organs:  Lungs, Cardiovascular system.

Coughing, forceful expiration.  Dyspnea, difficulty in breathing.
Black sputum, black colored expectorate.  Bronchitis, inflamed bronchial
mucous membranes, pulmonary fibrosis, fibrous tissue involving lungs.
Pneumoconiosis, degenerative respiratory disease.

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 immediately.  Contact lenses should not be
       worn when working with this product.

Skin:  Wash skin thoroughly with mild soap and water.  Flush with luke warm
       water for 15 minutes.  

Inhalation:  If large amounts of the dust are inhaled, move the exposed
             person to fresh air at once.  If symptoms persist contact

Ingestion:  Not known

Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures

Flammability classification:  Not classified.  

Flash Point/Method:  Not known, but very high!

Auto-Ignition Temperature:  Not determined

Flammable Limits:  Lower:  Not applicable
                   Upper:  Not applicable

Extinguishing Media:  Non-burning

Special Conditions to Avoid:  None known

Hazardous products of Combustion:  None known

Unusual Fire Hazards:  None known

Firefighting procedures/instructions:
         Treat the surrounding fire; this product is non-burning.

Properties that could increase fire or explosion hazard:
         None known.

Section 6: Accidental Release Measures

This product is not subject to "accidental release" in the form of
normal use.

Section 7: Handling and Storage

Storage and handling:
Store in the plastic bags in which the product is shipped, tightly sealed.

Section 8: Exposure Controls and Personal Protection

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
Eye/Face Protection:
ANSI 87.1 approved safety glasses with side shield when sharpening these
rods, either with razor blade or carbon rod sharpener or plain wood file.

Skin Protection:
No particular protection needed when handling this material on an
occasional basis.  For converting bulk rolls of the fiber into smaller
packs, we recommend the wearing of some kind of gloves, for example,
latex gloves.

Respiratory Protection:
For the occasional cutting of a fiber, special protection is not
needed, provided it is done in a chemical fume hood with exhaust.

Other:  None known

Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance:  Black fiber, with possibly "greasy" feel
Color:  Black
pH:  Not applicable
Odor:  None
Vapor Pressure:  Not applicable
Vapor Density (Air=1):  Not available
Boiling Point/Range:  >3000 C 
Melting Point/Range:  Not available
Specific Gravity:  2 to 2.5 g/cc
Solubility in water:  None
Softening Point:  Not determined
Molecular Formula:  Not known
Molecular Weight:  12.01
%Volatile by Volume:  Not determined
Evaporation Rate (n-butyl acetate = 1):  Not available
Viscosity:  Not available
Bulk Density:  Not determined

Section 10: Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability:  The product is stable under normal use conditions.

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):
Strong oxidizers, fluorine, peroxides

Hazardous Products of Decomposition:
None known

Reactions with Air and Water:
None known

Section 11: Toxicological Information

Eye Effects:  May cause eye irritation.

Skin Effects, Contact:  Concentrate may cause skin irritation

Skin Effects, Absorption:
No absorption or acute effects expected.  However the dust might cause some
mild irritation of the skin.

Acute Oral Effects (Ingestion):  None known

Acute Inhalation Effects:  None known.

Chronic Effects:
A review of the literature does not show obvious long term hazard.

No component known to be present in this product at > 0.1% is presently
listed as a carcinogen by IARC, NTP, or OSHA unless otherwise noted in
Section 16.

Section 12: Ecological Information

Exotoxicity:  No ecological information is available for this product.

Section 13: Disposal Considerations

US EPA Hazardous Waste Numbers:
This product as purchased does not fall under current US EPA
(Environmental Protection Agency) RCRA definitions of hazardous
waste.  Under RCRA it is the generator's responsibility to determine
the status of the waste at the time of its disposal.

General Disposal Considerations:
All recovered material should be packaged, transported and disposed of
(or reclaimed) using good engineering practices.  Disposal method must
be in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations regarding
health, air and water pollution. 

CERCLA Reportable Quantity:  This product does not contain any CERCLA
                             regulated materials.

Section 14: Transport Information

Proper Shipping Name:  Not Regulated

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.  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:  No "313 chemicals" contained in this

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, present at concentrations > 0.1%, have been found that 
are presently listed as a carcinogen by IARC, NTP, or OSHA.

All components of this product are listed on the Canadian Environmental
Protection Act (CEPA) 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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