Yes Bamboo MSDS

Yes Bamboo Decking/ Screening – MSDS

Section 1: Product and Company Identification

Product: Yes Bamboo BLVL – Engineered Bamboo Timber / Lumber
Distributor: Yes Bamboo P/L
Preparation Date: September 2012

Section 2: Composition, Information on Ingredients

  • Bamboo Fiber: 75 – 85%
  • Phenolic Resin: 15 -25%

Section 3: Hazards Identification

In normal use, the product is not hazardous. However, this product may be cut or finished in ways which produce bamboo dust fibres. Certain bamboo fibres are considered hazardous if the airborne concentration exceeds the OSHA or ACGIH exposure limits for long periods of time. Exposure to such fibres is considered unlikely with this product; all sawdust in the board is fully stabilized inside of the bamboo fibre organization.

Section 4: Emergency and First Aid Procedures

  • Inhalation: This material is not expected to present an inhalation hazard.
  • Eyes: Flush sawdust or fines from eyes with water; if irritation occurs, obtain medical attention.
  • Skin: This material is not expected to present a skin contact hazard.
  • Ingestion: No adverse effects expected from ingestion.

Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data

  • Flash Point: Greater than 650ºF.
  • Upper Explosive Limit: Not Determined
  • Lower Explosive Limit: Not Determined Auto Ignition
  • Temperature: Estimated to be greater than 650ºF.
  • Extinguishing Media: Dry Chemical, Water Fog, Foam, Carbon Dioxide. Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Dense smoke emitted when burned without sufficient oxygen. Possible dust explosion if fines accumulate. Wear standard fire fighting attire (as for fighting a wood fire), including SCBA gear in enclosed areas.

NEPA Hazard ID: Health: 0 Flammability: 1 Reactivity: 0

Section 6: Spills and Disposal Procedures

  • Land Spill: Material should be swept up and discarded.
  • Water Spill: Clean up and discard or reuse.
  • Waste Disposal: Dispose of in accordance with local regulations. No special procedures required.

Section 7: Handling and Storage Handling

Yes Bamboo has a density of 750kg per M3. Lift carefully.

Storage: Support every 600mm on a flat surface. Store away from moisture, strong oxidizing agents and combustible materials.

Section 8: Protective Measures

  • Ventilation: Use in well-ventilated area.
  • Respiratory Protection: An approved respirator may be needed in areas with a high accumulation of fines.
  • Eye protection: Wear safety glasses with side shields when sawing or installing.
  • Skin protection: No special precautions needed.

Section 9: Physical Data Appearance and Odour

  • Colour: Treated Green
  • Odour: Slight Bamboo fibre odour.
  • Solubility in Water: Insoluble
  • Vapour Pressure: Negligible
  • Melting Point: 275-350F
  • Vapour Density: NA
  • Percent Volatile: Negligible

Section 10: Reactivity Stability

  • This material is stable.
  • Conditions to Avoid: Heat and flame
  • Materials to Avoid: Strong oxidizing agents
  • Combustion Products: Hazardous
  • Polymerization: Will not occur. The following combustion products may be generated: carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, water vapour, traces VOC’s, Formic Acid, Acetic Acid.

Section 11: Toxicological Data

Exposure Limit of Material: Not established LD50 (lethal dose) of material not established.
Carcinogenetic Material: None (bamboo dusts are fully stabilized inside the bamboo fibre organization)

Section 12: Ecological Considerations

This material has not been tested for environmental effects. (But is not considered hazardous)

Section 13: Disposal Considerations

Dispose of as normal refuse as per local council regulations.

Section 14: Transport Information

This material is not regulated by transport regulations.
NEPA Hazard ID: Health: 0 Flammability: 1 Reactivity: 0

Section 15: Regulatory Information

WHMIS Classification: This is not a controlled product. This material is not hazardous by OSHA Hazardous Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200.  This material is not subject to specific CERCLA, California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65) or SARA 313 reporting requirements.

To the best of our knowledge the information contained in this Material Safety Data Sheet is accurate. However, neither Yes Bamboo nor any of its affiliates makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or accepts any liability in connection with this information or its use.


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