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SECTION 1: IDENTIFICATION                                                       

1.1.  Product Identifier
Product Form:                                                                   
Product Name: ABC Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishant                               
CAS No:                                                                         
Synonyms: Multi-purpose Dry Chemical                                            

1.2.  Intended Use of the Product
Use of the substance/mixture: Fire suppression, not for human or animal drug

1.3.  Name, Address, and Telephone of the Responsible Party
AMEREX CORPORATION                                                              
7595 Gadsden Highway,                                                           
P.O. Box 81                                                                     
Trussville, AL 35173-0081                                                       
Phone: (205) 655-3271                                                           

1.4.  Emergency Telephone Number
Emergency     | Chemtrec 1(800) 424-9300 or (703) 527-3887                      
number        |                                                                 

SECTION 2: HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION                                               

2.1.  Classification of the Substance or Mixture
Classification (GHS-US)
Acute Toxicity|Category 5    
Skin          |Category 2    
tation        |              
Skin          |NO            
Sensitization |              
Eye           |Category 2B   
Carcinogen    |Category None 

2.2.  Label Elements
GHS-US Labeling
Hazard Pictograms (GHS-US)   |None
Signal Word (GHS-US)         |Warning                                           
Hazard Statements (GHS-US)   |H303     May be harmful if swallowed              
                             |313       May be harmful in contact with skin     
                             |320        Causes eye irritation                  
                             |333        May be harmful if inhaled              
Precautionary Statements     |P101      If medical advice is needed, have
(GHS-US)                     |container or label at hand                        
                             |102         Keep out of reach of children         
                             |234         Keep in original container            
                             |251         Pressurized container; do not pierce
                             |burn, even after use                              
                             |261         Avoid breathing dust                  
                             |264         Wash hands and face thoroughly after  
                             |270          Do not eat, drink, or smoke when
                             |this product                                      
                             |281          Use personal protective equipment as 
                             |285          In case of inadequate ventilation,
                             |respiratory protection                            
                             |P301+322+331   If swallowed, drink 2-3 glasses of 
                             |water and do not induce vomiting                  
                             |302+352    If on skin, wash with soap and water   
                             |304+313+341      If inhaled, and if distress
                             |remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a  
                             |position comfortable for breathing. Seek medical  
                             |305+351+338       If in eyes, rinse cautiously
                             |water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses
                             |present and easy to do, and continue to rinse     
                             |308+313                 If exposed or concerned,
                             |medical advice/attention                          
                             |337+313                If eye irritation persists;
                             |get medical advice/attention                      
                             |P401+402+403     Store in original container or   
                             |extinguisher in a dry, well ventilated place      

2.3.  Other Hazards
Other Hazards Not Contributing to the Classification: None                      

2.4.  Unknown Acute Toxicity (GHS-US)


3.1.  Substance
Name                            |Product identifier   |%       |Classification  
                                |                     |        |(GHS-US)        
                                |                     |        |                
                                |                     |        |                
                                |                     |        |                
                                |                     |        |                
                                |                     |        |                

Full text of H-phrases: See Section 16
3.2.  Mixture
Name                            |Product identifier   |%       |Classification  
                                |                     |        |(GHS-US)        
Mono-ammonium phosphate         |7722-76-1            |55-75   |                
Ammonium sulfate                |7783-20-2            |20-40   |                
Fullers earth                   |8031-18-3            |<3      |                
Magnesium aluminum silicate     |                     |        |                
Mica-                           |12001-26-2           |1-2     |                
Potassium aluminum silicate     |                     |        |                
Silicone oil                    |63148-57-2           |<1      |                
methyl hydrogen polysiloxane    |                     |        |                
Calcium carbonate               |1317-65-3            |<1      |                
Amorphous silica                |112926-00-8          |<1      |                
precipitated synthetic zeolite  |                     |        |                
Yellow 14 pigment - diazo dye   |5468-75-7            |<1      |                

SECTION 4: FIRST AID MEASURES                                                   

4.1.  Description of First Aid Measures
First-aid Measures General:                                                     
First-aid Measures After Inhalation: May cause irritation, along with coughing.
respiratory irritation or distress occurs, remove victim to fresh air. Seek     
medical attention if irritation persists.                                       
First-aid Measures After Skin Contact: May cause skin irritation. In case of    
contact, wash with plenty of soap and water. Seek medical attention if
First-aid Measures After Eye Contact: May cause irritation. Irrigate eyes with  
water and repeat until pain free. Seek medical attention if irritation develops,
or if vision changes occur.                                                     
First-aid Measures After Ingestion: Overdose symptoms may include numbness or   
tingling in hands or feet, uneven heart rate, paralysis, feeling faint, chest
or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, diarrhea,      
sweating, general ill feeling, or seizure (convulsions). If victim is conscious 
and alert, give 2-3 glasses of water to drink. If conscious, do not induce      
vomiting. Seek immediate medical attention. Do not leave victim unattended. To  
prevent aspiration of swallowed product, lay victim on side with head lower than

4.2.  Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
Symptoms/Injuries After Inhalation:                                             
Symptoms/Injuries After Skin Contact:                                           
Symptoms/Injuries After Eye Contact:                                            
Symptoms/Injuries After Ingestion:                                              
Chronic Symptoms:                                                               

4.3.  Indication of Any Immediate Medical Attention and Special Treatment
Inhalation of product may aggravate existing chronic respiratory problems such
asthma, emphysema, or bronchitis. Skin contact may aggravate existing skin      
disease. Chronic overexposure may cause pneumoconiosis ("dusty lung" disease).  

SECTION 5: FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES                                               

5.1.  Extinguishing Media
Suitable Extinguishing Media: Non-combustible. Use extinguishing media suitable 
for surrounding conditions.                                                     
Unsuitable Extinguishing Media:                                                 

5.2.  Special Hazards Arising From the Substance or Mixture
Fire Hazard:                                                                    
Explosion Hazard: In a fire this material may decompose, releasing oxides of    
carbon, sulfur, potassium and nitrogen (see Section 10).                        
Hazardous Combustion Products: Carbon and sulfur oxides                         

5.3.  Advice for Firefighters
Precautionary Measures Fire:                                                    
Firefighting Instructions:                                                      
Protection During Firefighting: As in any fire, wear self-contained breathing   
apparatus in pressure-demand, NIOSH approved or equivalent and full protective  

SECTION 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES                                          

6.1.  Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment and Emergency Procedures
General Measures: Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothing. Minimum - safety 
glasses, gloves, and a dust  respirator.                                        

6.1.1.      For Non-emergency Personnel
Protective Equipment:                                                           
Emergency Procedures:                                                           

6.1.2.      For Emergency Responders
Protective Equipment:                                                           
Emergency Procedures: NA                                                        

6.2.  Environmental Precautions
Prevent material from entering waterways.                                       

6.3.  Methods and Material for Containment and Cleaning Up
For Containment: Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.          
Methods for Cleaning Up: Avoid dust formation; clean up released material using 
vacuum or wet sweep and shovel to minimize  generation of dust. Bag and transfer
to properly  labeled containers. Ventilate area and wash spill site after
pickup is complete.                                                             

6.4.  Reference to Other Sections
See heading  8, Exposure Controls and Personal Protection.                      

SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE                                                 

7.1.  Precautions for Safe Handling
Additional Hazards When Processed: Keep product in original container or        
extinguisher. Contents may be under pressure - inspect for extinguisher rust    
periodically to ensure container integrity.                                     
Hygiene Measures: Good personal hygiene practices essential, such as avoiding   
food, tobacco products, or other hand-to- mouth contact when handling. Wash     
thoroughly after handling.                                                      

7.2.  Conditions for Safe Storage, Including Any Incompatibilities
Technical Measures:                                                             
Storage Conditions: Incompatible Products: Do not mix with other extinguishing  
agents, particularly potassium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate. Incompatible 
with strong oxidizing agents and strong acids. Do not store in high humidity. Do
not combine with chlorine compounds.                                            

7.3.  Specific End Use(s)


8.1.  Control Parameters
OSHA PEL                                                                        
ACGIH TLV                                                                       
DFG MAK *                                                                       
EU BLV                                                                          
ammonium phosphate                                                              
Total dust, 15 mg/m3                                                            
Respirable fraction, 5 mg/m3                                                    
Total dust, 10 mg/m3                                                            
Respirable fraction, 3 mg/m3                                                    
Total dust, 4 mg/m3                                                             
Respirable fraction,                                                            
1.5 mg/m3                                                                       
Total dust, 15 mg/m3                                                            
Respirable fraction, 5 mg/m3                                                    
Total dust, 10 mg/m3                                                            
Respirable fraction, 3 mg/m3                                                    
Total dust, 4 mg/m3                                                             
Respirable fraction,                                                            
1.5 mg/m3                                                                       
6 mg/m3                                                                         
3 mg/m3                                                                         
Fullers Earth                                                                   
Total dust, 15 mg/m3                                                            
Respirable fraction, 5 mg/m3                                                    
Total dust, 10 mg/m3                                                            
Respirable fraction, 3 mg/m3                                                    
Total dust, 4 mg/m3                                                             
Respirable fraction,                                                            
1.5 mg/m3                                                                       
Silicone oil                                                                    
Total dust, 15 mg/m3                                                            
Respirable fraction, 5 mg/m3                                                    
Total dust, 10 mg/m3                                                            
Respirable fraction, 3 mg/m3                                                    
Amorphous silica                                                                
80 mg/m3 % silica                                                               
10 mg/m3                                                                        
4 mg/m3                                                                         
Yellow 14                                                                       

8.2.  Exposure Controls
Appropriate Engineering      |Showers                                           
Controls                     |Eyewash stations                                  
                             |Ventilation systems                               
Personal Protective Equipment|                                                  
Materials for Protective     |                                                  
Clothing                     |                                                  
Hand Protection              |                                                  
Eye Protection               |Tightly fitting safety goggles.                   
Skin and Body Protection     |Wear protective gloves/coveralls.                 
Respiratory Protection       |If exposure limits are exceeded or irritation is  
                             |experienced, NIOSH approved respiratory protection
                             |should be worn. Use N95 dust mask for limited     
                             |exposure; use air-purifying respirator (APR) with 
                             |high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters for
                             |prolonged exposure. Positive-pressure-demand      
                             |supplied air respirators may be required for high 
                             |airborne contaminant concentrations. Respiratory  
                             |protection must be provided in accordance with    
                             |current local regulations. The need for
                             |protection is not likely for short-term use in
                             |ventilated areas.                                 
Thermal Hazard Protection    |                                                  

SECTION 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES                                     

9.1.  Information on Basic Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State                      |Crystalline Powder                         
Appearance                          |Light yellow powder, finely divided
Odor                                |Odorless                                   
Odor Threshold                      |No information available                   
pH                                  |Mixture approximately 4 to 5; NH4H2PO4: 4.2
                                    |in 0.2 molar solution; (NH4)2SO4: 5.5 in
                                    |molar solution                             
Relative Evaporation Rate           |Not Applicable                             
(butylacetate=1)                    |                                           
Melting Point                       |NH4H2PO4: 190; (NH4)2SO4: 280              
Freezing Point                      |No information available                   
Boiling Point                       |Not Applicable                             
Flash Point                         |None                                       
Auto-ignition Temperature           |None                                       
Decomposition Temperature           |100 - 120 Deg C                            
Flammability (solid, gas)           |Not Flammable                              
Vapor Pressure                      |Not Applicable                             
Relative Vapor Density at 20 °C     |Not Applicable                             
Relative Density                    |                                           
Specific Gravity                    |NH4H2PO4: 1.80; (NH4)2SO4:: 1.77           
Solubility                          |Coated-Not Immediately Soluble inWater     
Partition coefficient:              |NH4H2PO4 Est: -4.11; (NH4)2SO4: Est: -0.48 
n-octanol/water                     |                                           
Viscosity                           |Not Applicable                             
Lower Flammable Limit               |Not Flammable                              
Upper Flammable Limit               |Not Flammable                              

9.2.  Other Information
NOTE: NH4H2PO4 - Monoammonium Phosphate; (NH4)2SO4: - Ammonium Sulfate          

SECTION 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY                                            

10.1      Reactivity
Incompatibles: Strong alkalis (bases), magnesium, strong oxidizers, isocyanuric 
acids and chlorine compounds.                                                   

10.2      Chemical Stability
Stable under recommended storage and handling conditions.                       

10.3      Possibility of Hazardous Reactions

10.4      Conditions to Avoid
Storage or handling near incompatibles.                                         

10.5      Incompatible Materials
Strong alkalis (bases), magnesium, strong oxidizers, isocyanuric acids and      
chlorine compounds.                                                             

10.6      Hazardous Decomposition Products
Heat of fire may release carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and sulfur dioxide.
ammonia, oxides of phosphorous and nitrogen oxides may be released during       

SECTION 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION                                           

11.1. Information on Toxicological Effects
Acute Toxicity: Relatively non-toxic.                                           
Skin Corrosion/Irritation:                                                      
Serious Eye Damage/Irritation:                                                  
Respiratory or Skin Sensitization:                                              
Germ Cell Mutagenicity:                                                         
Reproductive Toxicity: This product's ingredients are not known to have This    
product's ingredients are not known to have.                                    
Specific Target Organ Toxicity (Single Exposure): Respiratory system irritant). 
This product is a mild irritant to epithelial tissue, (eyes, mucous membranes,  
skin) and may aggravate dermatitis. No information was found indicating the     
product causes sensitization.                                                   
Specific Target Organ Toxicity (Repeated Exposure):                             
Aspiration Hazard:                                                              
Symptoms/Injuries After Inhalation: Irritation, coughing.                       
Symptoms/Injuries After Skin Contact: Irritation.                               
Symptoms/Injuries After Eye Contact: Irritation.                                
Symptoms/Injuries After Ingestion:                                              
Chronic Symptoms: Delayed: Symptoms appear to be relatively immediate.          
Chronic Toxicity: Short-term Exposure: None known.                              
Long-term Exposure: As with all dusts, pneumoconiosis, or "dusty lung" disease, 
may result from chronic exposure.                                               

SECTION 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION                                              

12.1. Toxicity
Negative effects unknown. Provides nutrient nitrogen and phosphorus to plant

12.2. Persistence and Degradability
Degrades rapidly in humid/wet environment.                                      

12.3. Bioaccumulative Potential

12.4. Mobility in Soil
Slow evaporation rate; water soluble, may leach to ground water.                

12.5. Other Adverse Effects
No other known effects at this time                                             

13.1. Waste treatment methods
Waste Disposal Recommendations: Dispose in accordance with federal, state, and  
local regulations.                                                              
Additional Information:                                                         

SECTION 14: TRANSPORT INFORMATION                                               

14.1 In Accordance with DOT
Proper Shipping Name |Not regulated                                             
Hazard Class         |                       |<PICTOGRAM PHRASE>                
Identification Number|                       |                                  
Label Codes          |                       |                                  
ERG Number           |                                                          

14.2 In Accordance with IMDG
Proper Shipping Name |                                                          
Hazard Class         |                                                          
Identification Number|                                                          
Label Codes          |                      |<PICTOGRAM PHRASE>                 
ntification Of The   |                      |                                   
Substance/m          |                      |                                   
EmS-No. (Fire)       |                      |                                   
EmS-No. (Spillage)   |                      |                                   

14.3 In Accordance with IATA
Proper Shipping Name |Not regulated                                             
Identification Number|                       |<PICTOGRAM PHRASE>                
Hazard Class         |                       |                                  
Label Codes          |                       |                                  
ntification Of The   |                       |                                  
Substance/m          |                       |                                  
ERG Code (IATA)      |                                                          

SECTION 15: REGULATORY INFORMATION                                              

15.1      US Federal Regulations
SARA Section 311/312 Hazard Classes |Acute Health Hazard      Yes               
                                    |Chronic Health Hazard    No                
                                    |Fire Hazard                        No      
                                    |Sudden Release of Pressure Hazard-*  Yes   
                                    |Reactive Hazard                No          
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) |Yes                                        

15.2      US State Regulations
Chemicals in this product are covered under specific State regulations, as
Alaska - Designated Toxic and Hazardous Substances: None                        
California - Permissible Exposure Limits for Chemical Contaminants: None        
Florida - Substance List: Mica Dust                                             
Illinois - Toxic Substance List: None                                           
Kansas - Section 302/303 List: None                                             
Massachusetts - Substance List: Mica Dust                                       
Minnesota - List of Hazardous Substances: None                                  
Missouri - Employer Information/Toxic Substance List: None                      
New Jersey - Right to Know Hazardous Substance List: None                       
North Dakota - List of Hazardous Chemicals, Reportable Quantities: None         
Pennsylvania - Hazardous Substance List: None Rhode Island - Hazardous Substance
List: Mica Dust Texas - Hazardous Substance List: No                            
West Virginia - Hazardous Substance List: None                                  
Wisconsin - Toxic and Hazardous Substances: None                                
California Proposition 65: No component is listed on the California Proposition


Revision date   |06-January-2015                                                
Other           |This document has been prepared in accordance with the SDS     
Information     |requirements of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR  
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Grainger disclaimer.

The information contained in this SDS was obtained from current and reliable sources, however, the data is provided without any warrenty, expressed or implied, regarding its correctness or accuracy. Since the conditions or handling, storage and disposal of this product are beyond the control of Imperial Supplies LLC, Imperial will not be responsible for loss, injury, or expense arising out of the products improper use. No warranty, expressed or inferred, regarding the product described in this 'SDS' shall be created or inferred by any statement in this 'SDS'. Various government agencies may have specific regulations regarding the transportation, handling, storage, use, or disposal of this product which may not be covered by this 'SDS'. The user is responsible for full compliance.