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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET _____________________________________________________________________________________________

1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION AND OF THE COMPANY/UNDERTAKING Commercial name Product name Company

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Telefax Telephone (Emergency) e-mail Application

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Tefacid Stearic 90/95 Stearic acid AarhusKarlshamn Sweden AB, Technical Products & Feed S-374 82 KARLSHAMN, SWEDEN +46 454 752005

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+46 454 823 00 jenny.porsche@aak.com Paper chemicals, soaps, detergents, rubber, plastic, candles

2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION Human health hazards Inhalation : Skin contact Eye contact Ingestion Physical/chemical hazards Environmental hazards

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Not applicable at ambient temperature Vapour from heated product can cause irritation. Unlikely to be irritant. Can cause irritation. Unlikely to be harmful unless excessive amount swallowed.

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Danger of dust explosion.

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None identified.

3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS Substance/ preparation : Chemical description : CAS No. EC No.

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Substance Saturated straight chain aliphatic monocarboxylic acids, mainly stearic acid. 57-11-4 200-313-4

4. FIRST AID MEASURES Inhalation Skin contact Eye contact

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Ingestion

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Remove to fresh air. Wash off with plenty of water and soap. Wash out with water without delay and obtain medical attention if any sensations persist. Remove material from mouth. Drink plenty of water. If large amount swallowed or symptoms develop obtain medical attention.

5. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES Extinguishing media : Unsuitable extinguishing media : Specific hazards : Protection of fire-fighters :

Water spray, foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide. Water jet. None. Protective clothing and self-contained breathing equipment.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Date: 2009-04-01 Trade name: Tefacid Stearic 90/95 Manufacturer: AarhusKarlshamn Sweden AB, Technical Products & Feed Web: www.aak.com


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6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES Personal precautions Environmental precautions : Methods for cleaning up :

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No special precautions required.

Minimise contamination of drains, surface and ground waters. Transfer product to suitably labelled containers for disposal at an approved site. Residues and small spillage may be washed away with water and detergent.

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE Handling

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No specific protective measures are required. Prevent formation of dust

Storage

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Other Information

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Store in the original closed containers under dry conditions. Avoid extremes of temperatures. For quality reasons: Avoid elevated temperatures.

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION Exposure limit values: Technical measures : Personal protective equipment: :

None Adequate ventilation should be maintained when handling heated product. Safety goggles recommended at risk of splashing

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES Physical state (20ºC) Colour : Odour : pH : Boiling point (20 hPa) : Solidification point : Flash point (COC) : Autoignition temperature : Explosive/ Oxidizing properties : Vapour pressure (20 ºC) : Density (75 ºC) : Solubility : Partition coefficient (log Pow, estimated) Viscosity (75 ºC) :

: Solid White Faint Not applicable. 240 ºC approx. 65-68 ºC 180 ºC approx. Over 400 ºC Not to be expected. < 1 hPa 840 kg/m³ approx. Insoluble in water (20 ºC). Soluble in many organic solvents. : >3 9 mPa.s approx.

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY Stability : Conditions to avoid : Materials to avoid : Hazardous decomposition products : Hazardous polymerization :

Stable under normal conditions. None Strong oxidizing agents. Not to be expected. Will not occur.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Date: 2009-04-01 Trade name: Tefacid Stearic 90/95 Manufacturer: AarhusKarlshamn Sweden AB, Technical Products & Feed Web: www.aak.com


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11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION Acute toxicity LD50 oral, rat : Skin and eye irritation, rabbit : Skin sensitization :

> 10 g/kg. (Kabara, J.A.O.C.s Nov.1979 ,Vol 56, p760-67) Not irritating. No sensitization reactions.

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION Degradability Ecotoxicity LC50, fish - 96 hours EC50, Pseudomonas Putida Water endangering class

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Readily biodegradable (According to modified Sturm test)

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> 100 mg/l

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> 100 mg/l

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0 - not water endangering (KBwS)

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS Waste disposal method

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Contaminated packaging

Re-use/ recycling of waste highly recommended. Disposal according to local legislation.

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Observe local regulations.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION Not classified in RID/ADR - ADNR - IMDG - ICAO/IATA-DGR. 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION EU classification

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Inventories

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This product is not dangerous according to the EU regulations (67/548/EEC - 88/379/EEC). Listed on EINECS (EC), TSCA-CSI (USA), DSL (Canada), AICS (Australia) and MITI (Japan).

16. OTHER INFORMATION Literature references

: Acute toxicity and irritation studies on a series of fatty acids. J. AM. Oil Chem. Soc., 56(1979), p. 760A :

Final report of the safety assessment for oleic acid, lauric acid, palmitic acid, myristic acid, stearic acid. CTFA, 1987.

This sheet is based on safety data sheet edited by APAG European association of Fatty Acid Producing companies. To the best of our knowledge, the information contained in this sheet is correct. However, we cannot accept responsibility or liability for any consequences arising from its use.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Date: 2009-04-01 Trade name: Tefacid Stearic 90/95 Manufacturer: AarhusKarlshamn Sweden AB, Technical Products & Feed Web: www.aak.com


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