Crystal Glazes

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SECTION 1: IDENTIFICATION OF SUBSTANCE AND SUPPLIER

Product Identification: Crystalite™ and Jungle Gem™ Glazes

Product Usage: Glazing of ceramic ware

Product Identifier Codes:

Crystalite™ Glazes: S-2701 Peacock Eyes, S-2701 Northern Lights, S-2703 Berryberry Pie, S-2704 Plum Jelly, S-2708 Oriental Carmel, S-2709 Cappuccino Mint, S-2711 Tahiti Grape, S-2712 Monsoon Seas, S-2713 Buttercup Blue, S-2714 Herb Garden, S-2715 Spotted Kiwi, S-2716 Celestial Blue, S-2718 Cosmic Black, S-2723 Grape Divine, S-2724 Lotus Blossom, S-2725 Safari, S-2726 Cheetah, S-2727 Poppy Fields, S-2729 Citrus Splash, S-2731 Kaboom

Jungle Gem™ Glazes: CG-707 Woodland Fantasy, CG-713 Peacock Green, CG-716 Pagoda Green, CG-717 Pistachio, CG-718 Blue Caprice, CG-722 Seawind, CG-750 Noel, CG-753 Sassy Orange, CG-756 Firecracker, CG-772 Sand Petal, CG-779 Black Opal, CG-780 Mystic Jade, CG-783 Strawberry Sundae, CG-785 Royal Fantasy, CG-786 Obsidian, CG-788 Dutch Enamelware, CG-795 Yadro Print, CG-798 Black Iris, CG-954 Wildfire, CG-958 Lagoon Blue, CG-961 Evergreen, CG-962 Blue Azure, CG-963 Lemon Lime, CG-964 Kaleidoscope, CG-985 Mocha Marble, CG-966 Tiger Lily, CG-967 Green Agate, CG-968 Peppermint Twist, CG-969 Floral Fantasy, CG-970 Masquerade, CG-971 Purple Cosmos, CG-972 Dragon Breath, CG-973 Alligator, CG-974 Bloomin' Blue, CG-975 Sky Diamonds, CG-976 Teal Drop, CG-977 Ink Spot, CG978 Arctic Splash, CG979 Meadow, CG980 Coral Puff, CG981 Fruity Freckles, CG982 Mixed Melon, CG983 Koi Pond, CG984 Ladybug, CG985 Monet's Pond, CG986 Smoke & Fire, CG987 Tree Frog, CG988 Fireflies, CG989 Fruit Punch, CG990 Starry Night, CG991 Mountain Moss

Manufacturer:   Coloramics, LLC (D.B.A. Mayco Colors)
    4077 Weaver Court South
    Hilliard, Ohio 43026
    United States of America
    (614) 876-1171

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SECTION 2: HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classification of mixture: Non-classified (1999/45/EEC)

Each glaze family is a mixture of ceramic material containing, water, non-leaded frits, clay, and other minerals and color pigments. Contains potential carcinogens: Crystalline silica (quartz), as an inhalation hazard, may be present if:

  • Unfired, dried glaze is excessively handled and allowed to create dust.
  • Mist is present after spray application

A few pigments may contain a very small amount of zirconium encapsulated cadmium, titanium dioxide, and other metals. Other ingredients present have no known acute toxicity.

GHS Label Elements: None Required

Other Hazards: None known


SECTION 3: COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Each glaze family contain proprietary mixtures of ceramic materials (listed below) and color pigments. The Crystalite™ and Jungle Gem™ glaze lines are classified as non-hazardous.

Ingredients CAS # Ranges of Percentages
Water 7732-18-5 39.0% - 46.7%
Frit 65997-18-4 29.3% - 38.4%
Clay/Kaolin 1332-58-7 3.1% - 5.4%
Zinc Oxide 1314-13-2  0.0% - 0.9%
Bentonite 1302-78-91 0.0% - 0.7%
Nepheline Syenite 1344-28-1 0.0% - 9.4%
Calcium Carbonate 471-34-1 0.0% - 2.3%
Zirconium Silicate 14940-68-2 0.0% - 4.6%
Carboxymethylcellulose 9004-34-2 0.0% - 0.6%
Proxel 75037-67-1 0.1%
Pigments varies varies

SECTION 4: FIRST-AID MEASURES

  • Inhalation: May cause irritation. Remove from exposure.
  • Skin: May cause irritation. Wash skin with soap and water.
  • Eyes: May cause irritation. Flush eyes with large quantities of water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists after washing, contact a physician.
  • Ingestion: Contact a physician.

Important Symptoms/Effects: None Known

Immediate Medical Attention/Special Treatment: None Known


SECTION 5: FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES

  • Suitable Extinguishing Media: None
  • Specific Hazards Arising From Chemical: None
  • Special Protective Equipment and Precautions for Fire Fighters: None

SECTION 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

  • Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment and/or Emergency Procedures: None
  • Environmental Precautions: None
  • Methods and Materials for Containment and Clean-Up: Wipe/Mop spill area and rinse with water

SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE

  • Precautions for Safe Handling: Ventilation - local exhaust if spray application is used
  • Work/Hygienic Practices: Food, beverages, and smoking materials should not be in the work area. Wash thoroughly before eating, drinking, smoking, or applying cosmetics.
  • Conditions for Safe Storage, Including Incompatibilities: None

SECTION 8: EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Ingredients CAS # PEL TLV
Zinc Oxide 1314-13-2 5 mg/m3 2.0 mg/m3
Calcium Carbonate 471-34-1 5 mg/m3 10.0 mg/m3

Remaining main glaze ingredients do not have formal Exposure Limits. Some pigments contain metals that have exposure limits (Co, TiO2, Cu, Cr, Mn) but are used in low levels.

These glazes are non-hazardous liquid mixtures of ceramic materials containing, water, non-leaded frits, clay, and other minerals and color pigments. These mixtures have no TLV or PEL

  • Engineer Control: Adequate ventilation (local exhaust) if spray application is used.
  • Respiratory Protection: Use a NIOSH approved respirator if spray application is used.
  • Protective Gloves: Not normally needed.
  • Eye Protection: Wear appropiate eye protection or safety glasses to keep mist out of eyes if spray application is used.
  • Personal Protective Clothing or Equipment: Wear appropriate clean, protective clothing such as, but not limited to, overalls, smocks, and aprons.

SECTION 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance: Colored and/or Clear Liquid Mixtures
Odor/Odor Threshold: Neglible
PH: N/A
Boiling Point/Range: N/A
Freezing point: 32°F
Flash Point: None
Vapor Pressure: N/A
Vapor Density: N/A
Flammability: None
Evaporation Rate: None
Upper/Lower Explosive Limits: None
Partition Coefficient (octanol/water): N/A
Relative Density: N/A
Solubility in Water: Partial
Decompositional Temperature: None
Viscosity: N/A
Auto ignition temperature: None

SECTION 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity: None Known
Chemical Stability: Stable
Possibility of Hazardous Reactions: None Known
Conditions to Avoid: Fumes from firing in kiln; Mist created from spray application.
Incompatible Material: None Known
Hazardous Decomposition or By-Products: None Known

SECTION 11: TOXICOLOGY INFORMATION

Primary Route(s) of Entry: Dermal, Inhalation.  

Hazard to Humans: None during normal use. The highest threat of inhalation exists during the excessive handling of dried, unfired glazed ware and/or during spray application.

Acute Toxicity: N/A Carcinogenicity: N/A
Skin Corrosion.Irritation: N/A Reproductive Toxicity: N/A
Serious Eye Damage/Irritation: N/A STOT-Single Exposure: N/A
Respiratory/Skin Sensitization: N/A STOT-Repeated Exposure: N/A
Germ Cell Mutagenicity: N/A Aspiration Hazard: N/A

Additional information:

These mixtures contain silica, a know carcinogen. Inhalation is the route of entry into the body that can lead to the development of Silicosis.

These water-based, premixed products should be non-toxic during recommended use.

Some of the pigments may contain small amounts of various forms of metals (Sn, Mn, TiO2, Cu, Zr, V, Fe. Co, Cr, Ni, Cd ), some of which are considered carcinogenic. The metals in pigments may be in form of frits, spinel or formed from high temperature calcination that may have a different bioavailability than the metal itself. Silica and pigments in the glaze should be non-toxic during recommended use.


SECTION 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity: None
Biodegradability: No
Mobility in Soil: No
Persistence: Yes
Bioaccumulation: No
Other Adverse Effects: None

SECTION 13: DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Follow local, state and federal regulations.


SECTION 14: TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Product Identifier: Non-Hazardous Mixtures

UN Shipping Name: N/A
UN Number: None
Environmental Hazard: None 
Packing Group: None
Transportation Hazard Class: N/A
Special Precautions: None


SECTION 15: REGULATORY INFORMATION

Federal, State and Local regulations not provided elsewhere in the SDS:

National Regulations:

United States:

  • TSCA: all components of these products are on the US TSCA Inventory
  • SARA Section 313 Toxic Chemicals: None
  • IARC, OSHA and NTP: Silica (Quartz), Titanium Dioxide, Cobalt, Nickel and Chromium are listed on the carcinogen list.

State Regulations:

California

  • Proposition 65: Silica (Quartz), Titanium Dioxide, Cobalt, Nickel and Chromium are listed on the carcinogen list.

Chemical Safety Assessment:

Conforms to ASTM D 4236 This material has been evaluated under the provisions of LHAMA (Labeling of Hazardous Art Material Act). This product is judged to be non-toxic and non- flammable under proposed use conditions. No special warning is required under the provisions of LHAMA or California Proposition 65 during use.


SECTION 16: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Mayco Glazes do not contain and products and/or ingredients derived from nuts, peanuts, eggs, milk, or gluten.  Mayco Glazes do not contain latex.

This information is furnished with out warranty, representation, inducement or license of any kind, except that it is accurate to the best of knowledge of COLORAMICS, LLC or obtained from sources believed to be accurate.

COLORAMICS, LLC does not assume any legal responsibility for use or reliance on same. Customers are encouraged to conduct their own tests before using any product. Read the product label.

Acronyms used in this SDS:

  • CAS #: Chemical Abstracts Service Number
  • TSCA: Toxic Substances Control Act
  • SARA: Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
  • IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer
  • OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • NTP: National Toxicology Program
  • PEL: Permissible Exposure Limit
  • TLV: Threshold Limit Values

 

Prepared:   July 17, 2014
Supersedes:   November 4, 2010

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