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Important precautions for TENAC™

 

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These data are based on the documents, information and data now available and may be changed when new knowledge or information is acquired. For the most current information, call Asahi Kasei Corporation at +81-3-6699-3388, or by facsimile at +81-3-6699-3472.

Safe Handling

The following is an essential guideline to the safe handling of TENACTM and TENACTM-C as supplied. Always follow this guideline when handling TENACTM and TENACTM-C. Please read the relevant material safety data sheet (available from Asahi Kasei Corporation) thoroughly before use. Various additives and processing aids used in fabrication have their own safe use profile and must be investigated separately.

Health and safety

Polyacetal resins generate gases, principally formaldehyde, during decomposition. Avoid contact with skin and eyes when gases are generated in the drying and melting of the resin. Also do not breathe the above gases. Do not touch hot resin. Local ventilation and wearing of chemical resistant gloves, chemical safety goggles, etc. are necessary when the resin is dried and melted. In case of emergency, call one of the following:

US: +1-800-424-9300 (Chemtrec)
EU: +32-(0)-1458-4545 (BIG v.z.w.)
Japan: +81-44-271-2417 or +81-44-271-2561 (Asahi Kasei)

Combustibility

As TENACTM and TENACTM-C are flammable, keep them away from heat, sparks, and flame during handling and storing. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use water or foam extinguishants as extinguishing media.

Disposal

Burn in a properly equipped incinerator or landfill in compliance with all applicable regulations. Any disposal practice must be in compliance with local and national laws and regulations (contact local or state environmental agency for specific rules). During incineration, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated. Do not dump into sewers, onto the ground, or into any body of water.

Storing

Keep away from flame and heat sources. Avoid bag breakage, tearing, and water contact. Ensure stable, secure bag loading and stacking.

Molding

TENACTM decomposes when the polymer is processed or held at temperature above 230°C (446°F) or molten polymer contacts a strong acid, oxidizing agent, or polyvinyl chloride.

TENACTM-Cdecomposes when the polymer is processed or held at temperature above 250°C (482°F) or molten polymer contacts a strong acid, oxidizing agent, or polyvinyl chloride.

Promptly remove and discard any spilled pellets from the work area to prevent slips and falls.

Proscribed Applications

Never use TENACTM or TENACTM-C in any medical device or equipment designed or intended for intracorporeal implantation or direct contact with transfusion fluids.

Do not use Tenac or Tenac-C for tap water pipes for long-term installation, such as in-wall or ground-buried pipes, since prolonged contact with chlorine (disinfecting agent) contained in tap water may cause decomposition of the polymer.

For specifics, refer to our division. Asahi Kasei Corporation encourages its customers to review their applications of its products from the standpoint of human health and environmental quality. To help ensure that Asahi Kasei Corporation products are not used in ways for which they are not intended or tested, Asahi Kasei Corporation representatives are willing to assist in dealing with ecological and product safety considerations.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY AND LIABILITY

NOTICE:
Although the information and recommendations set forth herein are presented in good faith and believed to be correct, Asahi Kasei Corporation expressly disclaims any and all representations and warranties as to the completeness and accuracy thereof.

Information is supplied upon the EXPRESS CONDITION THAT THE PERSONS RECEIVING SAME WILL MAKE THEIR OWN DETERMINATION AS TO ITS SUITABILITY FOR THEIR PURPOSES PRIOR TO USE.

Asahi Kasei Corporation warrants only that this product will perform according to the technical specifications provided in the MSDS and other materials provided by it. NO OTHER REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WHETHER ORAL OR AISING BY USAGE OF TRADE OR COURSE OF DEALING, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY, shall be given any legal effect by this product or these materials.

This product has not been designed, tested, or intended for any use other than that for which it has been contracted for sale. This product is not warranted against injuries or damages of any kind caused by uses for which this product was not designed, tested, or intended.

Nothing contained herein is to be construed as a recommendation to use any product, process, equipment or formulation in conflict with any patent, and Asahi Kasei Corporation makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, that the use thereof will not infringe any patent.

IN NO EVENT SHALL ASAHI KASEI CORPORATION BE LIABLE FOR ANY ANTICIPATED OR LOST PROFITS, INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, COSTS, TIME CHARGES OR OTHER LOSSES, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS CONDUCT, OR ANY OTHER THEORY, INCURRED IN CONNECTION WITH THE PURCHASE OR USE OF THIS PRODUCT.

ASAHI KASEI CORPORATION DOES NOT AUTHORIZE ANYONE TO ASSUME FOR IT ANY LIABILITY OR TO MAKE ON ITS BEHALF ANY ADDITIONAL WARRANTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THESE MATERIALS.

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