Serba Coatings, Unit 6 William Street, Northam, Southampton, Hants. S014 5QH
Tel: 023 80 223266 Fax: 08700 527587

Material Safety Data SheetRevision No.3/2002
Suppliers Name and Address:
Serba Coatings
Unit 6, William Street, Northam
Southampton, Hants. S014 5QH
Tel: 023 80 223266 Fax: 08700 527587
  1. Identification of Substance / Preparation

    Substance: Serbaseal Basecoat

  2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

    Hazardous Contents:
    Ingredient NameWeight %R Phrases
    Polymers, resins and other additives40  

  3. Hazards Identification

    Highly Flammable (R11). Harmful by inhalation (R20).

  4. First Aid Measures


    In all cases of doubt or when symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.


    Remove patient to fresh air. Keep warm and at rest. Seek medical advice.


    Do not induce vomiting because of risk of aspiration into the lungs. If aspiration is suspected obtain immediate medical attention.


    Remove contaminated clothing. Wash the skin immediately with soap and water. Do not use solvents to clean skin. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.


    In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice (S26).

  5. Fire Fighting Measures

    Vapours are heavier than air and may travel considerable distances to a source of ignition and flashback. May form explosive vapour / air mixtures. In case of fire, use foam, carbon dioxide or dry agent - never use water (S43). In case of fire, do not breathe fumes.

  6. Accidental Release Measures

    Shut off all ignition sources. Ventilate area. Absorb spillage in suitable inert material. Sweep or shovel up spillage and remove to a safe place. Use non-sparking hand tools. Wear protective clothing as per section 8.

  7. Handling and Storage


    Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Ensure adequate ventilation when spraying to maintain atmospheric levels in accordance with exposure limits.


    Keep containers tightly closed and dry in a well ventilated area away from heat and direct sunlight. Store in accordance with current regulations for the storage of flammable materials. Store between 5 and 25°C

  8. Exposure Controls and Personal Protection

    Engineering Measures

    Positive exhaust ventilation (flameproof if necessary) or natural ventilation that maintains atmospheric level in accordance with exposure limits.

    Personal Protective Equipment

    RespiratoryIn the absence of exhaust or natural ventilation that maintains atmospheric concentration in accordance with the exposure limits, self contained airline breathing apparatus should be worn.
    SkinChemical proof suit and footwear should be worn.
    EyesGoggles should be worn.
    HandChemical resistant rubber gloves - change frequently as required.

  9. Physical and Chemical Properties

    Appearance Straw coloured mobile liquid
    Odour Characteristic odour
    Melting Point Unknown
    Boiling Point 24°C
    Flammability Limit: No data available
    Explosive Limit: No data available
    Vapour Pressure: No data available
    Specific Gravity: 0.97 g/cm³
    Miscibility in water: Reacts with water
    Non-Volatile Matter: 50
    PH: n/a
    Flash Point 24°C
    Auto ignition point 490°C
    Vapour Density > 1
    Solubility Good in most common solvents
    Viscosity 40 to 41 mPas @ 25°C
    Hazards Highly Flammable (R11)
    Hamful by Inhalation (R20)
    Reacts with solvents containing active hydrogen eg. alcohols.

  10. Stability and Reactivity

    Stable under recommended storage and handling conditions.

    Conditions to Avoid

    Contamination with water. Excessive build up of vapour.

    Materials to avoid

    Acids, amines, waters, alcohols, oxidising agents, heavy metals.

    Hazardous Decomposition Products

    Toxic fumes including hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide may be generated.

    Hazardous Polymerization

    May occur if held at temperatures in excess of 80°C or in contact with amines, water, alcohols, acids or heavy metals.

  11. Toxilogical Information


    Repeated skin contact will cause defatting, leading to irritation and possibly dermatitis.


    Severe eye irritant.


    High concentrations can cause headaches, vomiting and narcotic effects. Respiratory sensitisation may occur as a result of long term exposure to isocyanate vapours or short term exposure to excessive vapour concentrations.


    May result in nausea, dizziness, irritation of the gut.

  12. Ecological Information


    Some components are expected to exhibit high mobility in soil and could leach to ground water.

    Bioaccumulative Potential

    If remaining near to the surface of soil, some components will evaporate slowly and may photo-oxidise and gradually degrade. Degradation in the soil will occur over an extended period of time.


    All necessary precautions should be taken to prevent entry of the components into the soil, water or atmosphere.

  13. Disposal Considerations


    Drum pressurisation can occur as a result of reaction with water or atmospheric moisture or if heated. Toxic fumes or vapours may be generated on incineration.

    Disposal of substance/preparation

    Small quantities of isocyanate may be decontaminated using an approved technique.

    Disposal of Packaging

    Drums may be decontaminated by an approved procedure.

  14. Transport Information

    UN No: 3030 PACLOMG Group: II ADR/RID Class: 6.1 18(b)
    IMO Class: 6.1 ICAO/IATA Class: 6.1 IMO Shipping Name: Isocyanate Solutions NOS (Toluene diisocyanate)
    MFAG Table Number: 370 EMS: 6.1-02 Marine Pollutant: no

  15. Regulatory Information

    Classification and Symbols: Harmful, Flammable.
    Risk Phrase: R11, Highly Flammable. R42, May cause sensitisation by inhalation.
    Safety Phrases S23 Do not breath vapour / spray. S24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes. S51 Use only in well ventilated areas.

  16. Other Information

    The data and advice given apply only when the product is used for the stated application.

Serba - Health and Safety

TEL: 023 80223266 FAX: 023 80233566

The information contained in this safety data sheet is provided in accordance with the requirements of the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging) Regulations. The product should not be used for purposes other than those shown in Section 1 without first referring to the supplier and obtaining written instructions. As the specific conditions of use of the product are outside of the suppliers control, the user is responsible for ensuring that the requirements of relevant legislation are complied with. The information contained in this safety data sheet is based on the present state of knowledge and current national legislation. It provides guidance on health, safety and environmental aspects of the product and should not be construed as any guarantee of technical performance or suitability for particular applications.

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