PRODUCT NAME: 66W104 DuraFire ™ Black Marking Ink


Innovative Ceramic Corporation Phone: (330) 385-6515
432 Walnut Street Fax: (330) 385-6510
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Prepared by: Orville G. Steininger
Date Prepared: 8-01-2001


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Cadmium Compounds (Cd) 0.002 0.005
CAS#7440-43-9 (A2) (j) (X)

Chromium compounds (Cr) 0.5 mg/m3 0.5 mg/m3 0.5 mg/m3
CAS#1308-38-9 (A4)

Cobalt Oxide (C03O4) 0.02mg/m3 0.1*mg/m3 0.05*mg/m3
CAS#7440-48-4 (A3) * For metal dust & fume as Co

Lead Compounds (Pb) 0.05 mg/m3 0.05 mg/m3 <0.1 mg/m3
CAS#3687-31-8 (A3),(q)

Zirconium Compounds (Zr) 5 mg/m3 5 mg/m3 5 mg/m3
CAS#7440-67-7 (A4)

Dipropylene Glycol Methyl Ether 600 mg/m3 600 mg/m3

(A1)-Confirmed human carcinogen: Agent is carcinogenic to humans based on epidemiologic studies of, or convincing clinical evidence, in exposed humans.

(A3)-Animal Carcinogen: Agent is carcinogenic in experimental animals at dose levels, by route(s) of administration at site, of histologic type, or by mechanism not considered relevant to worker exposure. Available epidemiologic studies do not confirm an increased risk of cancer in humans except under common levels of exposure.

(A4)-Not classifiable as a human carcinogen: Inadequate data on which to classify the agent in terms of its carcinogenicity in humans and or animals.


(J)-Inhalable fraction. The concentration of inhalable particulate for the application of this TLV is to be determined from the fraction passing a size-selector with the characteristics defined in the "A" paragraph of Appendix D in the current TLV Booklet.

(q)-Substances for which there are also ACGIH Biological Exposure Indices (BEIS™).

(X)-Carcinogen defined with no further categorization.

(I)-Inhalable fraction, the concentration of inhalable particulate for the application of this TLV is to be determined from the fraction passing a size-selector with the characteristics defined in (A1).


Cadmium Compounds-Overexposure to cadmium by inhalation can result in a metallic taste in the mouth, headache, shortness of breath, chest-pain, weakness, leg pains and fluid in the lungs. These signs and symptoms may be delayed, sometimes occurring four to eight hours following exposure. Kidney and liver damage nay also occur. Swallowing can result in severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, salivation, headache, muscle cramps and dizziness.

Long term overexposure to the fumes and dust of cadmium have been associated with emphysema, bronchitis and kidney damage. Chronic overexposure to the metal and cadmium compounds, such as cadmium oxide, cadmium sulfide, cadmium sulfate and cadmium chloride, may result in lung cancer, although a definite cause-effect relationship has not been fully established.

Chrome Oxide-Repeated or prolonged exposure to trivalent chromium compounds may cause delayed effects involving the respiratory system. Causes skin and eye irritation.

Cobalt Oxide-Prolonged inhalation of cobalt dust or metal dust, fume or mist containing cobalt may cause serious respiratory illness. Inhalation may cause an irritation of respiratory organs of sensitive persons resulting in obstruction of airways with shortness of breath. May cause serious eye irritation. Prolonged exposure to skin may produce irritation.

Iron Oxide-May cause mechanical skin eye irritation. Repeated and prolonged exposure to iron oxide may cause benign pneumoconiosis called siderosis.

Nickel Oxide-Primary entries through skin and inhalation of dust. May irritate skin, eyes and mucous membranes. Can cause "Nickel Itch" in sensitive persons.


Boiling Point: N/AV Solubility in water: Trace
Appearance: Black liquid Odor: Slight odor
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): N/AV Specific Gravity (water=1): 1.7 (calculated)
Vapor Density (air=1): N/AV Evaporation Rate: N/AV
% Volatile by volume: 1.6 Melting Point: 700 C


Stability: Stable. Keep away from excessive heat or open flame.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
Incompatibility (materials to avoid): Strong oxidizing agents (Sodium hypochlorite, hypochlorous acid). Keep away from excessive heat or open flame.
Hazard Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide


Flash Point: 294 F (calculated)
Extinguishing Media: Carbon Dioxide, dry sand, earth, dry chemical or foam.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Not a fire hazard. However, in the event of fire, toxic fumes may be emitted. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus when large quantities are involved.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazard: None expected.


Eye: Flush thoroughly with water for 15 minutes.
Skin: Remove contaminated clothing, wash thoroughly with soap and water.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. May give oxygen if needed.
Ingestion: Seek medical attention. Do not induce vomiting.
If irritation occurs, obtain medical attention.


Eyes and Skin: Prolonged or repeated contact may cause irritation. Danger of cumulative effects.
Inhalation: Prolonged breathing of vapors may cause irritation of the respiratory system. Overexposure may cause lung damage.
Ingestion: Large amounts may cause irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.


Respiratory Protection: Use NIOSH/OSHA approve respiratory protection for organic solvent vapors where levels exceeds Occupational Exposure Limits.
Personal Protective Equipment: Wear appropriate gloves and goggles to avoid skin and eye contact. Safety showers and eye stations must be present in work area.
Ventilation: Use local exhaust or mechanical such as a dust collector to maintain dust, and vapor levels below the Occupational Exposure Limits.
Handling and Storage: Keep containers closed and dry when not in use. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Store away from excessive heat or open flame.
Other Precautions: Avoid breathing dust, and vapors and use adequate ventilation. Wash thoroughly after handling. No eating, drinking or smoking in work area. Wash hands before breaks and at end of work shift. Practice good housekeeping, and personal hygiene procedures.


Contain spillage and scoop up or vacuum. Avoid dusting. Dispose in accordance with federal, state and local laws.


The information contained in this Material Safety Data Sheet must be provide to every employee who is exposed to this product in any way. We recommend the user read and understand the contents herein before using this material. Please keep on file for future reference.

This product contains the compounds cadmium, chrome, cobalt, and lead. These toxic chemicals are subject to the reporting requirements of Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986, section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act and of 40 CFR, part 372. Section311/312 Hazard Categories: Fire: No; Reactivity: No; Acute: No. Section 313 Reportable Ingredients: This product contains 0.00085% Chloroacetic acid (CASRN 79-11-8), and 0.029% Smectite Clay (CASRN 12199-37-0)

Proprietary ingredients are not listed by NTP,IARC, ACGIH, or OSHA as a carcinogen. These materials contains no SARA Title III, Section 313 listed chemicals. They also do not contain substances which are defined by the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive effects. They are also < 1%.

This product is a mixture of various metal oxides, salts and some compounds, interfused and mixed with organic materials to form the final product which does not represent individual components. Section II, Hazardous Ingredients Identity Information, and Section III Symptoms of Overexposure, pertain to individual components. Section IV through Section X are in reference to the finished product.

The data set forth in these sheets are based on information provided by the suppliers of the raw materials and chemicals used in the manufacture of the aforementioned product. Innovative Ceramic Corporation makes no warranty with respect to the accuracy of the information provided by their suppliers, and disclaims all liability of reliance thereon.

Innovative Ceramic Corporation warrants only that its products conform with their published specifications, and no other express warranty is made with regard thereto. We do not guarantee favorable results, and we assume no liability in connection with the use of the products. Our products are intended for use by persons having technical skill and knowledge and they use it at their own discretion and risk.