Material Safety Data Sheet

Alistagen Corporation                           Medical & Transport Emergency Contact:
Ten Park Avenue                                   (212) 317-0100
New York, NY  10016  

MSDS Date: 02 27 2002                         Supersedes:  All Previous


Product Identification

Trade Name:  Caliwel™ with BNA – Antimicrobial* Covering      
DOT Classification: *Caliwel™ contains an antimicrobial active ingredient – Calcium hydroxide – that protects both the liquid coating and the dried coating's surface.


Physical Data

Boiling Range (F):  220° F Vapor Density (Air=1):  Heavier than Air
Freezing Point (F):   32° F Volume Solids:  35%
Solubility in Water:  Miscible Weight/Gallon:  11.25 lbs
Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate = 1):  Slower than Ether pH @ 77° F:  12.4 
Appearance & Odor:  White liquid; mild glycol ether odor  Specific Gravity:  1.351


Fire & Explosion Hazard Data (ASTM E84)                       

Flash Point (F): NA                                                                   
Flame Spread Index (FSI): 0
Smoke Developed Index (SDI): 0
Ignition Time (Min:Sec): None
Maximum Temp. at Exposed TC (F°): 560
Time to Maximum Temp. (Min:Sec): 9:42
Flaming on Floor: None
Afterflame Top (Min:Sec): None
Afterflame Florr (Min:Sec): None
Flammability Classification:  Non-Flammable
DOT:  No information Special Fire Fighting Procedures:  NA
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: NA

Fire Extinguishing Media: Non-Flammable

Reactivity Data

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Thermal decomposition yields oxides of carbon
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur under normal conditions
Stability: This product is stable under normal storage conditions
Incompatibility: No information
Conditions or Materials to Avoid: No information


Health Hazard Data

Effects of Over exposure:

Inhalation: No information
Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed
Skin Contact: May cause skin irritation
Eye contact: May cause eye damage
Chronic Hazards: No information
Primary Routes of Entry: Ingestion
Toxicity: No information


Emergency First Aid Procedures

Eye contact: Flush with large quantities of clean water
Skin contact: Thoroughly wash exposed area with soap and water
Inhalation: No information
Ingestion: Call physician. Dilute with water. Do not induce vomiting.


Spill or Leak Procedures

Spills: Dike and contain spill with an inert material. Transfer liquid to containers for recovery or disposal.
Waste Disposal: Dispose of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.


Special Protection Information

Respiratory Protection: Any person who may be exposed to this product in the form of an aerosol or mist from spray operations shall, at a minimum, wear a NIOSH-approved or equivalent respirator, in accordance with 30 CFR 11.130 Sub-part K. Use of this respirator shall be in accordance with OSHA and MSHA regulations at 29 CFR 1910.134 and 30 CFR 11, respectively.  If a full-face respirator is selected and worn, the chemical safety goggles requirement is waived during spray operations.
Ventilation:     General dilution or local exhaust ventilation to remove solid airborne particles of over spray during spray application and to remove decomposition products during welding or frame cutting on surfaces coated with this product. 
Protective Clothing: To prevent prolonged skin contact, wear impermeable gloves, clothing or boots.
Eye Protection:     Wear chemical safety goggles if spraying and available eye bath.

Hygienic Practices:              

Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use. Wash hands with soap and water.  Emergency eye wash fountain and safety shower should be available in the vicinity of any potential overexposure. 
Special Precautions: Store in tightly closed, properly ventilated containers in a cool, dry place.  Do not puncture containers or expose product to moisture.



The information in this MSDS was obtained from sources that we believe are reliable. However, the information is provided without any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding its accuracy or completeness.

The conditions of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product are beyond our control and may be beyond our knowledge. For this and other reasons, we do not assume responsibility and expressly disclaim liability for loss, damage or expense arising out of or in any way connected with the handling, storage, use or disposal of this product.