Safety data sheet according to 1907/2006/EC, Article 31. Printing date Version number 4







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SECTION 1: Identification of the substance/mixture and of the company/


* 1.1 Product identifier

* Trade name:BENDA-LUTZ ® G xxxx Rich Gold Goldbronze Powder BENDA-LUTZ ® G xxxx Rich Pale Gold Goldbronze Powder BENDA-LUTZ ® G xxxx Pale Gold Goldbronze Powder

Rich Gold: G 2041, G 2051, G 2071

Rich Pale Gold: G 2041, G 2051, G 2071, G 2081 Pale Gold: G 2041, G 2051, G 2071, G 2081

* Substance name:Powder of Copper/Zinc alloy * CAS Number: Zinc: 7440-66-6 Copper: 7440-50-8 * EINECS Number: Zinc: 231-175-3 Copper: 231-159-6 * Index number: Copper: n/d/a Zinc: 030-002-00-7 * Registration number Copper: 01-2119480154-42 Zinc: 01-2119467174-xxxx

* 1.2 Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against No further relevant information available.

* Application of the substance / the mixtureInorganic pigment * 1.3 Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet

Benda-Lutz-Werke GmbH Ferdinand-Lutz-Straße 8

3134 Nussdorf ob der Traisen AUSTRIA

Editor: * 1.4 Emergency telephone number:

Benda-Lutz Werke GmbH: + 43 (2783) 6202 - 170 (8 - 16 h) Austrian Poison Information Center: + 43 (1) 406 43 43 (0 - 24 h)


SECTION 2: Hazards identification

* 2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

* Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 GHS02 flame

Flam. Sol. 1 H228 Flammable solid.

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GHS09 environment

Aquatic Acute 1 H400 Very toxic to aquatic life.

Aquatic Chronic 1 H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. GHS07

Acute Tox. 4 H302 Harmful if swallowed. * 2.2 Label elements

* Labelling according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008

The product is classified and labelled according to the CLP regulation. * Hazard pictograms

GHS02 GHS07 GHS09 * Signal wordDanger

* Hazard-determining components of labelling: Copper


* Hazard statements H228 Flammable solid. H302 Harmful if swallowed.

H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. * Precautionary statements

P210 Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. P273 Avoid release to the environment.

P378 Use for extinction: Dry sand. P391 Collect spillage.

P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations. * Information concerning particular hazards for human and environment:

In case of inhalation of big dust quantities of the product urgent symptoms of influenza ("Zinc fever") are possible.

High concentrations of Copper and Zinc can cause damage of water organism. Danger for ground water, waters and sewerage.

* 2.3 Other hazards

The product is highly flammable.

The product is self-inflammable above 150 °C, above 200 °C a glow-fire is possible.

Contact with nitric acid leads to formation of toxic nitrogen oxide gases.

The product reacts slowly with water and violently with alkalis acids, chlorinated hydrocarbons and oxidising agents what leads to generation of extremely flammable hydrogen. - Explosion risk!

Contact with acetylene gas, bromates, chlorates, iodates, potassium dioxides and oxidising agents can lead to violent reactions.

* Results of PBT and vPvB assessment * PBT:Not applicable.

* vPvB:Not applicable.

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SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients

* 3.2 Chemical characterisation: Mixtures

* Description:Mixture: consisting of the following components: * Dangerous components:

CAS: 7440-50-8 EINECS: 231-159-6


Aquatic Acute 1, H400; Aquatic Chronic 2, H411 Acute Tox. 4, H302


CAS: 7440-66-6 EINECS: 231-175-3


Aquatic Acute 1, H400; Aquatic Chronic 1, H410

10-30% * SVHCNo Substance of very high concern contained.

* Additional information:For the wording of the listed risk phrases refer to section 16.

SECTION 4: First aid measures

* 4.1 Description of first aid measures

* General information:Medical attention/control after first aid measures. * After inhalation:

Remove exposed person out of hazardous area. Supply fresh air.

Keep breathing passages open. Seek medical treatment. * After skin contact:

Remove dirty clothes. Wash with water and soap.

Apply hand cream to area of contact if irritation occurs.

* After eye contact:Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor. * After swallowing:On ingestion of big quantities call a physician.

* 4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed Symptoms of influenza ("Zinc fever")

* 4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed No further relevant information available.

SECTION 5: Firefighting measures

* 5.1 Extinguishing media

* Suitable extinguishing agents: Dry sand

Special powder for metal fires. Do not use water. * For safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing agents:

Water and water based extinguishers Carbon dioxide


Extinguishing media of class A, B, C.

* 5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Gold bronze reacts slowly with water to form hydrogen gas - Risk of ignition.

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(Contd. of page 3) * 5.3 Advice for firefighters

* Protective equipment: Wear fully protective suit.

Wear self-contained respiratory protective device.


SECTION 6: Accidental release measures

* 6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.

Keep away from ignition sources. Avoid building of dust.

* 6.2 Environmental precautions:

Do not allow to enter sewers/ surface or ground water.

In case of seepage into the ground inform responsible authorities. Dispose contaminated material as waste (see point 13).

* 6.3 Methods and material for containment and cleaning up: Do not use a vacuum cleaner.

Pick up mechanically.

Do not flush with water or aqueous cleansing agents * 6.4 Reference to other sections

See Section 1 for information on emergency telephone number. See Section 4 for information on first aid measures.

See Section 5 for information on firefighting measures. See Section 7 for information on safe handling.

See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment. See Section 13 for disposal information.

SECTION 7: Handling and storage

* 7.1 Precautions for safe handlingClose containers carefully after use. * Information about fire - and explosion protection:

Keep ignition sources away. - Do not smoke. Protect against electrostatic charges.

* 7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities * Storage:

* Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles: Store in a cool and dry place.

Keep container tightly closed. Store in non-combustible containers. Avoid direct sun light.

* Information about storage in one common storage facility: Store away from water.

Protect from moisture.

Do not store together with acids and alkalis Store away from oxidising agents.

Do not store together with chlorinated hydrocarbons. * Further information about storage conditions:None. * 7.3 Specific end use(s)No further relevant information available.

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SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection

* Additional information about design of technical facilities:No further data; see item 7. * 8.1 Control parameters

* Ingredients with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace: 7440-50-8 Copper

WEL Short-term value: 2** mg/m³

Long-term value: 0.2* 1** mg/m³

*fume **dusts and mists (as Cu) * DNELs

7440-66-6 zinc

Oral DNEL 0.83 mg/kg (Consumer, chronic)

Inhalative DNEL 5 mg/m³ (employee, chronic)

2.5 mg/m³ (Consumer, chronic)

Irritation of skin DNEL 83 mg/kg (employee, chronic) 83 mg/kg (Consumer, chronic) 7440-50-8 Copper

Inhalative DNEL 20 mg/m³ (-)

Irritation of skin DNEL 273 mg/kg (employee, acute) 137 mg/kg (employee, chronic) 273 mg/kg (Consumer, acute) * PNECs 7440-66-6 zinc PNEC 35.6 mg/kg (Soil) 56.6 mg/kg (Marine sediment) 117.8 mg/kg (Freshwater sediment) 0.0061 mg/l (Sea water) 7440-50-8 Copper PNEC 65.5 mg/kg (Soil) 676 mg/kg (Marine sediment) 87 mg/kg (Freshwater sediment) 0.0052 mg/l (Sea water) 0.0078 mg/l (Freshwater) * Additional information:

The lists valid during the making were used as basis. National exposure control limits must be considered. * 8.2 Exposure controls

* Personal protective equipment:

* General protective and hygienic measures: Remove and clean contaminated clothes.

Be sure to clean skin thoroughly after work and before breaks. Wash with water and soap.

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(Contd. of page 5) * Respiratory protection:Filter P1

* Protection of hands: Protective gloves

The glove material has to be impermeable and resistant to the product/ the substance/ the preparation. Due to missing tests no recommendation to the glove material can be given for the product/ the preparation/ the chemical mixture.

Selection of the glove material on consideration of the penetration times, rates of diffusion and the degradation

* Material of gloves

The selection of the suitable gloves does not only depend on the material, but also on further marks of quality and varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. As the product is a preparation of several substances, the resistance of the glove material can not be calculated in advance and has therefore to be checked prior to the application.

* Penetration time of glove material

The exact break through time has to be found out by the manufacturer of the protective gloves and has to be observed.

* Eye protection:

Tightly sealed goggles * Body protection:

Conductive protecting clothes. Fire proof protecting clothes. Conductive boot according EN 345.

* Limitation and supervision of exposure into the environment Consider environmental precautions of point 6.

* Risk management measures

IN GENERAL: no pure synthetic fabric (electrostatic charge) Skin protection cream.


SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties

* 9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties

* General Information * Appearance:

* Form: Powder

* Colour: Gold coloured

* Odour: slightly waxy

* Odour threshold: Not determined.

* pH-value: Not applicable.

* Change in condition

* Melting point/Melting range: 900-1050 °C

* Boiling point/Boiling range: 907 °C

* Flash point: Not applicable.

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* Flammability (solid, gaseous):<10 minutes (acc. App. A9 d. 67/548 / EEC)

* Danger of explosion: The product is not hazardous with regard to explosions, however, it may form an explosive dust/air mixture.

* Explosion limits:

* Lower: 750 g/m³

* Density at 20 °C: 8.61 g/cm³ (Rich Pale Gold)

* Solubility in / Miscibility with

* water: Insoluble.

* 9.2 Other information No further relevant information available.


SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity

* 10.1 Reactivity

Explosion risk when reacting with:

- water, may liberate extremely flammable hydrogen gas

- Acids, alkalis, oxidising agents, chlorinated hydrocarbons releasing hydrogen gas. Violent reactions with:

- acetylene gas, bromates, chlorates, iodates, potassium dioxid, oxidising agents Formation of toxic products:

- Nitric acid

* 10.2 Chemical stabilityNo instability under regular conditions. * Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:

No decomposition if used according to specifications. * 10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions

A reaction with water, acids, alkalis, oxidising agents and chlorinated hydrocarbons leads to generation of extremely flammable hydrogen.

Reacts violently with acetylene gas, bromates, chlorates, iodates, potassium dioxid, oxidising agents. Contact with Nitric acid leads to formation of toxic nitrogen oxide gases.

* 10.4 Conditions to avoid Avoid direct sunlight. Avoid static sparking

Keep away from sources of ignition and open fire. * 10.5 Incompatible materials: Chlorinated hydrocarbons Acetylene gas Bromates Chlorates Iodates Potassium dioxid Water Acids

* 10.6 Hazardous decomposition products:No dangerous decomposition products known.

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SECTION 11: Toxicological information

* 11.1 Information on toxicological effects

* Acute toxicity

* LD/LC50 values relevant for classification: 7440-66-6 zinc Oral LD50 >2000 mg/kg (Rat) Inhalative LC50/4 h >5.4 mg/l (Rat) 7440-50-8 Copper LC50 0.044 mg/l (crustacean) 0.665 mg/l (Fish) * Primary irritant effect:

* Skin corrosion/irritationNo irritant effect. * Serious eye damage/irritationNo irritating effect.

* Respiratory or skin sensitisationNo sensitising effects known. * Subacute to chronic toxicity:

In case of inhalation of big quantities of powder urgent symptoms of influenza are possible ("Zinc fever") which disappears after 24-48 h.


SECTION 12: Ecological information

* 12.1 Toxicity

* Aquatic toxicity:

High concentrations of Copper and Zinc can cause damage to aquatic organisms. Avoid getting into ground water, waters or sewerage.

7440-66-6 zinc IC50 >23 mg/m3 (Invertebrates) LC50/Fisch 182-203 µg/l (Fish) 7440-50-8 Copper EC50 0.02 mg/l (crustacean) EC50/Algae 0.57 mg/l (Algae)

* 12.2 Persistence and degradabilityNo further relevant information available. * 12.3 Bioaccumulative potentialNo further relevant information available. * 12.4 Mobility in soilNo further relevant information available.

* Additional ecological information: * General notes:

Water hazard class 2 (German Regulation) (Self-assessment): hazardous for water Do not allow product to reach ground water, water course or sewage system. * 12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment

* PBT:Not applicable. * vPvB:Not applicable.

* 12.6 Other adverse effectsNo further relevant information available.

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SECTION 13: Disposal considerations

* 13.1 Waste treatment methods

* Recommendation

Must not be disposed together with household garbage. Do not allow product to reach sewage system. Controlled waste disposals (after conditioning) and chemical/physical treatment are possible.

* European waste catalogue

12 01 04 non-ferrous metal dust and particles * Uncleaned packaging:

* Recommendation:

Can be disposed as metal waste. Contact your disposal company to evaluate the contamination grade. If it is not possible to dispose it as metal waste, dispose it like the product.


SECTION 14: Transport information

* 14.1 UN-Number


* 14.2 UN proper shipping name


powder of Copper/Zinc Alloy), ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS


powder of Copper/Zinc Alloy) MARINE POLLUTANT * 14.3 Transport hazard class(es)


* Class 4.1 Flammable solids, self-reactive substances and

solid desensitised explosives.

* Label 4.1


* Class 4.1 Flammable solids, self-reactive substances and

solid desensitised explosives.

* Label 4.1

* 14.4 Packing group


* 14.5 Environmental hazards:

* Marine pollutant: Yes

Symbol (fish and tree)

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* Special marking (ADR): Symbol (fish and tree)

* 14.6 Special precautions for user Warning: Flammable solids, self-reactive substances and solid desensitised explosives.

* Danger code (Kemler): 40

* EMS Number: F-G,S-G

* Segregation groups Powdered metals

* 14.7 Transport in bulk according to Annex II of

MARPOL73/78 and the IBC Code Not applicable.

* Transport/Additional information: * ADR

* Limited quantities (LQ) 1 kg

* Transport category 2

* Tunnel restriction code E


SECTION 15: Regulatory information

* 15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture * National regulations:

* Other regulations, limitations and prohibitive regulations The product is listed in the following chemical inventories: AICS ... Australia DSL ... Canada IECSC... China HASNO...New Zealand KECI .... Korea PICCS ... Philippines TSCA ... USA

* 15.2 Chemical safety assessment:A Chemical Safety Assessment has not been carried out.


SECTION 16: Other information

This information is based on our present knowledge. However, this shall not constitute a guarantee for any specific product features and shall not establish a legally valid contractual relationship.

* Reason for ChangesChapter 2- classification in accordance with the CLP regulation * Relevant phrases

H302 Harmful if swallowed. H400 Very toxic to aquatic life.

H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. H411 Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

* Department issuing MSDS:Quality Management Department (Product safety & Dangerous Goods) * Contact:Susanne Pieber

* Abbreviations and acronyms: n/d/a: no data available.

ADR: Accord européen sur le transport des marchandises dangereuses par Route (European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road)

IMDG: International Maritime Code for Dangerous Goods IATA: International Air Transport Association


EINECS: European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances ELINCS: European List of Notified Chemical Substances

CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service (division of the American Chemical Society) DNEL: Derived No-Effect Level (REACH)

PNEC: Predicted No-Effect Concentration (REACH) LC50: Lethal concentration, 50 percent

LD50: Lethal dose, 50 percent

Flam. Sol. 1: Flammable solids, Hazard Category 1 Acute Tox. 4: Acute toxicity, Hazard Category 4

Aquatic Acute 1: Hazardous to the aquatic environment - AcuteHazard, Category 1 Aquatic Chronic 1: Hazardous to the aquatic environment - Chronic Hazard, Category 1 Aquatic Chronic 2: Hazardous to the aquatic environment - Chronic Hazard, Category 2





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