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Oil and Wax info

Information about the Safety of our Oil and Wax.

A note on VOC's :

As a note, not all VOC's are created equal. The intent behind the indoor air quality question is to protect ourselves from breathing too many harmful compounds. Many VOC's used in a variety of products out there, even 'Green' products, are indeed quite harmful. Others, such as the Citrus Solvent and Pine Terpenes we use, are less harmful (unless with excessive exposure). They are powerful compounds and needs to be respected as such, always wear respirators and good ventilation. They are free of more traditional solvents such as Benzene, Cobalt or Formaldehyde.

The VOC levels of our finishes are listed below:

Claylin Oil -- 198.8 g/L

Claylin Finish Wax-- 212.5 g/L


MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET for ClaylinTM Oil and Finish Wax (also see tech. specs.)

Section I: Identification of Product and Company

Product: Liquid and semi-liquid oil and solvent Claylin Oil and Claylin Finish Wax, manufactured for use and resale by Claylin, LLC. Products are combustible but not explosive; noncaustic;non to low toxicity; low VOC level.

Section II: Identification of Components - Claylin Oil & Wax

Finishes (the Wax finish does not contain Dipentene)

Pure tung oil without added drying agents.

Pure oxidized natural linseed oil; polymerized; without added drying

Gum rosin, crystal free, water white grade, extracted from pine sap;
contains no turpentine or pine oil.

Pure beeswax, chemical and bleach-free.

D-limonene (citrus terpenes), food grade essential oil of orange,
extracted by distillation from orange peels, no added chemicals.

Dipentene (natural citrus and pine terpenes)- no added chemicals.

All components are rated as non-toxic and non-hazardous.

MSDS for individual ingredients available on request.

All components are non-ozone depleting and biodegradable.

Section III: Hazardous Components and Classification

2 Health hazard – mild skin irritant; danger to eyes (flush with water)
2 Flammability – flashpoint of 125 degrees F.
0 Reactivity – stable
G Protection – OSHA approved safety glasses, gloves, adequate
ventilation or respirator in confined areas.

FDA rating: GRAS (generally recognized as safe)
TSCA rating: listed as non-toxic
SARA Title III: not listed

Non-toxic in small quantities, used in food flavorings and fragrance.
Pure d-limonene cannot be ingested in large quantities without
probable liver and kidney damage. LD50 is greater than 5g/kg of body
weight, or in excess of 16 oz/150 lb body weight. MSDS for d-limonene
available on request, as well as detailed toxicology report.

Flammable. Moderate irritant for eyes & skin, avoid contact. Use with
ventilation. Harmful if swallowed. Not considered a carcinogen by NTP,
IARC or OSHA. No know chronic indications.

Section IV: Physical Data
Appearance: medium thick amber liquid to soft wax consistency.

Odor: mild citrus and oil aroma.

VOC level, Max.: Claylin Oil Finish-- 198.8 g/L; Claylin Wax Finish--
212.5 g/L.

Section V: Fire and Explosion Hazard Data

Flash Point: 118 degrees F (48 degrees C).

Extinguish with CO2, foam, or dry chemical. Treat as oil fire; use class
C procedures.

Smoke from burning is acrid, irritating, but not deadly.

Section VI: Health Hazard Data and First Aid Procedures

Ingestion – may be harmful in quantities exceeding several ounces;
may cause vomiting, headaches, weakness. Do not induce vomiting.

Seek medical attention.

Eyes – irritating to eyes; flush with water for 10 – 15 minutes. Seek
medical attention if irritation persists.

Skin – prolonged contact may cause dryness. If irritation persists, seek
medical attention.

Inhalation – over-exposure in improperly ventilated area may cause
dizziness and weakness. Evacuate to open air. If symptoms persist,
seek medical help.

Section VII: General Safety Procedures

Personal – use OSHA approved safety equipment for eyes, hands, and
skin, and breathing.

Keep away from open flames and excessive heat (above 118 F)

Dispose of oily rags and applicators properly to avoid spontaneous
combustion. Dry in open air, incinerate, or seal in closed container with
water. Do not store or dispose of saturated rags, paper towels,
applicators, etc., in trash or any combustible surroundings.

Spill and leak procedure – use absorbents suitable for oil spills.

Disposal – in accordance with local regulations.

Section VIII: Transportation Classification


Proper Shipping Name: NA 1993 Combustible Liquid NOS

Hazard Class 3 Non-Hazardous

Packing Group – exempted from group three requirements on
shipments of containers less than 200 lbs., and labeling and placarding
requirements due to higher flash point exemption; exemption 173.50
(f) applies. Cannot be shipped by air in U.S. without fulfilling
international packaging requirements because flash point is below 141
F (except Concentrating Finishing Oil, which can be air shipped).


Proper Shipping Name: Flammable Liquid, N.O.S. (Terpene

Shipping Classification: UN 1993
Class 3

Packaging Requirements: UN rated containers, pails, or drums;
flammable labels.

24-Hour emergency response phone number:
Chemtrec 1-800-424-9300 Outside US call collect: (703) 527-3887


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