IDENTIFICATION OF THE PRODUCT AND THE COMPANY SUPER WATER GEL SWG-2 Supplier : GBS/KWIK Company 2615 Appian Way New Caney TX 77357 281-399-9334 COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS Identification of the preparation :Superabsorbent polyacrylamide Identification of the substance : HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION The product when wet renders surfaces extremely slippery. The product swells in water. FIRST AID MEASURES Inhalation : No hazards which require special first aid measures Skin contact : No hazards which require special first aid measures. Eye contact : Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water, also under the eyelids. In case of persistent eye irritation, consult a physician. Ingestion : The product is not considered toxic based on studies on laboratory animals. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES Suitable extinguishing media : Water, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide (CO2), dry powder. Fire extinguishing agents to avoid : None.
Special fire-fighting precautions The product when wet renders surfaces extremely slippery. The product swells in water. Protective equipment for firefighters No special protective measures against fire required.
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6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES Personal precautions : No special precautions required. Environmental precautions Do not contaminate water. Methods for cleaning up Clean up promptly by scoop or vacuum. Keep in suitable and closed containers for disposal. After cleaning, flush away traces with water HANDLING AND STORAGE Handling : Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid dust formation. Do not breathe dust. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday. Storage : Keep in a dry, cool place (0-35°C). EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION Engineering controls : Use local exhaust if dusting occurs. Natural ventilation is adequate in absence of dusts. Personal protection equipment Dust safety masks are recommended where concentration of total dust is more than 10 m a/rr0. b Gloves are recommended. Safety glasses with side-shields. Do not wear contact lenses. No special protective clothing required. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice- Respiratory protection :- Hand protection - Eye protection : - Skin protection : Hygiene measures : 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES Form : Granular solid Color white Odor none Melting point (°C) not applicable Flash point (°C) : not applicable Autoignition temperature (°C) not applicable Vapour pressure (mm Hg) not applicable Bulk density : See Technical Bulletin Water solubility : Insoluble Viscosity (mPa s) See Technical Bulletin Page Page 2 of 4
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY Stability : Conditions to avoid : Hazardous decomposition products : Product is stable, No hazardous polymerization will occur.. No special precautions required. The product swells in water.
Hazardous decomposition products Thermal decomposition may produce : hydrogen cyanide (hydrocyanic acid), nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon oxides.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION Acute toxicity - Oral : - Dermal : irritation - Skin - Eyes Sensitization Not toxic : LD50/oral/rat > 5000 mg/kg Not toxic : LD50/dermaUrabbit > 2000 mg/kg Not irritating Moderate eye irritation due to effects all powders have on conjunctivae. Not sensitizing.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION Ecotoxicity: Ecological injuries are not known or expected under normal use. Aquatic toxicity is unlikely due to low solubility. Aquatic toxicity isIity.
Persistence / degradability Not readily biodegradable, < 10% after 28 days. Page 3 of 4
DISPOSAL CONSIDERATION Waste from residues I unused In accordance with federal, state and local regulations. products : Contaminated packaging : Can be landfilled or incinerated, when in compliance with local regulations. 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION. Not regulated by DOTREGULATORY INFORMATION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION All components of this product are on the TSCA and DSL inventories. RCRA status : Not a hazardous waste. Hazardous waste number : Not applicable Reportable quantity (40 CFR 302) Not applicable Threshold planning quantity (40 CFR 335) Not applicable California Proposition 65 information : The following statement is made in order to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986: This product contains a chemical(s) known to the State of California to cause cancer : acrylamide. HMIS & NFPA Ratings HMIS NFPA
OTHER INFORMATION Person to contact :Regulatory Affairs ManagerThe information provided in this Safety Data Sheet is correct to the best of our knowledge, information and belief at the date of its publication. knowledge information given is designed only as a guidance for safe handling, use, processing, storage, transportation, disposal and release, and is not to be considered a warranty or quality specification. The information relates only to the specific material designated and may not be valid for such material used in combination with any other materials or in any process unless specified in the text.
Super Water Gel SWG -2 can be efficiently applied in planting holes for shrubs and trees. The rate of application varies from 1 to 2 kg /M3 of backfill according to the sand content of the soil. SWG-2 may be hydrated before adding. Find here-under the details to proceed a successful plantation : Dig a hole about three times the volume of the roots. Then estimate approximately the volume of the hole (Length x large x Depth) in litres or cubic meters According to the volume, mix 1 to 2 kg of SWG -2 per cubic metre of backfill. The rate of application' depends on the sand content of the soil. The higher the sand content, the higher the rate of SWG -2 The polymer needs to be mixed evenly with the backfill. Put apart some untreated backfill. The top 5 cm of backfill shouldn't be amended with polymer to avoid UV deterioration and water logging on the surface Put the tree in an up-right position and replace the backfill progressively into the hole. Make sure the product is evenly distributed all around the roots. Finally cover the top surface with 5 cm of untreated backfill. If plantation is done during a dry spell or under irrigation, the planting hole will be watered liberally for 2 weeks to allow a full water absorption of SWG -2 . Then watering will be divided by half. If plantation is done under rainfed conditions, SWG -2 will retain large quantities of water and then will release it progressively. Nevertheless, it is recommended to water the planting hole liberally for one week to allow an immediate action of the polymer. In that case planting of trees and shrubs is made possible in extreme climate conditions.
Root dipping is a technique to protect roots before planting against water stress or to transport bare-root plants on long distance. The technique consists in dipping the roots in a slurry prepared with a fine-textured per Water Gel SWG -2 and water. A water-soluble nematicide and/or fungicide can also be added to the slurry to protect roots against nematode and fungus attacks. To prepare the slurry mix 1 kg of Water Gel SWG -2 per 150-300 litres of water. Let the product stand for at least 15 minutes. Adjust the slurry to the thickness that adheres to the roots. When mixing the fine polymer in water, maker is poured in slowly and that the water is stirred. The longer -the gel is allowed to stand, the tackier it will become and the better it will adhere to the roots. Finally dip the plant / tree roots into the slurry immediately before planting or transport
Super Water Gel SWG -2 can be of assistance throughout the growth cycle of grasses and sods, especially in germination, quicker growth, reduction of transportation stress, and root establishment. The collection and storage of rain and irrigation water can reduce labors and water costs, as well as provide relief for difficult growth areas and « hot spots ». This application is great for golf courses, and public and private gardens ! ! Find here-under details to proceed a successful plantation Work the soil either by hand or with a plough. Spread up to 100 g/m2 of Super Water Gel SWG -2 on the top of ground area. The rate of application' must be adjusted according to climate and soil conditions but also to plant water requirements. The polymer can be broadcast by hand or with fertilizers distributor for even disbursement. Incorporate the polymer into the soil under 5 cm of untreated soil and at a depth of 10 cm maximum. Incorporation can be done either by hand with a spade, or mechanically with a disc-plough or a rotovator. The soil must be leveled evenly. Broadcast the grass seeds or lay down the sod rolls. Then roll the soil for compaction. Spread fertilizers if recommended. Water the field liberally to allow a full absorption of the product. The planted ground area will be watered normally for one week. Then irrigation frequency will be divided by half with the same amount of water as previously.