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Do I still need to wear respiratory protection whilst using X-SIL Technology product?

As with all products of a dusty nature it is recommended that respiratory protection is worn if the operative will be exposed to a higher level of respiratory dust than the local workplace exposure limit (see SDS and local work exposure regulations).

Typically, traditional silica based investment powder contains between 1 – 10% Respirable Crystaline Silica. At this level it is classed as STOT RE 2 Hazard.

STOT stands for Specific Target Organ Toxicity which in this case is the respiratory system. In order to control this risk within the working environment strict dust extraction and respiratory protection control measures must be put in place to comply with the maximum work exposure limit within the country it is being used.

Please refer to our SDS for further information

Safety Data Sheet

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Respirable silica hazard free investment casting powder Safety Data Sheet

What is the risk and Hazard classification of X-SIL investment powder?

X-SIL is NOT classified as a hazardous substance in accordance with the Globally Harmonized Standard (EC) No. 1272/2008 for hazardous substances under the CLP regulations and requires the following H&S statements on the product.

Required GHS Labels and Statements
Hazard Label: Not applicable
Signal word: Not applicable
Hazard class: Not applicable
Hazard: Not applicable
Precautionary: Not applicable
Other Hazards: None

What is the risk and Hazard classification of Traditional Silica based investment powder?

Hazard Label:
Signal word: WARNING
Hazard class: H373
May cause damage to lungs through prolonged or repeated exposure via inhalation
Precautionary: P284
Wear respiratory protection

Do not breath dust

Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local regulations
Other Hazards: None