Material Safety Data Sheet
Section 1: Identification of Product & Supplier
Product: Methylated Spirits
Classification: Hazardous according to criteria of Worksafe Australia
Uses: As thinners for epoxy products, cleaning and degreasing surfaces.
Supplier: Vivacity Engineering Pty Ltd
ABN: 78 305 545 664 
Street Address: 3 Sefton Road
Thornleigh, NSW 2120, Australia
Telephone: 61 2 9875 3044
Facsimile: 61 2 9875 3665
Emergency Phone: As above or After Hours - 61 2 9484 7958 or 0418 112 515
e mail:
Section 2: Hazards Identification
Hazard Category: R11 Highly Falmmable
Risk Phrases: R21/22 Harmful in contact with skin and if swallowed
R36/37/38 Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
R43 May cause sensitisation by skin.
R66 Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.
D.G. Class: 3
Hazchem Code: 2[Y]E
Poison Schedule: S 5
This product is a Schedule Poison S 5 and must be stored, maintained and
used in accordance with the relevant regulations.
Section 3: Composition & Information on ingredients
Ingredients: Name    Cas No.  Proportion
Denatured ethanol 64-17-5 V. High
Water & Denaturants V. Low
V.High >60, High 30 - 60, Med 10 - 29, Low 1 - 9, V.Low <1
All the constituents of this product are listed on the Australian Inventory of
Chemical Substances (AICS) and National Registration Authority (NRA)
approved active constituents.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
Poison Information Centres in each State capital can provide additional 
assistance for scheduled poisons. (Phone Australia 131 126)
Ingestion: Do not give anything by mouth if victim is losing consciousness or is
unconscious. If the victim is conscious, do not induce vomiting. Give water to
dilute material in the stomach. If vomiting occurs naturally, have victim lean
forward to reduce risk of aspiration. Seek immediate medical attention 
Eye contact: Immediately irrigate with copious quantities of water for at least 15 minutes.
Eyelids to be held open. Seek immediate medical assistance.
Skin contact: Remove contaminated clothing and footwear. Wash skin thoroughly with 
water. If swelling, redness, blistering or irritation occurs seek medical
Inhalation: Remove victim from exposure to fresh air. If breathing difficulty, apply  
artificial respiration and seek medical attention.
Note to Physician: Treat the patient symptomatically.
Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures
Extinguishing media:  Foam, Dry chemical powder, Carbon dioxide.
Specific Hazards: The material is stable under normal conditions. Avoid strong oxidising agents  
as they increases the fire and explosion risk.  No hazardous decomposition 
products reported. Hazardous polymerisation does not occur.
Fire Fighters: Wear positive pressure, self-contained breathing apparatus and full 
protective clothing.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Small Spills: Shut off all possible ignition sources. Wear protective equipment to prevent
skin and eye contamination. Clean with absorbent material like sand, soil,
vermiculite or any other inert material. Avoid contamination of drains, 
sewerage and waterways. Collect and seal in properly labelled containers
for disposal as per local council statutory codes.
Large Spills: Shut off all possible ignition sources. Wear protective equipment to prevent
skin and eye contamination. Clean with absorbent material like sand, soil,
vermiculite or any other inert material. Avoid contamination of drains, 
sewerage and waterways. Collect and seal in properly labelled containers
for disposal as per local council statutory codes. If contamination of crops,
waterways, drains or sewerage has occurred, advise Emergency Services 
or State Department of Agriculture.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
Storage: Store in the closed, original container in a cool ventilated area. Keep
containers tightly closed when not in use. Keep away from explosives, food,
oxidising agents and organic peroxides and out of direct sunlight. 
Section 8: Exposure Controls & Personal Protection
Exposure Limits: No value assigned for this specific product by the National Occupational and
Safety Commission (Worksafe Australia). However, supplier recommended
Hygiene Standard as under;
TWA STEL Carcinogen Notices
         Material            TWA STEL Footnote
    ppm    mg/m3 ppm mg/m3  
Denatured Ethanol 1000 N/E* N/E* N/E* -
N/E* - No Exposure Standard has been established for this product.
Eng. Controls: Engineering control methods to reduce hazardous exposures are preferred.
Have adequate ventilation all the time. However, in the operation of certain 
equipment or at elevated temperatures, mists or vapours may be generated 
and exhaust ventilation should be provided to maintain airborne 
concentration levels below the exposure standards or where no exposure 
standard is allocated, as low as reasonably practicable.
Personal Protection: Use overalls, safety shoes, safety goggles, rubber or chemical resistance
gloves and respirator if required.
Manufacturing, Avoid skin and eye contact and the inhalation of vapour. Wear overalls, 
Packaging & safety goggles and impervious gloves. Available information suggests that the 
Transport: gloves made from nitrile should be suitable for intermittent contact. However 
due to variations in glove construction and local conditions, the final 
assessment should be made by the user. If inhalation risk exists, wear 
organic vapour respirator meeting requirements of AS/NZS 1715 and 1716.
Always wash hands with soap and water before smoking, eating, drinking 
or using toilet facilities.
Preparations & use  Repeated exposure may cause allergic disorders. Sensitive workers should
of product: use protective clothing. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Do not inhale mist 
or vapours. After each day's use, wash gloves, safety goggles and all the 
contaminated clothing.
Section 9: Physical & Chemical Properties
Appearance                       : Colourless liquid
Solubility                               : Slightly soluble in water and in most 
 organic solvent.
Specific Gravity @ 25 deg.C                    : 0.8
Boiling Point                          : 78.3 deg. C
Rel.Vapour Density (air=1)     :
Melting Range                       : Variable
Vapour Pressure (25 deg. C )  :      58 mm Hg
Evaporation Rate                   : 2.5 (n - Butyl Acetate = 1)
Flash Point (o C )                   : 13 deg. C ( ASTM D 93 )
Flammability Limits (% )        :       LEL - 3.5%     UEL - 19%
Ph                                         : Not applicable
Autoignition Temp. (o C )      : About 500 deg. C
Volatile Organic Content      :  100%
Section 10: Stability & Reactivity
Stability: The product is stable under normal conditions and use.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
No adverse health effects are expected if the product is handled in 
accordance with this Safety Data Sheet and the product label. Symptoms 
that may arise if the product is mishandled are:
Acute Effects: Ingestion:  Harmful if swallowed. May cause gastrointestinal discomfort, 
irritation, burning sensation in stomach.
Eye: Vapour can irritate eyes. Liquid can cause severe irritation.
Skin: Burning sensation on skin, drying and cracking. Xylene is 
absorbed slowly through skin.
Inhaled: Irritation to nose, throat and respiratory tract, headache, nausea,
vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, irritable behaviour, reduce
coordination. Toxic effects enhanced by consumption of alcohol.
Long Term Effects: Repeated skin contact and inhalation may result in sensitisation in some
individuals. May cause allergic reaction, dermatitis or asthma like symptoms.
Follow good working practice. Avoid ingestion, inhalation, eye and skin
contact. Wash hands with soap and water before eating, drinking, smoking 
or using toilet facilities.
Acute & Chronic Not classified as carcinogen by Worksafe Australia
Toxicity: In animal tests, not teratogenic but can be toxic to embryo or foetus and 
may reduce fertility. No eveidence of reproductive effects in humans. Not
mutagenic in available studies.
Section 12: Ecological Information
Avoid contamination of drains, sewerage, creeks and waterways.
May be toxic to some aquatic organisms.
Section 13: Disposal Consideration
Dispose all empty containers as per State & Council Regulation. Do not 
dispose near waterways, vegetation and tree roots. Empty containers and
product should not be burned.
Section 14: Transport Information
UN. No.                                   : 1170
Shipping Name                      : Ethanol
Dangerous Goods Class         : 3
Subsidiary Risk                      : Nil
Packaging Group                  : II
Hazchem Code                      : 2[Y]E
EPG                                       : 3A1 or Guide 14
Segregation                          : Not to be loaded with explosives, oxidising
agents or organic peroxides.
For road, marine and air transport this product is classified as dangerous
goods within the context of National and International Transport Regulation.
Section 15: Regulatory Information
The National Model Regulations for the Control of Workplace Hazardous
Substances [ NOHSC : 10005 (1999)].
The National Standard for the Storage and Handling of Workplace 
Dangerous Goods [ NOHSC : 1015 (2001)].
Section 16: Other information
Date of Preparation                : 28.02.11
Date of Revision                     : 28.02.16
Reasons for Issue                   : Five yearly review.
MSDS's  are updated frequently. Please ensure you have the current copy.
This MSDS summarises at the date of issue our best knowledge of health 
and safety hazard information of the product, and in particular how to handle 
and use the product in the workplace. Since Vivacity Engineering Pty Ltd  
cannot anticipate or control the conditions under which the product may be 
used each user must, prior to usage, review this MSDS in the context to use 
and handling of the product in the workplace.
If clarification or further information is needed to ensure that an appropriate 
assessment can be made, the user should contact Vivacity Engineering Pty
Ltd. Our responsibility for the product as sold is subject to our standard  
terms and conditions, a copy of which is sent to our customers and is also 
available upon request.
Approved By: Frank Taylor
Managing Director