Edinburgh:
Masons Mortar Ltd
77 Salamander Street
Edinburgh EH6 7JZ

Tel: 0131 555 0503
Fax: 0131 553 7158

Glasgow:
Masons Mortar Ltd
Unit I, Woodville Court
Woodville Street
Glasgow G51 2RL

Tel: 0141 445 4812
Fax: 0141 445 8898

Fife:
Masons Mortar Ltd
Block 2
Woodend Industrial Estate
Cowdenbeath, Fife
KY4 8HW

Tel: 01383 514 460

Newcastle:
Masons Mortar Ltd
Unit 11
Brough Park Trading Estate
Fossway, Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 2YF

Tel: 0191 908 9234

Lithomex-Health & Safety

LITHOMEX

Product : 
A blend of Natural Hydraulic Lime and hydraulic binder, filler, lightweight filler and additive

Use :
stone repair mortar

Risk symbol:
Xi
 
Principal risks for individuals and the environment:
Hydraulic limes and binders are irritant for eyes, respiratory track and mucous membranes.
Risk of severe eye damage in cases of splashes of powder or wet mortar in the eyes.
Once hydrated, Lithomex increases its Ph and therefore can irritate or dry the skin.
In cases of significant ingestion limes and hydralic binders are caustic for the digestive tract. It can cause burning of the mouth, esophagus and stomac.
Lithomex does not present particular risks for the environment subject to the recommendations in section XIII and the respect of national or local disposal directives.

FIRST AID MEASURES

Contact with the eyes:
Wash immediately and abundantely with clean water and consult an ophtalmologist.
Contact with the skin:
Wash the affected area abundantely with clean water. Afterwards wash again with soap or light detergent. Protect clothing.
Inhalation:
Wash nose and throat with clean water. Breathe fresh air. If necessary consult a doctor.
Ingestion:
Wash mouth, drink some water and consult a doctor.

ANTI FIRE MEASURES:
The product is not flammable. All fire estinguishing agents can be used. Above 950oC the lime will produce CO2 emission.

ACCIDENTAL SPILLAGE MEASURES

Individual precautions:
Avoid all contacts with the eyes.
Avoid contact with the skin.
Handle the produsct with appropriate gloves.

Environmental protection:
Avoid disposal in surface waters, sewers and drains.
Cleaning and recovery measures:
Avoid creating dust when collecting loose product.
Once hardened the product can be collected as a normal
construction debris. The hardening process is variable
in accordance with weather conditions and water
addition but is never below 1 hour.

STORAGE AND HANDLING PRECAUTIONS

STOCKAGE
Store away from acids and from the reach of children.Wear appropriate gloves

HANDLING:
Avoid inhaling the dust, wearing a mask if necessary.
To avoid contact with the eye, wear suitable safety goggles.

Manual handling :
Observe local health and sagety directives

Control procedures for workers' exposure and type of equipment for individuals' protection.

Exposure control:

Total dust limit:
10mg/m3
Air bourne dust limit:
5mg/m3

Individuals' protection:

Inhalation protection:
Wear appropriate mask
Hand protection :
Wear appropriate gloves.
Eyes protection:
Wear goggles to avoid risk of splashes in the eyes.
Skin protection:
Wear suitable protective work clothing.

PHISICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES.

Aspect :
White or pale grey powder.
Odor :
none
Fusion Point :
1000°C
Ignition temperature :
Not flammable
Danger of explosion :
Not explosive
Solubility in water:
> 1,5 g/l at 20°C
pH :
Between 12 and 13 (in saturated solution)
Absolute volumetric mass :
2.6g/cm3 at 20°C
Apparent volumetric mass:
0.65g/cm3 at 20oC

STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Stability :
The product is stable at all temperatures.
Conditions to avoid :
Storage in damp areas to avoid an hydraulic set.
Materials to avoid :
Reacts strongly with acids, generating CO2.

TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Note :
Not toxic. Refer to Parts 3 and 4 for effects on health.

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Mobility :
none
Bio accumuation potential :
None
Eco toxicity :
Lithomex in powder is an alcaline material that brings the water pH to 12.4 in saturated solution.
In hardened form Lithomex is stable and its components are isoluble

DISPOSAL INFORMATION

The product in its hardened state can be disposed as a normal construction debris.
Dispose of used bags in authorised refuse areas in accordance with local directives.

TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Lithomex is classified as a non dangerous material.

OTHER INFORMATION

The information in this document are based on our kowledge as it stands at the time of issue related to this product. They are given in good faith.

Under no circumstance the information can be considered as a quality guarantee.
The User attention is drawn to the eventual risks caused by the utilisation of a product for different purposes from the ones for which the product has been envisaged. It is the responsibility of the User to adopt the appropiate safety measures and to apply all regulations current at the time of use. The prescriptions contained in this document are given to help the User to fulfill its obligations. The precautions listed cannot be considered as exhaustive.

 

June 2006