Concrete Products Data Sheets

These are our data sheets for the admixtures we have available.

Plastiment

Plastiment is a water-reducing and retarding admixture.

Plastocrete 161

Plastocrete 161 is a lignin polymer-type water-reducing admixture.

Sika AEA-14

Sika AEA-14 admixture is a aqueous solution of organic materials.

Sikaset HE

Sikaset HE is an accelerating admixture that enhances the early strength of concrete.

Sikaset NC

Sikaset NC is a non-chloride, water-reducing and accelerating admixture.

Sika ViscoCrete 4100

Sika viscoCrete 4100 is a high range water reducing and superplasticizing admixture utilizing Sika's viscocrete polycarboxylate polymer technology.

Fly Ash

Fly ash is formed from the non-combustible minerals found in coal. Fly ash particles are spherical in shape and are 4 times finer than cement. Calcium hydroxide produced when cement hydrates along with the lime of cement activates the fly ash particles creating strength gain of 10-15% from 28 to 56 days. Fly ash also aids pumping, finishing, permability, and sulfate attack.

Cement

Portland Cement is the catalyst for strength and set time in plastic concrete. Cement is a wide blend of natural minerals including Lime, Calcium, Iron, Silicates, and Aluminum. Limestone morrow is 80% of portland cement, 10% Gypsum, 10% Bottom Ash. Cement raw material is heated to 2700 degrees and cooled. Cement Clinker is ground to a fine powder. It is bulked shipped and usually pneumatically blown into concrete plant silos.

Ready Mix Concrete

Ready Mix Concrete is a product procuced locally from Cements, sand, stone, water, and chemical admixture. Available in multiple strength it is the most versitale construction material available today. Ready Mix concrete is proportioned by weight and transported by volume via specialized trucks that deliver directly to your jobsite.

Carolina Concrete Company, Inc.

 

Material Safety Data Sheet

 

For

 

Ready Mix Concrete

 

10/1/2002

 

Section I Identity

 

Material Name:

Portland cement concrete

Manufacturer Name:

Carolina Concrete Company, Inc.

Address:

54 Burts Road, PO Box 389

 

Clinton, SC 29325

Chemical Name:

Not Applicable

Chemical Family:

Portland cement product

Chemical Formula:

Mixture cementitious material, aggregates and water

Trade Name & Synonyms:

Ready mix concrete; concrete

Molecular Weight:

Not Applicable

Material Use:

Construction materials

 

 

Section II Hazardous Ingredients

 

 

Concrete is a mixture of inert gravel or rock, sand, portland cement and water. It may also contain chemical admixtures, and/or flyash, and/or granulated slag, and/or silica fume, and/or color pigment. The chemical admixtures are present in quantities comprising less than 2% of the material.

 

 

Hazardous Ingredients

 

Portland cement (CAS 65997-15-1)

10 - 20%

Quartz (SiO3) (CAS 14808-60-7)

3 - 7%

Portlandite (Ca (OH)2) (CAS 1305-62-0)

2 - 4%

 

The hazardous ingredients in plastic (wet) concrete cannot become airborne. However, water added to the materials reacts with some of the ingredients to form calcium hydroxide, a corrosive chemical, which will irritate the eyes and skin upon contact. Concrete dust from dried portland cement concrete may also contain hazardous ingredients in sufficient concentrations to cause skin, eye, or respiratory irritation.

 

 

Section III Physical Data

 

Boiling Point ( oF.)

N/A

Vapor Pressure (mm Hg.) nbsp;

N/A

Vapor Density (Air=1)

N/A

Solubility in water

0.10%

pH

12 - 13

Specific Gravity (H2O=1)

1.5 - 2.9

Percent, Volatile By Volume (%)

N/A

Evaporation Rate

N/A

Appearance and Odor

Gray unless color pigment has been added.

 

 

Section IV Fire and Explosion Hazard Data

 

N/A

 

 

 

Section V Health Hazard Data

 

(a) Plastic Concrete

 

Toxicological Properties

 

Plastic concrete has an alkalinity level of pH12 to pH13.

 

Route of Entry:

Skin contact, eye contact, ingestion.

Effects of Acute Exposure:

Plastic concrete can cause dry skin, alkali burns, eye irritations and burns. Ingestion my cause irritation of the throat.

Effects of Chronic Exposure:

Damage to the epidermis and dermis (outer layers of skin).

 

 

(b) Hardened or Set Concrete

 

Toxicological Properties

 

 

In place, hardened concrete does not present a health hazard. Sawing or other demolition techniques may result in exposure to dust, which may contain portland cement, portlandite, quartz, and trace admixtures. The ingredients in concrete

 

 

Section V Health Hazard Data

 

 

dust, when in contact with water or perspiration, may cause the same health effects as plastic concrete.

The following information concerns dry concrete dust:

 

Route of Entry:

Skin contact, eye contact, inhalation, and ingestion.

Effects of Acute Exposure:

Concrete dusts can cause dry skin and skin, eye, and upper respiratory tract irritation.

Effects of Chronic Exposure:

Concrete dust can cause inflammation of the tissue lining, the interior of the nose and the cornea (white) of the eye. Hypersensitive people may develop allergic dermatitis.

 

Chronic exposure to respirable dust containing quartz at levels exceeding exposure limits has caused silicosis.

 

 

Section VI – First Aid Measures

 

 

Wash exposed areas of the body with soap and water. Irrigate eyes with large amounts of water. Consult a physician in cases of severe exposure. In case of accidental ingestion, drink two or three glasses of milk, call a physician and do not induce vomiting.

 

 

Section VII Reactivity Data

 

Stability:

Product is stable

Conditions to Avoid:

N/A

Incompatibility (Materials to avoid):

Acids

Hazardous Decomposition Products:

N/A

Hazardous Polymerization:

Will not occur

Conditions to Avoid:

N/A

 

 

Section VIII Spill or Leak Procedures

 

Leak and Spill Procedure:

Sweep and shovel into waste disposal containers. Flush with water hose for final clean-up of floors, walkways, etc. Ready mixed concrete or flushing water should not

 

be allowed to reach surface water (rivers, lakes, streams).

Waste Disposal:

At approved landfill or waste disposal sites in accordance with all applicable state, federal and local regulations.

 

 

Section IX Special Protection Information

 

Personal Equipment:

Use gloves, boots and clothing to prevent skin contact. Wear safety glasses or goggles to prevent contact with eyes. Wear an approved respirator if exposed to dust from hardened concrete when sawing or using other demolition methods.

Engineering Controls:

Provide ventilation when sawing or using other demolition techniques to maintain dust concentrations below exposure limits.

 

 

Section X Special Precautions

 

 

 

Section VIII Spill and Leak Procedures

 

 

 

Section IX Special Protection Information

 

 

The information contained herein is based on knowledge believed to be reliable, but Carolina Concrete Company makes no warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or adequacy thereof. Nothing herein excused the recipient hereof from such duties as shall be imposed by the Occupational Safety & Health Act of 1970 and regulations issued pursuant thereto.