Material Name:
Nickel Plate
Company Identification: ACI ALLOYS INC
                                    1458 Seareel Place
                                    San Jose, CA  95131
For information, call:     408-259-7337
Emergency Number
For CHEMTREC assistance, call: 800-424-9300
For International CHEMTREC assistance, call: 703-527-3887


Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment

R 40 Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.
R 43 May cause sensitization by skin contact.

Classification system

HMIS ratings (scale 0-4)

(Hazardous Materials Identification System)
Health (acute effects) = 0
Flammability = 0
Reactivity = 0



Chemical Name







         Hazard Symbols: Xn
         Risk Phrases: Harmful


General information No special measures required.

After inhalation Seek medical treatment in case of complaints.

After skin contact Generally the product does not irritate the skin.

After eye contact

Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. If symptoms persist, consult a doctor.

After swallowing Seek immediate medical advice.


Suitable extinguishing agents

Product is not flammable. Use fire fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire.

Protective equipment: No special measures required.


Person-related safety precautions: Not required.

Measures for environmental protection:

Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.

Measures for cleaning/collecting:

Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13.

Additional information:

See Section 7 for information on safe handling
See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
See Section 13 for disposal information.

         **** SECTION 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE ****

Information for safe handling:

Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.
Prevent formation of dust.

Information about protection against explosions and fires:

No special measures required.


No special requirements.

Information about storage in one common storage facility: Not required.

Further information about storage conditions: None.



Additional information about design of technical systems:

No further data; see item 7.
Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:
Nickel and compounds,                         as Ni mg/m3
ACGIH TLV                               1.5, A5-inhalable particulate (metal)
                                                0.2, A1-inhalable particulate (insoluble compounds)
                                                0.1, A4-inhalable particulate (soluble compounds)
Austria             Carcinogen
Denmark TWA      0.5
Finland TWA         0.1 (skin) Carcinogen
France VME          1; C3-Carcinogen
Germany               Carcinogen
Hungary                0.005-STEL; Carcinogen (insoluble compounds)
Japan                   1; 2B-Carcinogen
Korea TLV            1.5
Netherlands MAC-TGG 1; Carcinogen
                              1 (insoluble compounds)
Poland TWA          0.25
Russia                   0.05-STEL
Sweden NGV        0.5 (dust)
Switzerland MAK-W   0.5; Carcinogen
United Kingdom TWA  0.1
USA PEL             1

Additional information: No data


Personal protective equipment: Not required

General protective and hygienic measures: The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be followed.

Breathing equipment: Not required.

Protection of hands: Not required.

Eye protection: Safety glasses

Body protection: Protective work clothing.


 Physical and chemical properties:

General Information

Form: Solid

Color: Silver-colored

Odor: Odorless

                                        Value/Range  Unit    

Change in condition

Melting point/Melting range:      1453 ° C

Boiling point/Boiling range:        2730 ° C

Sublimation temperature / start: Not determined

Flash point:                                 Not applicable

Flammability (solid, gaseous)     Fine powder: highly flammable

Ignition temperature:                  Not determined

Decomposition temperature:      Not determined

Danger of explosion:                  Not an explosion hazard.

Explosion limits:

Lower:                                        Not determined

Upper:                                        Not determined

Vapor pressure:                         Not determined

Density:               at   20 ° C      8.908 g/cm³

Solubility in Water:                      Insoluble


                **** SECTION 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY ****

Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:

Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.

Materials to be avoided:

Oxidizing agents

Dangerous reactions Very fine powder: spontaneously flammable in air.

Dangerous products of decomposition: Metal oxide fume

               **** SECTION 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

Acute toxicity:

Primary irritant effect:

on the skin: Powder: irritant effect

on the eye: Powder: irritant effect

Sensitization: Sensitization possible through skin contact.

Other information (about experimental toxicology):

Tumorigenic effects have been observed on tests with laboratory animals.

Subacute to chronic toxicity:

Nickel and nickel compounds may cause a form of dermatitis known as nickel itch.  They may also cause intestinal disorders, convulsions and asphyxia.  Airborne nickel contaminated dusts are regarded as carcinogenic to the respiratory tract.

Additional toxicological information:

To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known.
EPA-A: human carcinogen: sufficient evidence from epidemiologic studies to support a causal association between exposure and cancer.
IARC-2B: Possibly carcinogenic to humans: limited evidence in humans in the absence of sufficient evidence in experimental animals.
NTP-2: Reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen: limited evidence from studies in humans or sufficient evidence from studies in experimental animals.
ACGIH A5: Not suspected as a human carcinogen: Not suspected as a human carcinogen on the basis of properly conducted epidemiologic studies in humans.  Studies have sufficiently long follow-up, reliable exposure histories, sufficiently high dose, and adequate statistical power to conclude that exposure to the agent does not convey a significant risk of cancer to humans. Evidence suggesting a lack of carcinogenicity in experimental animals will be considered if it is supported by other relevant data.
The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) contains tumorigenic and/or carcinogenic and/or neoplastic data for components in this product.

                 **** SECTION 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

General notes:

Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.

                **** SECTION 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS ****

Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.

                 **** SECTION 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION ****

Not a hazardous material for transportation.

* DOT regulations:

* Hazard class:             None

* Land transport ADR/RID  (cross-border)

* ADR/RID class:                None

* Maritime transport IMDG:

* IMDG Class:               None

* Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:

* ICAO/IATA Class:          None

* Transport/Additional information:

Not dangerous according to the above specifications.

                 **** SECTION 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION ****

Product related hazard informations:


Hazard symbols: Xn Harmful


Risk phrases:

40 Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.
43 May cause sensitization by skin contact.

Safety phrases:

22 Do not breathe dust.
36 Wear suitable protective clothing.

National regulations

All components of this product are listed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical substance Inventory.
This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

Information about limitation of use:

For use only by technically qualified individuals.
This product contains nickel and is subject to the reporting requirements of section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know act of 1986 and 40CFR372..



                 **** SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ****

    MSDS Creation Date:  9/02/1997  Revision #4 Date:  11/24/2015

    The information above is believed to be accurate and represents the best
    information currently available to us. However, we make no warranty of
    merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to
    such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Users
    should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the
    information for their particular purposes. In no way shall the company be
    liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost
    profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary
    damages, howsoever arising, even if the company has been advised of
    the possibility of such damages.

Revised 12/12/15 CJA

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