Please read the entire MSDS as there is important information throughout. Teckwood expects you to follow the identified precautions unless your usable conditions would necessitate other appropriate methods or actions.
Product and Company Identification
Product name: Teckwood wood plastic composite (WPC) cladding, decking and internal ﬂooring.
Manufacturer: Teckwood, Unit 10A, Edolphs Farm, Norwoodhill Road, Horley, RH8 0EB, UK.
Composition/Information on Ingredients
|FSC certiﬁed recycled wood ﬁbres||58%|
|Recycled heavy duty polymers||37%|
Under normal conditions and usage the product is non-hazardous. The product does however contain wood dust ﬁbres. Wood dust ﬁbres are considered hazardous if the airborne concentration exceeds the standard occupational exposure limits for extended periods. Exposure to such ﬁbres is considered insigniﬁcant with this product due to the fact that the wood dust is encapsulated with the polymer matrix before extrusion
First Aid Measures
Inhalation: Unlikely inhalation hazard
Ingestion: No adverse effects likely
Eyes: Flush with water until clear. If irritation occurs, seek medical advice.
Fire Fighting Measures
Flash point: Greater than 350 degrees centigrade
Hazardous products of combustion: Include, but are not limited to, Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide.
Special ﬁreﬁghting instructions/precautions: Soak thoroughly with water to cool and to prevent re-ignition. The smoke can contain polymer fragments of varying composition, in addition to unidentiﬁed toxic and/or irritating compounds.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures
Dense smoke emitted when burning with low oxygen. There is a possibility of use explosion if in a large enough quantity. Use breathing equipment if in an enclosed area. Treat as a wood ﬁre.
Accidental Release Measures
If spilt, sweep up the material and discard. No special landﬁll procedures are required, dispose of in accordance with local regulations.
Personal Protective Equipment Measures
Any machining operations likely must be done in a well ventilated area and carried out by personnel trained on the machines. Use a dust mask rated to BS EN149 of OEL is likely to be exceeded otherwise wear safety glasses or a visor when carrying out machining operations.
Handling and Storage
Keep away from heat, sparks, open ﬂame and strong oxidising agents. Do not stack improperly. Teckwood wood plastic composite (WPC) products are heavier than normal wood, take care when lifting.
Physical Appearance and Odour
Odour: Slight hardwood
Solubility in water: Insoluble
Volatility %: Negligible
Material is stable
Conditions to avoid: Strong oxidising agents
Under combustion conditions: The following products may be generated: Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Water Vapour, Formic acid and Acetic Acid.
No OEL or MEL speciﬁed for this product.
Use wood dust ﬁbres as a worse case guide – OEL5mg/mA3U – 8 hour time weighted average. (see HSE guidance note EH40 for more information.)
This material is not regulated by the DoT.