Gum Rosin

Product details

Trade name: Gum Rosin
Application of the substance / the preparation Adhesives


MSDS according 91/155 EEC (2001/58 EC)

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Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment:
R 43 May cause sensitisation by skin contact.

Classification system for Gum Rosin:

The classification was made according to the latest editions of the EU-lists, and expanded using company data and specialized literature.

Additional information:

Abietic acid is believed to be the (or one of the) compounds responsible for colophony resin induced occupational asthma. Challenge tests with abietic acid in cases of colophony asthma have been positive but there is evidence that other resin acids may also be sensitisers. Occupational asthma is not the only respiratory disease caused by colophony resins. Rhinitis is more common than asthma (and may be an early warning sign for developing occupational asthma). Much rarer is allergic alveolitis. Most cases of colophony asthma occur when the resin is heated and fumes evolve. This is why the highest risk occupations for colophony asthma are those involved in electronics soldering. Colophony resin is found in the soldering fluxes. Asthma due to unheated colophony is rare but not unknown.
Chemical characterization for Gum Rosin:
CAS No. Description:
8050-09-7 Rosin

Identification number(s):

EINECS Number: 232-475-7
EU Number: 650-015-00-7
General Information for Gum Rosin
Form: Solid.
Colour: Reddish
Odour: Characteristic

Change in condition:
Melting point/Melting range: 90-110°C
Boiling point/Boiling range: undetermined
Flash point: 180°C
Ignition temperature: 340°C
Danger of explosion: Product does not present an explosion hazard.
Density at 20°C: 1.07-1.09 g/cm³

Solubility in / Miscibility with
Water at 20°C:

0.13 g/l
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border)
ADR/RID class: No hazardous good according to the regulation.

Maritime transport IMDG:
IMDG Class: No hazardous good according to the regulation.

Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:
ICAO/IATA Class: No hazardous good according to the regulation.
Markings according to EC guidelines:
The product has been classified and marked in accordance with
EU Directives / Ordinance on Hazardous Materials

Risk phrases:
43 May cause sensitisation by skin contact.

Safety phrases:

24 Avoid contact with skin.
37 Wear suitable gloves.

National regulations

Information about limitation of use:

The number of employees handling this chemical substance has to be kept as small as possible.
Restrictions on juvenile employment must be observed.

Water hazard class:
Water hazard class 1 (Assessment by list): slightly hazardous for water.

Hazard description

GHS hazard labels

Hazardous material sign

Xi Irritant