SAFETY DATA SHEET according to Regulation 1907/2006 amended by 2015/830/EU
Product name:


Creation date: 18.6.2008 · Revision: 6.5.2016 · Version: 2.0

1. Identification of the substance/mixture and of the company/undertaking

1.1. Product identifier

Product name


1.2. Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against

Relevant identified uses

The mixture of raw materials for the production of detergents.

Uses advised against

No information.

1.3. Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet


SILKEM, d. o. o.
Address: Tovarniška cesta 10, 2325 Kidričevo, Slovenia
Phone: +386 2 7991 200
Fax: +386 2 7991 230

1.4. Emergency telephone number


+386 2 7991 208 (7h - 15h)

2. Hazards identification

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP)

Skin Irrit. 2; H315  Causes skin irritation.
Eye Irrit. 2; H319  Causes serious eye irritation.

2.2 Label elements

2.2.1. Labelling according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 [CLP]

Signal word: Warning

H315  Causes skin irritation.
H319  Causes serious eye irritation.
P264  Wash hands, face and exposed skin thoroughly after handling.
P280  Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P305 + P351 + P338  IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P337 + P313  If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.

2.2.2. Contains:


2.2.3. Special provisions

Special hazards are not known or expected.

2.3. Other hazards

No information.

3. Composition/information on ingredients

3.1. Substances

For mixtures see 3.2.

3.2. Mixtures

Name CAS
% Classification according to Regulation (EC)
No 1272/2008 (CLP)
Specific Conc. Limits Classification according to directive 67/548/EEC or 99/45/EC REACH Registration No.
Sodium sulphate 7757-82-6
47-53 not classified not classified 01-2119519226-43-0000
Zeolite 1318-02-1
17-23 not classified not classified 01-2119429034-49-0017
Sodium silicate 1344-09-8
11-13 Skin Irrit. 2; H315
Eye Irrit. 2; H319
STOT SE 3; H335
Xi; R36/37/38 01-2119448725-31-0029
Fatty acids, C16-18, sodium salts 68424-38-4
9-11 not classified not classified -
Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose 9004-32-4
4.9-5.1 not classified not classified -

4. First aid measures

4.1. Description of first aid measures

General notes

When in doubt or if feeling unwell seek medical assistance.

Following inhalation

Ventilate the premises. Inhale fresh air. If difficulties with breathing do not stop, search for medical help.

Following skin contact

Wash affected skin areas thoroughly with plenty of water and soap.

Following eye contact

Immediately flush eyes with running water, keeping eyelids apart. Consult a physician immediately!

Following ingestion

Do not induce vomiting! Rinse mouth thoroughly with water. Immediately consult a doctor.

4.2. Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed


Causes irritation of mucous membrane.
May cause irritation of upper respiratory tract: signs / symptoms include coughing and sneezing.

Skin contact

Contact with skin may cause irritation (redness, itching).
Prolonged or repeated exposure causes slight skin inflammation: signs/symptoms: localised redness, swelling, itching and dryness.

Eye contact

Redness, tearing, pain.
Symptoms may include: rubescence, edema, pain and lachrymation.


May cause abdominal discomfort.

4.3. Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed


5. Firefighting measures

5.1. Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media

Use the usual extinguishing measures (carbon dioxide (CO2), dry chemical, foam; water spray)

Unsuitable extinguishing media

Full water jet.

5.2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Hazardous combustion products


5.3. Advice for firefighters

Protective actions

In case of fire or heating do not breathe fumes/vapours.

Special protective equipment for firefighters

Select according to conditions and other factors.


6.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

6.1.1. For non-emergency personnel

Protective equipment

Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.

Emergency procedures

Ensure adequate ventilation.

6.1.2. For emergency responders


6.2. Environmental precautions

Do not allow product to reach water/drains/sewage systems and ground water.

6.3. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

6.3.1. For containment


6.3.2. For cleaning up

Pick up mechanically and remove it in accordance with regulation.

6.3.3. Other information


6.4. Reference to other sections

See also Sections 8 and 13.

7. Handling and storage

7.1. Precautions for safe handling

7.1.1. Protective measures

Measures to prevent fire


Measures to prevent aerosol and dust generation


Measures to protect the environment


7.1.2. Advice on general occupational hygiene

Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Do not eat, drink or smoke while working.

7.2. Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

7.2.1. Technical measures and storage conditions

Keep in tightly closed container. Keep in cool and well ventilated area.

7.2.2. Packaging materials


7.2.3. Requirements for storage rooms and vessels


7.2.4. Storage class


7.2.5. Further information on storage conditions


7.3. Specific end use(s)



Industrial sector specific solutions


8. Exposure controls/personal protection

8.1. Control parameters

8.1.1. Occupational exposure limit values

Name (CAS) Limit values Short-term exposure limit Remarks Biological Tolerance Values
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8) 10 UK, DE, IUCLID

8.1.2. Information on monitoring procedures

BS EN 14042:2003 Workplace atmospheres. Guide for the application and use of procedures for the assessment of exposure to chemical and biological agents. BS EN 482:2012+A1:2015 Workplace exposure. General requirements for the performance of procedures for the measurement of chemical agents. BS EN 689:2018 Workplace exposure. Measurement of exposure by inhalation to chemical agents. Strategy for testing compliance with occupational exposure limit values.

8.1.3. DNEL/DMEL values

For components

Name Type Exposure route Exposure frequency Value Remark
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6) Worker inhalation long term (systemic effects) 20 mg/m³
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6) Worker inhalation long term (local effects) 20 mg/m³
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6) Consumer inhalation long term (systemic effects) 12 mg/m³
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6) Consumer inhalation long term (local effects) 12 mg/m³
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8) Worker dermal long term (systemic effects) 1,59 mg/kg bw/day
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8) Worker inhalation long term (systemic effects) 5,61 mg/m³
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8) Consumer dermal long term (systemic effects) 0,8 mg/kg bw/day
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8) Consumer inhalation long term (systemic effects) 1,38 mg/m³
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8) Consumer oral long term (systemic effects) 0,8 mg/kg bw/day

8.1.4. PNEC values

For components

Name Exposure route Value Remark
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6) fresh water 11,09 mg/L
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6) marine water 1,109 mg/L
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6) water treatment plant 800 mg/L
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6) fresh water sediment 40,2 mg/kg
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6) marine water sediment 4,02 mg/kg
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6) soil 1,54 mg/kg
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6) water, intermittent release 17,66 mg/L
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8) fresh water 7,5 mg/L
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8) marine water 1 mg/L
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8) water, intermittent release 7,5 mg/L
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8) fresh water sediment 7,5 mg/kg
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8) water treatment plant 348 mg/L
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8) food chain 348 mg/kg oral

8.2. Exposure controls

8.2.1. Appropriate engineering control

Substance/mixture related measures to prevent exposure during identified uses

Use good personal hygiene practices – wash hands at breaks and when done working with material.

Organisational measures to prevent exposure

Remove all contaminated clothes immediately and wash them before reuse.

8.2.2. Personal protective equipment

Eye and face protection

Tight fitting protective goggles (EN 166).

Hand protection

Protective gloves (EN 374).

Skin protection

Cotton protective clothing and shoes that cover the entire foot (EN ISO 20345).

Respiratory protection

Not needed under normal use and adequate ventilation. If needed use respiratory protection-suitable mask with filter.

Thermal hazards


8.2.3. Environmental exposure controls



9.1. Information on basic physical and chemical properties

- Physical state: solid
- Colour: white
- Odour: odourless

Important health, safety and environmental information

- pH No information.
- Melting point/freezing point No information.
- Initial boiling point/boiling range No information.
- Flash point No information.
- Evaporation rate No information.
- Flammability (solid, gas) No information.
- Explosion limits (vol%) No information.
- Vapour pressure No information.
- Vapour density No information.
- Density Bulk density:
200 – 300 kg/m3
- Solubility No information.
- Partition coefficient No information.
- Auto-ignition temperature No information.
- Decomposition temperature No information.
- Viscosity No information.
- Explosive properties No information.
- Oxidising properties No information.

9.2. Other information

- Remarks:


10.1. Reactivity


10.2. Chemical stability

Product is stable under normal conditions according to handling and storage.

10.3. Possibility of hazardous reactions


10.4. Conditions to avoid

No special precautions required. Consider the directions for use and storage.

10.5. Incompatible materials

Follow the general rule of incompatible chemicals.

10.6. Hazardous decomposition products

Under normal use conditions no hazardous decomposition products are expected.

11. Toxicological information

11.1. Information on toxicological effects

(a) Acute toxicity

NameExposure routeTypeSpeciesTimeValueMethodRemark
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6)oralLD50rat 2001 mg/kgOECD 401
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6)inhalationLC50rat4 h 5,01 mg/lOECD 436
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6)oralATE 2001 mg/kg bw
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6)inhalationATE4 h 5,01 mg/l
Zeolite (1318-02-1)oralLD50Dog1000 – 31600 mg/kg
Zeolite (1318-02-1)oralLD50rat5000 – 31600 mg/kg
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8)oralLD50rat> 2000 mg/kg
Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose (9004-32-4)oralLD50rat 27000 mg/kg
Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose (9004-32-4)inhalationLC50rat4 h> 5800 mg/m3
Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose (9004-32-4)dermalLD50rabbit> 2000 mg/kg

(b) Skin corrosion/irritation

Sodium silicate (1344-09-8)Contact with skin causes irritation.

(c) Serious eye damage/irritation

Sodium silicate (1344-09-8)Severely irritating; causes tearing

(d) Respiratory or skin sensitisation

NameExposure routeSpeciesTimeResultMethodRemark
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8)dermalmouseNon sensitising.OECD 429

(e) (Germ cell) mutagenicity

Sodium silicate (1344-09-8)Not mutagenic.

(f) Carcinogenicity

NameExposure routeTypeSpeciesTimeValueResultMethodRemark
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8)Not carcinogenic.

(g) Reproductive toxicity

NameReproductive toxicity typeTypeSpeciesTimeValueResultMethodRemark
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8)Not toxic for reproduction.

Summary of evaluation of the CMR properties

No information.

(h) STOT-single exposure

NameExposure routeTypeSpeciesTimeOrganValueResultMethodRemark
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8)oral-May cause nausea/vomiting and diarrhea
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8)inhalationCauses respiratory tract irritation.

(i) STOT-repeated exposure

No information.

(j) Aspiration hazard

No information.

12. Ecological information

12.1. Toxicity

12.1.1. Acute (short-term) toxicity

For components
Substance (CAS Nr.) Type Value Exposure time Species Organism Method Remark
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6) LC50 7960 mg/L 96 h fish Pimephales promelas
EC50 1766 mg/L 48 h crustacea Daphnia magna
EC50 1900 mg/L 72 h algae Nitzschia linearis
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8) LC50 3158 – 478 mg/L 96 h fish
LC50 301 – 478 mg/L 96 h fish
EC50 216 – 18000 mg/L 96 h algae

12.1.2. Chronic (long-term) toxicity

For components
Substance (CAS Nr.) Type Value Exposure time Species Organism Method Remark
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6) NOEC 8000 mg/l crustacea

12.2. Persistence and degradability

12.2.1. Abiotic degradation, physical- and photo-chemical elimination

No information.

12.2.2. Biodegradation

For components
Substance (CAS Nr.) Type Rate Time Evaluation Method Remark
Sodium silicate (1344-09-8) - not readily biodegradable

12.3. Bioaccumulative potential

12.3.1. Partition coefficient

For components
Substance (CAS Nr.) Media Value Temperature pH Concentration Method
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6) Octanol-water (log Pow) -4,38

12.3.2. Bioconcentration factor (BCF)

For components
Substance (CAS Nr.) species Organism Value Duration Evaluation Method Remark
Sodium sulphate (7757-82-6) BCF 0,5

12.4. Mobility in soil

12.4.1. Known or predicted distribution to environmental compartments

No information.

12.4.2. Surface tension

No information.

12.4.3. Adsorption/Desorption

No information.

12.5. Results of PBT and vPvB assessment

No evaluation.

12.6. Other adverse effects

No information.

12.7. Additional information

For product

Do not allow to reach ground water, water courses or sewage system.
Avoid release to the environment.

For components

Substance: Sodium silicate

Do not allow to reach ground water, water bodies or sewage systems.

13. Disposal considerations

13.1. Waste treatment methods

13.1.1. Product / Packaging disposal

Waste chemical

Dispose according to regulations.


Deliver completely emptied containers to approved waste disposal authorities.

13.1.2. Waste treatment-relevant information


13.1.3. Sewage disposal-relevant information


13.1.4. Other disposal recommendations


14. Transport information

14.1. UN number

Not applicable.

14.2. UN proper shipping name

ADR, RID, IMDG, ADN, IATA: Not dangerous according to transport regulations.

14.3. Transport hazard class(es)

Not applicable.

14.4. Packing group

Not applicable.

14.5. Environmental hazards


14.6. Special precautions for user

Not applicable.

14.7. Transport in bulk according to Annex II of Marpol and the IBC Code

Not applicable.

15. Regulatory information

15.1. Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture

- Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)(including last amendment Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/830)

- Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

15.1.1. Information according 2004/42/EC about limitation of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC-guideline)

Not applicable.

15.2. Chemical Safety Assessment

No Chemical Safety Assessment has been carried out for this substance/mixture by the supplier.

16. Other information

Indication of changes


Abbreviations and acronyms

ATE - Acute Toxicity Estimate
ADR - Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
ADN - European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways
CEN - European Committee for Standardisation
C&L - Classification and Labelling
CLP - Classification Labelling Packaging Regulation; Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
CAS# - Chemical Abstracts Service number
CMR - Carcinogen, Mutagen, or Reproductive Toxicant
CSA - Chemical Safety Assessment
CSR - Chemical Safety Report
DMEL - Derived Minimal Effect Level
DNEL - Derived No Effect Level
DPD - Dangerous Preparations Directive 1999/45/EC
DSD - Dangerous Substances Directive 67/548/EEC
DU - Downstream User
EC - European Community
ECHA - European Chemicals Agency
EC-Number - EINECS and ELINCS Number (see also EINECS and ELINCS)
EEA - European Economic Area (EU + Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway)
EEC - European Economic Community
EINECS - European Inventory of Existing Commercial Substances
ELINCS - European List of notified Chemical Substances
EN - European Standard
EQS - Environmental Quality Standard
EU - European Union
Euphrac - European Phrase Catalogue
EWC - European Waste Catalogue (replaced by LoW – see below)
GES - Generic Exposure Scenario
GHS - Globally Harmonized System
IATA - International Air Transport Association
ICAO-TI - Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air
IMDG - International Maritime Dangerous Goods
IMSBC - International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes
IT - Information Technology
IUCLID - International Uniform Chemical Information Database
IUPAC - International Union for Pure Applied Chemistry
JRC - Joint Research Centre
Kow - octanol-water partition coefficient
LC50 - Lethal Concentration to 50 % of a test population
LD50 - Lethal Dose to 50% of a test population (Median Lethal Dose)
LE - Legal Entity
LoW - List of Wastes (see
LR - Lead Registrant
M/I - Manufacturer / Importer
MS - Member States
MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet
OC - Operational Conditions
OECD - Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
OEL - Occupational Exposure Limit
OJ - Official Journal
OR - Only Representative
OSHA - European Agency for Safety and Health at work
PBT - Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic substance
PEC - Predicted Effect Concentration
PNEC(s) - Predicted No Effect Concentration(s)
PPE - Personal Protection Equipment
(Q)SAR - Qualitative Structure Activity Relationship
REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006
RID - Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail
RIP - REACH Implementation Project
RMM - Risk Management Measure
SCBA - Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
SDS - Safety data sheet
SIEF - Substance Information Exchange Forum
SME - Small and Medium sized Enterprises
STOT - Specific Target Organ Toxicity
(STOT) RE - Repeated Exposure
(STOT) SE - Single Exposure
SVHC - Substances of Very High Concern
UN - United Nations
vPvB - Very Persistent and Very Bioaccumulative

Key literature references and sources for data


List of relevant H phrases

H315  Causes skin irritation.
H319  Causes serious eye irritation.
H335  May cause respiratory irritation.

The information of this SDS is based on the present state of our knowledge and meets the requirements of EU and national laws. The user’s working conditions however, are beyond our knowledge and control. The product is not to be used for purposes other than those specified under Section 1 without a written permission. It remains the responsibility of the user to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to meet the laws and regulations. Handling of the product may only be done by people above 18 years of age, who are satisfactorily informed of how to do the work, the hazardous properties and necessary safety precautions. The information given in this SDS is to describe the product only in terms of health and safety requirements and should not, therefore, be construed as guaranteeing specific properties.