This Material Safety Data Sheet complies with the Canadian Controlled Product Regulations.



1.   Product and Supplier Identification


Product:           Grinder Coolant


Product Use:    Diamond grinder coolant solution for stained glass crafts.                     


Supplier:          NOVACAN INDUSTRIES LTD.

856 Washington Drive

Port Moody, BC   V3H 3K8

Office Telephone: (604) 931-6422

Transport Emergency Telephone: +1 (613) 996-6666   CANUTEC


Manufacturer:   As above



2.   Composition



No ingredients are known to be hazardous and require disclosure.



3.   Hazards Identification


Routes of Entry: (under normal conditions of use)


Skin Contact: Moderate             Eye Contact: Moderate  Ingestion: Minor            Inhalation: Minor


Effects of Short-Term (Acute) Exposure:

Inhalation:   Vapour concentrations are normally too low at room temperature (low vapour pressure) to cause observable health effects.

Skin Contact: Solution may irritate the skin and area under nails and may lead to dermatitis and sensitization. This product may cause irritation if sealed to the skin for a prolonged period by gloves, shoes or tight clothing.

Eye Contact: Solutions may cause mild irritation. 

Ingestion: Ingestion is an unlikely route of entry. Ingestion may cause irritation to the gastrointestinal lining.


Effects of Long-Term (Chronic) Exposure:

The chronic effects may be mild dermatitis and skin sensitization from skin contact.

Medical Conditions Aggravated By Exposure:

Unlikely to aggravate existing medical conditions.




4.   First Aid Measures


Eye Contact: Flush contaminated eye(s) with lukewarm, gently running water for 30 minutes, holding eyelids open. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.


Skin Contact: Wash affected area immediately with mild soap and water and continue for 15 minutes. If irritation persists, seek immediate medical attention. Remove any contaminated clothing and launder clothing before reuse.


Inhalation: This product is not expected to present an inhalation hazard at ambient conditions. If victim has been exposed to vapors remove to fresh air. If breathing has stopped, a trained person should perform artificial respiration. Get medical attention immediately.


Ingestion: Rinse mouth with water. Dilute contents of stomach with 1-2 glasses of water or milk. Do not induce vomiting. If vomiting occurs naturally have victim lean forward to reduce risk of aspiration. Seek immediate medical attention.



5.   Fire Fighting Measures



Flash point:                                          Not Applicable

Autoignition temperature:                    Not applicable. See information under “Fire Fighting Instructions”

Lower Explosive Limit:                        Not established

Upper Explosion Limit:                        Not established

Sensitivity to Impact:                           Not sensitive.

Sensitivity to Static Discharge: Not sensitive.


Hazardous Combustion Products: May release carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.


Extinguishing Media: No specific recommendation. Use media to suppress surrounding fire.


Fire Fighting Instructions: Do not enter confined fire space without proper personal protection. Use approved positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus. Do not use water except as

a fog. Cool surrounding containers with water spray. Prevent runoff to sewers and waterways.



HEALTH: 0  - No more hazardous than normal combustible material under fire conditions.

FLAMMABILITY: 1  - Must be preheated before ignition can occur.

REACTIVITY: 0  - Normally stable.



6.   Accidental Release Measures


Personal Protection: Evacuate unnecessary personnel from spill area. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment. Ventilate area. Do not touch spilled product without proper personal protection. See Section 8 for proper protective equipment to be worn while cleaning an accidental spill.


Accidental Release Measures, continued

Environmental Precautions: Implement spill control plan. Stop or reduce leak if safe to do so. Prevent from entering sanitary or storm sewers, waterways, or confined spaces. Use inert materials such as earth or sand to form dike.

Remedial Measures: Restrict access to area until completion of cleanup. Ensure cleanup is conducted by trained personnel only. Use all appropriate personal protective equipment. Contain spillage and mop up with absorbant material. Keep materials from spilling into sewers, storm drains, surface water, and soil. Comply with all applicable governmental regulations on spill reporting, handling and disposal of waste.


7.   Handling and Storage


Handling Procedures: Ensure adequate ventilation. Have emergency equipment readily available. Keep containers closed when not in use. Wash face and hands thoroughly after handling and before eating, drinking, or using tobacco products.

Storage: Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated area, out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources.  Store away from incompatible materials such as strong acids, bases, and oxidizers. Keep storage area separate from populated work areas or food.   


8.   Exposure Controls, Personal Protection


Engineering Controls: Use general or local exhaust ventilation to maintain exposure below the exposure limits.

Respiratory Protection: Not required under normal use. Use a NIOSH approved dust/fume respirator when appropriate.

NOTE: Air purifying respirators do not protect against oxygen deficient atmospheres.

Skin protection: For prolonged exposure wear impervious gloves and boots and/or other protective clothing according to circumstances. 

Eye and Face Protection: If material is used in such a way that splashing could occur, use splash proof safety googles. The wearing of contact lenses is not recommended.

Footwear: As required by worksite rules.

Other: Have a safety shower and eye wash station readily available in the immediate work area.



9.   Physical and Chemical Properties


Appearance:                 Pale yellow, slightly viscous liquid

Odour:                         No odour

Odour Threshold:         Not applicable

pH:                               9.5

Vapour Pressure:         Not determined

Solubility:                    Completely soluble in water

Vapour Density:           Not determined

Freezing Point             Not determined

Boiling Point:               Not determined

Critical Temperature:    Not applicable. 

Relative Density:          Not determined

(water = 1)        

Partition Coefficient:    No data

Evaporation Rate:         Not determined








10.       Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability:  Stable. Avoid strong acids, bases, and oxidizers.

Incompatibility:  Avoid contact with strong oxidizing agents.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: May liberate carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.

Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.


11.       Toxicological Information



Acute Exposure: The theoretical LD50 (rat/oral) for Grinder Coolant is >5000 mg/kg


Chronic Exposure:                   See Section 3.

Exposure Limits:                      See Section 2.

Irritancy:                                  See Section 3.

Sensitization:                           See Section 3.

Carcinogenicity:                       None reported.

Teratogenicity:                         No reports for ingestion or inhalation of copper compounds

Reproductive toxicity:              Not conclusive.

Mutagenicity:                           One ingredient has been known to cause chromosome damage in a mammalian cell line. Chromosome abnormalities were seen in spermatocytes of mice following a single injection of 0.1 mL into the major body cavity.

Synergistic products:               None reported.


12.       Ecological Information


Environmental toxicity: No data available.


Biodegradability: No data available.


13.       Disposal Considerations


Place used and contaminated material and packagings into suitable containers and dispose of in incinerator or approved landfill. Review and follow all local, provincial, and national regulations.





14.       Transport Information


Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG and CLR): Not regulated


International Air Transport Association (IATA): Not regulated


International Maritime Organization (IMO): Not regulated




15.       Regulatory Information



     CEPA, DOMESTIC SUBSTANCES LIST:  All ingredients are listed.




16.   Other Information



Comments: This Material Safety Data Sheet was prepared using information provided by

Novacan Industries Ltd. and CCINFO. The information in the Material Safety Data Sheet is offered for your consideration and guidance when exposed to this product. Novacan Industries Ltd., expressly disclaims all expressed or implied warranties and assumes no responsibilities for the accuracy or completeness of the data contained herein. The data in this MSDS does not apply to use with any other product or in any other process.


Revisions: Reviewed and Re-issued September 9, 2014