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



1.   Product and Supplier Identification


Product: ††††††††† Old Masterís Soldering Flux


Product Use: †† Soldering flux 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




% (w/w)

Exposure Limits


Zinc Chloride Anhydrous

(CAS No. 7646-85-7)


OSHA-PEL: 1 mg/m3 as fume

ACGIH-TLV: 1 mg/m3 as fume



3.   Hazards Identification


Routes of Entry: (under normal conditions of use)


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


Effects of Short-Term (Acute) Exposure:

Inhalation: Dusts, mists or vapors, may cause severe irritation to upper respiratory tract. Severe exposure may cause pulmonary edema. Metal fume fever may result from inhaling zinc oxide, which is a possible decomposition product at high temperatures.

Skin Contact: May cause skin irriation with discomfort and/or rash.

Eye Contact: Solutions may cause eye damage. Symptoms may include irritation with discomfort, tearing, blurring of vision or redness. May cause severe cornea injury and result in permanent impairment of vision or even blindness.Do not wear contact lenses.

Ingestion: Corrosive to mouth and throat. Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Gross overexposure may be fatal.


Effects of Long-Term (Chronic) Exposure:

No specific information available.

Medical Conditions Aggravated By Exposure:

Persons with pre-existing lung diseases may be more susceptible to the effects of this chemical.

4.   First Aid Measures


Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with lots of running water for 15 minutes. Hold eyelids apart while flushing to rinse entire surface of eye and lids with water. Get medical attention immediately.


Skin Contact: Flush skin with running water for 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before re-use.Get medical attention of indicated.


Inhalation: If dusts, mists or vapors are inhaled, immediately remove person to fresh air.Give artificial respiration if person is not breathing.Get medical attention immediately.


Ingestion: Rinse mouth with water. Give lots of water or milk. Do not induce vomiting. Get medical attention immediately.



5.   Fire Fighting Measures



Flash point: †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Not flammable

Autoignition temperature:††††††††††††††††††† Not applicable

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 zinc oxide fumes, zinc chloride fumes, or hydrogen chloride gas in a fire.


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


Fire Fighting Instructions: None



HEALTH: 2- Short exposure could cause temporary or residual injury.

FLAMMABILITY: 0- Will not burn.

REACTIVITY: 1- Normally stable but can become unstable at elevated temperatures and pressures, or may react non-violently with water.



6.   Accidental Release Measures


Personal Protection Wear appropriate personal protective equipment as specified in section 8 while cleaning the spill.

Environmental Precautions: Implement spill control plan. Prevent from spilling into sewers, storm drains, surface water and soil.

Remedial Measures: Contain spillage and mop up with absorbant material. Dispose of in DOT approved waste containers. Comply with all applicable Governmental regulations on spill eporting and handling and disposal of waste. It is recommended that each user establish a spill

Accidental Release Measures, continued

prevention, control and counter measure plan. Such a plan should include procedures applicable to proper storage, control and clean-up of spills, including reuse or disposal as appropriate.


7.   Handling and Storage


Handling Procedures: Keep containers closed.Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not eat, drink or smoke in areas where the product is being used. Wash hands and face before eating, drinking or smoking.Avoid getting in cuts.

Storage: Store in a cool well-ventilated location. Protect from sunlight.Do not store in a steel container. Plastic or plastic lined or rubber lined containers or storage tanks should be used.††††


8.   Exposure Controls, Personal Protection


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

Respiratory Protection: Use NIOSH approved respirators equipped for acid gases of thrmal decomposition should occur.

Skin protection: Wear impervious gloves and boots and/or other protective clothing according to circumstances.

Eye and Face Protection: Eye protection is required. Chemical safety goggles are recommended. The wearing of contact lenses is not recommended.

Footwear: Wear impervious boots.

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



9.   Physical and Chemical Properties


Appearance: ††††††††††††††† Pale green slightly viscous liquid.

Odour:†††††††††††††††††††††††† No odor

Odour Threshold:†††††††† Not applicable

pH:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4

Vapour Pressure:†††††††† Not determined

Solubility:††††††††††††††††††† Completely soluble in water

Vapour Density:†††††††††† Not determined

Freezing Point†††††††††††† Not determined

Boiling Point:†††††††††††††† 102 oC

Critical Temperature:††† Not applicable.

Relative Density:††††††††† 1.14

(water = 1)††††††††

Partition Coefficient:††† No data

Evaporation Rate:†††††††† Not determined



10.       Stability and Reactivity



Chemical Stability:Stable.

Incompatibility:Cyanides and sulfides.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: May liberate zinc oxice fume, zinc chloride fumes, or hydrogen chloride gas.

Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur


11.       Toxicological Information



Acute Exposure: The LD50 (rat/oral) for Old Masterís Soldering Flux is > 2000 mg/kg


Chronic Exposure:†††††††††††††††††† See Section 3.

Exposure Limits: †††††††††††††††††††† See Section 2.

Irritancy:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† See Section 3.

Sensitization:†††††††††††††††††††††††††† See Section 3.

Carcinogenicity:†††††††††††††††††††††† None reported.

Teratogenicity:†††††††††††††††††††††††† Not determined.

Reproductive toxicity:††††††††††††† Tests in some animals indicate this chemical may have

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† embryotoxic activity.

Mutagenicity:†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tests in bacterial or mammalian cell cultures demonstrate

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† mutagenic activity.

Synergistic products:†††††††††††††† None reported.



12.       Ecological Information


Environmental toxicity: No data available.


Biodegradability: No data available.


13.       Disposal Considerations


Neutralize residues and consult the appropriate Federal, Provincial and Local regulatory agencies to ascertain proper disposal procedures. Depending on usage, after use byproducts may contain solder and/or other metals. It is recommended that each user take into account the additional contiminants introduced during usage when disposing and handling of waste.



14.       Transport Information


Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG): 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