Product Handling

HandlingMSAFETY: PRIOR to opening or storing this product be sure to consult the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Section 7 Handling and Storage to ensure safe storage and handling with regards to this hazardous material. This information must be understood prior to its use or storage. SAFETY HANDLING NOTES: Consult your SDS PRIOR to handling these materials. Use proper safety apparel according to the recommendations of the SDS. Exposure controls and personal protection should include: a properly functioning fume hood, protection for eyes (safety glasses), hands (chemically compatible gloves), feet (chemically compatible boots) and exposed skin (splash protection and a chemically compatible apron). All of these items must conform to local, regional and national regulatory requirements.

To Maintain the Product Integrity, we recommend following SEASTAR™’s Product Integrity Guidelines.

Upon opening the product, the product’s integrity will depend on proper handling and exposure to contaminants. The product has been bottled under clean room conditions; to maintain the certified quality it should be used under these conditions. Furthermore, to reduce trace metal contamination, the inner pack of plastic bags and bottle should be opened under CLASS 100 or ISO 5 or better particle conditions to maintain the integrity of the product. The use of plastic gloves, hair net and a clean room suit is also advised.

NOTES (handling & safety):

  • Opening products at elevated temperatures is very hazardous due to the increased vapour pressure of the hazardous materials
  • Acetic Acid, or Glacial Acetic Acid, has a melting point (maximum) of 16.7°C (62.1°F). This means that the product may be “frozen” or in solid form. Unlike the relatively unique behaviour of water, Acetic Acid does not expand when it freezes and the product does not pose any additional hazards when solid. We recommend this product be used at temperatures in the range of 16.8°C (62.2°F) to 25°C (77°F)