Aerosols (Both Flammable and Non-Flammable)


Now, GHS SDS sheets show a distinction between flammable/non-flammable aerosols including using test results for flammability & flash back. The following tests are used:

  • Chemical heat of combustion: ASTM D 240, ISO/FDIS 13943:1999 (EF) 86.1 Two 86.3 and NFPA 30B.
  • Ignition distance testing.
  • Classify based on type of discrepancies: propellant-based (CO2, propane, butane, etc.) or bag-on-valve.

With the new labels and SDS sheets, you may be wondering why the same old product you sold for years all of a sudden has a flammable warning on it. New GHS regulations require makers of aerosols to follow a logic decision tree. Consider it the new math and we can help you sort this out. Bear in mind, that with some older formulas the flammability pictogram will need to be used. Unfortunately, there is no way around this rule without a new formulation. Again, call on MSDS Authoring Services to help you make that decision.

Hazard Information Decision Chart



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