Protec III: Original

Made in Canada for 25 Years.

Cures, Hardens, Densifies, Dust-Proofs, Prevents Efflorescence, Helps Trowel and Finish Concrete.

Safety Data Sheet

Last updated: February 22, 2024

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) - English Version

Product Safety Summary:

Application and Post-application – Information Summary.

When applying Protec III: Original wear protective glasses, avoid skin contact or letting product absorb through clothing as the product is alkaline and drying, this causes irritation, especially if it gets in your eyes.

Protec III: Original is not flammable, contains zero solvents/VOCs, becomes completely inert and non-reactive when dried, and does not produce silica dust or other air quality hazards at any point.

The product is LEED 4.1 certified (meaning no volatile organic compound content, and no off-gassing), and the product does not contain any compounds in California Prop. 65.

Product Functions.

Prevents plastic shrinkage cracks caused by rapid evaporation by chemically curing concrete (non-membrane forming cure).

Prevent efflorescence and carbonation by chemically neutralizing the water-soluble calcium within your concrete surfaces.

Strengthens and dust proofs concrete surfaces by adding density by filling pores and/or chemically strengthening your concrete.

Gives a better finish with the improved paste Protec III: Original creates when it combines with the alkalis in your concrete.

Safety Information By Section.

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) - English Version (By Section)

Section 1: Product Identification.

Product Identification:

Product Identifier: “Protec lll: Original — Concrete Trowel Aid, Cure, and Hardener".

Manufacturer: Cornerstone Coatings and Materials, inc.

Product Use: Concrete Trowel Aid, Concrete Cure, Concrete Hardener, Concrete Densifier.

Restrictions on Use: Not for use on frozen concrete surfaces.

Corporate Mailing Address: Suite 241 | #100, 111 - 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3Y6.

Section 2: Hazard Identification.

Hazard Identification:

H319: Causes serious eye irritation.

H319: Causes skin irritation.

Section 3: Chemical Composition.

Chemical Composition:

The product composition is proprietary, but is not flammable, or hazardous, and contains no solvents or VOCs (LEED 4.1, tested to CDPH Standard Method v1.2-2017, Section 01350 standards), contains no resin, polymers, waxes, acrylics, chlorinated rubbers, or otherwise toxic, dangerous, or hazardous materials.

This product has a high pH, with an average pH of 10.9, however it is not corrosive.

Section 4: First-Aid Measures.

First-Aid Measures:

The Product Is Alkaline and Drying.

P264: Wash skin thoroughly after handling.
P280: Wear protective gloves, clothing, eye and face protection.
P362: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.

P303*351*353: IF ON SKIN (Or hair) — Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water, or shower.
P337*313: If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice or attention.

P337*338: IF IN EYES — Rinse continuously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easily removed, continue rinsing.
P337*313: If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice or attention.

Section 5: Fire-Fighting Measures.

Fire-Fighting Measures:

The product is not flammable, and treated materials become less flammable.

This product is a mild flame retardant.

Section 6: Accidental Release Measures.

Accidental Release Measures:

This product has an average pH of 10.9, and is not toxic to wildlife.

Discharge of this product to sewage treatment is dependent on local regulations with regards to pH controls.

Use liquid-resistant gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection when handling any large spills.

If spilled on any polished metal surface, glass, or aluminum clean up immediately as etching can occur.

Section 7: Handling - Care - Storage.

Handling - Care - Storage:

Ensure that all opened containers are closed after opening.

Prevent debris from entering any containers.

This product does not need to be mixed unless it has previously been frozen.

Section 8: Personal Protection.

Personal Protection:

Wear protective safety glasses or disposable eye protection.

Wear disposable nitrile gloves or gloves that are washable and that are not liquid permeable.

Limit exposure to bare skin with protective clothing to prevent any skin irritation or drying.

No respiratory protection needed during or after application.
No ventilation is needed after product application.

Section 9: Physical Chemical Properties.

Physical Chemical Properties:

Physical State: Water-based Liquid.
pH: 10.9 – Not Corrosive.
Flashpoint: None.
Product Can Freeze: Yes, Mix After Fully Melted.
Food-safe: Yes.

VOC Content: 0g/L – LEED 4.1 Certified.
CDPH Standard Method v1.2-2017, Section 01350 Results.

ASTM C309: Non-membrane Forming Product.

Odor: Sweet, Near Odorless.
Color: Transparent Amber Liquid. – Dries Clear.
Specific Gravity: 1.03
Solubility: Water Soluble.
Boiling Point: ~100° Degrees C (212° F)

Section 10: Stability - Reactivity.

Stability - Reactivity:

This product will react with certain salts and chemicals while in a liquid state, however, once the product has dried it will not react.

Section 11: Toxicological Information.

Toxicological Information:

Ingestion: All symptoms of acute toxicity are due to high alkalinity.
Skin Contact: Material will cause irritation.
Eye Contact: Material will cause severe irritation. Risk of serious damage to eyes.
Inhalation: Mist is a mild irritant to the respiratory tract. – All symptoms of acute toxicity are due to high alkalinity.
Sensitization: Not sensitizing.
Mutagenicity: No evidence of genotoxicity. In vitro/in vivo negative.
Carcinogenicity: No structural alerts.
Reproductive Toxicity: No evidence of reproductive toxicity or developmental toxicity.
STOT (Specific Target Organ Toxicity) Single Exposure: Not classified.
STOT (Specific Target Organ Toxicity) Repeated Exposure: Not classified.

Section 12: Ecological Information.

Ecological information:

Persistence and Degradability: Inorganic.
Bioaccumulative Potential: Inorganic. The substance has no potential for bioaccumulation.
Mobility In Soil: Not applicable.
Results of PBT and vPvB Assessment: Not classified as PBT or vPvB.
Other Adverse Effects: The alkalinity of this material may have a local effect on ecosystems sensitive to changes in pH.

Section 13: Disposal Consideration.

Disposal Consideration:

The product packaging is general non-hazardous construction waste when packaged in pails or bulk containers.

IBCs and other bulk containers can usually be refurbished, recycled, or sold.

Section 14: Transportation Information.

Transportation Information:

Proper Shipping Name: “Protec lll: Original”.

Waste Treatment Methods: Discharge of this product to sewage treatment is dependent on local regulations with regards to pH controls.

UN Number: Not applicable.
Environmental Hazards: Not classified as a Marine Pollutant.
Transport Hazard Class: Not applicable.
Transport in bulk according to Annex Il of MARPOL 73/78, and the IBC Code: Not applicable.

Applicable HTS/HS Codes: 2839.90 or 2839.19 or 2839.11.

Shipping Precautions: Ship via temperature-controlled trucks to prevent freezing if applicable.

Section 15: Regulatory Information.

Regulatory Information:

This product is not hazardous, dangerous, or toxic and is not a regulated product or substance.

Section 16: Other Information.

Other Information:

Protec III: Original has the following certification:
CDPH Standard Method v1.2-2017, Section 01350.

Protec lll: Original — Safety Data Sheet (SDS/MSDS) Revision Date: February 23, 2024.

Other Uses on Precast

Other Uses on Precast Concrete:

Precast Consumer Facing Building Materials. 

Prevent stock from turning white with efflorescence, and becoming discarded or returned with just one application by chemically neutralizing the calcium hydroxide in your products.

UPDATED: JUNE 16, 2023.

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