Flame Retardant Polyurethane Foam Window/Door Seal

A Common Product profile (CP) is a type of data record originally developed as part of a collaboration called the Quartz Project. The profiles are not specific to any manufacturer, but list the substances that are most commonly present in a product type. The CPs include a general description of the product type, a list of the most common substances serving each function in the product, and the health hazards associated with these substances. See the CP methodology here for more information.

This CP is based on research done for the Quartz Project. Some records may reflect updates made by HBN following the completion of the Quartz effort. In addition, health profile and process chemistry information here is linked to the Pharos Chemical and Material Library (CML). The CML is regularly updated as hazard lists and research evolves, so this hazard display may not match the snapshot shown in the Quartz database.

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Description:

Fire retardant polyurethane foam sealant is a compressed tape of polyurethane foam, impregnated with an acrylic, fire retardant resin. The tape is coated on one side with a pressure sensitive adhesive, which is protected with a release paper. Upon installation, the release paper is peeled and removed from the tape, exposing the adhesive and installed, adhesive-side toward the window or door casing being fit into the building opening. Once installed, the tape slowly returns to its original, uncompressed, state, thereby forming a tight seal around the window or door.

This information reflects our best understanding of product composition in 2015.

Hazards:

PBT
EC - CEPA DSL - Persistent, Bioaccumulative and inherently Toxic (PBiTE) to the Environment (based on aquatic organisms) from Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane

CANCER
US CDC - Occupational Carcinogens - Occupational Carcinogen from Carbon black

BIOACCUMULATIVE
EC - CEPA DSL - Bioaccumulative from Dimethicone (alternate CASRN is 9006-65-9)

PERSISTENT
EC - CEPA DSL - Persistent from Butyl acrylate/methyl methacrylate/methacrylic acid copolymer (18000 MW)

DEVELOPMENTAL
MAK - Pregnancy Risk Group C from Octhilinone

REPRODUCTIVE
EU - GHS (H-Statements) - H361f - Suspected of damaging fertility from Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane

ENDOCRINE
ChemSec - SIN List - Endocrine Disruption from Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane

GENE MUTATION
GHS - Korea - Germ cell mutagenicity - Category 2 [H341 - Suspected of causing genetic defects] from Octhilinone

RESPIRATORY
AOEC - Asthmagens - Asthmagen (Rs) - sensitizer-induced from Cellulose, microcrystalline

MAMMALIAN
EU - GHS (H-Statements) - H311 - Toxic in contact with skin from Octhilinone

EYE IRRITATION
GHS - Australia - H318 - Causes serious eye damage from Docusate sodium

SKIN IRRITATION
EU - GHS (H-Statements) - H314 - Causes severe skin burns and eye damage from Octhilinone

SKIN SENSITIZE
MAK - Sensitizing Substance Sh - Danger of skin sensitization from Octhilinone

ORGAN TOXICANT
GHS - Japan - Specific target organs/systemic toxicity following single exposure - Category 1 [H370] from Octhilinone

ACUTE AQUATIC
EU - GHS (H-Statements) - H400 - Very toxic to aquatic life from Octhilinone

TERRESTRIAL
GHS - New Zealand - 9.4A - Very ecotoxic to terrestrial invertebrates from Dimethicone (alternate CASRN is 9006-65-9)

See the Pharos record HERE for more details and the sources used to create this Common Product profile.

Last updated: May 17, 2018