Hazards of TGIC powder coat


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I'm not going to stop powdercoating but I will be more careful!!

(TGIC) Powder Coating Triglycidyl Isocyanurate MSDS

AK Scientific, Inc. Safety Data Sheet Triglycidyl isocyanurate (TGIF) https://aksci.com/sds/E486_SDS.pdf

AK Scientific, Inc. Page 1 of 6 Safety Data Sheet Triglycidyl isocyanurate

1. Identification

Product name: Triglycidyl isocyanurate

Catalog#: E486

IUPAC name: 1,3,5-tris(oxiran-2-ylmethyl)-1,3,5-triazinane-2,4,6-trione

Product use restrictions: Only for research and development use by, or directly under the supervision of, a technically qualified individual.

Company: AK Scientific, Inc. 30023 Ahern Ave. Union City, CA 94587

Telephone: (510) 429-8835 Fax: (510) 429-8836

Website: www.aksci.com

Emergency contact number: 1-800-633-8253 United States & Canada 1-801-629-0667 International

2. Hazard Identification

GHS Classification

Acute toxicity, Oral (Category 3)

Acute toxicity, Inhalation (Category 3)

Serious eye damage (Category 1)

Skin sensitization (Category 1)

Germ cell mutagenicity (Category 1B)

Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure (Category 2)

Acute aquatic toxicity (Category 3) Chronic aquatic toxicity (Category 3)

Signal word Danger

Hazard statement(s)

H301+H331 Toxic if swallowed. Toxic if inhaled.

H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.

H318 Causes serious eye damage.

H340 May cause genetic defects.

H373 Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

H412 Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Precautionary statement(s)

P201 Obtain special instructions before use.

P202 Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.

P260 Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray. P264 Wash skin thoroughly after handling.


MSDS for (Triglycidyl isocyanurate) “TGIC” http://www.laborservice-bb.de/pdf/312/389893_en.pdf



https://www.oxytech.com.au/download/data/msds-tds/MSDS_PR Grade TGIC Polyester.pdf

https://www.mitpowdercoatings.com/content/MIT- Super Gloss Black SDS.pdf


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Like casting, take care. This was started by the EU, if you've seen vids of PC shops there you will understand. Basically refers to the fumes when cooking.


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The airborne powder is a very real and present danger, not a myth. Good news is that a good particle mask and not sweeping or kicking up the powder if you spill some is really the only precaution needed. Don't huff the cooking fumes either, like Popper mentioned.

One reason I prefer shakenbake/pick/place method is the absolute minimum of equipment contamination. Powder is in the container, on a plastic spoon, the tips of my modleneese pliers, and a hint gets on the foil-covered baking plate. That's it.


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Not sticking my nose in (ha).... but just a general note. It doesn't take a gail force wind speed to keep a clear work station. Shoot for 1-2 mph. The main concern is predictability in direction.

I'll never be able to afford a real version,but love drooling over them and swiping design/engineering from them....... look up Filter 1,Benchtron,back draft tables.

No,we casters don't need this $$$ equipment. But with a little ingenuity, and a little 28g sheet metal.....

Good luck with your project.


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Agree with Ian, never meant to belittle hazard, look at the window in your oven after a few bakes. You don't want that in your lungs, nor do you want any 'dust' there either. The vid I saw was a guy ESPC over a 4'x4' box, holding a part in his hand, no mask and powder going everywhere. Be cautious with any PC and the TGIC isn't a problem.
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