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Product Information
Product Name: Elmers Probond Professional Contact Cement
Form: liquid
Product Category: Inside the Home » contact cement » Adhesive
Inside the Home » adhesive » Contact Cement
Customer Service: 800-848-9400
Date Entered: 2001-05-27
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Elmers Products, Inc.
Div. Berwind Corp.
Address: 1 Easton Oval
City: Columbus
State: OH
Zip Code: 43219
Telephone Number: 614-985-2600
Fax Number: 614-985-2605
Toll Free Number: 888-435-6377
Date Info Verified: 2015-02-18
Related Items: Products by this manufacturer
The following information (Health Effects, Handling/Disposal, and Ingredients) is taken from the product label and/or the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the MSDS. (What is an MSDS?)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Keep out of reach of children.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Immediate Hazards
INGESTION: No hazards known to Borden.
INHALATION: Not expected to be harmful under normal conditions of use. However, overexposure may cause central nervous system depression. Also, if allowed to become airborne, may cause irritation of nose, throat and lungs.
SKIN: May cause irritation on prolonged or repeated contact.
EYES: Causes irritation.

Methyl Ethyl Ketone 78-93-3
Can cause central nervous system depression. Signs and symptoms may include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, unconsciousness and
asphyxiation. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged occupational overexposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents may lead to addiction and may be harmful or fatal.

Propyl Acetate 109-60-4
Can cause central nervous system depression. Signs and symptoms may
include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, unconsciousness and even asphyxiation.

Light Aliphatic Solvent Naphtha (petroleum) 64742-89-8
Can cause central nervous system depression. Signs and symptoms may
include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, unconsciousness and
even asphyxiation.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Methyl Ethyl Ketone 78-93-3
Suspect reproductive hazard. May cause reproductive disorders based on animal data. Methyl ethyl ketone may potentiate (shorten the time of onset)
peripheral neuropathy caused by methyl n-butyl ketone or n-hexane. Methyl ethyl ketone by itself has not been shown to cause peripheral neuropathy.

Propyl Acetate 109-60-4
May cause lung damage based on animal data. Pre-existing respiratory disorders may be aggravated by exposure. May cause liver damage based on animal data.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
None of the components present in this product at concentrations equal
to or greater than 0.1% have been listed by NTP, classified by IARC, nor regulated by OSHA as a carcinogen.
First Aid: From MSDS
INGESTION: If accidentally swallowed, dilute by drinking large quantities of water. Immediately contact poison control center or hospital emergency room for any other additional treatment directions.
INHALATION: Remove to fresh air.
SKIN: In case of irritation, flush with water.
EYES: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Eyelids should be held apart during irrigation to insure water contact with entire surface of eyes and lids. Call a physician.
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 3
Reactivity Rating: 0
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 1999-06-15
Handling: From MSDS
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practices. These practices include avoiding unnecessary exposure and removal of the material from eyes, skin and clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling.
INHALATION: Do not breathe vapor. Use with adequate ventilation.
SKIN: Avoid contact with skin and clothing.
EYES: Avoid contact with eyes.

Keep container closed. Keep from freezing. Keep in tightly sealed containers and store in a cool dry place, avoiding exposure to heat, light, moisture and air.
Store at 60-100 F (16-38 C).
Disposal: From MSDS
Dispose of according to local, state/provincial, and federal requirements.
Empty container: May contain explosive vapors. DO NOT cut, puncture or weld on or nearby.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Methyl ethyl ketone000078-93-310.0-30.0
Propyl acetate000109-60-410.0-30.0
Solvent naphtha, petroleum, light aliphatic064742-89-830-50
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