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Infosafe™ No.VAR86Issue DateFebruary 2021StatusISSUED by MILESTONBS: 1.17.117

Classified as hazardous according to criteria of NOHSC


Product NameGRILLO
Company NameMilestone Chemicals Pty. Ltd. (ABN 85115166357)
Address115 Northern Road West Heidelberg
VIC 3081
Emergency Tel.(03) 9450 4555 Mon-Fri 8am - 6pm
Telephone/Fax NumberTel: (03) 9450 4555
Fax: (03) 9457 5518
Recommended UseHeavy Duty Alkaline cleaner for use on Ovens, Grills and Hotplates.
Other NamesNot Available


Hazard ClassificationAcute Toxicity - Oral: Category 4
Eye Damage/Irritation: Category 1
Skin Corrosion/Irritation: Category 1B
Risk Phrase(s)R35 Causes severe burns.
Safety Phrase(s)S1/2 Keep locked up and out of reach of children.
S26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell seek medical advice immediately
S36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.


Chemical CharacterizationLiquid
Ingredients    Name CAS Proportion Hazard Statement(s)
   Potassium hydroxide1310-58-310-30 %
   Sodium hydroxide1310-73-21-10 %
   Ingredients determined not to be hazardous, including 100%
   Sodium Silicate Solution1344-09-810-30 %


First Aid MeasuresM
InhalationRemove from exposure. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult. Obtain immediate medical attention.
IngestionImmediately rinse mouth with water. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give a glass of water to be taken slowly. Seek immediate medical attention.
SkinRemove all contaminated clothing and immediately wash affected area with plenty of water. If swelling, redness, blistering or irritation occurs, seek medical advice.
EyeHold eyes open and flood with running water for at least 15 minutes, bathe eyes with soothing eyedrops or sterile saline, urgently seek medical attention. Transport to hospital or medical centre.
First Aid FacilitiesEye wash station and normal washroom facilities.
Advice to DoctorProduct is a mixture containing a moderate proportion of potassium hydroxide. Corrosive by all routes. Risk of serious eye damage. If swallowed, may cause holes in stomach and intestines; gastric lavage may be contraindicated. Treat symptomatically. Contact Poisons Information Centre.
Other InformationM


Suitable Extinguishing MediaUse extinguishing media appropriate to surrounding fire.
Hazards from Combustion ProductsCorrosive or toxic fumes.
Specific MethodsIn case of small fire/explosion use water. In case of major emergency use PPE: breathing apparatus and protective gloves.
Specific HazardsNot flammable. Contact with aluminium, tin, zinc or galvanised iron may
generate hydrogen, a flammable gas. Will react vigorously or violently with
acids, generating much heat, and giving off carbon dioxide, a simple
asphyxiant. Contact with ammonium compounds will generate ammonia, a
poisonous gas.
Hazchem Code2X
Precautions in connection with FireM
Unsuitable Extinguishing MediaM
Other InformationIf tanks, drums or containers of this material are heated, they may rupture and project corrosive materials over a wide area.


Emergency ProceduresKeep unnecessary people away; Isolate hazard area and deny entry. Stay upwind; Keep out of low areas. Do not walk or touch spilt material unless wearing personal protection as outlined under MSDS. Shut off ignition sources, no flares, smoking or flames in hazard area. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Water spray may reduce vapour.
Spills & DisposalFor large spills:
Contain spillages with sand or earth. Transfer both liquid and solids to suitable container(s). Treat residues as for small spills.
For small spills:
If local regulations permit, mop up with plenty of water and run to waste, diluting greatly with running water. Otherwise, absorb on inert absorbent and transfer to suitable container. Wash site of spillage thoroughly with water and detergent. Ventilate area to dispel any residual vapours.


Precautions for Safe HandlingM
Conditions for Safe StorageStore in cool place in original container. Store away from oxidisers, acids and foodstuffs. Keep containers closed when not in use. Store out of reach of children. Large quantities should be stored in a bunded area. Do not mix with other chemicals. Clean up all spills and splashes promptly; avoid secondary accidents.
Storage RegulationsM


National Exposure Standards     Name STEL (mgm3) STEL (ppm) TWA (mgm3) TWA (ppm) FootNote
Potassium hydroxide2Peak limitation
Sodium hydroxide2Peak limitation
Biological Limit ValuesM
Engineering ControlsIn very confined spaces have sufficient ventilation. Do not atomise the product. Do not enter confined spaces where vapours may have acculumated. Keep containers closed when not in use. Do not decant in unlabelled bottles. Avoid using aluminium, tin, zinc, galvanised iron, wood or wood products as materials of construction.
Respiratory ProtectionM
Eye ProtectionM
Hand ProtectionM
Personal Protective EquipmentThis product is extremely corrosive. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid breathing aerosols. Recommended personal protection:-
Neoprene or nitrile apron
Neoprene or nitrile.
Chemical goggles or faceshield to protect eyes.
Respirators in accordance with AS/NZS 1715/1716. The use of a P1 respirator with replaceable filters is recommended. Filter capacity and respirator type depends on exposure levels and type of contaminant. If entering spaces where the airborne concentration of a contaminant is unknown then the use of a Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) with positive pressure air supply complying with AS/NZS 1715 / 1716, or any other acceptable International Standard is recommended.
Always maintain a high level of personal hygiene when using cleaning chemicals. That is wash hands before eating, drinking, smoking or using the toilet.


AppearanceClear, water white liquid.
OdourNo specific odour
Decomposition TemperatureM
Melting PointM
Boiling Pointapprox. 100C
Solubility in WaterMiscible with water in all proportions.
Specific Gravity1.4
pH Value12.5-13.0 (1% solution)
Vapour PressureM
Evaporation RateM
Odour ThresholdM
Octanol/Water Partition CoefficientM
Flash PointNone
FlammabilityNot flammable.
Auto-Ignition TemperatureM
Flammable Limits - LowerM
Flammable Limits - UpperM
Kinematic ViscosityM
Dynamic ViscosityM
Explosion Limit - UpperM
Explosion Limit - LowerM
Other InformationVery alkaline mixture. Will react vigorously or violently with acids or acidic compounds. Corrodes active metals, such as aluminium, tin or zinc, generating hydrogen, a flammable gas. Contact with ammonium compounds may generate ammonia, a toxic gas. Will absorb carbon dioxide from the air, forming carbonates. May react with organic halogen compounds, especially trichloroethylene. May form shock-sensitive salts with nitro compounds. Will attack wood and wood products. May attack glass on prolonged contact. Slippery when spilled.


Chemical StabilityStable under normal use conditons.
Conditions to AvoidIncompatible materials, prolonged exposure to air.
Incompatible MaterialsAcids and acidic compounds, active metals, ammonium compounds, glass, nitro compounds, organic halides, wood and paper products.
Hazardous Decomposition ProductsEmits choking and corrosive fumes when heated to decomposition.
Hazardous ReactionsHydrogen gas is generated when undiluted material contacts aluminium, zinc or tin. May react violently with acids. May generate ammonia from ammonium compounds. May react violently with organic halides. May form shock-sensitive salts with nitro compounds.
Hazardous PolymerizationM


Toxicology InformationNo adverse health effects are expected, if the product is handled in accordance with this Safety Data Sheet and the product label. Symptoms and effects that may arise if the product is mishandled and overexposure occurs are:
InhalationAn unlikely route owing to the low volatility of ingredients. Inhalation of aerosols may cause serious lung damage, and pulmonary oedema (fluid build-up in the lungs). Onset of symptoms may be delayed.
IngestionCorrosive. May cause serious burns to the mouth, throat and gastrointestinal system. May cause a burning pain in the throat and epigastrium, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pains and diarrhoea (occasionally bloody), fall in blood pressure, death. May cause burns and perforation of the stomach and intestines, and the sites of subsequent scaring have been associated with the development of stomach cancer.
SkinCorrosive to skin - may cause skin burns. Skin contact often does not cause pain, thus care should be taken to avoid contamination of gloves and footwear. Repeated or prolonged contact may lead to irritant contact dermatitis. Mists or aerosols may cause small burns.
EyeCorrosive. Risk of serious eye damage, and permanent impairment of sight. May cause redness, pain and blurred vision. Liquid splashes into the eye may rapidly cause severe tissue damage and deep burns.
Chronic EffectsLong term, low level exposure can lead to irritation of skin, lungs, nose, throat and mouth.
Acute Toxicity - OralLD50 Potassium Hydroxide: 273mg/kg oral, rabbit
Sodium Hydroxide: 140-340 mg/kg oral, rat


EcotoxicityThis product is corrosive and poisonous in large concentrations.
Persistence / DegradabilityReadily biodegradable.
MobilityReadily transported by water.
Environmental FateThis substance may cause long term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
Environment ProtectionAvoid contaminating waterways, drains, sewers, or ground.


Disposal ConsiderationsM
Waste DisposalRefer to appropriate authority in your State. Dispose of material through a licensed waste contractor. Normally suitable for disposal by approved waste disposal agent.
Product DisposalAvoid disposal to natural waters or the environment.


Transport InformationClassified as a Class 8 Dangerous Good. Dangerous Goods of Class 8 Corrosives are incompatible in a placard load with any of the following: - Class 1, Class 4.3, Class 5, Class 6, if the Class 6 dangerous goods are cyanides and the Class 8 dangerous goods are acids and Class 7. Store away from acids.
U.N. Number3266
DG Class8
Hazchem Code2X
Packing GroupII
IERG Number37
IMDG Marine Pollutant (MP)M


Regulatory InformationHAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE.

Classified as Hazardous according to criteria of National Occupational Health & Safety Commission, Australia (NOHSC).
Classified as a Scheduled Poison according to the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP).
Poisons ScheduleS6
Hazard CategoryCorrosive
AICS (Australia)All components listed.


Date of preparation or last revision of MSDS3/02/2021
Literature ReferencesPreparation of Safety Data Sheets for hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice
Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons
Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail
Globally Harmonised System of classification and labelling of chemicals
Signature of Preparer/Data ServiceTechnical manager Tel: (03) 9450 4555
Technical Contact NumbersEmergency Advice All Hours:
Chief Chemist Tel: (03) 9450 4555 Mon-Fri 8am - 6pm
Poisons Information Centre: 13 11 26 - 24hrs
Other InformationThis SDS summarises at the date of issue our best knowledge of the
health and safety hazard information of the product, and in particular how
to safely handle and use the product in the Workplace. Please refer to the
technical datasheet (Instructions for use), and the label on the drum. The
company cannot anticipate or control the individual working conditions
encountered and so each user should read this SDS carefully, and if in
doubt ring the Contact Point Number given below.

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