Carbomerby Naturallythinking Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS for Carbomer

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) dated 05/06/2020

Batch Number: FRAMECPSR

Section 1: Identification of Product and Supplier

Product Name: Carbomer
Product Number: 5060233389711
Brand: Naturallythinking
Supplier: Naturallythinking, The Tramsheds, Coomber Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 4TQ
Contact Telephone: 020 8689 6489
Contact Email:

Section 2: Hazards IDENTIFICATION

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture    (EC) No 1272/2008 Aquatic Chronic 3; H412    67/548/EC or 1999/45/EC R52/53    For a full text of R- and H- phrases: See section 16

2.2 Label elements    (EC) No 1272/2008 Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Avoid release to the environment. Treat symptomatically. Get medical attention. All disposal practices must be in accordance with local, national and international regulations.    Supplemental label information None.

2.3 Other hazards None identified.  

Section 3: Composition and information on Ingredients

Inci: Carbomer
Cas: 9007-20-9/9003-01-4/76050-42-5/9062-04-8/9007-16-3/9007-17-4

3.2 Mixtures (EC) No 1272/2008 EC No. Registration Number Percentage (by wt.) Name Classification 203-806-2 Not Available From 0.1 to 0.9 percent Cyclohexane Aquatic Acute 1; H400 Aquatic Chronic 1; H410 Asp. Tox. 1; H304 Flam. Liq. 2; H225 Skin Irrit. 2; H315 STOT SE 3; H336 67/548/EC or 1999/45/EC EC No. Registration Number Percentage (by wt.) Name Classification 67/548/EC 203-806-2 Not Available From 0.1 to 0.9 percent Cyclohexane F N Xi R11 R38 R50/53 R65 R67 CARBOPOL® ULTREZ 30 POLYMER                [2014/2/7] P

Section 4: First aid measures

4.1 Description of first aid measures    


Wash with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation develops. Launder contaminated clothing before reuse.    


Immediately flush eyes with plenty of one percent (1%) physiological saline solution for five (5) minutes while holding eyelids open. If no saline is available, flush with plenty of clean water for fifteen (15) minutes. See a physician. If eye irritation persists, get medical attention. Water (moisture) swells this product into a gelatinous film which may be difflicult to remove from the eye using only water.    


Remove exposed person to fresh air if adverse effects are observed. If breathing is labored, administer oxygen. If breathing has stopped, apply artificial respiration. If irritation persists or if toxic symptoms are observed, get medical attention.    


Treat symptomatically. Get medical attention.    Advice for first-aid providers When providing first aid always protect yourself against exposure to chemicals or blood born diseases by wearing gloves, masks and eye protection. If providing CPR use mouthpieces, resuscitation bags, pocket masks or other ventilation devices. After providing first aid wash your exposed skin with soap and water.

4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

See section 11.

4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed Note to physician: Treat symptomatically.  

Section 5: Fire - Fighting measures

5.1 Extinguishing Media

CO2, dry chemical, foam, water spray, water fog. Carbon dioxide may be ineffective on larger fires due to a lack of cooling capacity which may result in reignition. Avoid hose stream or any method which will create dust clouds.

5.2 Special hazards arising from substance or mixture

Solid does not readily release flammable vapors. This product has not been evaluated for dust explosion potential. Material can form an explosive organic dust air mixture. Take care to minimize airborne dust. See section 10 for additional information.

5.3 Advice for firefighters

Wear full protective firegear including self-containing breathing apparatus operated in the positive pressure mode with full facepiece, coat, pants, gloves and boots. Do not use a water jet.  

Section 6: Accidental release measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Personal protective equipment must be worn. Caution - this material is slippery when wet.

6.2 Environmental precautions

Take precautions to avoid release to the environment. Prevent from entering into soil, ditches, sewers, waterways and/or groundwater. 

6.3 Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Pick up free solid for recycle and/or disposal. Avoid raising a dust. Wash spill area with detergent.

6.4 Reference to other sections

See sections 8 and 13 for additional information. 

Section 7: Handling and Storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling

Keep material away from heat, sparks, pilot lights, static electricity and open flame. Avoid creating dust. Maintain good housekeeping practices. Do not discharge into drains or the environment, dispose to an authorized waste collection point. Use appropriate containment to avoid environmental contamination. When handling, do not eat, drink, or smoke. Avoid drinking, tasting, swallowing or ingesting this product. Avoid inhalation of dust, aerosol, mist, spray, fume, or vapor. Use with appropriate and adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Avoid prolonged skin contact. Launder contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of packaging or containers in accordance with local, regional, national and international regulations.    

Pumping Temperature

Not applicable. 

Maximum Handling Temperature

Not determined.    Maximum Loading Temperature

Not determined.  

Section 8: Exposure controls and personal protection

Country Substance Long Term (8 Hours T.W.A.) Short Term (15 mins.) Austria Cyclohexane 200 ppm 800 ppm Cyprus Cyclohexane 200 ppm N/E Czech Republic Cyclohexane 700 mg/cu. M 2000 mg/cu. M (c) Denmark Cyclohexane 50 ppm N/E EU Cyclohexane 200 ppm N/E Estonia Cyclohexane 200 ppm 370 ppm Finland Cyclohexane 100 ppm 250 ppm France Cyclohexane 200 ppm 375 ppm Greece Cyclohexane 200 ppm N/E Hungary Cyclohexane 700 mg/cu. M 2800 mg/cu. M Ireland Cyclohexane 200 ppm 300 ppm Italy Cyclohexane 100 ppm N/E Netherlands Cyclohexane N/E 500 ppm Norway Cyclohexane 150 ppm 187.50 ppm Poland Cyclohexane 300 mg/cu. M 1000 mg/cu. M Portugal Cyclohexane 100 ppm N/E Slovenia Cyclohexane 200 ppm 800 ppm Slovak Republic Cyclohexane 200 ppm N/E Spain Cyclohexane 200 ppm 600 ppm Sweden Cyclohexane 300 ppm 370 ppm Switzerland Cyclohexane 200 ppm 800 ppm Germany (TRGS 900) Cyclohexane 200 ppm N/E UK Cyclohexane 100 ppm 300 ppm

Other Exposure Limits

Treat airborne dust from this material as a nuisance dust. The ACGIH TLV for particulates (not otherwise regulated) is 10 mg/m3 total, 3 mg/m3 respirable. The OSHA PEL for particulates (not otherwise regulated) is 15 mg/m3 total, 5 mg/m3 respirable. 

8.2 Exposure controls

If use generates a dust, local exhaust ventilation is recommended. Prevent inhalation by providing effective general and, when necessary, local exhaust ventilation to draw dust away from workers. Avoid high concentrations of dust in air and accumulation of dust on equipment.    

Eye/face protection Safety glasses or goggles.    

Skin protection Use good industrial hygiene practices to avoid skin contact. If contact with the material may occur wear chemically protective gloves. Long sleeve shirt is recommended.   

Respiratory Protection Use respirator with a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter if the recommended exposure limit is exceeded Consult with an industrial hygienist to determine the appropriate respiratory protection for your specific use of this material. A respiratory protection program compliant with all applicable regulations must be followed whenever workplace conditions require the use of a respirator.  

Hygiene Measures

Wash thoroughly after handling this product. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.

Environmental exposure controls See section 6 for details.  

Section 9: Physical data and chemical properties

9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties

Appearance White powder.

Odor Slight acidic

Odor Threshold Not determined.

pH Not determined.

Melting / Freezing Point Not determined.

Boiling Point Not determined.

Boiling Point Range Not determined.

Flash Point Not applicable.

Evaporation Rate Not determined.

Flammability (solid,gas) Material is not a flammable solid or gas.

Lower flammability or explosive limit Not determined.

Upper flammability or explosive limit Not determined.

Vapor Pressure Not determined. Vapor Density Not determined.

Relative density 1.4 (20 °C)

Bulk Density 20 Lb/ft3, 320.37 Kg/M3

Water Solubility Material will swell in water.

Other solubilities Not determined.

Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water Not determined.

Autoignition Point Not determined.

Decomposition Temperature Not determined.

Viscosity Not determined.

Explosive properties Dust can form explosive mixtures in the air.

Oxidising properties Material is a non-oxidizing substance.  

9.2 Other information Percent Volatile < 1% By Weight Volatile Organic Compound 0.8% Percent Solid > 99% By Weight  

The above data are typical values and do not constitute a specification. Vapor pressure data are calculated unless otherwise noted.


Section 10: Stability & Reactivity

10.1 Reactivity

Carefully review all information provided in sections 10.2 - 10.6.

10.2 Chemical stability

Material is normally stable at moderately elevated temperatures and pressures.

10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions Will not occur.

10.4 Conditions to avoid Not determined.

10.5 Incompatible materials Heat may be generated if polymer comes in contact with strong basic materials like ammonia, sodium hydroxide or strong basic amines.

10.6 Hazardous decomposition products Smoke, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, aldehydes and other products of incomplete combustion. 

Section 11: Toxicological Information

11.1 Information on toxicological effects    

Acute toxicity Oral 

The LD50 in rats is > 10,000 mg/Kg. Based on data from components or similar materials.  

Dermal The LD50 in rabbits is > 2000 mg/Kg. Based on data from components or similar materials.


Avoid inhalation of dust. Animal studies indicate the inhalation of respirable polyacrylate dust may cause inflammatory changes in the lung.    

Skin corrosion / irritation

May cause slight skin irritation. Does not meet Canadian D2B or EU R38 criteria. Based on data from components or similar materials. Contact dermatitis may occur in sensitive individuals under extreme and unusual conditions of prolonged and repeated contact, such as high exposure accompanied by elevated temperature and occlusion by clothing. This effect may be the result of the product's hygroscopic properties, abrasion, or pH.    

Serious eye damage / irritation

Weak to moderate eye irritant. Does not meet Canadian D2B or EU R36 criteria. Based on data from components or similar materials. Particulates may cause mechanical irritation. Solid particles (powder or dust) on the eye may cause pain and irritation.    

Respiratory Irritation If material is misted or if vapors are generated from heating, exposure may cause irritation of mucous membranes and the upper respiratory tract. Based on data from components or similar materials. Breathing of dust may cause coughing, mucous production, and shortness of breath.

Respiratory or skin sensitization Skin

No data available to indicate product or components may be a skin sensitizer. Respiratory No data available to indicate product or components may be respiratory sensitizers.    

Germ cell mutagenicity

No data available to indicate product or any components present at greater than 0.1% are mutagenic or genotoxic.    

Carcinogenicity Not listed as a carcinogen or suspect carcinogen by NTP, IARC or OSHA.

Reproductive Toxicity No data available to indicate either product or components present at greater than 0.1% that may cause reproductive toxicity.    

STOT repeated exposure A two-year inhalation study in rats exposed to a respirable, water-absorbent sodium polyacrylate dust resulted in lung effects such as inflammation, hyperplasia, and tumors. There were no observed adverse effects at exposures of 0.05 mg/m3. In addition, long-term medical monitoring of potentially exposed workers has not revealed lung effects such as those observed in the rat. However, the inhalation of respirable dusts should be avoided by implementing respiratory protection measures and observing the recommended permissible exposure limit of 0.05 mg/m3.    

Other information Pre-existing skin conditions may be aggravated by prolonged or repeated exposure. Persons with sensitive airways (e.g., asthmatics) may react to vapors. This material readily absorbs moisture and may become thick and gelatinous upon contact with mucous membranes of the eye, or upon inhalation into the nasal passages.  

Section 12: Ecological information

12.1 Toxicity   

Freshwater fish

Not determined.    

Freshwater invertebrates

The acute EC50 is 10 - 100 mg/L based on component data.    

Algae Not determined.    

Saltwater fish Not determined.    

12.2 Persistence and degradability

Substance Pet. (weight) Test Type Duration (days) Pet. degradation
Cyclohexane  From 0.1 to 0.9 percent Manometric Respirometry 28 77
Cyclohexane  From 0.1 to 0.9 percent Miscellaneous Degradation 28 9

12.3 Bioaccumulative potential

Substance Pet. (weight) Test Type Duration (days) Log Kow or BCF
Cyclohexane  From 0.1 to 0.9 percent Octanol-Water Coefficient 0.1 3.4

12.4 Mobility in soil 

Not applicable. 

12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment

Not Available

12.6 Other adverse effects

None known. 

Saltwater invertebrates Not determined.    

Bacteria Not determined.  

Section 13: Disposal considerations

13.1 Waste treatment methods All disposal practices must be in accordance with local, regional, national and international regulations. Do not dispose in landfill. Dispose of packaging or containers in accordance with local, regional, national and international regulations.  



Section 14: Transport information

14.1 UN number

ADR/RID Not regulated.

ICAO Not regulated.

IMDG Not regulated.

14.2 UN proper shipping name

ADR/RID Not regulated.

ICAO Not regulated.

IMDG Not regulated.

14.3 Transport hazard class(es)

ADR/RID Not regulated.

ICAO Not regulated.

IMDG Not regulated.

14.4 Packing group

ADR/RID Not regulated.

ICAO Not regulated.

IMDG Not regulated.

14.5 Environmental hazards

ADR/RID Not applicable.

ICAO Not applicable.

IMDG Not applicable.    

14.6 Special precautions for users Review classification requirements before shipping materials at elevated temperatures.    

14.7 Transport in bulk according to Annex II of Marpol 73/78 and the IBC code Not determined.  

Section 15: Regulatory information

Section 16: Other information

Relevant R Phrases

R11 -- Highly flammable.

R38 -- Irritating to skin.

R50/53 -- Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

R52/53 -- Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

R65 -- Harmful: may cause lung damage if swallowed.

R67 -- Vapours may cause drowsiness or dizziness.

Relevant hazard phrases

H225 - Highly flammable liquid and vapor.

H304 - May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.

H315 - Causes skin irritation. H336 - May cause drowsiness and dizziness.

H400 - Very toxic to aquatic life.

H410 - Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

H412 - Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. 

GMO Declaration

We declare that at present all our regisered and commercially available ingredients, extracts, oils, plants and skincare products are derived by traditional plant breeding methods. We do not have any ingredient, extract, oil or skincare product from genetically modified material

To the best of our knowledge, the information contained in the sheet is correct. However, we cannot accept responsibility for any consequences from its use.

Animal Testing Declaration


We believe there is already a “safe” and known group of product ingredients used in the cosmetics industry which leave enough scope to be creative and innovative in product formulation without the need for anymore animal testing on new experimental ingredients.

Our suppliers each also agree to not to carry out animal testing on the products and ingredients we purchase. We have a self-imposed cut-off date of 2006 (this was the date our cosmetic formulations came into being) although in reality our suppliers normally have animal testing dates far in excess of this or have never tested at all.

We do not conduct any form of animal testing.

We do not commission any form of animal testing from a third party.

We operate a fixed cut-off date for animal testing and ingedients, which means we will not use any ingredient that has been tested or retested on animals for cosmetics purposes since January 1, 2006

If we find that a company is involved in animal testing in anyway that purchases from us, then we will cease supply immediately. It is a term and condition that by purchasing from Naturallythinking you will not involve yourself or your company in any form of Animal Testing, any violation of this will be dealt with as per any violation of our terms and condtions