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Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) - Stratagrid

Section 1 - Product Identification


Microgrid, SG150, SG200, SG350, SG500, SG550, SG600, and SG700

Strata Systems, Inc.
380 Dahlonega Road, Suite 200
Cumming, Georgia 30040

Emergency Contact:
(770) 888-6688

Section 2 – Hazardous Ingredients

Polyester Terephthalate (PET) Yarn: There are no known physical or health hazards associated with this product. In skin tests on human subjects, the fibers produced no irritation or sensitization. Processing the PET yarns may release and aerosolize the residual moisture and surface finishes. Heating the fibers may volatilize the finishes or produce a chemical change.

Hot Melt Saturate Coating: Hot Melt Saturate is manufactured and applied to knitted PET yarn by Strata Systems, Inc. Hot Melt Saturate consists of 100% non-hazardous ingredients.

The manufactured product as produced and when used under normal conditions of handling and use poses no health hazard.

Under normal conditions of handling and use:

Inhalation: Not applicable

Eye Contact: Product may cause irritation or injury due to mechanical action.

Skin Contact: Product is not likely to be hazardous by skin contact.

Ingestion: Product is likely to be hazardous by ingestion. Get medical attention in all cases.

Polyester Terephthalate (PET) Yarn: Results from toxicity studies suggest that these yarns would pose no significant health problems under normal conditions of handling and use.

Section 3 - Composition

Products are manufactured from polyester yarn, which is knitted into geogrid soil reinforcement prior to coating. These products are made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polymer (CAS# 25038-59-9) with one or more surface finishes applied at <2% total weight of the PET fiber weight and coated with a hot melt saturate (manufactures code BB-035).

Strata Systems, Inc. knits and coats the polyester yarn to manufacture StrataGrid soil reinforcement products

Section 4 – Emergency & First Aid Measures

Customary personal hygiene measures, such as washing hands after working with the product or flushing eyes with water in event of contact, are recommended.

Section 5 – Fire Fighting Measures

Firefighters should protect themselves from decomposition and combustion products that may include carbon monoxide and other toxic gases. Decomposition products from molten PET yarn may be subject to auto-ignition.

CO2 is an appropriate extinguishing media.

The coating has a flashpoint of 550° F.

Section 6- Accidental Release Measures

Not Applicable to the product as produced and when used under normal conditions of handling and use.

Section 7 – Handling & Storage

Customary personal hygiene measures, such as washing hands after working with the product, are recommended. Avoid contact with eyes and do not ingest.

It is recommended to store product in a cool dry place, optimum temperature 70° F – 90° F.

The product should be protected from contamination by deleterious materials (mud, dirt, other debris) and ultraviolet exposure prior to installation.

Section 8 – Exposure Controls & Personal Protection

Under normal conditions of handling and use of the product:

  • Ventilation - Non-Applicable
  • Protective Gloves - Non-Applicable
  • Eye Protection - Non-Applicable
  • Section 9 – Physical & Chemical Properties

Polyester Terephthalate (PET) Yarn:

  • Melting Point - 500° F
  • Density - 1.38
  • Solubility in Water- Insoluble
  • Odor - None
  • Hot Melt Saturate Coating:
  • Boiling Point - Non-Applicable
  • Vapor Pressure - Non-Applicable
  • Vapor Density - Non-Applicable
  • Solubility in Water - Non-Applicable
  • Appearance and odor - Black and no odor
  • Specific Gravity - 0.92
  • Melting Point - 260° F – 280° F

Section 10 – Stability & Reactivity

Polyester Terephthalate (PET) Yarn is chemically stable and resistant to attack by oils, solvents, weak acids, and weak alkalis. The Hot Melt Saturate Coatings are considered stable and hazardous polymerization cannot occur. Temperatures above 400° F cause coating (resin) degradation and decomposition or byproducts – carbon monoxide.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

Under normal conditions of handling and use the product poses no health risk.

Target Organs - None

Health Hazards (Acute and Chronic) – None

Section 12 – Ecological Information

Not Applicable to the product as produced and when used under normal conditions of handling and use.

Section 13 – Disposal Considerations

These products are not classified as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and, unless prohibited by state or local regulation, can be disposed of in municipal landfills or incinerated.

Section 14 – Transport Information

DOT Classification – Non-Hazardous

Revised: Feb 2008


To the best of our knowledge, the information contained herein is accurate. However, Strata Systems does not assume any liability whatsoever for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein.

The final determination of suitability of any material is the sole responsibility of the user. All materials may represent unknown hazards and should be used with caution. Although certain hazards are identified herein, we cannot guarantee that these are the only hazards which may exist.

These are manufactured products consisting of two or more components. This Material Safety Data Sheet is provided as customer service information.

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