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Safety Data Sheet (SDS) - Stratagrid


Section 1- Identification:

Item type(s): Coated Polyester Biaxial/Uniaxial Geogrids (Slope stabilization & Retaining Wall)

Manufacturer: US Fabrics Inc, 3904 Virginia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45227            

Emergency Phone: (513) 379-1749 – President Cell or (859) 760-8948 – Vice President Cell

Fax: (513) 271-4420             

Section 2- Hazard(s) Identification:

Primary Routes of Exposure: Eye, Skin Contact

Acute Signs and Symptoms of Overexposure: May cause Skin or eye irritation.

Chronic Signs and Symptoms of Overexposure: May cause skin or eye irritation.

Carcinogenicity: OSHA: No         LARC: No          NTP: No

Medical Conditions Generally

Aggravated by Exposure: None identified

Overview: No hazardous or toxic components in Geogrids at or above threshold limit values.  Polyester is not hazardous under OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).  GHS Label Elements are not required

Section 3- Composition/Information on Ingredients:

Ingredient Chemical Name (CAS#) Common Name



Weight %

Polyester Resin (113669-95-7)

Not Applicable

Not Applicable


Polyester is a type of polymer that contains an ester functional group in its main chain. There are many different types of polyesters, but the term "polyester" usually refers to polyethylene terephthalate (PET).  

Section 4- First-Aid Measures:

Eye Contact: Flush with water if irritation occurs; obtain medical support if irritation persists.

Skin Contact: Treat as thermal burn if contact with molten.  Wash with soap and water.  In case of irritation, consult a physician.

Ingestion: Not likely in current form.

Inhalation: Not likely in current form.

Section 5- Fire-Fighting Measures:

Flash Point: 450-560 degrees (F) (COC, ASTM D92)

Extinguishing Media: Dry Chemical, CO2, Foam, Water, Halon

Special Fire Fighting Procedure: For large fires in confined area, use N10SH/MSHA approved, self-containing breathing apparatus.  Use water fog or spray to cool exposed equipment & containers.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards:

Treat as a solid that can burn. Generally, burns slowly with low smoke density and flaming drips.  Burns with high smoke density under certain conditions.  Combustion products will contain carbon, carbon monoxide and other toxic gases.

Section 6- Accidental Release Measures:                                                                           

No environmental threat is expected from release.

Section 7- Handling and Storage:

Handling: Practice reasonable care and caution in handling.  Large rolls may require appropriate lifting devices.  Treat as a solid which can burn.  Polymer burns with a thick black smoke which may emit carbon monoxide or other organics.  Wear protective gloves.

Storage: The material should be kept in its original packaging.  In the event of damage to the packaging during shipments, repairs should be made to ensure protection against UV and weather.  Care should be used during the off-loading to ensure that the machinery used does not penetrate packaging.  Rolls should not be stored in standing water.  Store away from oxidizing materials with low combustion points such as corrugated boxes, paper, and thin films.  For storage longer than 30 days, outside, avoid accumulation of organic debris (leaves and grass) that have low combustion points when dry.

Waste Disposal: Place in appropriate disposal facility in compliance with local regulation.  This product does not meet the definition of hazardous waste material.

Section 8- Exposure Controls/Personal Protection:

Exposure Limits/Guidelines: Not applicable

Engineering Measures/Controls: Not applicable

Respiratory Protection: Use NIQSH respirators when hot/molten product.

Skin Protection: Use gloves when handling cut products

Work Hygienic Practices: Practice general hygiene by washing hands and clothes after handling.

Environmental Exposure: Follow best practice for site management and disposal of waste.

Section 9- Physical and Chemical Properties:

Boiling Point: NA                

Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): NA                    

Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1): NA                    

Melting Point: 500F                

Appearance and Odor: Black Coated

Specific Gravity (H20=1): NA

Vapor Density (Air=1): NA

Solubility in Water: Insoluble

Volatility: NA

*No other physical and chemical parameters noted.

Section 10- Stability and Reactivity:

Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): Strong Acids or alkalis will cause degradation, oxidizers.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Thermal decomposition may produce carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons vapors, smoke, soot, and other toxics dependent on specific conditions.

*Material is stable. Hazardous polymerization will not occur.  Do not store near heat, flame, or strong oxidants.

Section 11- Toxicological Information

GHS Properties


Acute Toxicity


Aspiration Hazard




Germ Cell Mutagenicity


Skin Corrosion / Irritation


Skin Sensitization






Toxicity for Reproduction


Respiratory Sensitization


Serious Eye damage / Irritation


Route(s) of Entry/Exposure


Medical Conditions Aggravated


By Exposure


Potential Health Effects




Acute (Immediate)


Chronic (Delayed)




Acute (Immediate)


Chronic (Delayed)




Acute (Immediate)


Chronic (Delayed)




Acute (Immediate)


Chronic (Delayed)


*Carcinogenicity:       The International Agency for Research on Cancer evaluation is that, “Carbon Black (airborne, unbound particles of respirable size) is possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B)”.

Section 12- Ecological Information:

Environmental Data: Not expected to be hazardous to the environment in present form.

Section 13- Disposal Considerations:

Disposal: Spent material should be recycled or disposed according to current regulations.  Does not contain RCRA regulated material

Section 14- Transport Information:

DOT Classification: Non-hazardous

Proper Shipping Name: Wrapped rolls of fabric made from synthetic fibers.  NMFC 49260, Class 100

Section 15- Regulatory Information

USA TSCA: This product is considered an article and is exempt from TSCA requirements.

Canada Domestic Substances List (DSL):    

This product is not specified on the DSL or NDSL.


CERCLA/SARA (302) Extremely Hazardous Substances: None Listed

SARA (311,312) Hazard Class: None Listed

SARA (313) Chemicals: None Listed

California Proposition 65: None Listed


HMIS   Health: 1 / Fire: 0 / Physical Hazard: 1 / Other: NA

Section 16- Other Information

Last Revised: March 15, 2023

DISCLAIMER: This form complies with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200.  The information contained herein is believed to be accurate but is not warranted for accuracy whether originating with this company or not.  Recipients are advised to confirm in advance of need that the information is current, applicable, and suitable to their circumstances.

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