PTFE Safety Instructions

First part: the Teflon danger overview

PTFE health hazard: PTFE-toxic, pyrolysis of PTFE components, content and virulence often increases as the temperature rises, and higher. Thermal decomposition products may cause poisoning by inhalation. Poisoning in mild cases characterized by fever and "flu-like" Symptoms; severe respiratory irritation, chemical bronchitis, pneumonia, pulmonary edema and myocardial damage. Long-term low level exposure of its pyrolysis, frequent headaches, dizziness, insomnia, nightmares, memory loss, fatigue, backache, and so on.

Combustion hazard: Teflon combustible.

Part II: first aid measures

Inhalation of PTFE: from the scene quickly to fresh air. Maintain airway patency. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. If breathing is stopped, give artificial respiration immediately. Seek medical advice.


Part III: fire-fighting measures

Hazardous characteristics: PTFE powder can form explosive mixtures with air, when you reach a certain concentration, Mars will explode. When heated to decomposition emits toxic fluoride gas.

PTFE Hazardous combustion products: carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride.

PTFE extinguishing method: move containers from fire area to the open air as much as possible. Extinguishing media: water spray, foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide, sand.

Part IV: PTFE leak emergency

Emergency handling: isolate PTFE leakage of contaminated areas, restrictions on access. Cut off the source of fire. Recommended emergency personnel wearing dust masks (full cover), wear work overalls. Avoid dust, carefully sweep up, place bag in the transfer to a safe place. Contain large spills with plastic sheeting, canvas covered. Collection or transport to the disposal of waste disposal sites