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Aqueous formaldehyde Solution (F37/40)
UNN0. 2209
IMDG code (page no): 8176-1
IMCO class: 8
Formalin is a saturated solution of formaldehyde, water and typically another agent, most commonly methanol.

Parameter

Value

Unit

Formaldehyde

37 min

Wt%

Methanol

0.5 - 9

Wt%

Acidity as formic acid

0.03 (max)

Wt%

Water

By balance

Wt%

Parameter

Value

Unit

State

clear colourless solution

 

Odour

punguent

 

Specific gravity at 200C

1.09 –1.12

gm/cm3

pH (20 0C)

3.5 ± 0.5

pH units

Boiling point

96

0C

  • Preservatives.
  • Foundry moulds.
  • Organic dyestuff.
  • Intermediate chemical for oil field formulations.
  • Soil disinfection chemicals.
  • Raw material for insulation / fiberglass industry.
  • Pharmaceuticals.
  • Water treatment industry.
  • Basic chemical for synthetic resins / moulding compounds / powdered & liquid resins, etc.
  • Textile industry.
  • Lamination industry
  • Fumigant for poultry farms
  • Inorganic synthesis
  • Rubber industry
  • Sugar industry

 

Packing

  • * 38 liter HDPE drums
  • * 250 liter HDPE drums
  • * 1000 liter HDPE drums
  • * 20.000 – 25.000 liter isothermal tank containers

Handling

  • Use of approved respiratory systems, goggles, gloves & suitable clothing  is recommended.

 

 

Storage

 

  • Storable under controlled temperature conditions (25 0C – 30 0C) depending on methanol content.
  • Formalin is stabilized with benzoguanamine (~0.1%) in order to make it   possible to store the product at room temperature without forming paraformaldehyde.