Application of Ethyl Acrylate
Ethyl acrylate is mainly used in the manufacture of thermosetting acrylic coatings, photocurable coatings, photosensitive coatings, textile processing agents, adhesives, paper processing, water stabilizers, and polymer materials. With a small amount of use, it can significantly improve the performance of products.
Ethyl acrylate is a flammable substance. Its vapor and air can form an explosive mixture, which can cause burning or explosion when exposed to fire or high heat energy. It can react with oxidants. Its vapour is heavier than that of air, and can spread to relatively far places at a lower level. When it encounters fire, it will ignite. It is easy to self-aggregate and its polymerization reaction sharply increases with increasing temperatures. When the temperature exceeds 20°C, it can accumulate heat through polymerization and cause the explosion.
Hazardous combustion products: carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.
Fire extinguishing methods: Firefighters must wear full-body fire protection and anti-virus clothing to extinguish the fire in the windward direction. In the event of a fire, firefighters must operate in protective shelters.
Fire extinguishing agents: alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide, dry powder, and sand.
It is not effective to extinguish the fire with water, which, however, can be used to keep the containers cool in the fire.
Health hazards: Ethyl acrylate is irritating to the respiratory tract and pulmonary edema could be caused by the inhalation of high concentrations of ethyl acrylate. It has an anesthetic effect. Direct contact with the eyes can cause burns and the skin has obvious irritation and sensitization.
Oral absorption will strongly stimulate the oral and digestive tract, resulting in dizziness, difficulty breathing, and nervousness.
Explosion hazards: This product of ethyl acrylate is flammable, irritating, and allergenic.