Now, GHS SDS sheets show a distinction between flammable/non-flammable aerosols, including using test results for flammability & flashback. The following tests are used:

  • Chemical heat of combustion: ASTM D 240, ISO/FDIS 13943:1999 (EF) 86.1 Two 86.3 and NFPA 30B.
  • Ignition distance testing.
  • Classify based on the type of discrepancies: propellant-based (CO2, propane, butane, etc.) or bag-on-valve.

With the new labels and SDS sheets, you may wonder why the same old product you sold for years suddenly has a flammable warning on it. New GHS regulations require makers of aerosols to follow a logical decision tree. Consider it the new math, and we can help you sort this out. Bear in mind that the flammability pictogram will need to be used with some older formulas. Unfortunately, there is no way around this rule without a new formulation. Again, call on MSDS Authoring Services to help you make that decision. SDS sheets for Aerosols have become highly complicated since adopting GHS SDS Hazcom Guidelines. Allow MSDS Authoring Services to keep you compliant, especially for shipping ORM-D, Limited Quantity, pressurized containers, and most of all, Flammable Aerosols.